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Welcome to Third Grade!
My name is Jana McCalip.  I am so glad to be your child's teacher.  I wanted to tell you a little about myself, and I look forward to getting to know you and your child.
I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.  I graduated from Mentor High School in 1985.  I attended Miami University in Oxford, OH and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1989.  Houston, Texas is my second home. I've been teaching for 20 years, and this is my 17th year at Lakewood Elementary.    I love working for Tomball ISD.  It's more than a district to me; it's home!  I have three children, and all of them have attended TISD schools.  Currently, I reside in Houston with my husband, Steven, and my daughter, Gracelyn.  I enjoy spending time with friends and family.  In my free time, I like to read, work on home improvements, and work out at the gym.  I have a full life, but I'm grateful for all the people I get to touch each day.

Recent Posts

Today in class the students worked in Google Classroom.  This is a virtual classroom where they can use tools like Google Draw to complete an assignment.  We will be using Google Classroom many times this year.  Your child may want to work on assignments at home using their school account.  This is always an exciting time for them to be 21st century learners!  This is a screenshot of one student's assignment.  The directions were to create a poster that explains what freedom means to them.

Citizenship Test

A citizenship test will be given next Thursday, Sept. 21.  I will send home a study guide in your child's homework folder on Monday.


It was a great week with your students!  Most of them were successful with understanding how the menu works.  Just to clarify expectations for you.  We would like them to do three homework assignments from the menu each week.  They can repeat activities during the month if they choose to, or they can select a three different activities the following week.  We will use the same menu for the rest of the month of September.


Homework menus for the month of September went home this evening.  All homework is due on Fridays.  Please encourage your child to read 20 minutes or more every night in addition to completing the homework activity they choose.  They copied their spelling words in the planner today.  Spelling tests are on Fridays.

Back To School

Parents and Students,
It's my favorite time of year, the beginning of school!  I see those yellow buses driving through neighborhoods and stores stocked full of school supplies and I get excited.  I have some great plans for this year and I'm looking forward to meeting many of you on Friday, August 18th from 3:30-5:30 PM.  I'm getting the classroom ready for you right now.  I will see you soon!