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Ms. Jessica M. Veliz, M.Ed.
Tomball Intermediate
5th grade Social Studies/Writing
(281)357-3075 ext: 4322
 
I Am….
by: Jessica M. Veliz
 
I am from McAllen, Texas.  I am from Jose Jesus and Virginia, two very 
similar people with one focus in their life together.  I am from a cozy home 
full of warmth and love with little room for disappointment.
The Friday evening scene of sleeping bags, pillows, and children staying up 
and watching family movies. The Saturday morning pancakes. The Sunday morning 
church trips and grandma’s house.  And the weeklong school days, library 
visits, family dinners and all the “Wait until your Dad gets home.”
I am from celebration of special events or just gathering of loved ones. 
Sharing hamburgers and hotdogs, fajita tacos  and yummm... Grandma's 
tamales.   
I am from trips to the zoo followed by picnics at the beach.
I am the Big Sister- always wanting to protect and shelter Liza. I am 
Marcy’s little sister always followed her every move. I am from tons of we 
love you, and we're proud of you. 
I am from spoiling Harley, who was always by my side, and Cruiser, who 
loves pushing my buttons! 
I am from the late nights at the football games, rootin’ for my 
team…. “Goooo Mustangs” and early mornings at the soccer field. I am from 
Barbie dolls to board games. I am from Navarro Elementary, Lamar Jr. High, 
Memorial High School, UT Pan Am, and Graduate School.
I am from the best day of my life, the day Braxton was born.
I am from those moments, past and present which have molded me. I am from a 
lifetime too full to condense into one poem because I am very blessed.
 

Recent Posts

Civil War Vocabulary Homework

Vocabulary:  DUE TOMORROW

Battle, secede, Civil War, cause, effect, rights, reconstruction, strategy, Anaconda Plan, Union, Confederacy, total war, Emancipation Proclamation, turning point, Gettysburg Address, assassination, impeach, carpetbagger, Reconstruction, financial loss, profit, tenant farmers, sharecropping, pardon, segregation, discrimination, 13th Amendment, 14th Amendment, 15th Amendment

Tuesday Night's Homework

Define the following Vocabulary Words:  Sectionalism, industry, agriculture, act (as in law), compromise, federal, states’ rights, tariff, free enterprise, immigration, economic, manifest destiny, territorial expansion, urbanization, rural, discrimination, popular sovereignty
 
*Use the internet and/or dictionary to complete.  

Twas' the Week Before Spring Break

‘Twas the week before spring break and all over campus

Not a student could relax, their minds running rampant.

 Now getting restless, the time was 1:42;

And I laughed deliriously when I realized all we have left to do...

Oh grading, oh deadlines, Market, how exciting

S'mores we will make to celebrate our writing

Bring marshmallows, Hershey's and graham crackers too

enough to share and stuff our faces, woohoo! 

 

-Bring in ingredients to make s'mores!

-Complete and turn in both writing pieces in order to participate in our writing clebration!

-Market Poster is due THIS WEDNESDAY, March 7th

-Market is FRIDAY, March 9th

-No Spelling this week! 

 

 

Friday Reminders!!!

One week away from Market!!! 
Same requirements for the Poster--DUE March 7th! 
 

Good Afternoon!!!

We will review for our Checkpoint in class tomorrow!
Checkpoint will be on Wednesday.
Students received spelling words for THIS week & next week! 
Spelling Test on Friday, March 2nd! 
 

Friday Reminders!!!

It has been great seeing the kids dress up for Go TEXAN week!  Tomorrow is the last day. Your child may dress in his/her western wear and earn 5 Cougar Paws!!!  
 
Our Westward Expansion Assessment is scheduled for next week! 
 
Please return the "Growth & Development" Letter that went home today as soon as possible.

Extra Credit Opportunity (Once in a Blue Moon-This NEVER happens)!!!

Create ONE of the three menu items for ten (10) extra credit points on your lowest checkpoint thin nine weeks.  DUE WED.NOV. 15TH!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
 
Menu: 
*Create an American Revolutionary War/U.S. Constitution Study Guide for the class (typed)
*Create an American Revolutionary War/U.S. Constitution Quiz with Answers on a seperate sheet (typed)
*Create an American Revolutionary War/U.S. Constitution Review powerpoint or google slides
 
Things you MUST include:
 
-The Articles of Confederation
-The U.S. Constitution--preamble, bill of rights
-Treaty of Paris
-Purpose of the Declaration of Independence and The U.S. Constitution
-Founding Father:George Washington
-Branches of Government
-Ideas of Declaration of Independence
-Checks & Balances