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All About Mrs. Coté

Sixth Grade Pre-AP Math @ TIS

All About Mrs. Coté (sounds like KoTay)....

Hello to my new Class of 2017-2018!  

I love working at TIS, and I really LOVE MATH!!
 I grew up in Tomball and graduated from Tomball High School, and then
attended Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) I taught school before at the old Tomball Elementary School on Keefer Street for five years... my classroom was very special to me there, as it was my 3rd grade Math classroom!!
 I taught 4th grade and all subject areas everyday....THAT was a lot of
work!!  I was fortunate enough to stay home after those 5 years with my three girls.  They are Jordan, Merritt, and Peyton.  All three of them are getting so much older now, and I was really missing teaching, so I decided the last few years to either take on long-term teaching substitute positions, or just substitute focusing on grades 5-8.  I really decided how much I love the middle school years, and MATH!!  
  I cannot wait to be here everyday....I'm excited about all we are going to
 I love running and reading and working out, and learning all kinds of new teaching ideas and using technology!  We are so fortunate to have so many resources at our school as helpful teaching tools, and I am excited to have my students teach me the "tricks" of things that they know, too.
 I am here for my students, and I want them to be ready to learn and succeed!!

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."

 It is from previous teachers in my educational experience that truly INSPIRED me to do and be more than I ever thought capable of myself.  Their belief in what they were doing, and loving children, motivated me to want to be a teacher.  
  I love my "job", and I want my students to LOVE LEARNING!!
  It is my goal this year to help my students become very independent
problem solvers, and to recognize and apply connections between their school math life and real world situations they will encounter.


Recent Posts


With the weather that moved in yesterday, PTO & TIS decided to postpone our Super Dash fun run.  We knew that wind, run, & mud would not make our event truly super for the students or staff.


We have rescheduled Super Dash for next Friday, April 6th.  Students are encouraged to wear costumes/dress up for our Super Hero themed event.  If they have purchased the Cougar Pride hat, they are allowed to wear it for the day.  Prizes will be awarded for the most laps ran & best costume each period.  The pledge packets sent home listed the individual prizes that can be earned.


Students will participate during their PE times:

6th grade:

   7:35-8:17 -- 1st period

   8:20-9:02 -- 2nd period

   9:05-9:47 -- 3rd period

   9:50-10:32 -- 4th period

5th grade:

   11:51- 12:36 -- Science or Social Studies teacher 4th block

   12:39-1:24 -- Reading teacher 4th block

   1:27-2:12 -- Math teacher 4th block

** If you have a 5th grader, ask him/her what class they have 4th block.  This will give you their PE time **


To volunteer to help with our event, click here:


Online donations can be submitted here:

   {make sure donors know your child's homeroom/team teacher}


Cougar Pride Caps are still for sale for $10 in the library. 


Thank you all for helping us reach our $15,000 to put back into our school!


Kari Martin


Runners will compete at PE times this day....bring your shoes!!


PTO would like you to join them at Frey’s next Wednesday.


Mark your calendars!  Spread the word!

Frey’s Backyard Café – Wednesday, Nov 8th is the 1st Family Spirit Night for TIS


Kari Martin

Tomball Intermediate School PTO President 2017-18