The Tiger Times

January 18, 2019, Edition 5

Thank You!

Thank you for reading the 5th edition of The Tiger Times. We have worked very hard on this. Thank you for supporting us!

Inspirational Quote

Little by little

The time flies by

Short if we laugh

through it

Long if we sigh.


  • Laura Ingalls Wilder


By: Alycia Roderick

Educational Quote

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

-WB Yeats


By: Warren Hinkle

Upcoming Events

*January 21 - No school because of Martin Luther King Jr. day

*February 1- next publication of Tiger Times

*February 15 & 18 - no school

*February 21- parent/teacher conference 1:00 - 7:30 p.m.

*February 21- early dismissal 12:34 p.m.

*February 22- no school

*February 25 - March 1-Dr. Seuss Book week

*March 5- 2nd grade Music program 6:00 p.m.

*March 8- end of 3rd quarter

*March 11- no school

*March 22 - 26-no school



By: Cash Koch and Blake Talbott

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Appropriate Clothing

Dressing For The Cold!

Dressing for the cold is important here is how you do it. Base layer close to the skin gets rid of moisture and keeps kids feeling dry. An Insulation layer has many thin layers, this can be a wool sweater or a fleece jacket. Shell layer mittens, hats, and gloves keeps wind and rain out so other layers (Base and Insulation) continue to work. This layer should be breathable but wind and waterproof. Make sure you choose clothes wisely for the winter weather!

By: Maggie Wolfe and Noah Johnson

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Student Spotlight

Anna Wells, a 3rd grade student, at Houston Elementary is our student spotlight. Her teacher is Mrs. Frisbee. She is 9 years old. She has 2 siblings and just got adopted! She feels great about it and would like to be a doctor when she grows up. Her dream vacation is to go to Silver Dollar City. She likes to ride her bike for fun and her favorite subject is math. Her favorite series is Junie B. Jones and her favorite movie is Spongebob. That is all about our new spotlight student, Anna Wells.


By: Jaydin Robbins and Breely Gayer

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Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight

Our new Teacher Spotlight is Mrs. Moore. Her full name is Maggie Moore. She is 40 years old and was born on March 24, 1978. She is married to Coach Moore and they have 2 children, a daughter and a son. Her last job was a alternative teacher at the Houston High School for 11 years. Her favorite foods are ice cream and movie theater popcorn. And her favorite book is Oh The Places You’ll go by Dr. Seuss. She became a counselor because she enjoys helping people especially kids. She lives here in Houston Missouri and her favorite thing about her job is helping kids be successful. That’s the Teacher Spotlight for the fifth addition of The Tiger Times.


By: Elizabeth Ross and Ashlyn Fabrizio

Weather 1-19-19 - 2-2-19

This is the Tiger Times weather service. We will keep you updated on the weather until the next Tiger Times edition comes out. January 19th to February 2nd mostly sunny, and partly cloudy. Here is the weather for January 19th to February 2nd.


1/19/19 37℉

1/20/19 31℉

1/21/19 41℉

1/22/19 41℉

1/23/19 33℉

1/24/19 38℉

1/25/19 32℉

1/26/19 37℉

1/27/19 37℉

1/28/19 39℉

1/29/19 37℉

1/30/19 36℉

1/31/19 38℉

2/1/19 42℉ Average

2/2/19 42℉ Average


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Update On Tobacco Hornworm!

This is our update on the Tobacco Hornworm. Mrs. Wilson said that she hopes it is still alive, but she is not sure. Her and her class are thinking of keeping it until the end of the year. She is not sure when she got the worm, but she thinks she got it in August of 2018.

It is green with white dots going down one side of its body. Mrs. Wilson has been feeding it the Tobacco Hornworm tomato leaves, but now it is hibernating and she hasn’t been able feed it anything. That is our update on the Tobacco Hornworm in Mrs. Wilson’s class.


By: Matthew Sawyer and Austin Keller

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5th Grader Shares Her Thoughts About Upcoming Game

Houston 5th grader, Laura-Lynn McNutt, from (red) Lonnie Lee’s Team, shares her thoughts about the upcoming game against Edgar Springs (Dark Navy), Chasity Boettcher’s team. Their game starts at 12:10 p.m. January 26. McNutt says, “We’ve already played them once and know what they’re doing.” She said, “There is a 50-50 chance of winning”. “24 is their best ball handler, she always runs the ball down.” “Staying on task, making sure I know my plays, and have good hustle”, will help the offence. On the defensive end, McNutt said, “We need to help each other so they don’t get across half court when we press.” McNutt and her team are looking forward to their game.

-Gracyn McNiell

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5th Grader Shares His Thought About Upcoming Game

Houston 5th grader, DJ Riley, from (Green) Lisa Steelman’s team, shares his thoughts about upcoming game against Houston (Red) David Adkison’s team. Their game starts at 9:40 a.m. on January 26. Riley says, “They’re a good team.” ,but still thinks they’ll win. Last time they won by 14 (26-12), but Riley thinks if they win it will be a closer game than before. Last game, Riley said, “I thought they were easy, but their pretty good.” He said, “Karson Walker is the best ball handler on Adkison’s team”, they cannot “let him get passed” and will trap him”. “Go slow and remember plays” will help them win. Steelman’s team plays man and zone, Riley says to help defence they will, “Do plays and don't mess up.” To improve offence they will, “pass around, get assist and just go slower.” Riley looks forward to their game the 26th against Adkison’s team.


-Gracyn McNiell

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15,1929. King was born in his grandparents large Victorian house on Auburn Avenue, Atlanta Georgia. King went to Boston University from 1951-1955. It is unknown what school King went to as a child. King was a Baptist Minister and a Civil rights activist. But sadly, he was shot on April 4,1968 in Memphis Tennessee, he was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m.. James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King Jr. Ray was brought to Civil Court in December 1999, and got sentenced to 20 years in prison. Ray escaped prison shortly after, Ray died of Hepatitis C, on April 23, 1998. Martin Luther King Jr. day is coming up this Monday. And we need to honor this man.


By: Natalie Clinton and Lilly Kincaid

Top Ten Animals Elementary Voted

1.Dog

2.Cat

3.Dolphin

4.Fish

5.Horse

6.Llama

7.Elephant

8.Lion

9.Hamster

10.Snake

Note from the Teacher

The 5th graders are learning more and more about how a newspaper works, and how to get the stories out. I am so proud of them and their hard work!


The next edition should be out on Friday, March 1.