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Ms. Gargano

"Edgemere Elementary School community is an environment of excellence in teaching and learning where students reach high academic standards and learn to be self-motivated, well-rounded citizens.” 

Hello Parents! Welcome to my class page.

      Ms. Gargano

                                                  
 
This is my sixth year teaching Kindergarten at Edgemere Elementary. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University in 2011. I am currently in Graduate school pursuing a Master's degree in Instructional Technology and Leadership. Teaching has always been a passion of mine and I am really thankful to be part of the Edgemere community. Together we are partners in learning, so take a look to see what is happening in Kindergarten in room 110!

My Schedule

Time

Subject

8:50-9:15

Arrival/Morning Activities

9:15-9:30

Calendar Time

9:30-10:00

Shared Reading

10:00-11:15

Literacy Centers

11:15-11:45

Lunch

11:45-12:15

Recess        

12:15-1:00

Phonics           

1:00-1:35

Content Area (Science/Health/Writing)

1:35-2:25

Special

2:25-3:15

Math

3:15-3:30

Pack Up

3:30

Dismissal

Specials-

Monday: Art

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Physical Education

Thursday: Library

Friday: Art

Homework

Students are assigned homework Monday through Thursday. This homework is OPTIONAL. Reading is always part of nightly homework. Please record the titles of the books your child has read on the reading log in his/her BEE book.  


Discipline
Behavior ladder
-Blue: Great job! (get to pick from
class treasure chest)
-Green: Good job!
-Yellow: Try Harder
-Red: Note home/consequence

 

Students will color in their behavior calendar (in BEE book) at dismissal time each day.

1st Quarter

A Peek at Our Weeks

Phonics-

Phonics is a time for us to learn our letters, sounds, and strategies to help us become better readers.

*We will identify and practice writing the letters: Mm, Aa, Ss, Pp, Tt, Ii, Nn, Cc.

*The sight words we will practice this quarter are: I, Can, The, We, See, a, Like, to, and, go.

*Please practice letter recognition and sight words at home with your child.

 

Shared Reading-

Unit 1 theme: Take a New Step

Essential Question: What can we learn when we try new things?

The stories we will be reading are:

-What About Bear?
-How to Be a Friend
-Pouch!
-Baby Animals on the Move
-Senses at the Seashore

Unit 2 theme: Let's Explore

Essential Question: What can you find out when you explore?

The stories we will be reading are:

-The Handiest Things in the World
-Discover with Tools
-Shapes All Around
-Find the Shapes
-I Love Bugs!
-Bugs All Around

Vocabulary Words from these stories that will be introduced are: problem, grasped, escape, rescue, adventure, movement, exhausted, exciting, arrived, senses, explore, feast, kneads, discover, fetch, rumble, defeated, materials, nature, curious, observe, process, slender

Math- 

Unit 1:
Who Is in School Today?

In this unit, students practice classroom routines and explore materials.


Unit 2: Counting and Comparing.

In this unit, students practice measurement and connecting numbers to quantities.
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Color Thursdays

Please dress your child in the following colors on these days: 

9/8- Red

9/15- Orange

9/22- Yellow

9/29- Green

10/6- Blue

10/13-Purple

10/20-Pink

10/27-Black 
   


Contact me: Sgargano@bcps.org or send a note to school in your child's BEE book.
Follow me on Twitter: @MsGarganoEES