Miss Southwick

Miss Allison Southwick

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Welcome to Miss Southwick's class! I am one of three first grade teachers here at Edgemere Elementary.  I graduated from McDaniel College in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Elementary Education. I am currently in a Master's Program for Leadership in Mathematics Education.  This will be my sixth year teaching in my own classroom. Before coming to Edgemere, I worked with small groups of students, as an interventionist, to reinforce reading and math skills in Carroll County.

About Me

I am thrilled to be teaching another year in first grade! I love to make learning fun and exciting for your students.  Here are a few favorites of mine so you can get to know me a little better...

Colors: Orange and Yellow
Season: Fall
Food: Coffee, Peanut Butter, Pasta
Book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
Places: Disney World (Love), Bar Harbor, ME
Sports/Teams: Football (Ravens), Baseball (Orioles), Hockey (Capitals)
Hobbies: Reading, Running, Shopping
Things to Do: Spend time with my family and friends, Get my nails done, Go for a run, Spend time outside :)

I am looking forward to this school year and continuing to learn alongside of your students! Please continue to check back for upcoming news and information and, as always, please feel free to call the school or email with questions or concerns!  Thanks in advance for all of your support in making first grade successful and fun for your learners!

Our Class:

We have 28 learners in our classroom this year. We will be learning:

Reading: Unit 1: Exploring Story Elements
Unit 2: Exploring Elements of Non-Fiction
Unit 3: Tales Over Time
Unit 4: Unique Animals Everywhere
Unit 5: Figure It Out
Unit 6: Exploring Change

Math: Unit 1: Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System (How Many of Each?)
Unit 2: 2-D Geometry
Unit 3: Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System 2 (Solving Story Problems)
Unit 4: Data Analysis
Unit 5: Measurement
Unit 6: Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System 3 (Number Games)
Unit 8: Twos, Fives, and Tens
Unit 9: 3-D Geometry

Science: Social Studies:  X Marks the Spot         Geography Basics
Creeper and Creature Features My Local Community
Making Waves       My State Community
   My National Community

Personal Health/Family Living
Healthy Living Part 1
Healthy Living Part 2

Check in with your child's progress on BCPSOne!

Quarter 1 Specials:
Monday: Library *Bring your Book!*
Tuesday: Art
Wednesday: Vocal Music
Thursday: Physical Education *Wear Tennis Shoes!*
Friday: Physical Education *Wear Tennis Shoes!*

Contact Information:

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Phone: 410.887.7507
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