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Ms. Kurtz

Welcome to Mrs. Kurtz’ Fourth Grade Class!

Hello! My name is Mrs. Kurtz and I am a fourth-grade teacher at Edgemere Elementary School. This is my first year at Edgemere and my sixth year teaching. I am a proud graduate of University of Phoenix Arizona where I earned my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Loyola University Maryland where I earned my Master’s degree in Educational Technology.

When I am not teaching, I really love spending time with my family and friends.  I have two children, Olivia who is 14 years old and Corbin who is 10 years old.  We also have one dog, Narley and two guinea pigs, Gizmo and Homer.  Some of my favorites include...

Colors: Blue
Food: Taco
Places: OBX for the ocean and any mountains
Favorite Animals: Dogs and Hippos
Favorite snacks: Kit Kats, Dark Chocolate and Coke Zero


My goal as a teacher is to encourage multiple styles of learning and maintaining high expectations for all of my students. I like to provide my students with a welcoming classroom experience where they can grow and achieve. I encourage my students to be excited about their interests and to develop a positive mindset towards learning! In here we are all family!



Our Class

ELA/Reading:

Unit 1: We Are The Stories We Tell
Unit 2: A Life in Stories: Kate DiCamillo
Unit 3: Taking a Stand
Unit 4: Building on Our Past
Unit 5: Genre Reformulation
Unit 6: From Problem to Solution


Math:

1. Place Value/Adding and Subtracting
2. Strategies and Properties of Multiplication
3. Strategies and Properties of Division
4. Fractions
5. Decimal Relations/Data and Measurement
6. Patterns and Geometry