Mrs. Forte

Phone: 410-758-1320

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in English from Susquehanna University Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in the Diverse Classroom from Gratz College

Mrs. Forte

Welcome to First Grade in Mrs. Forte's Class!

I am excited to join CES family and community for my 13th year of teaching! I taught kindergarten for last nine years at Church Hill Elementary School and three years before that in New Jersey. This year, I am happy to gradudate to first grade just like my students!

I live in Queen Anne's County with my boys! Mr. Forte and I have two sons, Ryland and Jax, and a chocolate lab named Bruce "The Moose" Forte. Yes, he is big!

This summer, I spent time teaching and traveling in China as the representative for QACPS. I slid down the Great Wall of China, made dumplings in a Kung Fu household, helped stretch silk, painted Chinese characters, made lots of Chinese teacher friends, and so much more! My family and I also went to the Outer Banks for a large family reunion. It is my favorite place to go!

I grew up mostly in New Jersey. I have my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concetration in English from Susquehanna University and my Masters of Arts in Education with a concentration in the Diverse Classroom from Gratz College. 

I am looking forward to a fun and memorable year of learning, growing, and working as busy bees together! 

 

 Our Daily Class Schedule:

 

8:35-9:00         Arrival/ Homeroom 

9:00-11:00       Reading & Language Arts 

11:00-12:00     Social Studies & Science 

12:00                Lunch  

12:30-1:30       Specials 

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Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Media

Thursday: Computer Lab

Friday: PE      

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1:30-2:00          Recess 

2:15-3:30          Math 

3:30-4:00          Dismissal

 

 Some of Mrs. Forte's Favorites: 

*Spending time with my Family bike riding, swimming, camping, traveling, reading & dance parties)

*Reading

*Drawing & Painting

*Taking Pictures

*Being Outside (hiking, the beach, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc.)

*Traveling

*Chai Tea, Hot Chocolate, Green Tea

*Sweets like Dark Chocolate

*Honey Bees

 

CES First Grade Super Smartie Pants Fun

(Practice, Learn & Grow Together)

Activity/Focus

(Students can…)

Play a Board Game

  • Number Patterns and Quantity
  • How many more spaces do you need to win?
  • How many more spaces are you ahead/behind of ___?
  • Read a dice without counting the dots (subitize)

Word Family Work (at, ip, et, ob, un)

  • Write words in chalk on the sidewalk
  • Write in sand, rice, or shaving cream
  • Create in playdough or Macaroni
  • Letter Tiles

Grocery Store List

  • Read or Write the Grocery List
  • Compare Prices
  • Weigh Items

Learn Value of money

  • Count & Sort Coins by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s

Road Trip

  • Practice Math Facts (0 facts, 1 facts, etc. doubles (4+4), sums of ten, doubles plus 1
  • Compare Items (Do you see more signs or stoplights? How many more?)
  • What shapes do you see around you? Are they plane (flat) shapes or 3-d?
  • Read Road Signs. Think of another name for a store or building you see.
  • What would you name your own building or street?

Read Together

  • Tell what character you would like to be/why?
  • How could you change the story ending?
  • What is the next adventure the character could take?

  

Contact Information: 

Centreville Elementary School
213 Homewood Avenue
Centreville, Md 21617
 
Phone: 410-758-1320  
 
E-mail: tamara.forte@qacps.org
 
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00- 4:30