Mrs. Forte

Phone: 410-758-1320


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 love the CES family, community, and am excited to begin my 14th year of teaching! I taught kindergarten for nine years at Church Hill Elementary School and three years before that in New Jersey. Last year, I fell in love with first grade at CES and am happy to return to first grade again this year.

I live in Queen Anne's County. Mr. Forte and I have two sons (Ryland and Jax), a new baby girl (Brielle), and a chocolate lab named Bruce "The Moose" Forte. Yes, he is big!

This summer, we welcomed our third child and first daughter at the end of June. Besides lots of baby snuggles, we visited Diggerland, went camping, and went to the Outer Banks (my favorite place!) and Williamsburg V.A.

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! 


Mrs. Forte's First Grade Class Supply List 2018-19


4 boxes of crayons (24 count, no larger size please)

4 Black Dry Erase Markers 

small glue sticks

1 pair of children’s scissors (labeled with name)

1 box of 24 count pre-sharpened yellow pencils

2 pocket folders without prongs (1 red, 1 blue)
3 spiral notebooks (wide ruled, 1 subject)
1 composition notebook (wide ruled)
piece of felt (for dry erase boards)
2 containers of Lysol or  Clorox wipes
1 assorted pack of construction paper- boys
1 pack of white cardstock- girls
1 pump bottle of hand sanitizerboys
1 pump bottle of hand soap- girls
Ziploc baggies
   o Girls- snack or sandwich size
   o Boys- quart or gallon size
1 box of tissues
1 pencil box with lid (labeled with name)
*****OPTIONAL:water bottle with a lid no screw lids (for child's desk)
Extra Items We Could Always Use (not required)
paper towels
pencil cap erasers
large paperclips
plastic sheet protectors
colored pencils (sharpened)
tape (packing & masking)
Scotch Laminating Pouches


 Our Daily Class Schedule:

8:35-9:00         Arrival/ Homeroom 

9:00-10:00       Specials

10:00-11:15     Math

11:15-12:30     RELA

12:30-1:00       Lunch

1:00-1:30         Recess

1:30-2:45         RELA continued

2:45-End          Science & Social Studies

3:25-4:00         Dismissal/End of Day



A Day: Physical Education

B Day: Music

C Day: Art

D Day: Media

E Day: Computer Lab     




 Some of Mrs. Forte's Favorites: 

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


*Drawing & Painting

*Taking Pictures

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


*Chai Tea, Hot Chocolate, Green Tea

*Sweets like Dark Chocolate

*Honey Bees


CES First Grade Super Smartie Pants Fun

(Practice, Learn & Grow Together)


(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  
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00- 4:30