Dear 5th Grade Families,
Welcome to Grade 5! My name is Ms. Gallardo and I am excited to be your child’s teacher this year. I am fortunate to be joining the fifth grade team and Bowman Community. For students, grade 5 will be full of new learning discoveries, increased independence, peer collaboration, and growth. I am eager to begin this new learning journey with your child.
This is my 5th year teaching. I previously taught 3rd and 5th grade in Somerville. I graduated with my Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts in Psychology and Art History. I received my Masters Degree in Elementary Education and English as Second Language from Lesley University. While completing my Masters, I completed a full year teaching internship at the Argenziano School in Somerville. As an educator, I am enthusiastic about continuing to seek new professional learning opportunities such as project-based learning, mindfulness for classroom, or new classroom technology. In fifth grade, I hope to implement some of these practices this school year.
On the first day of school, August 28th, your child should bring the following:
Your child is welcome to bring their own writing utensils if they would like.
Please feel free to email or call with any questions or concerns. I believe by working together your child can have a successful fifth grade experience. Enjoy the rest of the summer and I look forward to great school year!