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Miss Bolger

All About Miss Bolger:

Well hello there! I'm Katie Bolger and this 2018-2019 school year will be my seventh year teaching at Stargate, but my ninth year teaching gifted students. Each year gets better and better, especially as I get to know more students and families! I love teaching here at Stargate because I get to have fun and learn so much from my wonderful teammates and students everyday. I have also been an assistant teacher for two years at The Logan School for Creative Learning in Denver. Prior to my teaching career, I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where I had the opportunity to study in Spain for five months. While in Spain, I taught a kindergarten class and learned to speak Spanish. I graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in psychology and a teaching certificate in elementary education. My other recent educational pursuits include: earning my Gifted Education Specialist endorsement and, this fall, beginning a Master's program in Curriculum and Instruction with a reading and writing emphasis and reading endorsement at CU-Denver! Some of my recent passion areas in the classroom include: design thinking, problem-based learning, social emotional development, and student self-assessment! I absolutely love learning from, teaching, and working with gifted students. It's amazing to observe what can happen when you let students wonder and show you their thinking in a way that is meaningful to them.  


            
  
A visit to Glacier National Park in the summer of 2018! 
Charles my 7.5 year old Corgi! 
I love snowboarding! 
Miss Bolger 
A visit to Cabo San Jose, Mexico in 2016! 
More friends in Kenya! 
Miss Bolger and a friend in Kenya!
             Road Trip to Glacier National Park                My Corgi, Charles                        Snowboarding Fun!              Miss Bolger                Mexico Vacation              New Friends in Kenya                 A School in Kenya  

 
More Miss Bolger Tidbits:

Originally From: Colorado Springs, CO
Has lived/taught in: Denver, CO-  Sevilla, Spain-  Nairobi, Kenya
Countries visited: Spain, England, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Canada
Lives in: Centennial, CO
Pets: A 7.5 year old Corgi named Charles (see him in the pictures above!)
Favorite things to do: travel, camp, hike, surf, read, paddle board, craft, discover new restaurants 
Foods I love: pho, mac and cheese, any kind of soup, crackers, chips
Drinks I love: chai tea w/soy milk, cold brew coffee


How to Contact Me:

email - katie.bolger@stargateschool.org (best way to reach me!)

Phone- 303-450-3936, Ext:1131

You can also write a short note in your child's planner!

Grading:

    I try my best to have all grades for the previous week updated on Infinite Campus (IC) by Sunday evenings. If you ever have any doubts, questions, praises, etc. please let me know via e-mail! You can find out more about accessing IC here: https://sites.google.com/a/stargateschool.org/stargate-stakeholders/parent-resources/infcampus

Favorite Quotes:

"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart." ~Maya Angelou

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!" ~Mark Twain

"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you." ~Dr.Seuss

Our Class Shutterfly Site:

If you'd like to view or add any photos, please visit: Bolger's Class Shutterfly Site . If you have any questions, please contact April Mallick: coskigirl21@yahoo.com .


Ms. Bolger's Science and Social Studies Blog

  • Bolger's Bulletin- Week of 12/10 ThemeThis week in theme we will continue our maps/globes unit. Students will:  explore landform changes through reading, discussing, and comparing, discover how erosion and weathering affects landforms by ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 6:53 AM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Bulletin- Week of 12/3 ThemeThis week in theme we will continue our maps/globes unit. Students will:  discover what a landform is by studying many examples and work on their STEM landform projects ...
    Posted Dec 5, 2018, 7:14 AM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Bulletin- Week of 11/26 ThemeThis week in theme we will continue our maps/globes unit. Students will: Show understanding of Grid Maps by reading and creating a map using a grid system, u ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2018, 1:20 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Bulletin- Week of 11/12 ThemeThis week in theme we will continue our maps/globes unit. Students will discover more about different types of maps and their purposes by comparing, read and they will ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2018, 12:07 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Bulletin- Week of 11/5 ThemeThis week we will complete our study of communities by reviewing economics and taking a quiz. We will also begin a new unit on maps. Specifically this week, students ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2018, 3:54 PM by Katie Bolger
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Ms. Bolger's Literacy Blog

  • Bolger's Literacy: Week of 12/10 We will not have literacy on Monday due to iReady testing. We will have iReady testing for reading on Monday this week. Reader's Workshop- During Reader's Workshop, students ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 6:54 AM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Literacy: Week of 12/3 Reader's Workshop- During Reader's Workshop, students will: work hard to make their voice match the mood of what they're reading, read with a just-right pace, and ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:45 AM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Literacy: Week of 11/26 Reader's Workshop- During Reader's Workshop, students will: rehearse their reading voices to practice fluency, notice dialogue tags in writing and respond accordingly, and discuss reading at just-right ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2018, 1:21 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Literacy: Week of 11/12 Reader's Workshop- During Reader's Workshop, students will: continue to work on retelling during and after reading. Students will also be making predictions about what they've read before ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2018, 12:08 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Literacy: Week of 11/5 Reader's Workshop- This week during Reader's Workshop, students will: work on retelling during and after reading. Students will also be making predictions about what they've read before ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 11:46 AM by Katie Bolger
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Ms. Bolger's Math Blog

  • Bolger's Math- Week of 12/10 ***We will be taking iReady math assessments on Wednesday.This week students will complete their study of Chapter 4 concepts. Chapter 4 focuses on 2-digit addition. Specifically, students will ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 6:55 AM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Math- Week of 12/3 This week students will continue to study Chapter 4 concepts. Chapter 4 focuses on 2-digit addition. Specifically, students will:Monday, 4.7- Practice 2-digit addition with and without ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:00 AM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Math- Week of 11/26 This week students will continue to study Chapter 4 concepts. Chapter 4 focuses on 2-digit addition. Specifically, students will:Monday/Tuesday, 4.4- Model 2-digit addition with regrouping ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2018, 1:20 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Math- Week of 11/12 In Monday folders this week, please find more information about math facts, their importance, and ways to study at home!!This week students will be introduced to Chapter 4 concepts ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 7:03 AM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Math- Week of 11/5 This week students will continue to explore Chapter 3 concepts. Chapter 3 focuses on basic addition/subtraction facts and their relationships. Specifically, students will:Monday, 3.9- Write equations to ...
    Posted Nov 4, 2018, 3:56 PM by Katie Bolger
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