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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 2/11 ThemeThis week in theme we will continue our matter unit. Students will: explore manmade vs. natural items on Earth through observing, reading, and recording and they will also participate ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 6:12 AM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Bulletin- Week of 2/4 ThemeThis week in theme we will continue our matter unit. Students will: compare and contrast reversible and irreversible changes in matter by conducting an investigation, consider a variety of ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2019, 2:02 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Bulletin- Week of 1/28 ThemeThis week in theme we will continue our matter unit. Students will: investigate properties of liquids through observing/labelling, discover solutions and mixtures through creating and observing each, and ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2019, 6:17 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Bulletin- Week of 1/21 ThemeThis week in theme we will continue our matter unit. Students will: investigate atoms/molecules in matter through movement and by completing an edible activity, inspect properties of liquids ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2019, 7:44 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Bulletin- Week of 1/14 ThemeThis week in theme we will begin our first science unit of the year: Matter! Students will examine what matter is, explore properties of matter, and discover the three ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 7:05 AM by Katie Bolger
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Ms. Bolger's Literacy Blog

  • Bolger's Literacy: Week of 2/11 This Week in Literacy:Scholastic News- Our Scholastic News issue for the week is, "Too Much Toothpaste," all about taking care of our teeth!Reading Genre Focus-  Just like last ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 12:10 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Literacy: Week of 2/4 This Week in Literacy:Reader's Workshop- We will focus on using context to build knowledge of unknown words and using text features to notice/understand key words while reading ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2019, 2:49 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Literacy: Week of 1/28 This Week in Literacy:Reader's Workshop- Students will: ask, "How does this book go?" while reading nonfiction, celebrate the gift of learning something new, and anticipate using the lingo ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2019, 6:14 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Literacy: Week of 1/21 -Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up on Wednesday, 2/13 and Thursday, 2/14. This year, the second grade team is opting for a self-scheduled style of conferences, which ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2019, 7:17 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Literacy: Week of 1/14 Reader's Workshop- Students will: notice and discuss details of nonfiction text and pull them all together to understand/grow in knowledge on a topic, discover how nonfiction reading allows ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 7:06 AM by Katie Bolger
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Ms. Bolger's Math Blog

  • Bolger's Math- Week of 2/11 This week in math, students will begin to study Chapter 6 concepts. Chapter 6 focuses on 3-digit addition and subtraction. Specifically, students will:Monday, Lesson 6.5- Regroup ones ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2019, 8:19 AM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Math- Week of 2/4 This week in math, students will begin to study Chapter 6 concepts. Chapter 6 focuses on 3-digit addition and subtraction. Specifically, students will:Monday, Chapter 6 Intro- Be introduced ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2019, 2:50 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Math- Week of 1/28 This week in math, students will complete their study of Chapter 5 concepts. Chapter 5 focuses on 2-digit subtraction. Specifically, students will:Monday, 5.10- Write equations to represent ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2019, 6:12 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Math- Week of 1/21 -Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up on Wednesday, 2/13 and Thursday, 2/14. This year, the second grade team is opting for a self-scheduled style of conferences, which ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2019, 7:17 PM by Katie Bolger
  • Bolger's Math- Week of 1/14 This week students will continue studying Chapter 5 concepts. Chapter 5 focuses on 2-digit subtraction. Specifically, students will:Monday-Wednesday, 5.4- Model/Record 2-Digit SubtractionThursday, 5 ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2019, 7:00 AM by Katie Bolger
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