My name is Mrs. Gagliardi and I am thrilled to be joining the St. Bridget School family this year! I began my teaching career in 1998 after graduating from Stonehill College in N. Easton, MA with a degree in Elementary Education. I taught 1st grade for 10 years at St. Mary Magdalen School in Oakville, and left when my son was born so that I could focus on raising a family. I now have two wonderful children-Anthony (age 11) and Gabriella (age 9), and was able to be home with them for 7 years before I returned to the teaching field as a substitute teacher in Plymouth. I worked in Plymouth for 4 years and left there to take a full-time position teaching 3rd grade at St. Anthony School in Winsted for the 2018-2019 school year. I absolutely loved 3rd grade, as well as being back home in Catholic school. I couldn’t be happier to be joining the SBS team as the new 4th grade teacher-it’s going to be an amazing year!
In fourth grade, we learn about a great variety of topics. We study religion, math, science, social studies, reading, language arts, and Spanish. We have enrichment classes in Art, Physical Education, and Music. In grade four, we practice and write in cursive. Our two fourth grade classes share an IPad cart, and grades four and five share access to Chromebook computers.
This year, we learn about our state’s history, and engage in hands-on learning by taking a field trip to the State Capitol. We read some great literature from different genres, as well as expand our writing skills to write more detailed stories and essays using different writing styles. In math, we build upon what we know to work with larger numbers, as well as learning new math concepts. There are so many exciting things to learn in 4th grade!
Fourth Grade Quotes
“I like how many activities we did with the pumpkins. I liked estimating the weight and height and seeing if we were right.”
“Working in groups is so fun, you get to learn so much about people!”
“I look forward to working on getting better on my spelling tests.”
“I can’t wait for more Social Studies ‘bees’/competitions!”
“It will be nice to wear our spring uniforms.”
“We can’t wait for ‘Play Day’!”
“My goal is to have straight As on my final report card. I think I can do it!”
“I like St. Bridget School because we can go to church. I like church because you can reflect and pray quietly. Another reason I like SBS is because the teachers here are very great. The teachers are very great because they help us learn stuff that we might not understand. My last reason that I like SBS is that you learn a lot of subjects. You learn a lot of subjects like reading, spelling, social studies, and more. And those are my reasons for why I like St. Bridget School.”
“I like St. Bridget School because SBS has great education, a great field, and a great church. I know SBS has a great education because I learned division very fast in 4th grade. I know SBSs has a great field because it is big and the grass is green. I know SBS has a great church because the church teaches great lessons. That is why I like St. Bridget School because it has a great education, a great field, and a great church.”