Mrs. FitzGerald's Classroom

"What we learn becomes a part of who we are!"

About me

I am originally from the little town of Fort Edward in upstate New York. I attended SUNY Plattsburgh where I obtained a bachelor's degree in Regular and Special Education with a minor in Social Studies.

Interesting facts about your teacher:

  • Last year you knew me as Ms. Varney!
  • I was born in England on an Air Force base.
  • I have duel citizenship to England and the USA!
  • I have a younger brother that works on Wind Turbines.
  • I enjoy hiking, camping and spending time outdoors.
  • I LOVE teaching!

Today a reader- tomorrow a leader!

Making time to read is something we all feel that we should do, but only few of us schedule actual reading time every day. Adding reading to your daily schedule improves discipline. Studies show if you don't read often, it becomes more and more difficult to remember facts that you have read. Crossword puzzles are an example of a word game that helps build memory and helps to prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Reading helps to stretch your memory muscles and requires you to remember details, facts and figures, plot lines, themes and characters. It is really satisfying to look at a shelf of books and say, "I've read every one of those!"

See our students "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" presentations!

Our 2013-2014, 4th and 5th grade students gave presentations on an artist and why they believe they should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.