Allow me to introduce myself...

...My name is Ms. Toscano!

Welcome back, Team 8-1!!

I have heard a lot about team 8-1, and I am excited to start as your new ELA teacher this year! This week is all about learning about each other. I will have a few activities for you to do in order for me to learn more about you, and I hope this well help you to get to know me a bit as well. Let's start with a tour...

The Classroom - Still room 206, but some things might look slightly different...

All About Me...

Since you'll be answering a bunch of questions to tell me about yourself, here is some information about me...

Different team, but still #1!

For the last few years I taught on Team One--just the other team one-- so I am no stranger to the color orange! Some of you may also know me as the Cheerleading coach or the Creative Writing Club adviser!
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Teachers love the summer too. My summer highlights Include...

A little bit of my identity as a Reader and Writer

I got hooked on books pretty young. My brother was an avid reader, and I wanted to be just like him. Plus my parents like to read and would read to us after dinner.

More of my first chapter books:

This Summer

I always love the summer because it gives me more time to read. This summer I read the following titles:

My first memorable writing experience started with something that looked like this...

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In second grade, Matt Montano came to my birthday party and he bought me a Minnie Mouse diary as a gift. I remember this because it was the first time I got into journaling and I was hooked for life. Writing in a journal helped me discover my voice in writing, and it also helped me emotionally; I always had a place where I could vent, and writing often made me feel better when I was upset. I still write in one today.

Okay, enough about me. Let's learn about you guys!