Welcome to room 10! I am excited to join the Warner Avenue community and to start exploring the world with your young scholar.
In my class, “scholar” has a very special meaning. A scholar is someone who is proud of his or her actions, cares enough to ask questions and find the answers, and most importantly, takes risks without being afraid to fail. These are the principles that inspire and guide us in everything we do throughout the year.
I am extremely passionate about teaching and learning and always seek ways to improve and grow as an educator. I have a Masters in Literacy and Language Arts from Loyola Marymount University, and have taught 4th grade at Roscomare Road Elementary, and 3rd and 4th grades at Canfield Elementary.
On a personal note, I’m not the only Polay starting at Warner today - My son, Salinger, is starting his first day of Kindergarten! My husband, Kevin, and I are thrilled to be joining WAVE…and I feel lucky to get to know the school as both a parent and a teacher. We also have a two-year-old daughter, Olive, who, before we know it, will become a Wildcat too!
I’d love to learn more about you and your scholar. I have attached a parent survey that will help get us started, and would also like to invite you to have coffee and pastries with me next Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. I hope to see you there!
Information about assignments and classroom policies and procedures will be sent home shortly. In the meantime, please check out my class website: www.mrspolay.com. Throughout the year, you will find a class calendar, information about class assignments, links to games and activities, student-recorded podcasts, a weekly blog written by the Scholar of the Week, pictures, videos, our student-made news site, and much more! Each week I will add to my Assignment & Update Blog, which is my weekly newsletter. I will email the update (usually) every Sunday. Integrating technology into the classroom is a hobby of mine. I encourage students to come up with ideas for projects that they would like to work on independently or with others.
I look forward to meeting you and working as a team to ensure your child’s academic success. If you ever have a question, please feel free to contact me. The best way to reach me with quick questions or comments is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, if there is something more extensive you’d like to discuss, let’s make an appointment to meet in person.