Phone: (540) 751-2500
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Ms. Kerry Giattino
Welcome to Foundations of Algebra and Pre-Algebra! I am pleased to have you with me for my seventh year teaching Math at Harmony Middle School. I am a JMU graduate where I earned my degree in Psychology and Middle Education. I began teaching in Fairfax County 24 years ago where I taught 4th and 6th grades for several years before having my 4 children. After a long break from full time teaching, I eagerly returned to the classroom seven years ago, and I am looking forward to another fabulous year at Harmony!
As for Math, I want you to know a few things... YES YOU CAN!!! You absolutely can "do Math", and this year we will further broaden your mind, stabilize your Math foundation, and build your confidence. YOU ARE A VALUABLE RESOURCE to our class whether you understand or are confused, so you will be expected to contribute and share no matter what! We all can and will learn from each other, me included!! Be prepared to question, look at things in new and different ways, and to appreciate the art of making mistakes and growing from them. These are the ingredients to Math success!
Can't wait to learn, problem-solve, and grow with you!
Parents, know that you can contact me anytime! Please understand that during the school day, I am actively working with students and may not be able to respond immediately. However, I will respond within 36 hours to emails. If you have a time-sensitive message, please call Harmony at (540) 751-2500. The secretaries will make sure that I get the message.
Please remember that Schoology is our online classroom where daily lessons and materials are posted. Phoenix (ParentVUE) is the official location to find your child’s grades and is LCPS official gradebook.
I'm looking forward to a fantastic year!