Ms. Kristy McGovern



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Ms. Kristy McGovern

Hello my name is Kristy McGovern.  I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education.  I have been teaching elementary education for 13 years.  I have been at Polenta Elementary for 8 years, where I have taught 1st and 2nd grade.  I taught 1st grade for five years and this upcoming year will be my third year in 2nd grade. 

My favorite drink is Propel Water. I love Peach or the new Vitamin Boost Propel Apple Pear flavor.

My favorite snack is dried fruit or turkey jerkey. I love dried bananas and  turkey jerky.

My classroom wish list includes: Permanent Markers (skinny), Sheet Protectors, Card Stock (any color).


  • Ms. McGovern

    2nd grade



    8:20 to 8:50- Morning work

    8:50 to 9:10- Morning Meeting

    9:15 to 10:15 Math

    10:20 to 11:00- Writing

    11:10 to 11:40- Lunch

    11:45 to 12:45- Small Group

    12:45 to 1:45-Whole Group

    1:45 to 2:10-Science

    2:10 to 2:35- Recess

    2:40 to 3:35- Enhancements

    3:45- Dismissal


    Ms. McGovern

    2nd grade



    Early Release Schedule


    8:20 to 8:50- Morning work

    8:50 to 9:15- Morning Meeting

    9:15to 10:15- Math

    10:15 to 10:50- Writing

    10:50 to 11:10- Lunch

    11:15 to 12:15- Small Group

    12:15 to 1:15- Whole Group

    1:15 to 1:30- Science


    1:45- Dismissal

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