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Welcome to Kindergarten, Room 102! My name is Gwendolen Wisinski Pirisino. This will be my 4th year at BMES and PWCS, but my 20th year teaching kindergarten here in Virginia. I am very passionate about early childhood education and my goal is to help develop life-long learners.

I was born and raised in Chicago, but have been living in the DC Metro area for the last 20+ years. I earned my B.S. in Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and my M.Ed in Elementary Education from The George Washington University. 

I live with my husband, two daughters, a very spoiled rescue mutt, a bunny, and several fish in Gainesville. I love exploring nature with my dog and the kids, reading, running, cooking, all animals/nature, and Science!

I am looking forward to an amazing year working with you!

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K 102-Pirisino/Drury: DAILY SCHEDULE 

9:05-9:15 am: arrival (unpack, eat breakfast, morning activities, morning announcements)

9:20-9:35 am: D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read)

9:35-10:55 am: Language Arts

10:59-11:29 am: Lunch

11:40 am-12:00 pm: Recess

12:05-1:10 pm: Math

1:15-2:00 pm: Encore (see schedule below)

2:05-2:35 pm: Writing

2:40-2:50 pm: Recess or Movement Break

2:50-3:00 pm: Snack and Read Aloud

3:00-3:40 pm: Science/Social Studies

3:40 pm: pack-up and prepare for dismissal

3:55 pm: students are dismissed to buses and car/walker areas

K 102-Pirisino/Drury: ENCORE SCHEDULE 

1:15-2:00 pm

Day 1- P.E. (Mr. Zenoniani & Mr. Johnson) 

Day 2-Music (Ms. Hall)

Day 3-P.E. (Mr. Zenoniani & Mr. Johnson) 

Day 4- Library-RED week (Mrs. Hinkle & Mrs. Cleveland-Hirsch), Guidance-BLUE week (Mrs. Bauer)

Day 5-Art (Mr. Cossaboon)

*Please make sure your child wears sneakers on P.E. days. All library books should be returned by Day 4 each week so your child can check out new books.

*On BLUE weeks Day 4 students will still attend library in addition to our Guidance lesson. Our Library slot will be from 3:00-3:30 on Day 4 of BLUE weeks only.