Welcome to 7th Grade Literature!
My name is Ms. Gurtner, and this will be my second year here at New Richmond Middle School! I am so excited to have my first year completed, and I can't wait to meet more NRMS students this school year and dive into improving their reading skills!
A little about me:
I grew up in Balsam Lake, WI. In 2012, I started college at UW-River Falls, where I graduated with a degree in Secondary English Education. Last year was my first year teaching full-time, and I was lucky enough to do it here at NRMS!
In my spare time, I love to spend time with my (large) family, do anything outdoors (fishing, hiking, camping, etc.), sit down with a good book, exercise, hang out with animals, and much much more!
To the left, you will see two different links. The "Summer Reading Packet" link will direct you to a pre-made packet with nonfiction activities that will help your student improve his/her reading skills. Feel free to do this over the summer months, OR during the school year! The "NewsELA Summer Reading Clubs" link will direct you to student instruction for an online Summer book club provided by newsela.com. Both are great resources to use!