Mrs. Coughlin



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Coughlin

Mrs. Coughlin’s 5th Grade Class


Contact Information:


Phone: (610) 626-9168                   Email:


Welcome to Room 34!


The following information may help you understand some of my general classroom procedures and expectations:


About the Teacher:

  • 6th year teaching 5th Grade
  • 6.5 years teaching Learning Support at Garrettford
  • 2.5 years teaching at the William Penn School District
  • Attended West Chester University for Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Neumann University for Mater’


Daily Schedule

8:45-9:15 Homeroom/Morning Meeting

9:15-9:45 Specials (A-Art B-Lib. C-PE, D-Music)

 9:45-10:45 Social Studies/Science

10:45-12:20 Math with Mrs. Udovich 5-35

12:25-1:10 Lunch/Recess

1:15-1:45 MTSS Rdg

1:45-3:10 ELA with Mrs. Coughlin 5-34

3:10-3:15 Pack up Dismiss

  • Classroom Management:
  • We will be using the positive reinforcement “Pay it Forward Bucks” system based off the book “Have you filled a bucket today” by Carol McCloud. Students will be rewarded with a bucket buck when they display the following bucket filling behaviors inside and outside class:
  • Kindness, caring, giving, trustworthy, fair,
  • Helpful, friendly, thoughtfulness, and much more!

*Students will cash in their “bucks” for rewards from office store.


Attendance each day increases your child’s success in the classroom. However, if your child is absent, please send, please send in an absence note the day of their return. Arrangements can be made to send missed work home with a sibling or neighbor.


Homework is an important part of your child’s learning experience. Assignments will consist of extensions of the skills taught in school and their reading log. Homework will be assigned Monday through Thursday. Coming to school with homework completed will make the day run smoother for your child. Homework is a parent/child partnership. Please assist your child if they are not able to do it on their own. The I Do (parent model), We Do (together), and then You Do method works best in our class.


****Reading Logs-Students on a daily basis are required to spend 20 minutes each evening reading!!

  1. Record their nightly reading on the monthly log
  2. A parent must sign the reading log!!
  3. When completed logs are turned in the student will receive a sticker on the class chart!!!!

Reading/Language Arts 

Whole Group Instruction with Active Student Engagement Strategies

Reading Workshop 45 min

Build Knowledge & Lang.

Model Launch –Inventors

Introduce the Topic & Sign Post

Shared Reading Mini

Central Idea Speaking and Listening

Writers' Workshop  45 minutes 

Focal Text 


Small leveled reading groups with teacher direction

Mathematics: GO Math!

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt GO Math! Is comprehensive Kindergarten—Grade 5 mathematics program developed to support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the NCTM Curriculum Focal Points. The program emphasizes Big Ideas and depth of understanding through interactive lessons; research based instructional approaches, and best practices from around the world, and differentiated instructional resources to ensure success for all students.


I’m looking forward to a Wonderful year with your children 



  • Daily Schedule

    8:45-9:15 Homeroom/Morning Meeting

    9:15-9:45 Specials (A-Art B-Lib. C-PE, D-Music)

    9:45-10:20 MTSS Math   

    10:20-11:20 Sci/SS

    11:20-12:20 Math

    12:20-1:05 Lunch

    1:05-1:35 RTI  

    21:35-3:15 Rdg/LA





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