Mrs. Joanna Tao - Grade 2
 Tao   Short Bio

BA, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Teaching Credential, Point Loma Nazarene University

Year Began Work in Garvey: 1984


Dear Parents,

Welcome to Room 7. I am delighted to have your child in my class and hope you will take an active role in his or her education this year. I'm looking forward to a rewarding and productive year together. I would appreciate your cooperation for the entire year on a few items:

1. Please read notes coming home from school and try to act upon them.

2. Your child will record homework assignments on the agenda book daily. I also use the agenda book to write down my concerns or praises regarding your student's progress in class. Therefore, it is important for parents to check the agenda and sign it daily to maintain a good communication.

3. Homework will be assigned regularly. It is important for students to do their own work. However, I encourage parents to review the homework and clarify any misconceptions.

4. I will send corrected and accumulated work home regularly. Please go over the work with your child to enhance the learning.

5. Please set aside 20 minutes to read with your child, or listen to your child read each night.

6. Help your child get a card from the public library. Find out it your library has a children's story time or reading club for your child's age group.

7. Please make sure that you have pencils, erasers, glue, crayons, and scissors for your child to do his or her homework.

Please feel free to contact me about any concerns you may have relating to school and your child. I can be reached before and after school. I feel positive, that working together, this will be a successful year for all of us!

Class Schedule

First Grade

Room 7/Mrs. Tao

8:30-9:00 Breakfast in the classroom

  Opening Activities:Flag Salute, Attendance, Lunch Count, Homework Assignments

(9:00-9:35 P.E  on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)

9:00-10:15Language Arts/ELD (Spelling, Phonics, Grammar, Reading, Writing, and Discussions.

10:15-10:30 Recess

10:30-10:55 Continue Language Arts

11:55-12:39 Lunch

12:39-1:00 Silent Reading

1:00-1:50 Math

1:50-2:20 Science, Social Studies, or Art and Crafts

2:20-2:26 Closing/Dismissal


1.There is homework everyday except Friday.  Students will copy daily assignments onto their agenda books. It is expected that every child brings his/her homework on the following day.

2. Please check and sign on your childs' agenda book daily


1. Listen carefully

2. Follow Directions

3. Work Quietly- Do not disturb others who are working.

4. Respect others-Be kind with your words and actions.

5. Respect School and Personal Property

  Positive Rewards

1.***Pride in yourself

2.***Class Money.... Trade for prizes

3.***Great Job tickets

4.***Positive notes

  Discipline Procedure

1.Verbal Waring   none

2.Name of board none

3.Name on board with a check   bench at recess

4.Name on board with 2 checks   15 minutes after school with note home to parents 

5.Name on board with 3 checks   visit to the principal, call Parents