• Google Classroom Reminder

    Don't forget to check out Mrs. Coty's Google Classroom. This is the place where I will be sharing more education learning opportunities and assignments during our regular school week. To get there, go and sign into Clever like you would for I-Ready instruction and you will see a link on your resources page. Click the link and you'll be in! See you there!

    This week the Fun Friday Challenge with be posted only in Google Classroom! It's EPIC!

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  • Virtual Office Hours

    There is a slight change in my daily virtual office hours. Office hours will now be between

    9 a.m. - Noon

    These will not include days set forth as non school days by the 2019-2020 TSD calendar.

    Feel free to reach out to me at anytime @ holly.coty@tumwater.k12.wa.us

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  • Fun Friday Challenge

    A lot of Eagles took the oppunity to try to figure out my Math Challenge from last week. Great job Eagles! This week my challenge comes with a hint. Place value is SO important when you are doing math problems, especially if your favorite stategies include standard althorigms. Try turning your paper on its side. This way you suddenly have perfect columns to write problems in. What?

    Math 1


     Math 2


    Now for the challenge: What is the biggest addition and/or subtraction problem you can do using this sideways Math hint? Try it out and send me a pic of your work @ holly.coty@tumwater.k12.wa.us

    How could we expand this idea of arrays? I have so many ideas!


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  • Millie

    Millie Virus Hashtag Picture

    So many of you amazingly kind Eagles have been asking and wondering how Millie is doing. She has been doing great! She's a very happy and healthy puppy now. Millie has been having lots of fun playing with her dog family and her people. She loves snuggling Sparky Boy and chewing on her toys. She takes big puppy naps while waiting for her people to finish their schoolwork and is eating all the yummy food she can! This is a great time to remind all her PGS Eagle friends to #stayhomestayhealthy. She doesn't want to see any humans get a virus like she did. Have a great day Eagles and don't forget to be awesome!

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  • Mr. Halvorson on Youtube

    Mr. Halvorson has started his own Youtube channel for all our PGS Eagles to check out. Try it out! Mr. Halvorson PGS Series

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  • Author Spotlight

    Art with Mo-Doodle One

    One of my favorite authors is Mo Willems and he is doing something really fun! Mo Willems is being featured as the Kennedy Center Education Artist in Residence-at-Home. Every weekday you can check out Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems to learn how to draw some of his iconic characters, get tours of his studio, hear some fan mail questions answered and doodle along with him. If you decide to check it out, let me know!

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  • How Do I Get On I-Ready At Home?

    Great question! I-Ready is one of the many ways that we can differntiate learning for our students here at PGS. While logging in at school can seem super easy, some have found it hard to do so at home. Here are some steps to remember-

    Begin at Google

    Students will sign into their Student Google Account.

    Student Username: first.last.29@stu.tumwater.k12.wa.us

    ** Numbers before the @ are specific to graduation years and will vary by grade level. If a name is longer than 8 letters, the last letters are NOT included. If a name is hyphenated, use only the part before the dash. There are no capitals or spaces.

    Student Password: student ID number with a "t" in front of it. 

    **If your student does not know this number, it is on Skyward under the Student Info tab.

    Once logged in, Clever will pull up the student tech page and you can access I-ready from there along with other programs. 

    Remember lessons are differentiated based on the latest diagnostic testing given. Have fun Eagles!


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  • Washington State Sanford Harmony Teaching Award

    Mr. Z showing the award from Sanford Harmony and National University System

    I am so honored to be the 2018 recipient of the Sanford Teacher Award for Inspiring Teaching for the state of Washington. It is amazing to be part of this distinguished group of 50+ inpirational teachers cross the country! I am so thankful to those who nominated me for the award, to everyone at #SanfordHarmony and @NationalUniversitySystem, the Tumwater School District, my amazing family here at PGS and all of my awesome students who will always be a part of #teamCoty. Go Eagles!

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    Mrs. Holly Coty   
    Room: 2F
    Grade Level: 3rd 
    Phone Number: (360) 709-7233
    Email: holly.coty@tumwater.k12.wa.us
  • Our Routine 2019-2020

    Posted by Holly Coty on 8/27/2018

    We tend to stick to a pretty solid routine in our classroom each day.

    Monday- Thursday- Math Core, Math Win, Recess, Read Aloud, Specials,Reading Win, Lunch/Recess, ELA Core, Recess, Social Studies/Science,Writing, Social Emotional Learning

    Fridays are always ACT days in our district so it looks a little compressed. We still cover the same subjects in the same general order. We do get out a little earlier at 1:55 p.m. on Fridays.

    Specialist Rotation 

    A-Lit Lab






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 About Your Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

About Your Teacher

My name is Mrs. Coty and I have been a third grade teacher here at Peter G. Schmidt Elementary since 2016!

As a child growing up in Oklahoma, I realized pretty early on that I wanted to be a teacher. Teachers are awesome people and I like being awesome. It just made sense! I have been working with children both in and out of classrooms ever since.

Before becoming an educator here in Tumwater, I worked for the Centralia School District teaching 7th and 8th grade science. I really have a heart for this subject area and love watching students learning through science. Another favorite subject area for me is reading. You can learn so much once you can read and comprehend what you are reading. It does take skills, like the ones we work on in our classroom, but you can literally learn anything through reading. 

I have an AA from Centralia College and a B.A. from Washington State University. Go COUGS!  

My world outside of the classroom is made up of my two wonderful daughters who both attend Tumwater schools. As a family we enjoy swimming, reading, visiting family and traveling as much as we can. This last summer we went to Yellowstone National Park and it was lovely.