Kyra Fry

240-236-1750

Job Title: 

Literacy Specialist

Name: 

Kyra Fry

Department: 

Specialist

September 2017 Newsletter

Hi, I am Mrs. Kyra Fry.

I am so excited to be the Literacy Specialist at Emmitsburg Elementary School.  This is my 18th year teaching with FCPS.  I have worked as a first grade teacher for 7 years, a fourth grade teacher for 4 years, and a reading intervention teacher for 3 years.  I taught at Thurmont Elementary School, Thurmont Primary School, Carroll Manor Elementary School, and am currently at Emmitsburg Elementary school.

I completed my undergraduate degree at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. In 2006,  I achieved my Masters degree in Reading Education from Hood College in Frederick, MD.

My husband Rick and I have been married for 10 years. We have an 8 year old named Carson and 5 year old twins, Mason and Maria.  They attend Thurmont Primary School.  

I am so excited to work with the students and families at Emmitsburg Elementary School. Together we will watch, "Every Eagle Soar".

Are you looking for materials to promote literacy at home?
https://docs.google.com/a/fcps.org/document/d/1mHcvaCeCwGsyrKNwkFJJfm43_...

Writing over the summer
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B9rmN7pD3_3yPAkoLvG6Abajb1YBs_Ps7jnPBd6awUQ/edit?usp=sharing

Reading over the summer
Please fill out your summer reading log.  Return it when we come back to school for a prize.

Language development and the time between birth and age 3 is crucial to develop language. The Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation in conjunction with six leadership organizations have created a site to promote language nutrition in an effort to close the word gap.  www.talkwithmebaby.org is a site filled with videos and resources to support families on how to talk to your baby. The Resource tab is filled with developmental milestones and toolkits for parents and a must see soon to be released free app to get weekly lessons, track baby’s milestones and get talking tips on how to provide the necessary language nutrition that babies need.