Christina Gurka

2nd Grade

Seele Elementary

     My name is Christina Gurka and I am so excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher this year!  This is my second year here at Seele & I love being a part of the Unicorn family.

     I have been a teacher for 18 years in Chicago, San Antonio, & New Braunfels.  I have a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Southeast Missouri State University and a Masters Degree in Special Education from Lewis University.  I have certifications is Early Childhood - 4, Special Education K-12, and ESL.  I taught special education for 4 years in Chicago before moving to Texas.  In Texas, I  taught at the same school in North East ISD in San Antonio for 13 years.  I taught special ed in all grade levels for 8 years, kindergarten for 4 years, and second grade for 2 years.  I'm so excited to be teaching 2nd grade again this year.

     I was born and raised in Chicago (actually the suburb, Elk Grove Village) where I met my husband, got married, and moved down to San Antonio.  My family quickly followed and now my parents live across the street from me!  

     I have been married to my amazing husband Mike for 15 years and I have two beautiful girls (Mackenzie who is starting 5th grade and Kyleigh who is starting 3rd grade).  I have two dogs (Wrigley and Santo) and I am a huge sports fan (Go Cubs, Go Bears, Go Spurs, Go Unicorns)!  


Seele Phone Number: 830-627-6750

Classroom Number: 830-627-6776 (I won't answer this during the school day but you can leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible)

Bloomz App

Mrs. Gurka's 2nd Grade Schedule

7:45-9:30: Literacy Block (Reading, Fundations, Guided Reading, Daily 5)

8:30-9:00 (Wednesday): Library

9:30-9:40: Restroom Break

9:40-10:25: Specials (Mon: PE , Tues: Maker Space , Wed: PE , Thurs: Music, Fri: Rhythms)

10:25-11:10: Science/ Social Studies

11:10-11:30: Recess

11:36-12:06: Lunch

12:06-2:00: Math (Whole group lesson, Fluency, and Small Group/ Workstations)

2:00-2:30: Writing/ Class Meeting

2:30-2:40: Pack up

2:45: Dismissal

Click on this document above for directions on how to download the app Bloomz and join my community.  Using this app I can chat with you, send out reminders, add class pictures that only the parents can see, you can volunteer for our classroom, there is a calendar for you to see, and more.  It is a great app that gives us many ways to communicate individually and as a classroom family.

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