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  • Emma Gehrman

Important Dates

April 30 ~

Ruby Anniversary Auction 

*in-person event*

Online Auction CLOSES 

-> K/1 Pizza & Movie Party tickets    

May 9, 10, 12, 13 ~

Assessment Days -

FIRST GRADE: 8:00 AM -> 1:50 PM

KINDERGARTEN: 8:00 -> 11:30 AM

May 19 ~ Open House - 

6:00 PM -> 7:00 PM

May 26 ~

K & 1st Music Performances - 

Time TBD

May 30 ~ Memorial Day -


June 2 ~ Last Day of School - 

Minimum Day Schedule   

FIRST GRADE: 8:00 -> 12:00 PM

KINDERGARTEN: 8:00 -> 10:30 AM

K/1 Schedule


M - F (daily) ~ 8:00 - 11:30 AM


M, Tu, Th, F ~ 8:40 AM-2:30 PM 

W ~ 8:00 AM - 12:50 PM  


About Me:

College and Degree ~ 

Boston University, Boston, MA ~ BA Psychology & Cultural Anthropology

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY ~ MA Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education

Teaching Experience & Philosophy ~

This is my sixth year teaching at Bollinger Canyon Elementary, a community of dedicated teachers and families that strive to enrich students' school experiences and develop lifelong learners.

In my practice, ongoing, purposeful observation and documentation shape my assessment and planning processes, to strategically engage and support individual students as they learn and grow. I view my young students’ families and primary caregivers as critical members of my teaching team. To provide my students with equitable opportunities for growth, development, and learning, I strive to build open, flexible, and ongoing lines of communication with my students and their families. The nature and quality of the student-teacher relationship is central to the early childhood experience. Therefore, I strive to develop and foster respectful, authentic relationships my students and provide differentiated instruction, support, and guidance.

Little Known Interesting Facts or Information about Me ~

I live in Livermore with my partner, Dylan, and our beloved cat, Quentin. I will have tons of funny stories to share with the students about my adventures with Dylan and Quentin's crazy antics. 

My family is from Wisconsin, and consequently, I am an avid Green Bay Packers fan! I am an aunt to my younger brother's amazing twin four-year-old daughters, who I love very much and tend to spoil when I'm home during holiday breaks.

I learned to ski as an adult, and Dylan and I always love taking full advantage of Tahoe's rivaled ski season!

Emma Gehrman

Class News

Welcome to the Kindergarten/First Grade Combination Class and Room 303 Classroom Community! My name is Emma Gehrman (aka Ms. Gehrman), and this is my sixth year teaching at Bollinger Canyon Elementary. There is an incredible amount of creative opportunity and potential academic success in this classroom dynamic, and we are going to have an amazing year together!

If you are interested in volunteering to help out in our classroom, please follow the SRVUSD Volunteer Link to view requirements and apply for clearance through the district website. I greatly appreciate any time you are able to volunteer, which will positively impact the students' experience and instruction. 

Semester 2 In-Class Volunteer sign-ups:

Sharing Assignments


The next SHARING ASSIGNMENT is due Friday, May 13th!


Please complete the Free Choice Sharing worksheet, which was sent home in your green folder. Practice presenting your work so you are ready to share on Friday

Class Animal Friend

Meet our class friend, Ocho, the octopusEach child will have several opportunities throughout the school year to take Ocho home. I will be responsible for washing Ocho after each home visit. Please keep in mind that these visits are totally optional, and if you do not feel comfortable having the stuffed animal at your home, please let me know. 

Along with Ocho comes a journal. Each child gets to draw a picture of themselves and Ocho at their home doing whatever they did for fun that day. The next day, they will bring Ocho back to school and share their experience with their classmates.

Special Star Student

Everyone gets a special week in our K/1 class! Please view the Special Star Student Schedule & Directions so your child is ready for their special week! 

Bollinger Canyon Community webpages:

PE with Mr. B 

BC Science Lab