Tanya Murgia's Classroom

  • I have been teaching for 20 years in both public and private schools in PA. My experience has been in all grades from Pre-K-8th in all subject areas. This is my 4th year serving the Chester Upland School District. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Elementary Education where I was nominated "Student Teacher of the Year". A few credits shy of a Master of Education degree from Arcadia University in Language Arts Education,  I have a passion for writing and Writer's Workshop and I have lead professional development in this area in several area school districts. I hope to be a published author myself some day. My deep love for children's literature means I often use Mentor Texts in my teaching to model for my students what professional writers and good readers do.

    Personally, I am married with 4 children and a cat. I volunteer as a youth group leader in my church and a parent liason in my son's school. I can also speak Spanish. Originally from Philadelphia, I grew up with 6 siblings. In my free time, I enjoy watching my children compete in various sports and traveling. Spending time in the great outdoors is my favorite pastime, particularly if I can be near the water. But mostly, I love being a lifelong learner and improving my craft as a teacher.  I am looking forward to a great school year!


    Email: tmurgia@chesteruplandsd.org


    LIVE lessons daily 8:45-3:45


    Mrs. Murgia’s 5th Grade Daily Schedule

    8:45 AM  Morning Meeting

    9:00-9:30 AM Reading Intervention (Imagine Learning / Literacy)

    9:30-10:30 AM Reading Lesson

    10:30-11:30 Math Lesson

    11:30 AM  LUNCH 

    12:15 PM Writing Special

    1:00-1:30 PM Math Intervention / Imagine Math

    1:30 - 2:15 PM Writer's Workshop

    2:15 PM Social Studies / Science 

    3:15-3:45 PM  DEAR - Drop everything and READ- Read Aloud a Class Book


    Please check Google Classroom online to see what assignments you are due and also look at my homework page to the left.  Google Classroom &  Home Access Center - to log into Home Access Center -

    To get to Home Access Center do the following:

    (This is also in the 2021 CUSD Student Handbook)

    1.  Proceed to: www.chesteruplandsd.org

    2.  Click “Online Resources” on the left side of the website, choose “eschoolPLUS Resources”

    3.  Under “eschoolPlus Resources” you will find “Home Access Center”

    4.  Click on “Home Access Center”

    5.  Type in the User Name bar, your child’s username credentials.  (i.e.  jsmith1003323 )

                   **  This is the same username as your child's Google Classroom user name.

    6.  Type in the Password bar, your child’s password credentials. (i.e. ??0000??)

                ** This is the same password as your child's Google Classroom password.

    7.  Once in to Home Access Center, click on the icon that is red with an A+ inside of it (Grades)


    How to use Google Classroom (Info for parents).

    How to turn in assignments on Google Classroom:

    How to upload your pencil and paper work to Google Classroom - or

     DOWNLOAD THE GOOGLE CLASSROOM APP TO YOUR PHONE.  1. Open a new "note", 2. click the writing tool, 3. Click "Scan" and save. 4. Attach the written work to the Google classroom assignment.

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