Welcome to 2nd Grade

Back to School Night 2015/2016

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What's 2nd Grade All About?

Second grade is a year of tremendous growth both academically and socially. I will provide opportunities for individual success while focusing on building self-awareness and independence and increasing academic rigor. Socially, students will grow through small group collaboration; while at the same time, opportunities to problem solve will allow students to build autonomy and gain academic independence.

What to look forward to...

  • Personalization
  • Writing Workshop
  • Reading Groups
  • Math Centers
  • Fun and Meaningful Projects
  • Kind Club
  • STEM Projects
  • First in Math
  • Technology - iPads, Innovation Room
  • Community Service
  • Project Based Learning

A Day in the life of a 2nd Grader

8:30-8:45 Morning Work

8:45-9:00 Pride Time

9:00-9:10 Morning Meeting

9:10-10:00 Writing

10:00-11:00 Reading

11:00-12:00 Math

12:00-1:05 Recess and Lunch

1:05 - 1:15 Independent Reading Time

1:15-2:15 Science/Social Studies

2:15 -3:15 Specials

3:15-3:30 Vocabulary

3:30-3:45 Pack up and End of Day Meeting

What Will We Learn?

Language Arts
  • Reading Strategies
  • How to ask and answer questions about what we have read
  • How to respond to reading
  • Reading fluency
  • How to choose "Just Right" books
  • How to summarize what we have read


  • Addition and Subtraction with regrouping
  • Telling time
  • Measurement
  • Place Value
  • Touch on Multiplication

Science and Social Studies

  • Past and Present
  • Mapping Skills
  • Continents and Oceans
  • Solar System
  • Landforms
  • STEM - designing a bridge

Word Study

  • Weekly spelling words
  • Friday tests
  • Weekly homework
  • Center activities


  • Monday- Thursday
  • Assignments written in Assignment book each night
  • All homework is due the following day
  • Monthly Book Reports

Positive Behavior

Gold Tags

  • Students earn gold tags for making good choices throughout the day
  • Students are rewarded with Fun Friday
  • Gold Tags start fresh each week

Kind Club

  • Collaboration with 3rd grade
  • Random acts of classroom and school wide kindness
  • Kind Critters
  • Meet every other week

Morning and Afternoon Meetings

  • Whole class meetings
  • Daily
  • Greetings
  • Conversations/Questions/Games
  • Builds Classroom Community