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Welcome To Second Grade!

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About Me

This is my 10th year teaching at Chesterbrook Academy. I have been teaching second grade for 7 years. I have also taught first grade and Pre Kindergarten. I have been a substitute teacher in public schools and have worked with children in the home and school environments for over 20 years.

What is 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.

Why Second Grade at CBA?

  • Continue to receive customized instruction for your child.
  • Be a part of our community
  • Opportunities for leadership
  • Electives
  • Focus on Technology and preparing students for today's world.
  • Character Counts Program helps develop well rounded students
  • Amazing Specialty Classes
  • Communication, Communication, Communication!!
  • The experience! #only at CBA!

What is the Difference between 1st and 2nd Grade?

  • Second graders are expected to be readers right off the bat!
  • Work on reading fluency.
  • Learn to read vs. Reading to learn.
  • Content will build upon what they learned in first grade and become more complex
  • Strong focus on 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 Second 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 Be Learning?

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
  • Novel Units


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

Science and Social Studies

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



Kind Club

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


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