I am honored and excited to be your child’s second grade teacher
and look forward to working alongside you this year. Second grade is truly a
magical time! This year, we will continue to foster learning how to learn skills and independent work habits, while expanding on the foundational skills which will allow your child to blossom as a learner,
problem solver and caring classroom citizen.
We have many fun and interesting learning adventures ahead! Our
thematic units will include: Friendship/Building
Classroom Community, Astronauts/Moon, Owls, Bats, Folk & Fairy Tales, Penguins, Biographies, American Symbols, Cowboys and both Rainforest and Ocean
Habitats. Second graders will enjoy
several in-house field trips this year and learn computer & library
research skills to help enhance our units of study.
I can't wait to get
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns,
or to share happy news from home.
Supplies for Success!
Here is what your backpack
should be filled with when we return to school.
If you need help with any of
these things, please email me and I am happy to supply! All other supplies should be kept at home for use with homework as our space is limited.
- 2 glue sticks
- Two-Pocket Folder (for
home/school correspondence)-pockets on bottom please!
- 1 plastic pencil box
(approximately 8-1/2" W x 5-3/4" only please)-other sizes will be returned
- 1 box of Crayola Crayons 24 pack
Thank you for your help with Germ Busters. If possible, each trimester your
student should send in:
- 1 box of tissues
- 1 container of district
approved wipes (see below)
Seventh Generation or Method Brand Disinfecting
Wipes Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes
Donations of any size Ziploc baggies (from snack to quart to
gallon), any size paper plates, napkins,
and plastic forks or spoons
are always greatly appreciated and help to keep our classroom running smoothly.
Please also keep us in mind
if discarding unused scrapbook paper, craft supplies and board games. Thank
Our Second Grade Open House will be on Thursday, September 29th from 6:25-6:45 PM. Unlike past years, this will be a parent information night only. Stay tuned for more information to come from administration. November Parent Conference sign-ups will be available online beginning in late September. Information explaining how to sign-up will be sent home soon. November conferences will be held on Friday, November 18th.
This is a no-school day for students.
Our classroom team
wouldn't be complete without these amazing teachers!
We are excited to have Jackie Marden as our
Second Grade Team Special Education Teacher. Claudia Dunigan will be our
classroom assistant this year, and will work with small groups of
children for one half hour each day. How lucky we are!
Our fabulous reading team, Mrs. Blier, Mrs. Martin and
Mrs. Walter will offer daily booster groups in reading to students
who would benefit from reinforcement practice. These groups are flexible and
change throughout the year depending upon the students' needs.
Additionally, we offer support booster groups in math led by Mrs. Russell
and Mrs. Lownie. If your child qualifies for either of these groups, a
permission letter will be sent home for you to sign.
Other teachers you might hear mentioned are Mrs. Gingrow and Mrs. Kellerman,
our Guidance Counselors; Mrs. Ouellette, Mrs. Lovejoy and Mrs. Stone our
Occupational Therapists; and Mrs. Blake, our Speech Pathologist.
Our specialists this year are: Mrs. Connors for
Art; Mr. Lohnes for P.E.; Ms. Morgan for Music; Mrs. Lee for Math
Enrichment; Mrs.Mercier for Computer Lab; and Mrs. Schilling & Mrs. Dillon
Look for more information about these teachers on the South School website.
It is going to be a fantastic year!!
Snacks & Lunch
Snacks & Lunch
ready to fill those lunchboxes!!
mornings are filled with rich learning experiences that require good listening,
attention and stamina. For this reason, children should bring a healthy
snack and drink each day for our mid-morning break. This snack will be the
fuel to keep your child engaged in our learning. For this reason, we ask that
you choose healthy, low-sugar snack/drink items. Please
also send in a napkin each day and utensils if needed (and remember those water bottles on hot days).
Donations of district approved wipes are always appreciated
and help keep our tables germ-free for snacking!
Second graders eat lunch in the cafeteria each day. Recess begins at 12:15 for second grade, followed by lunch
need your help!! Please send any money for lunch,
milk, etc. in a sealed labeled envelope or baggy. Money can be
sent in weekly/monthly and accounts can be managed online as well. Keep in mind if we have a snow day, the hot lunch menu may change the following school day. If your child has dietary restrictions you may want to consider sending in a cold lunch on the day following a snow day.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Arrivals and Dismissals
school day begins as students enter the classroom at 8:45 AM (supervised drop-off begins at 8:30 AM) and ends at 3:05 P. M. If
you need to dismiss your child for an appointment, please keep in mind that in second grade the last period is our writing block and students are working right up until the
your child will be dismissed on a regular basis, please fill out a form with
the front office.