Volunteer!

  • Classroom Volunteers read to children, assist teacher and students in the classroom, work on special projects or school events.

  • Chaperone a field trip!  Parent Role for Field Trips: student safety, facilitation of learning and interaction with students.

 

 

 

The 2nd Grade Team

Mrs. Pantazis - Room 12

 

Mrs. Yantorno - Room 13

 

Miss Keegan - Room 14

 

Mrs. Stella - Room 17

 

Ms. Brocking - Room 19

2nd Grade Curriculum

Everyday Math

  • Children will be expected to memorize basic addition and subtraction facts through 20.
  • Children will learn and develop key concepts in the following areas: time, counting money, place value, partial sum addition, trade first subtraction, measurement, and problem solving.

 

DRA Proficiency Levels

Fall - 18  

January - 24  

May - 28

 

Reader’s Workshop

  • Multiple genres will be explored including narrative, nonfiction, poetry, and an author study on Vera B. Williams.
  • Small group instruction based on individual needs will be delivered.
  • Rituals and Routines will be established.
  • Structure provides time for instruction, independent work, conferences, and guided reading.
  • Three parts: Opening Meeting, Work Period, and Closing Meeting.

 

Writer’s Workshop

  • Extension of what is learned in reading is applied to their writing.
  • Students will apply the elements of the genre that they are studying.
  • Rituals and Routines will be established.
  • Structure provides time for instruction, independent work, and conferencing with students and peers.
  • Three parts: Opening Meeting, Work Period, and Closing Meeting.

 

Phonics/Word Study

  • Wright Skills Phonics Program
  • Teaches phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics
  • Spelling words come directly from the Wright Skills Phonics Program.
  • Vocabulary is pulled from content areas (math, science, social studies)

 

Science

  • Physical Science –Properties of Matter – Students will explore the difference in the physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases.
  • Life Science – Life Cycle of Plants – Students will learn about the structure and function of plants.
  • Earth Science – Soil – Students will learn about the properties of different soils.
  • Nutrition – Students will learn about the food pyramid and how to live a healthy lifestyle through the foods we eat

 

Social Studies

  • Mexico– We will learn about the history, geography, culture and traditions of a Spanish speaking country.
  • Stamford– Students will explore the different cultures inStamfordas well as good and services.
  • Connecticut– We will learn about the geography of CT and theUSin terms of locations, directions, and mapping.