2nd Grade Team
How Sweet It Is to Be in Second Grade!
Welcome to second grade! This is a very big transition year. We will be reading more challenging texts and writing with more complexity and description. We will be developing problem-solving skills, investigating the world around us, and learning about our nation's rich heritage and principles and about people who worked to improve the lives of American citizens. And to top it all off, we learn cursive handwriting!
We will focus on integrating communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, citizenship and wellness (or C5W for short) into our activities. These skills and abilities are part of the Stafford County Public Schools strategic plan to prepare our students to become all-century learners. We will be using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) tasks and project-based learning to help our students learn to analyze situations, solve problems, create solutions, and reflect on their thinking. This will help prepare them for the challenges of the upper elementary grades and beyond.
We will have blocks dedicated to language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as encore (physical education, computer lab, library, art, and music). As part of our commitment to wellness, we also encourage healthy eating at lunch and healthy activity at recess.
We practice a Responsive Classroom approach to teaching to promote strong academics along with social and emotional growth in an inclusive, welcoming school community. We start each day on a positive and welcoming note. We establish rules together so everyone understands our expectations, and we use logical consequences to reinforce those expectations. We do this as a way to create a positive classroom environment where we all feel included and free to make mistakes as we learn and grow.
We are looking forward to a lot of FUN! How sweet it is to be in second grade!
Contact us at 540-658-6280 or through the e-mail address on each teacher's webpage.