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Second Grade Life


Anne Bader, Rm 32

Nicolas Stephens, Rm 33

Ashley DeNoyelles, Rm 35

Diane Alexander, Rm 36

Emily Levy, Rm 36


Grades One and Two

Our first and second grade looping program offers many unique benefits for both learners and their families. Since teachers remain with the same group of students for both grades, we increase our knowledge of their individual strengths and challenges. This results in an intellectual and emotional climate that encourages deep thinking and risk taking. It also offers a richer school involvement for families. 

In the first grade, students study the fundamentals of literacy—reading, writing, and literary response. By second grade, students become more fluent readers and writers, learning about complex story elements and how to write for a variety of purposes.


First graders study basic mathematical computations and begin to develop strong number sense. By second grade, students are able to solve multi-step mathematical reasoning problems. First grade scientists strengthen their observational skills of the scientific world, and work together on engineering tasks.  Second grade scientists continue creating their own engineering and scientific projects in a collaborative community of learners. We are very proud of how our first and second graders develop their abilities through our MSTEM innovative program.    

Second Grade Morning Routine

  1. Backpacks go in a line on the blacktop by the classroom sign.
  2. Before school, kids join the walking club from 8:10 - 8:20.
  3. When the music starts children walk to line up with their class for morning assembly.


Teacher Websites

Second Grade Art Work