Hello and a warm welcome to room #210. I am extremely excited to be teaching second grade this year. I am looking forward to helping my students grow and learn, while having fun. I highly value the home-school connection to ensure a successful school year. Here's to teamwork!
Education and Background:- I received my BS in Elementary Education with a minor in reading from UW-Oshkosh. I am certified to teach kindergarten through sixth grade. Previously, I taught K-5 and first grade in Whitefish Bay. This is my fourth year of teaching at Ben Franklin. I am married to Don, and have three children: Katie is a junior at UW - La Crosse, Jim is a freshman at UW - Whitewater and Olivia is a junior at Menomonee Falls High School. We also have an adorable black lab named Willie. My family and I live in Menomonee Falls and love our great community.
Second Grade Schedule: The bell rings at 8:47. After our morning work and meeting, we begin each day with Reader's Workshop, which includes mini lessons, independent reading, small group instruction, and individual conferencing. In addition, we continue with Writer's Workshop, our Word Wall, Words Their Way, and Handwriting Without Tears. Our second grade intervention block, Lightning Learning, takes place daily at noon until lunch time. Our lunch begins at 12:30, followed by recess until 1:30. Afternoon curriculum is Bridges Math, which includes number corner, problems and investigations, and work places, Science, and Social Studies. Specials are scattered throughout the day. Art (Friday), Guidance (Tuesday), Library (Wednesday), Music (Monday and Thursday) and Physical Education (Monday, Thursday, and Friday). Dismissal is at 3:45.
Contact Information: I can be reached by email at email@example.com. The school phone number is 262-255-8470.
Our Classroom Goals:
Reading - By the end of second grade, 100% of our class will read at an independent level of L or above as measured by the end of the year running records.
Math - By the end of second grade, 100% of our class will be proficient (A for achieving) on all Math I Can Statements.
Our Classroom Promise:
We are STATESMEN! We are respectful, responsible, and safe. We listen, do our best work, and help one another to learn.
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