Hello, welcome to second grade. I have been a teacher at Vanalden Avenue since 1996. Second grade is my favorite grade! Students are eager to learn and have matured enough to stay focused. Second grade is a year to transition from picture books to chapter books. Students start off writing simple sentences and end the year writing meaningful paragraphs with voice and vivid details. Some of the math concepts are triple digit regrouping, describing 3 dimensional shapes, learning how to solve problems and using critical thinking strategies. Students will create an art portfolio based on a wide range of artists. They will learn how to communicate effectively for academic and personal purposes.
Second grade is about having fun, making new friends, and learning about the world around us!