Vanalden Avenue Elementary

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Enrollment for ETK - 5th Grades begins April 2, 2019

Let's Go on a Learning Adventure!

Welcome to my class!  We are an exciting, inquisitive, inclusive community of learners.  As the coach of the class, I am dedicated to building a love for learning, encouraging independence in thought, and integrating the arts and science across the curriculum.  Our second and third grade educational journey in reading and language arts includes exploring fiction and nonfiction works and responding to those works in our language arts endeavors.  Developing a strong sense of self as a writer through the construction of paragraph and multi-paragraph compositions, is one of our goals.  As mathematicians, we consider how number systems work through addition and subtraction, and develop the concepts of multiplication and division in association with these.  We think about how to represent measures and what fundamental ideas of geometry are part of our world.  Our goal is not simply to calculate, but to explore and explain how math is used in the world beyond our classroom walls.  I hope each student enjoys the second grade journey! 
In the blue section above, if you click on "PlanetBravo", you will be taken to a new window with online access to the PlanetBravo curriculum/activities for the current and past weeks--just click on the grade level we're in to access the fun practice of how to effectively and appropriately use computers!