2nd Grade - Kathy Jackson

Aloha and Welcome to Second Grade! Come explore and learn!

We have a very exciting year of learning planned. We have a Hawaiian theme in our room to strengthen the concept that our classroom is an “ohana” or family, treating each other with kindness, and knowing that “no one will be left behind or forgotten.”  We will discuss the power of “yet”--helping students realize that success is possible even when things are difficult—rather than “I can’t”, using instead "I cannot do it YET!" We also continually reinforce the traits of our Character Counts program.

We will continue to build on the strong foundational skills solidified by our amazing first grade teachers.  When your child’s second grade year starts on August 7, we will have a brief review of skills learned. We will follow our adopted curriculum: Wonders for language arts and a new curriculum for math–Kendall Hunt Illustrative Math, as well in science and social studies.. 

We will have many projects and activities throughout the year.  Students will continue reinforcing their skills as proficient readers and writers.  We will write one paragraph a week and enhance understanding and writing of poetry.  We will complete at least one research report/project.  

Oh what a fun year of learning we will have!

Mrs. Jackson

*** Please make sure I have your current cell phone number and email address.  I will have a Class Dojo page that I will be requesting you join.  I post updates and important information there, as well as homework help for your child if needed.  I will continually use this site as a preferred means of communication.