Degrees and Certifications:
I started my career in education by attending Southwest State Minnesota University in Marshall, MN. I began teaching in 1997 at Benjamin E. Mays. In 2000 I made the move to Dayton's Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary. Throughout this time I have recieved my master's degree in urban education through Hamline University.
Reading and writing are a big part of second grade. Reader's workhsop includes students reading indpendently from books that are at their reading level, practing and mastering comprehension skills, working in small groups with their teacher as well as working on word and spelling skills. Writer's workshop is a time for students to practice and become proficient at writing differenet genres. Types of writing include narrative, opinion, non fiction, poetry and fictional stories. Listening to books read aloud and discussing them is also an important part of students literacy development.
Mathematics in second grade involves several different components. Math review is a short series of lessons which review comcepts already taught. Mental math encourages students to think and solve mathematical problems without paper and pencil. During the major part of the lessons the focus is on grade level standards. Big focus areas in second grade includes adding and subtracting single digitis with rapid fluency, addition and subtraction of double digit numbers with regrouping and entry level mulitplication.
Breakfast to go - during breakfast to go each child has a individual reading goal conference in the week
Morning meeting - during this time we build community along with using sentence frames to enhance our language development
Specialist - science or gym