Degrees and Certifications:
BA Education LD license
Tammy Brown has been teaching elementary students since 1996. She went to college and began her teaching career in Tucson,Arizona. Her degree is in elementary education.
When not teaching she enjoys spending time with friends and animals. She loves nature and has two cats. Reading and listening to music is also something she enjoys.
Tammy lives in Bloomington. She has a 23 year old son.
Ms. Brown has been teaching at Dayton's Bluff for the past 12 years. Her favorite part of teaching is getting to know and spending her days with the amazing kids who go to Dayton's Bluff.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela
Reading and writing are a big part of second grade. Reader's Workshop includes students reading independently from books that are at their reading level, practicing and mastering comprehension skills, working in small goups 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 different genres. Types of writing include narrative, opionion, 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 concepts already taught. Mental math encourages students to think and solve mathematical problems without paper and pencil. During the major part of the lesson the focus is on grade level standards. Big focus areas in second grade include adding and subtracting single digits with rapid fluency, addition and subtraction of double digit numbers with regrouping and entry level multiplication.
Ms. Jackson and Ms. Brown's
Second Grade Schedule
7:30 Morning Meeting
9:10 Reader's Workshop
11:10 Structured Play
11:50 Read Aloud
12:05 Writer's Workshop