Our Second Grade Class

    "Onward and Upward"

    Excellence in Action


    Class Motto:  "Onward and Upward!" We are preparing ourselves for Third Grade.  

    Class Encouragement:  Don't Give Up and Be Patient!  We are works-in-progress.

    Class Citizenship: Do the right thing even when no one is watching. 

    Class Community:  We are a team. We will help and take care of each other.

    Class Life Lesson #1:  We should listen and respect each other.

    Class Work Ethic: Work hard!  Then, play is way more fun! 

    Class RTI: Reading Together Is Fun

    Class Discipline:  We are establishing that our own personal choices determine the natural consequences in our lives. This includes making good choices and bad choices.  Always remember to stop and think before you act or speak. Visible and immediate consequences are given with positive Dojo points for classroom citizenship.  Negative Dojo Points reflect poor choices in the classroom.

    Class Philosophy on Reading: Everyone Can Read! Find a Book that you Love and Read!

    Class Favorite Study: "The United States Constitution" Our main focus is on "The Preamble" and "Notable People" in history that helped create our "Constitution." and the Three Branches of Government.  Over two hundred years later, "The Constitution" is still the written source of our Country's Freedom, Liberty and Government. We will learn songs to help us remember  some of these important moments in history.

    Class Favorite Lesson:  Noah Webster wrote our first American English Dictionary and Speller. He was friends with Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin. The Statue of Liberty has welcomed many people to our country.  We are excited to learn more about our country.

    Class Subject Areas: Reading, Language, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Math

    Class Unexpected Teachable Moment: We were early for our P.E. class one afternoon. We were waiting by the trees outside the gym.  It had rained the day before, but the ground wasn't to muddy. We decided to practice our spelling. All we needed were some twigs from the tree and the dirt. I called out our spelling words and the children wrote them in the dirt with their twigs. I walked around them to see how their spelling was coming along.  So fun for them and myself!

    Class "Character Traits" Learned:  Honesty, Diligence, Trustworthiness, Gratefulness, Self Control, Patience, and Respect. 

    Class Reading Incentives:  Accelerated Reading Points earned.  Small prizes are given as a bonus when you reach your Personal Reading Goal. 

    Class Daily Schedule:  Each day is a new day and we can be happy and be glad in it! 



    9:15 Announcements

    9:30 - 11:30 Reading Block

    11:35-12:00 Recess

    !2:00-12:25 Lunch

    12:30-1:30 Math

    1:30-2:15 Science/Social Studies

    2:15-3:00 Specials

    3:00-3:30 RTI Small Group

    3:30 - 3:45 Pack Up/Safedismissal

    3:45 End of Day





    "Onward and Upward"  

    "Onward and Upward!" 

    Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older,

    they will not leave it.

    Proverbs 22:6(NLT)

    Email:  Carol Johnston