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Dinnette Johnson's Classroom: Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Partnering with Parents to Enrich the Student Learning Experience

Week of September 18, 2017

Although these muggy days make me long for beaches and flip flops, I'm looking forward to autumn's arrival on Friday. Happy Fall!

This week, students will begin a fun online reading program called RAZ-Kids where they'll be able to read just-right leveled texts. Also, students will have a Home Reading Log to keep track of what they read on the days "Read for 20 (or more) minutes" is assigned for homework. Please sign the log and keep it in the red folder. The log has enough entries for several weeks' worth of homework.

Also, please sign your child's Assignment Book each night. This is often the only confirmation I have that your child completed a homework assignment since we have few paper/pencil assignments. Mrs. Grande or I check the Assignment Books each morning.

Many parents signed up to donate supplies to the classroom at Open House. Thank you! Please feel free to send in donations at any time. I may ask for additional items throughout the year. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Have a wonderful week!


Our Specials!

Monday: Art with Mrs. Owens

Tuesday: Music with Mrs. Facendola

Every Other Wednesday: Guidance with Mrs. Gauthier

Thursday: P.E. with Mr. Verge

Friday: Library with Mrs. Mancini

Educational Tools & Games


We are very fortunate to have an air conditioner in our classroom. I strongly recommend students dress in layers or bring  sweatshirts or sweaters to wear if the room becomes too chilly. It's not ideal for students to wear coats or jackets in the classroom. 

Water bottles are welcome! Please label your child's reusable bottle or write his/her initials on the caps of recyclable bottles. We keep all the water bottles on a counter, not on students' desks, to help prevent spills. You wouldn't believe how many bottles are exactly the same, so labeling is important!

Second Graders are Busy Learning!

A Typical Day

8:45-9:10: Arrival: Morning Announcements & Business, Calendar, and Morning Meeting

9:10-10:10  Math Workshop

10:10-10:0  Snack Break

10:20-11:25 Reader's Workshop (including Word Study and Language Arts)

11:25-12:00 Intervention 

12:00-12:45 Lunch and Recess

12:45-1:30 Writer's Workshop

1:35-2:15 Special

2:15-2:45 ST Math

2:45-3:00 Dismissal

Student of the Month!

Stay tuned for information about the character traits we'll be discussing and looking for students to be displaying each month.