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

Partnering with Parents to Enrich the Student Learning Experience

Week of January 29, 2018

Can you believe February is here? I wonder if Puxsutawney Phil will see his shadow on Friday? I hear snow will be in the air that day.

In an effort to improve students' fluency, accuracy, and automaticity with basic math facts, I have added another math Website for students to practice - XtraMath. I will send home a letter about math practice and how to access XtraMath at home. I encourage all students to practice basic facts on a regular basis at home!

Fisk's Winter School Store is open for business this week! 2nd graders may shop on Monday or Thursday before school.

Check out what we're learning this week by clicking the Classroom Connections tab above.

Have a great 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


I encourage all students to dress in layers in the classroom. A light sweatshirt or sweater is good for keeping the chill away and is easily removed when it's warm. However, it's not good for the children to wear their outside coats or jackets in the classroom when they are cold. Please help your child dress comfortably.

And, a gentle reminder... please label children's winter gear. We're always looking for lost gloves, misplaced hats, and mistaking one student's belongings for someone else's.

With very few exceptions, toys should not be brought to school. This includes stuffed animals, Squishies, dolls, and small toys like Shopkins. Thank you!


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

10:10-10:20  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!

Congratulations to Arianna Giandomenico, our January Student of the Month! Arianna received the award for showing respect and being a good model for others. Nice job, Arianna!

Our next Student of the Month focus is Responsibility.  A deserving student from our class will receive the award in January.