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

Partnering with Parents to Enrich the Student Learning Experience

Week of January 15, 2018

It's a short 3-day week, snow is in forecast, and the Patriots are Division Champs! Hooray!

We had several students absent last week due to various illnesses. If your child has the flu or other contagious illness, please let Nurse DiMario or me know. Thank you!

Some students, including those who were absent last week, are finishing iReady testing before the Friday deadline. 

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!

Charlotte DeStefano is our November Student of the Month for Kindness! She demonstrates kindness each day in and out of the classroom. Bravo and congratulations, Charlotte! 

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