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

Partnering with Parents to Enrich the Student Learning Experience

Week of November 20, 2017

This 3-day week is jam-packed with learning and fun! As part of our Social Studies unit about Native Americans, we'll be remembering the first Thanksgiving feast celebrated almost 400 years ago. It is our tradition at Fisk School for first graders to make butter and wear Pilgrim hats and bonnets, while second graders make corn bread and wear Native American headdresses. We'll come together to share our feast and learning on Tuesday afternoon. It's an exciting gathering!

I wish all of my students and their families a Happy Thanksgiving! 


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


This is a good time to remind everyone that students are not allowed to wear shorts to school until sometime in April or May.

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

Students are allowed to keep water bottles in the classroom on a counter to prevent spills at desks. However, even with daily reminders from me, students are not taking home these bottles or dumping out and recycling plastic bottles each afternoon. The counter has become cluttered with dozens of bottles. Please remind your child about taking these home or cleaning up after him or herself! Also, please label your child's reusable bottle or write his/her initials on the caps of recyclable bottles. 

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 Olivia Kelly, our first Student of the Month! Each and every day, Olivia has made kind and safe choices at school. She has also made good choices to follow classroom and school rules and expectations. Nice job, Olivia!

Our next Student of the Month focus is on Kindness.  A deserving student from our class will receive the award in November.