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Susan Jannino's Classroom: Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Partnering with Parents to Enrich the Student Learning Experience

“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.” 
Hiam Ginott

Unified Arts Schedule

Monday: Guidance

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Art

Friday: PE

Educational Tools & Games

Scholastic Book Ordering

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Mystery Number Game

Mystery Number

This game is a way for your children to practice all of the ways to make 10. This is an important number as it is the basis for our place value system. We need to know all the combinations that make ten in order to learn strategies for making addition and subtraction easier. All you need is a deck of cards. Have fun!

  1. Take out the 10s, Js, Qs and Ks from a deck of cards. The Ace=1.
  2. Shuffle the cards and take one card out without looking at it and put it aside.
  3. Turn over cards one at a time. When there are 2 cards that make a ten (1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, or 5+5) put them off to the side.
  4. Continue until there is only one card left.
  5. The missing card is whatever number goes with the last card to make 10!

Class Schedule

A Typical Day

8:45-9:00 Morning Routines

9:00-9:30 Intervention

9:30-9:45 Calendar/Greeting

9:45-10:00 Word Study

10:00-11:30 Readers'/Writers' Workshop/Integrated Science and Social Studies

11:30-12:15 Lunch

12:15-12:30 Handwriting/Typing Agent

12:30-1:30 Math

1:30-1:45 HW/Jobs

1:45-2:00 Recess

2:05-2:45 Specials

2:45  Pack up

3:00 Dismissal 


  1. Reading: Please have your child establish a nightly routine that includes 15 minutes of reading. The best way to become a better reader is to READ! :-) Reading is recorded on the reading log which is sent home monthly. More than one can be passed in per month. :-)
  2. Math: Ocassionally homework will be given to practice concepts we are working on in class. Please go over the homework with your child to help fix any mistakes that are made. (Mistakes are for learning!) Please do not spend more than 10 minutes on math homework. If your child is uncooperative or does not understand the concept, please write a quick note and send it back the next day. When there is no homework sent home please have your child do 10 minutes of ST Math Fluency.


Ultimately it is your child's responsibility to do and return homework. You can help your child by establishing consistent routines and a quiet spot for nightly homework. Teach your child the importance of responsibility and return homework to its folder and place the folder into backpack immediately! They will be the ones experiencing the consequences on this end. Remember...we are partners in your child's education!


Please have your child practice double facts up to 20 until they know them by heart! 

Mrs. Jannino Grade 2

Barron School Resources

Word Study

We are working on recognizing beginning consonant blends. Consonant blends are 2 or 3 consonants at the beginning of a word where the individual consonant sounds can be heard and are blended together. For example bright, play, string, black, snow, spray, etc. Please have your child notice these as they are reading.

Turkey Trot