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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: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: PE

Thursday: Library

Friday: Guidance

Educational Tools & Games

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Class Schedule

A Typical Day

8:45-9:00 Morning Routines

9:00-9:10 Calendar/Greeting

9:10-9:30 Word Study

9:30-11:00 Readers'/Writers' Workshop/Integrated Science and Social Studies

11:00-11:30 Intervention Block

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. Spelling: Each week there will be a different spelling pattern we are working on. Please work with your child to notice these patterns in words in their books. Practice recognizing the sounds of each pattern. Your child will also be responsible for 10 personal words to learn. These are words they will encounter frequently and are essential to learn. Many do not have recognizable patterns. (Ways to Practice: 1. Write words in a pan of rice or sand. 2. Use a whiteboard 3. Type on the computer. 4. Air write the letters as they are said aloud. 5. Say a letter and jump or step forward, say the next letter and jump or step forward, etc.) Weekly spelling tests will consist of their 10 personal words to learn. In addition I will give 5 simple sentences which include words that follow the weekly pattern along with common high frequency words. In this way your child practices spelling in the context of writing, allowing practice in using capital letters and punctuation. I will also include prior patterns to see who is retaining the patterns week to week. NOTHING needs to be returned to school.
  3. Math: Homework will be given to practice concepts we are working on in class. Please go over the homework with your child to help him 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!

Mrs. Jannino Grade 2

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