Reading: In second grade we use the Reading Street Basal as our basic reading curriculum. This basal consists of reading skills, spelling, writing and grammar.
Math: Progress in Mathmatics is the name of our math program. We start the year with a review of addition and subtraction, then continue with regrouping of addition and subtraction, geometry, measurement, fractions, and we end the year with multiplication and division.
Social Studies: We use Daily Geography which ranges from the study of communities to different states, climates, and geography.
Science:Science units that are covered in second grade are space and planets, animals and their habitat, weather and how it affects us, the body and its systems: respiratory, skeletal, muscles, digestive, and nervous system.
The specials that are available are p.e., music, art, computer, and library.
Fieldtrips taken: Planetarium at the University of Wyoming, Wyoming State Museum, Governor's Mansion, Wyoming State Capitol, Old West Museum
We are fortunate to be located across the street from the public library and use it frequently for research. The public library also has many exhibits that we are able to see.
I have two children who attend St. Mary's. We moved here from Washington D.C. where we lived for 7 years. We love living in Wyoming and we love St. Mary's! Teaching is not my job, it's my passion. I feel privileged to be teaching in such a supportive learning environment. I am so blessed to be able to spend each day teaching and learning with such wonderful children and staff.
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Master's Degree in Education and Reading Literacy
Other Qualifications: Linda Moodbell certifications in: Seeing Stars, Verbalizing/Visualizing, and LiPs.