Hello, welcome to 2nd Grade 2016/2017. I look forward to working with our new students and families this year. We should have an exciting year learning and sharing and growing together. This is my 20th year teaching with the Anchorage School District! I have taught at Mt. View, Lake Hood & Northwood ABC prior to joining the Kasuun family. I have two sons in high school and multiple pets at home. In our free time, we backpack and explore the beauty of Alaska. This summer, we road-tripped to Skagway and hiked the Chilkoot Trail! I highly recommend it when your 2nd grader is just a bit older.
This year, our class will focus on reading and writing with our Houghton-Mifflin program and GoMath for mathematics instruction. Mrs. Powers, Mrs. Williams and I will share our language arts and math instruction. We will frequently assess our students' comprehension and fluency (computation for math) to determine the best learning environment for each student. We will also share instruction for Writing, Social Studies and Science. I will teach writing. Students' writing skills will progress this year as we begin our focus on basic sentence and paragraph structure. Mrs. Powers will teach science with a focus on earth systems and properties of matter. Mrs. Williams will teach social studies which focuses on Anchorage: Past & Present.
You may contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try to send out quick email notes several times each week. Please be sure I have your email address and feel welcome to send me notes, questions, etc! My appointment times are daily 2:10-2:30 or by appointment after school.
VOLUNTEERS: You are always needed & welcomed. I would love to have you read with students or help with classroom prep. And, we need a new door decoration each month. Please share your creativity! Our first door need: a giant Minion!
Our specialty class schedule:
Monday: 2:05 Music; 2:40 Library
Tuesday: 2:05 Music; 2:40 PE
Wednesday: 2:05 Art or Health
Thursday: 2:05 PE
Friday: 2:05 PE