PAULETTA SAWYER

2nd Grade

Homeroom: Rm D103
Phone: (907) 742-1300
Email: sawyer_polly@asdk12.org

Welcome to the class page for Ms. Sawyer's 2nd graders in D103.

This year promises to be and exciting year of challenges and learning. We are beginning the year learning about mindset and how to motivate ourselves to keep going even when faced with tough tasks. Kids will explore how the
brain works and learn strategies to keep them working and growing new brain connections. We are also practicing mindfulness, the ability to focus, quiet our bodies and minds and be present in the moment. Kids have a lot going at
school, at home and their brains are working overtime. Some kids get angry or frustrated, some get anxious and some just can't stop the constant talk going on in their heads. Mindfulness practice will help slow them down and calm
their emotions. It will also help them focus on work, build relationships and feel happier during the day.

We are working on second grade Go Math. Reading follows the Houghton Mifflin reading curriculum. We will spend time with the new second grade science, beginning the year studying Earth Processes.

You are always welcome to join us! If you'd like to visit your student's classroom, please contact me either by email or phone and we can set up a time for your visit.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Here's to a great school year!
Polly Sawyer.