Second Grade

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Ms. Robinson

    

Brooke Robinson is currently our Grade Leader in Second Grade. She joined the East Elmhurst Community School family our opening year in 2013. Since joining us, she has taught Kindergarten ICT, First Grade, and looped with her students to second grade. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Elementary Education, as well as her Masters Degree in Literacy. Ms. Robinson strongly believes that the best teachers show you where to look, but do not tell you what to see. She see's the importance in hands on discovery in the classroom to help our students become the very best independent learners that they can be. Ms. Robinson has implemented flexible seating in her classroom this year to ensure that all students are comfortable and focused while learning! Having a fun, exciting, safe, and supportive classroom is incredibly important to Ms.Robinson, as she uses humour and love to connect with her students. 

 

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Ms. Mendez

  

Graduated from Queens College with a Masters in Bilingual Education and  Dual Bachelors in Spanish and Early Childhood education .

Taught a Dual Language kindergarten class and has worked with children as an Afterschool Group Specialist for over 10 years. Now, Daisy is a Dual Language second grade teacher.

She believes that the educator's in a child's' life give children the tools to succeed and become apart of their communities. Once a child becomes self aware of his or her own capabilities the world becomes an endless fountain of opportunities.

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Mr. O'Kelly

 

This is Mr. O'Kelly's sixth year working at PS 329. Mr. O'Kelly is the special education teacher for second grade. Mr. O'Kelly received his bachelor's degree from LIU post in childhood education. He also has a Master's degree in special education from Queens College. Mr. O'Kelly coaches a variety of after school sports at PS 329. He is a baseball, soccer and hockey coach. Mr. O'Kelly played four years of college baseball at LIU Post. He received athletic scholarship as a pitcher for the baseball team. He believes that students can learn important life lessons such as being determined through athletics.

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Ms. Sibucao

    

I received my B.A. major in Early Childhood Education from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and my M.S.Ed in General and Special Education in Early Childhood from Touro College.

I taught as a K-6 general education teacher in Philippines for two years and as a Universal Pre-Kindergarten teacher in Richmond Hill, Queens for four years.

I strongly believe in the importance of teacher encouragement and motivation for students. I aim to encourage students while teaching them to be intrinsically motivated by offering challenging yet fun and supportive lessons and activities. Having a safe, fun and supportive class is important for me that is why I believe in using preventive and supportive behavior strategies more than corrective. I achieve this through providing engaging lessons and by establishing clear expectations.

 

 

  

Click the link below to view the weekly homework. 

Due March 23.pdf 

 

 

 

Reading and Writing Units of Study for Second Grade.

 

Reading Workshop                                                                                            Writing Workshop

Unit 1: Reading Growth Spurt                                                                      Revving up Writing Muscles

Unit 2: Growing Word Solving Muscles                                                     Improving Narrative Craft

Unit 3: Becoming Experts: Reading Non Fiction                                   The How to Guide to Nonfiction Writing - Current Unit

Current Unit

Unit 4: Accelerating Readers' Growth in Longer Fiction Books       Writing about Reading

 

Important Websites

Please make sure you child is logging into Raz-kids for reading and dreambox for math. They should be doing this every night! Every student has their own personal login information.

 

https://www.raz-kids.com/

https://play.dreambox.com/login/sdq6/tjy5