Ms. D’Antonio completed her Bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University. She then went on to receive her Master’s degree from Touro College in Students with Disabilities, grades 1-6. In her continuing education she received a district math certificate for coursework through Lehman College and TESOL coursework through St. John’s University. Ms. D’Antonio began her teaching career at PS 148, which is also in East Elmhurst. She was lucky enough to join our East Elmhurst Community School in 2016.
Ms. D’Antonio has a passion for helping all children reach their potential and loves to challenge students to be curious and take chances when learning. She strives to empower her learners to think for themselves and recognize their importance in the community.
Ms. Pipola graduated with her BA in Elementary Education and her Masters in TESOL from Queens College. She has been working with children for over 10 years in both school and camp settings. Ms. Pipola was first introduced to P.S. 329 by Dr. Longo and started as a substitute for K-2nd grade. This is her third year as a 4th grade teacher and her fourth year teaching at East Elmhurst Community School.
Ms. Abreu has been teaching in NYC public schools for 5 years. She is thrilled to work in a collaborative community of teachers. She has experience teaching 3rd and 4th grade. She received her Bachelor's in childhood education from The City College of New York and her Master's in early childhood special education from Queens College. She loves spending time with her friends and family and crocheting.
Ms. Abreu is passionate about teaching students with disabilities and bilingual students. She believes that students work best when they are held to high expectations, receive positive reinforcement and work collaboratively with their peers.
Ms. A. has been teaching in the NYC DOE for 6 years. She received a double bachelors degree from Hunters College in Linguistics and Rhetoric and Childhood Education. She also received her masters degree from Hunter in TESOL. She is currently co-teaching the ICT classroom 2-309. She loves riding her bike, playing with her pets and eating lots of chocolate and cheese. Her favorite animal is a flamingo and she enjoys decorating her classroom with flamingos and plants!
Ms. Nava (Math)
Ms. Nava graduated in Early Childhood Education and Sociology from Queens College. She also attended Queens College for her Masters in Education. She has been teaching since 2014 where she worked in pre-K for 2 years. Ms. Nava has been working in East Elmhurst Community School since then. She first started as the second grade dual language teacher and is now the second grade math teacher. Each school year she is excited to meet her new students and to work with them and their families!
During lyric study, students study one artist for the week. The will learn about the history of the artist such as where they are from and what their famous songs are. Students will listen to songs from the artist while analyzing the lyrics. Students will study the vocabulary in the song along with many other aspects of the song such as figure of speech, parts of words, and analyzing the meaning of particular lyrics.
List of Second Grade Lyric Study Songs:
Artist Song Link
Rodgers and Hammerstein Getting to Know You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MNANgFCYpk&feature=youtu.be
Rodgers and Hammerstein Impossible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd0fuaD-OwE
Rodgers and Hammerstein Edelweiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc9dZfnbUMQ&feature=youtu.be
Rodgers and Hammerstein Climb Every Mountain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pih243I3Ong
Rodgers and Hammerstein I Have Confidence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV-6qbUHVww
Rodgers and Hammerstein My Favorite Things https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33o32C0ogVM&feature=youtu.be
Rodgers and Hammerstein Ten Minutes Ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YznE5tl9GiM&feature=youtu.be
The Kingston Trio M.T.A. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbtkL5_f6-4
Rodgers and Hammerstein Lonely Goatherd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRo0NlLYvwE
Ella Fitzgerald Blue Skies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epRXoS_P0lk
Julie Andrews Spoonful of Sugar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks4u1NFV4eQ
Annie You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry79LzkkDb4
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0byH9h1ClBY
Felix Bernard Winter Wonderland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIKt5p3UmXg
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFtb3EtjEic&feature=youtu.be
The Beatles Eleanor Rigby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5eMM2yjg98&feature=youtu.be
The Beatles Blackbird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo_DMGc2v5o&feature=youtu.be
The Beatles When I'm Sixty Four https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51YxVANGeJI&feature=youtu.be
The Beatles Help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cueulBxn1Fw&feature=youtu.be
The Beatles Hello, Goodbye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cueulBxn1Fw&feature=youtu.be
The Beatles Penny Lane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-rB0pHI9fU&feature=youtu.be
The Beatles Good Day Sunshine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QdcnSPrwLc&feature=youtu.be
The Beatles Hey Jude https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhXU8c8qwXs&feature=youtu.be
Julie Andrews Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwoXiIEh8O4
Howard Ashman Be Our Guest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASEdQLVIXRo&feature=youtu.be
Julie Andrews So Long, Farewell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG9I752Mmdk&feature=youtu.be
The Band The Weight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFqb1I-hiHE&feature=youtu.be
The Band Ophelia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpO4lji8lR0&feature=youtu.be
Annie Tomorrow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PzL8aL6jtI&feature=youtu.be
Johnny Mercer Two of A Kind
Johnny Mercer An-cent-tchu-ate the Positive
Irene Cara I'm Gonna Live Forever
Each week, students will study two paintings from an artist. They will also learn about the background of the artist such as when and where they were born, the style of artwork they created, and a famous quote from the artist. Students will engage in an open dialogue about the painting during class time. They will answer questions such as "What do you see? What makes your say that? What more can you find?" Students will compare the two paintings at the end of the week. They will also create a writing response about the paintings during social studies. Students will make a story about the painting, write what they notice about the painting, or write how they think the artist felt while creating the painting.
List of Artists and Paintings:
Week 1: George Braque
Week 2: Vincent Van Gogh
Week 3: Georges Seurat
Week 4: Paul Signac
Week 5: Henri Rousseau
Week 6: Paul Guaguin
Week 7: Alberto Burri
Week 8: Carol Caputo (artwork not available)
Week 9: Wassily Kandinsky
Week 10: Wassily Kandinsky
Week 11: Fridah Kahlo
Students will learn about one classical musician each week. They will learn about the history of the musician. They will also listen to one of their classical pieces. Students will think about the tone, speed, message, purpose, and feeling of the music.
List of composers and musical pieces:
Composer Musical Piece Link to listen at home!
Johannes Brahms Waltz in A Flat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oy6uV-eMOEs&feature=youtu.be
Frederic Chopin Nocturne Op. 27 No 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfW9d6SwliY&feature=youtu.be
Ludwig Van Beethoven Minuet in G https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f00pkoMnYPc&feature=youtu.be
Claude Debussy Reflections in the Water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLbpQl1cCl8&feature=youtu.be
Grupo Putumayo Madre Selva https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWXVNBU2gPs&feature=youtu.be
Freddy Velasquez Awa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38U-Ne6tBuU&feature=youtu.be
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLj_gMBqHX8&feature=youtu.be
Dmitri Shostakovic Quartet No. 8 Op. 110
John Adams A Short Ride in a Fast Machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LoUm_r7It8&feature=youtu.be
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons - Spring
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons - Summer
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons - Autumn / Fall
What Can You Do at Home?
¿QUE PUEDES HACER EN CASA?
Second Grade Success Strategies