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Last Update: November 22, 2019
What's Happening in Second Grade: November 22, 2019
    • We had a strong turnout for Fall Family Night. Hopefully parents took away some useful ideas and  enjoyed pizza with their children.  
    • Students have been busy working on their research projects.  The projects involve collecting research, organizing, writing, and revising to create the final project.  Various text features such as; maps, bold words, diagrams, pictures, labels, table of contents, and a glossary could be used to further convey the information.
    • In math we continue to work on combining and comparing double digit numbers. Students are exploring operation strategies as they defend their work.
    • Our Second 9-week Math Bling  is to correctly solve 20 subtraction problems within 20 in 2 minutes or less.
    • Our Second 9-week Reading Bling is to meet student’s individual AR Goal with tests at a rate of 80% accuracy.  See below for our AR Goals & Rewards. December 13, 2019 is the final day to meet AR Goals.
    • Please keep an extra set of clothes in your child’s backpack in the event that they need to change due to unexpected events such as a spill, bloody nose, or a tear.

Goals & Testing:  Second grade students are expected to read books and take available AR comprehension tests throughout the year.   Students have access to a variety of books in the classroom, library, on EPIC, and various books we read in class that have AR tests. If we have read, worked with, and discussed a book in class, students are often expected to take the AR test and a comprehension score is taken. Students have several opportunities to take tests in class.  They can take a test most mornings upon arriving to class and they have opportunities at certain times during the day. Students need an average comprehension score of 80% on tests, as well as reaching their numeric goal. Students can take tests on books they have read at home if there is a corresponding test. Students just need to know the author and title to find an AR test.  To see if a book your child is reading has an AR test go to 

AR Goals will be set as follows;

  • T2-T3 students’ goals will be set using the Renaissance AR Goal Calculator with students reading 15 minutes per day.
  • All other students’ goals will be set using the Renaissance AR Goal Calculator with students reading 20 minutes per day. 
  • All students must have an accuracy of at least 80%


  • Meet AR Goal- Bling and AR Treat & Party
  • Double AR Goal- Bling, AR Treat & Party, Spotlight, and they will sit at the VIP table during lunch one day during the last week of the term (Maybe we could get Pizza if there is money available)
  • Triple AR Goal- Bling, AR Treat & Party, Spotlight, sit at the VIP table, and Principal for the Announcements or other determined options

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 November Calendar


Second Grade & AES School Calendar:
November 26 - No Drama Club
November 27- December 1 - Thanksgiving Break
December 13- Last day to meet AR Gaol
December 19- Second Grade Christmas Party 1;30-2:30
December 20- Mobile Zoo Visit, Last Day before Winter Break
NOTE: 2nd Grade Activities & Club Meeting Days and Times:
 - Drama Club - Every Tuesday after school 2:40-4:00
 - Running Club - Every Wednesday after school 2:40-4:00
 - Choir Practice - Every Thursday after school 3:40-4:00

The best way to contact your child’s teacher is through Class DoJo or the email listed below:              

Sandy Stuart                       Angela Phelps 

Patty Honabach            Jennifer Kelly 

Caprice Richardson    Codi Dunning

Betsy James ​               Kelsi Laverdiere


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Pod 7 Teachers
Betsy James
Betsy James
Caprice Richardson
Caprice Richardson
Angela Phelps
Angela Phelps
Sandra Steart
Sandra Stuart
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Jennifer Kelly
Jennifer Kelly
Codi Dunning
Codi Dunning
Patricia Honabach
Patricia Honabach
Mrs. Laverdiere
Kelsi Laverdiere
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Lisa Hendrickson
Lisa Hendrickson
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