2nd Grade
(303) 772-3711 x106
Room  #106

Welcome to Second Grade!
I have a bachelor's degree in Language Arts with a minor in reading and my elementary education endorsement from the University of Northern Colorado. When I am not teaching I love to do anything outside and am an avid swimmer. I love to travel, feel free to ask me about all the places I have visited.

Units of Study:
(All homework is listed on the calendar. Just click on a date.)

Students receive the words at the beginning of the week and are tested on them on Friday. Students should be practicing the spelling words each night - a handout will go home this week on Monday to provide your child with a variety of fun ways to practice the words. Your child will also have a Spelling notebook (red composition book). Some activities (such as writing the words in different colors) will be done directly on the page, while others (such as cheering the words to an adult) will require a parent signature to verify that the activity was completed. If you have any questions, please send me an email.

Please have your child read at least 20 minutes each night (a total of at least 100 minutes each week).  Each Friday, students will receive a new reading log to record their reading for the week. A parent signature is required to verify that the minutes read each night. Reading logs are due every Friday.

CKLA Skills Unit 4:    
  Students will be reviewing consonant sounds, one- and two-syllable words, read contractions and be able to identify their noncontracted equivalents, recognize high-frequency (Tricky) words and begin a  grammar strand, with instruction in the use of quotation marks.  Students will also be assessed on their reading levels, fluency and comprehension skills. Occasionally your student my bring home a take home page to practice skills or reading done that day for homework.

CKLA Domain 7: Westward Expansion
  Students will be listening to and learning about the time of westward expansion during the 1800's. Students will be learning why pioneers were willing and eager to endure hardships to move westward. We will also be learning about important innovations in both transportation and communication during this period. This unit will also help students understand the hardships and tragedies that Native Americans endured because of westward expansion.   

Subtraction Up to 1,000

  Students will continue to work on place value, fact fluency and subtraction by subtracting 2 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping.

    Students will continue to work on writing complete sentences and paragraphs.

News and Notes:

Important Calendar Days: 2016-17
Sept. 5th- No school. Labor Day
Sept. 19th- No school. Teacher in-service
Oct. 11th-12th- Conferences
Oct. 17th- No School. Teacher in-service
Nov. 18th- Early Release. Students out at 1 pm
Nov. 21st-25th- Thanksgiving break
Dec. 16th- Early release. Students out at 1 pm
Dec. 19th-Jan 2nd- Winter Break
Jan. 13th-No School. Teacher in-service
Jan. 16th-MLK Holiday
Jan. 26th-27th Conferences/Early release
Feb. 17th-No school. Teacher in-service
Feb. 20th- President Day's- No schools
Mar. 13th- No school. Teacher in-service
Mar. 27th-31st- Spring Break
Apr. 28- No school-Teacher in-service\
May 24th- Last day of school. Early release. Students out at 1pm  


Core Virtues 2016-17
August / September: Respect and Responsibility
October: Perseverance
November: Stewardship
December: Service
January: Courage
February: Honesty and Justice
March: Mercy
April: Gentleness and Humility
May: Wonder and Wisdom

Learning Resources:

Homework that is expected each night:

Read for 20 minutes every night

Rocket Math

Spelling Practice

Ms. Miller's Calendar