Alta Vista Elementary School

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Overview

Mrs. Pugliese, Mrs. Winger, Mrs. Phillips, Ms. Garcia

Welcome!

The first bell rings at 8:10 am. Students should be lined up shortly before the first bell. The second bell rings at 8:15 am. Dismissal is at 2:40 pm except on early release Wednesdays dismissal is at 1:15 pm.

Snacks

Snack recess is at 10:30 am. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR CHILD WITH A NUTRITIOUS SNACK even if he/she is buying hot lunch. Lunch is from 12:00-12:50

Birthdays

The second grade teachers have decided that we will celebrate student birthdays with a special project in class on their special day. We ask that no treats or goodie bags are brought from home. Thank you.

Field Trips

History Park - December

Tech Museum - January

Filoli - May

 
Second Grade Schedule
During distance learning, our schedule will three hours and fifty minutes of instructional time, both asynchronous and synchronous. We will use SeeSaw for our asynchronous learning platform, and Zoom for our synchronous instruction & class meetings.

 

Welcome to the Wonderful World of 2nd Grade!

 

Language Arts: The district focus for meeting all student needs is Guided Reading, Daily 5 and Writer’s Workshop. Instruction will integrate reading, word work, writing, grammar, speaking and critical thinking skills. There is a strong emphasis on reading comprehension. Writing focuses are narrative, informative and opinion.

Math: Our curriculum is Eureka Math. Focus is on +/-, place value, mental math strategies, money, time and measurement.

Social Studies: Focus is on Long Ago vs. Today, Geography, Economics and Influential People.

Science: Focus is on Physical, Life, Earth, Investigation & Experimentation, Engineering and Computer Science