Alta Vista Elementary School

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2nd Grade » Overview


Mrs. Pugliese, Mrs. Winger, Mrs. Haughney, Mrs. Raser, Mrs. Landolt, Miss Mangione


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.


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


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


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