Second Grade

Fostering Natural Curiosity and Creativity

In second grade, we build on the skills learned in Kindergarten and first grade. Our goals at this age are to foster natural curiosity and creativity to problem solve across subject areas, to engage in active listening and respectful conversation skills using Positive Discipline strategies, to expand complex vocabulary through challenging narrative and informational text, to increase stamina and engagement in reading and writing across all genres, to problem solve and use inquiry-based learning using STEM-based projects, and to heighten awareness of the world around us and learn to be proactive citizens who see and understand the importance of all races and cultures.

WHY WESTSIDE?

"Our child loves Westside. She is in a happy and safe environment that enables her to fully engage in learning." -Westside Parent
A 2nd grade boy kneeling on the edge with a clear cup

2ND GRADE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Salmon life cycle
  • Roots of Empathy

LEARNING AT WESTSIDE

SPECIALISTS

SECOND GRADE TEAM

Abby Kostry

Abby Kostry

2nd Grade Teacher
Cathy Walton

Cathy Walton

2nd Grade Teacher
Ildi Strieker

Ildi Strieker

Instructional Assistant