Independence ES

2nd Grade

  • Second grade is a foundational year in which students learn to become more independent in their learning and thinking. Students will practice making positive choices and work on developing academic and social skills to set them up for success.  All students will be learning about  leadership skills and working with others to incorporate these dynamics into their daily classroom routines.

    Second graders use a variety of problem solving strategies.  Math thinking will entail the use of models, pictures and written explanations.  Reading skills will be strengthened by using a variety of toolkit lesson strategies to increase fluency and reading stamina.  Students will also be improving their comprehension skills through inferencing and summarization strategies.

    2nd grade



Name Email Title/Position Department
Gerritzen, Shelley ESL Teacher 2nd grade
Gibson, Julie Bilingual Teacher 2nd grade
Heneghen, Dawn ESL Teacher 2nd grade
Nguyen, Nancy ESL Teacher 2nd grade
Pelletier, Jessica Bilingual Dual Teacher 2nd grade
Ruiz, Marissa Dual ESL Teacher 2nd grade
Valle, Marlene Bilingual Dual Teacher 2nd grade