WELCOME TO 2ND GRADE!
Goshen Friends School 2016-2017
What we will learn in 2nd Grade?
This year we will be finding adventure and investigate hidden worlds in classic novels such as Frog and Toad. We will learn to create PowerPoint presentations and also journey through the Internet with Web Quests.
We will begin our Math curriculum learning about “Touch Math”; how to use the touch points and count backwards. Second grade will be filled with fun, hands-on learning activities; I cannot wait to guide, teach and mentor your child!
A little About Your 2nd grade Teacher: Tr. GINGER!
I am absolutely thrilled to be here teaching 2nd grade at Goshen Friends School.
This year will be my 14th year as an elementary school teacher. (Wow!!) Most of my teaching experience was in New Jersey. Our family relocated to Pennsylvania from Princeton 5 years ago for my husband's job and I've was fortunate to stay home with our two children, Isabelle(5) and Ethan (4) and our dog Riley. My children are now school aged and I'm so happy that my own children will be attending GFS too!
I graduated from Lycoming College with a BA in both Music and Elementary Education. I also attended Lesley University in Cambridge to begin my graduate studies in both early childhood education and literacy.
I am so excited and happy to be your child's 2nd grade teacher this year at Goshen and I can't wait to get started on Sept. 7th!!
Our 4 year old son Ethan, our 5 year old daughter Isabelle, my husband Chris, and our 9 yr. old dog Riley (almost 10!) Photo taken at our favorite vacation spot, Kennebunkport, Maine.
Your Teacher’s Favorites!
- Color: Purple (green and black!)
- Food: Nachos, Pizza, Sushi, vanilla Cupcakes
- Movie(s): "Harry Potter"
- Drink: coconut water, Strawberry Milkshake/Starbucks Caramel Latte
- Place: Beach, lake - Anywhere near the water! Of course I love Disney World too!!
When I'm not teaching, I enjoy......
In my free time I enjoy any activity that allows me to be outside!. We love going to the beach and pool, riding our bikes or having a picnic in the park. All of us enjoy skiing, hiking, horseback riding, walking our dog and going fishing both at the beach and the lake. We especially enjoy our yearly trips to both Disney World and Kennebunkport, Maine. If I ever get a spare moment (which isn't that often!) I enjoy making crafts, reading, singing, watching movies and spending time with my family and friends.
2nd grade "Whoo Are You?" Activity!
Whoooo are you?
I would love to know more about your child and what makes him or her SPECIAL!
On Friday September 9th I will be sending home directions to fill a small paper bag with items that make your child special! Please limit the items to 5 and put them inside for your child to share with the class on Wednesday September 14th. The bag will go home on Friday September 9th. Please have your child fill it with special things and return it to school by Sept. 14th. (Examples of items include pictures, a special stuffed animal or books. I will also be completing this fun activity so the class will learn more about their teacher-Ginger!
I cannot wait to meet your child and to also learn more about their parents too! We have a fun year ahead of us so hold on and enjoy the ride!!