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Mr. Banchero's Second-Grade Class


We go to school to learn to be leaders. We try to be happy leaders.

We treat others how we would want to be treated. So, we are respectful. Our mission is to follow the Seven Habits and to do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

We listen to the teacher!!! We do not talk back to the teacher.

We help others learn. We are resourceful and kind. One goal is to be proud of others. Another goal is to be happy for others.

We do our work, even if it is hard. When it is work time, we do not talk… unless it is group work.

We work together. We use kind words. We take turns. We have fun.

Our class promises to be the best leaders ever seen on Earth.

Welcome to our second-grade home page. In the classroom, I hope to build an environment rich in literacy, in inquiry, in discovery, and in challenges. Together, your child as student, you as parents, and me as teacher can create, cooperatively, an atmosphere in which risks are encouraged and successes are celebrated.

At a time when the traditional structures of caring have deteriorated, schools must become places where teachers and students live together, talk to each other, take delight in each other's company. My guess is that when schools focus on what really matters in life, the cognitive ends we now pursue so painfully and artificially will be achieved somewhat more naturally.... It is obvious that children will work harder and do things -- even odd things like adding fractions -- for people they trust.

Nel Noddings Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education (1988)

"The ideals which have lighted my way,

and time after time have given me courage to face life cheerfully,

have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth."

Albert Einstein