Welcome to Mrs. Festa's 2nd Grade Classroom Site!

                                                                                 Future Second Graders - Mrs. Hopkins


Welcome and thank you for visiting our classroom site! I'm Mrs. Festa and I am very delighted to be a part of the Emerson family, and to teach Second Grade! This will be my tenth year at Memorial but my 17th year teaching. I truly enjoy being in the classroom and getting to know all of the children. It is going to be a great year filled with new and exciting discoveries. 

A bit about me...I graduated from Montclair State University with a BA degree in Communication Studies but I knew my heart was meant to be in teaching. I went back to school at William Paterson University for my Post-Baccalaureate in Elementary Education. I earned my Masters Degree in Teaching there as well. I am certified in Orton Gillingham. Learning never ends I tell ya! I just received my MA+16.

Your children are very important and special to me. Our classroom is known as "The Festa Family!" We work hard from day one focusing on values that can help everyone get to know, understand, and care for one another. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail me or simply send in a note with your child.  I will respond to your e-mail within 24 hours. 

***Please do not send any peanuts, nuts, peanut butter or foods containing nuts or peanut butter to be eaten as snacks in the classroom.  If your child brings in a snack containing any nut products, it will be sent home and a replacement snack will be provided.  We trust that you understand how deeply important it is to respect and adhere to these guidelines. If throughout the course of the year you have any questions or concerns about food-allergy related issues, please do not hesitate to contact us. ***

Phone: 201-599-7580

Thank You,
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2-F’s Specials Schedule






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Don't forget to wear your sneakers!

Don't forget to wear your sneakers!






1:30 - 2:15

1:30 - 2:15

1:30 - 2:15

1:30 - 2:15

1:30 - 2:15

Educational Websites 

Student math account offers access to homework, games and so much more!

BrainPOP Jr.
Educational movies for K-3 students that explain subjects and skills.

Learn about difference Science and Social Studies topics while reinforcing reading skills.

A math program used to increase speed and accuracy in arithmetic. 

RAZ Kids

Reading and writing practice.

Scholastic Book Club
Order online with our class' Scholastic Book Club!
Our class code is 

Scholastic Leveled Books
If you are looking for specific leveled books for your child then this is the place for you! Just click on your child's reading level under the DRA column. You will find a list of books to read. Enjoy!

Scholastic Book

Scholastic book orders are sent home monthly. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to order "just right" leveled books for your child to read at home. When you place an order, our class earns points that I can use towards new books for our classroom library!

You have the option of ordering online, using the following link: 
Order here!

Please be sure to enter our class code:HNY2N

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