Welcome to 2nd grade!

We are very excited to have your children in our classes. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions. We are here to teach your children and to make sure they are in a caring and engaging environment.


Ms. Lathrop - I have been teaching in Fremont since 1988. I received my Masters of Education through the University of New England. I enjoy watching children become vested in their learning. I love providing STEM and other projects to promote increased competence in critical thinking and communication skills. I have three adult sons and two granddaughters. 

Mrs. Leighann Maher - I started teaching in Malden, Massachusetts in 1991 and in Fremont in 2000. I've enjoyed working with the families of the Ellis School and being a part of a wonderful community. I earned my BS in Elementary Education at Bridgewater State College, now University, and my Masters of Integrated Studies of Education at Cambridge College, both in Massachusetts. Since I love to read, I've kept up my learning with books and online articles, by going to conferences, watching videos, and working with my colleagues. I want to be a role model for life long learning. If you asked me my favorite subject, I wouldn't be able to answer anymore because now I love them all. I live in Chester with my husband Jeff and two children, Samuel (12) and Nora (4). I am excited to be back working with the second graders and my two teammates, Nancy and Gail.

You can reach us by emailing us at: 

Mrs. Leighann Maher, 895-2511, ext 506 - lmaher@sau83.org
Mrs. Nancy Lathrop, 895-2511, ext 201 - nlathrop@sau83.org
Ms. Gail Wentworth, 895-2511, ext    - gwentworth@sau83.org

*Be respectful, responsible and prepared.
*Do your best and be proud of your work.


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Homework should be practice. Second graders are to do about 20 minutes a night. If your child has attended to their homework for 20 minutes, please feel free to sign off on it. Homework typically includes read for 10 minutes, math worksheet and study spelling words.
Homework is checked for completion. It is not corrected. We will stamp it to mark we have seen it. 


Reading: Read at a second grade level with fluency and expression. Read and answer comprehension questions. Prove answers by going back into the text. Use text features to help explain the text.
Writing: Write research papers after doing shared research.  Write opinion pieces. Write narratives with well developed characters that show emotion, feelings and actions as well as  a solid beginning, middle and end.
Math: Addition, subtractions, explaining their work and thinking, word problems, clocks, money, shapes and measurement.
Science: Investigation and experiments. Plants, habitats and animals. Matter and landforms.
Social Studies: Heroes, Community, Important People

Computer sites for practice and research


Game Goo            

Moby Max            


national geographic for kids     

maps and populations of the world