Welcome to Mrs. Gardewine's Second Grade!


*There are usually two phonics and two math papers each night. Please look over your child's homework. They should correct any mistakes. Please sign each page so we know you have looked over their work.

*Spelling words need to be reviewed and your child should read 20 min. each night. Their reading books will come home about once a week and their story needs to be read . They will be taking an AR test on the story for a grade the next day. That can count toward their 20 min. of reading each night.

*About once a week their Reconciliation or Eucharist book will come home.  Please review the Living My Faith page. Please sign the page to indicate you have reviewed with your child.

*We never give homework on Friday or have a spelling test on Monday. Spelling tests are not on the same day each week.  We have a spelling test every 5 phonics lessons. A list will go home along with the test date written at the top at least a week in advance. If you ever misplace the list I have them on my webpage.



Tuesday- Art

Wednesday- Library

Thursday- Music and Health

Friday- Computer Lab 

About me:

I have been teaching since 1986 ( Please do NOT do the math!) I have taught at Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Michael, and Teutopolis Grade School. I have worked with kinder-8th.  I started at St. Anthony in 1998. I have been teaching second grade every since.  Second is the perfect grade!

I am married and have four children. My husband Todd works in Effingham as a letter carrier for the USPS.  My daughter Avery is graduating from the U of I in December and starts her masters fall of 2017,  Zachary has one more semester at Lake Land College and then has been accepted into the nursing program at SIUE where he will be attending spring 2017, Morgan is attending Lake Land College and will be attending Maryville fall 2017, and Andrew is a sophmore attending McKendree on a xc track scholarship.

I am a graduate of St. Anthony Grade and High School. My children make the 5th generation of my family to graduate from St. Anthony Schools.  We have a proud tradition and I am honored to be a part of it.


These students know their Act of Contrition

These students know their Ten Commandments-