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- Health, Art

Wednesday- Music

Thursday- Library (return books from last week)

Friday- PE (tennis/gym shoes)

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. Avery is at the U of I earning her masters in social work. Zachary is a junior nursing major at SIUE. Andrew is a junior Professional Writing, minor in creative writing and a minor in marketing. Andrew also runs XC and track for McKendree. Morgan is a junior at Maryville University studying occupational therapy.

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.