Hello! My name is Ashley Reeves, and I am excited to be your child's second grade teacher this year!

I am the mother of a 10-year-old daughter, Marley, and two golden retrievers, Summer and June. The students will hear me talk a lot about Marley and the rest of my family because they are very important to me. They will also see Marley frequently because she will be in fifth grade at AES.

This is my 16th year of teaching, all spent at Auburn Elementary! I spent my first 12 years teaching fourth grade, and this will be my fourth year teaching second grade. I absolutely love second grade and feel like I have found my forever home!

I grew up in Christiansburg and graduated from Christiansburg High School in 2002. After that, I attended Virginia Tech, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in 2005 and a master’s degree in elementary education in 2007. It was my dream since elementary school to become a teacher, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to fulfill that dream year after year!

In my spare time, I enjoy photography, shopping, reading, traveling, watching UVA sports, and spending time with my friends and family. (Even though I attended Virginia Tech, I am a die-hard Virginia fan... it’s a long story!)

It is my belief that parents, students, and teachers are a team who work together to make sure students are as successful as they can possibly be. You will hear from me often throughout the year, as I strive to always keep lines of communication open and families informed about what we are doing in the classroom. I also believe that our class is a family. We will work hard to establish that sense of family at the beginning of the year and continue to reinforce it throughout the school year. I look forward to having you and your child on my team and in my family this year, and I can't wait to start helping your child learn and grow!

  • Number concepts and patterns

  • Place value and comparing numbers

  • Rounding

  • Basic addition and subtraction facts, word problems

  • Two-digit addition and subtraction

  • Time

  • Money

  • Geometry and fractions

  • Measurement (length, weight, temperature)

  • Probability and data


  • Fiction

  • Nonfiction

  • Poetry

  • Comprehension skills

  • Text features


  • Personal narratives

  • Informational

  • Opinion

  • Expository (research)


  • Open/closed syllables

  • Long vowel patterns

  • Animal life cycles

  • Living systems

  • Seasonal changes

  • States of matter (solids, liquids, and gases)

  • Weather

  • Plant life cycles

  • Plant uses

  • Force and motion

  • Citizenship

  • Map skills

  • American Indians

  • U.S. holidays

  • Famous Americans

  • Natural, human, and capital resources

  • Goods and services

  • Economic choices

  • Changes in U.S. history

  • National symbols and patriotism