Welcome to 2nd Grade!

My name is Vanessa Tungate and I have been a teacher for 15 years. This is my 12th year teaching 2nd grade at Maggie Cordova. I look forward to another great school year!

Class Announcements

Homework: Weekly homework is sent home on Monday and is collected and reviewed on Friday. Please refer to the homework calendar to see nightly requirements. Remember that each calendar box needs to be initialed nightly in order for students to receive credit for nightly reading.

Daily Snack: Students need to bring in a healthy snack from home daily. I keep a back-up supply for kids who sometimes forget. Snack donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated! Students should also bring a water bottle daily in order to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Birthday Celebrations: You are welcome to send in treats for your child's birthday, but remember that treats must be healthy! There are lots of ideas online for healthy birthday snacks!

Specials Rotation:

Day 1 - Computer

Day 2 - Music 1

Day 3 - No Special

Day 4 - Music 2

Day 5 - Library

Day 6 - Art

Day 7 - No Special

***Please note that P.E. will not be part of our rotation. We will have P.E. every Friday.

Challenge Homework: Every two weeks we focus on a science or social studies theme. Students may do a project at home that goes along with our focus. It can be a poster, power point presentation, diorama, etc. Projects can be brought in any time during the two weeks. Projects aren't required, but it is encouraged that children choose at least one project throughout the year. Themes are as follows:

Sept 11-Sept 22: Farm Animals

Sept 25-Sept 29: Hot Air Balloons

Oct 2-Oct 12: Frogs and Toads

Oct 16-Oct 27: Nocturnal Animals

Upcoming Events:

October 6th Balloons Aloft (7:00AM): Breakfast burritos

and hot cocoa will be sold!

October 9th Jog-A-Thon

October 13th Fall Break

October 24th-31st Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 10th End of 1st Trimester

November 22nd-24th Thanksgiving Break

Classroom Library: We are always trying to add books to our classroom library. If you have books at home that are no longer being used, we would love to have them for our class!