MRs. Pedersen

Classroom News

Important Announcements

Morning Drop Off Supervision

Students who are eating a school breakfast will be allowed into the cafeteria at 7:30 a.m. We have a large number of students who are arriving at school between 7:30 - 7:45 a.m. who are not eating breakfast. They are just hanging out in the cafeteria. Our drop-off time for students who are not eating breakfast is 7:45 a.m.. We have been making announcements to students every day this week that beginning on Monday after Thanksgiving break, students who arrive before 7:45 a.m. and are not eating breakfast will not be allowed to enter into the cafeteria. There is no supervision in the front of the building or in the backyard until 7:45 a.m.. Please make other arrangements in the morning for your child if they are not eating breakfast.


We are off to a great start in 2nd grade! This website will be updated Monday-Friday mornings and again on Friday afternoon. Please check it then for any new information. We have not yet started homework or AVID planners. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please email me at

SNACKS: We are having one snack a day at 2:15 p.m. Please remember that items may not have any nuts and follow the snack guidelines in the Parent Handbook. Thanks!

AVID Planners: The purpose of the planners is to help the students learn good homework habits AND teach responsibility by having them be responsible for having them signed each night and return them to school every day in their homework folder. Please help your child with this if you can. Students will get 1 point for their reading grade each day they have it returned and initialed by an adult. Most weeks that will be 4 points for nightly reading homework, Mondays-Thursdays. I will collect the planners on Friday. This planner is sent home on Friday so that your student can see next week's spelling list as soon as possible if they like to practice. However, homework on the weekend is optional:)

AR testing time: We have limited time during the day to take tests, so it is important that each student uses their independent time wisely. Each day from 8-8:10 students can take tests, or anytime they are finished with their work and there is enough time to log in and test. There should also be time during WIN class a couple times a week. If your student needs help remembering, please send them with a note for me and I will do my best to get it taken asap.

WIN groups: WIN (What I Need) These grade level groups are flexible and are re-evaluated every 6-8 weeks.

Scholastic Book Orders - For online orders go to: Our classscode is PJ7WV.

Daily homework for 2nd grade is:

  • reading 15 min
  • math facts 5 minutes
  • practice spelling 10 minutes (tests on Thursdays)

Upcoming Dates

Please check the school calendar website for school wide important dates!

  • January 18th Scholastic Book Orders Due
  • January 21st: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 23rd: AVID Parent Showcase from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m.—Registration Required
  • January 24th: How To Presentations Due
  • January 28th: Class Group Picture Day—Formal Dress Uniform Required

Classroom Resources

Here is the link for the symbaloo for 2nd grade. This link allows students to have direct access to all of the sites that we use for practice, projects, and any other resources that we use to provide students with a rich learning environment! Many great resources for math!