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 From the Mountains to the Sea,
Second Grade is the Place to Be!
CGS is the only place I want to be, and I’ve made it my home for 23 years. I graduated from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg with a degree in Elementary Education. In addition, I received a Master’s + 30 degree from Converse College. I have taught many things throughout the years at CGS. When I first started here I worked in special education and gifted and talented. For 13 years, I worked in third grade, and then I moved to second grade. I have been teaching second grade for eight years, and this has been my favorite grade to teach.
Your child is going to learn so much! I want you to know that I am here for your child and for you!!! If you need me, you can email me at or call the school and leave a message. I am more than happy to reach out to you.

 What Do I Need to Expect?

You will be receiving a weekly email from me that details what we are learning for the week. 

We will work on fluency a great deal in second grade. Your child may not have the fluency yet they should have by the end of first grade, so it is my job to get them where they need to be.  If you know what I am working toward, then working on this at home, will speed up the process.  If your child has the fluency they need, then I will provide them with harder texts to read during guided reading groups, teach them additional comprehension strategies, and increase and introduce vocabulary that is above a second grade level.

This is what I will be using to teach fluency, and also how I will assess their fluency.

1. Fluency includes the smoothness at which they read. They need to work on the choppiness and not sounding like a robot.

2. The pacing is important, because they shouldn't read too fast or too slow.

3. We will also work on expression as they read. When the story calls for it, they need to sound sad, or mad, or whisper, or sound as though they are having a conversation.

4. Phrasing is also important which will help with the smoothness at which they read. Do they stop at periods, do questions sound like questions, at an exclamation point, do they show excitement?

Remember we are all in this together, and together we will make your child a successful second grader.

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Physical Address: 250 Fagan Avenue | Campobello, SC 29322
Phone: (864) 472-9110 | Fax: (864) 468-4210
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