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Mrs. Kathy Long

Second Grade
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2nd Grade Teacher
610-409-9751 Ext 411

About Me
I have been teaching at Evergreen since 2003. In my time here, I have taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. I graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in psychology, but after working in the business world for a few years, I decided to go back to school and  become a certified educator. I earned my teaching certificate from Moravian College and my Master's Degree in education from Cabrini College. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, running and spending time outdoors. I look forward to exciting and fun year at Evergreen!

Specials Schedule

A Day: Spanish
B Day: Library
C Day: Music
D Day: Explorations (Technology)
E Day: Art
F Day: Phys. Ed

Mrs. Long's Class 2017-18

ELA (English/Language Arts

Fundations: Unit 6
During this unit, we are working on the vowel-consonant-e (v-e) syllable type. Students are learning that the silent e at the end of the word makes the vowel say its own name. 

Example: cape

We will also talk about how words in the English language do not end in the letter v. Because of this, some words still have a short vowel sounds, but end with a silent e.  (have, give)

Reading Wonders
Unit 2 Week 4: Essential Question: How are offspring like their parents?
Genre: Expository Text
Comprehension Strategy: 
Good readers reread the text to help their understanding.

Comprehension Skill:
Good readers can identify the main topic and key details in a text.

Vocabulary Strategy: 
Students will identify and define multiple meaning words.

Grammar Focus: 
Students will work on plural nouns ending in -s and -es, and identify irregular plural nouns. 

Vocabulary Words 
These are our focus words this week and will be in our weekly stories. Students will begin to have a weekly vocabulary quiz.

adult- a person who is fully grown
alive- having life, living
covered-put over or on top of
fur-the hair on an animal
giant-very large
groom- to make clean and neat
mammal- a type of animal with fur that gives milk
offspring- the young of an animal

Writing: This week, we will begin working on paragraph writing. Each week, students will have a different topic that they will write about. Students will learn how to create a topic sentence, supporting details and a closing sentence. 

The students are continuing to work on their personal writing stories in class. 


We are currently in Chapter 2. We have been working on addition up to 1,000. We have first worked on adding 3-digit numbers without regrouping. We are now moving into "regrouping" in the ones. Students have been using Base-10 Blocks to help them concretely see this concept, where they must physically "regroup" ten ones into a "long" (a group of ten). Then they move the "long" into the tens place. Students are also working on how to show by writing the problem.