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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

ELA (English/Language Arts

Fundations: Unit 3
Due to our short week, we will continue reviewing the concepts of Unit 3 this week. We are working on "closed syllable exceptions. 

Closed Syllable Exceptions

There are 5 closed syllables make the long vowel sound. We learn these as glued sounds.

-old -ild -ost* -ind* -olt

* these two sounds can sometimes make the short vowel sound. We learn to check what would make sense in the sentence when we encounter words with these endings.
[cost vs. coast and wind (up the toy)vs. wind (a breeze)]

Reading Wonders
Unit 1 Week 4: Essential Question: How do we care for animals?
Genre: Narrative Non-fiction
Comprehension Strategy:
Good readers ask and answer questions while reading.

Comprehension Skill:
Good readers use photographs in narrative non-fiction to help identify key details in the story. 

Vocabulary Strategy: 
Students will identify the root words in words with suffixes. 

Grammar Focus: 
Students will identify the predicate of a sentence. 

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.

allowed- having permission to do something
care- close and kind attention
excited- feeling happy and eager
needs- things one must have
roam- to wander
safe-away from harm
wild-an area where animals roam free
wandered- moved here and there

Writing: The students have been working on creating their own books, focusing on being creative and adding and expanding on their own ideas to their stories. This week, we are reading many different "mentor texts" that display good ideas and qualities of good writing. 


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.