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Kim Hannis

Welcome to 2nd Grade!  ~  Mrs. Hannis's "Room 12 Crew"

Contact Me:
Mrs. Kim Hannis
2nd Grade Teacher
610-489-2991 Ext. 4612

C:\Users\Mommy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\MGF5G9S4\MC900215228[1].wmfWelcome to 2nd Grade!     ~ Mrs. Hannis’s “Room 12 Crew”

Dear Future Student of Mine:

It is soon time for us to meet and have a wonderful school year together. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your new classmates by playing some games and doing fun activities on the first few days of school. It is important for our class to work on building a TEAM so that we can all feel comfortable working closely together throughout the school year in our classroom community.  

But, WAIT....Isn’t Mrs. Hannis a 3rd grade teacher?

Yes, I was a 3rd grade teacher for the past six years, and before that I have taught 4th and 5th grades for many years, also.   I am very excited to begin this new journey and work with the amazing 2nd grade team of teachers and students!

What is it like in 2nd grade?

No need to be worried or nervous about entering 2nd grade.  It starts out just like how you finished 1st grade, but you will be amazed at what you learn and will be able to do by the end of the year! Some of the highlights of this year include reading all genres of chapter books, writing amazing stories using great “word choice” and creating interesting plots,  participating in Book Clubs, doing exciting research on country holidays and celebrations all over the world, as well as learning about plants and animals, too, by doing “hands-on” fun science experiments! We love to read in 2nd grade, so I hope you do too! We have other fun activities and field trips planned for you, as well.

What is my new teacher like?

I have twin daughters that will be entering 12th grade this year. I also LOVE dogs and rescue all of my pets from shelters. I have a terrier-mix named Finley, a Chihuahua/pug mix (a CHUG) named Jack and a chinchilla named Snow. I LOVE all animals and my favorite genre of books to read are fantasy stories with animal characters that act like people! I also like to write my own stories, and I hope that you do, too. I love to go to the movies, work in my  garden, and sometimes I enjoy cooking, but would much rather go out to dinner! My favorite food is pizza! I am a fun, relaxed teacher, but I like an organized and safe classroom filled with respectful , kind, and caring students that work hard and put forth their best effort every day. I am sure that you can help with that this year.

What do I need to bring to school?

Please bring the following items (on the supply list below) to school in a plastic zipper bag and make sure to write your name on EVERYTHING (and also on the outside of the plastic bag.) We will place limited supplies in the pencil box and store the extras, as needed throughout the year.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! Relax and have fun. Hopefully, you will have lots of stories that you can share with us at school and write about in writing workshop. Don't forget to keep reading! I can't wait to hear about some of you favorite books! Can’t wait to meet you!!                                                

Sincerely, Mrs. Hannis

Supplies Needed for Second Grade:

  • Homework assignment/agenda/homework book (wait to purchase this until we get word from our H&S who may generously supply each student with one.)

  • Pencil/Supply Box Hard, snap close type, regular size, no extra large sizes, please.

  • student safety scissors

  • 2 Boxes of #2 pencils (or a box of 24)

  • 2-4 white board dry erase markers and an eraser (BLACK markers only, please)

  • 4 highlighters (4 different  colors)

  • 2 large glue sticks

  • 1 pack of standard sized (square) Post-It Notes

  • 2 large pink erasers

  • Box of 24 crayons and/or colored pencils

  • 1 folder of your choice

  • EARBUDS or headphones to use during technology- Very important. Please place in a small container or zip lock  baggie labeled with your name.


  • Water bottle

  • pack of tissues for your desk

  • small bottle of hand sanitizer for your desk

  • Art smock

  • Sweater or sweatshirt to keep in closet for chilly days in the classroom

 Greatly Appreciated Donations :

Clorox Wipes ~Baby Wipes ~  Tissues ~ Sanitizer Pumps ~ Band-Aides ~ Bottle of Glue

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