Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am so excited to be working with your 2nd graders this year. I have been busy planning a fantastic year for all my students. I can not wait to watch them learn and grow.
We will be using many new tools and programs this year to help students achieve success. One program that I am excited about incorporating is AVID. Advancement Via Individual Determination is a college readiness program that Sandrini is fortunate to be using this year. You will see your students bringing home their AVID binders where they will keep their notes, paperwork, important school schedules, etc. all organized in one place. Students will be encouraged to be accountable and responsible for their organization, use a planner for a "plan ahead" mentality, learn time-management skills, set goals, use inquiry methods, take part in collaborative learning, use effective reading strategies, and be part of community building with open communication. It's going to be an awesome year! Another fun aspect of AVID is that each classroom will incorporate a college, or university, into their theme. Our class will be the University of Oregon. We will be using the University of Oregon Ducks along with the Team O theme.