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Friday, August 23, 2019

Dear Second Grade Families,

Welcome to our weekly Grade 2 newsletter! On Fridays, a newsletter will be posted onto our blog.
The newsletter is a place to find information regarding curriculum, as well as projects and other activities occurring in our second grade classroom.
We will also include information regarding whole school activities that second grade families may be interested in.  

Literacy – Reading and Writing

This week, we began to introduce the routines of our second grade reading and writing program.  Each day, students will practice these skills by reading different genres such as novels, short stories, poetry and informational books. During our writing time, students will also be exposed to the joy of writing stories, poetry, and informational writing.  Our writing instruction will also include English sentence structure, punctuation and grammar. They will also learn to organize their writing into paragraphs. 

Also in our classroom, instruction will include integrating our writing and reading into all other areas of the curriculum.  Students will be taught to read textbooks, research a topic of interest and create projects which share their learning.  

Math and Homework   

We have been reviewing and practicing addition and subtraction facts to one hundred in this first math module. Beginning next week, our class will bring home a math practice page on Mondays, Wednesdays and sometimes Fridays.  The homework is usually just one page for the purpose of a review of the concepts we covered in class. 


It has been a wonderful first week of school getting to know our second graders. Thank you for all of your support for our school and classroom. It is going to be a great year.  Enjoy the weekend!




Ms. Cleary and Second Grade Students

2019 August Specialists Calendar

At this point, the teacher does not need additional supplies!

Dear Second Grade Families,

My name is Ms. Kim Cleary and I am excited to welcome you to our second grade classroom! Here at Busan Foreign School, we have been busily preparing for our work together this year.  There are new books to read and explore. We will continue to build our writing skills as we create stories and practice taking research notes. Our mathematics curriculum includes learning about addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and geometry.  These are just a few of the wonderful things that we will be learning about and exploring in second grade.

I am looking forward to meeting you! Until then, here is a little bit of information about myself. My hometown is in Seattle, Washington, which is located in the Northwest corner of the United States. I have two wonderful children and three grandchildren that I love to spend time with. In my home state of Washington, there are many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, exploring and skiing. 

Along with our academic work, we will spend time getting to know one another and work to build a supportive classroom culture that provides opportunities for all students to grow as learners.  

The beginning of the new school year is a wonderful time.  I am very excited to meet you and begin our work together. If you have questions, please feel free to email me at  


Ms. Cleary

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