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Weekly News

We will only have PE on Tuesday next week, so please ensure your students wear their PE uniforms then. Next week is a 3-day week with no school on Thursday or Friday.

Reading Workshop

Learning Objective: Students will be able to… Become stronger readers by setting reading stamina goals and working towards them.

Summary: We are continuing our first Reading unit. Our main focus in the beginning of this unit is to get students to take charge of their reading and work to improve their reading comprehension and reading stamina. We have reached our 20 minute class goal together, and are actually at 21 minutes right now! I encourage families to help students improve even further with daily reading time at home.

Writing Workshop

Learning Objective: Students will be able to… Write narrative stories using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Summary: We are continuing our first writing unit on narrative writing (writing about and describing your own experiences). Students will continue organizing and writing stories about small moments that matter to them by zooming in and stretching out the details.


Learning Objective: Students will be able to…measure the length of objects, as well as compare and combine them by using addition and subtraction.

Summary: We are continuing with our second math unit about measurement in cm and meters, and the addition and subtraction of lengths. We are deepening conceptual understanding of measurement and relating addition and subtraction of lengths.

Social Studies & Science

Learning Objective: Students will be able to… distinguish between wants and needs, goods and services, and producers and consumers. 

Summary: Following our learning about wants and needs, as well as goods and services, students will continue our economics unit to learn more about producers and consumers.


-Reading for 20 minutes each night

  • Read to self (Epic, Raz Kids)
  • Read to someone
  • Listening to reading

-Reflex math fluency practice

Upcoming Events

Chuseok (no school) – September 28 – 29

Foundation Day (no school) – October 2 – 3

 Dear Second Grade Families, 

I hope you had a beautiful summer with your loved ones and that you are looking forward to the start of the 2023-2024 school year. I am very excited to be your child’s teacher this year. Second grade is a year filled with fun, growth, learning, and connection and I am greatly looking forward to taking this journey with you. 

My name is Michele Underwood and I am from St. Louis, Missouri. I received my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education with a focus in language and literature from Southeast Missouri State University and have been teaching internationally for eight years. This will be my second time teaching in Korea, and I have previously taught second and third grade in Chile, the US, and Colombia as well. This will be my second year at BFS and I love being a part of this wonderful, tight-knit community. When I am not teaching I love to travel, read, scuba dive, hangout with my cat, go to the movies, and try new restaurants. My passion for teaching lies with young learners and the excitement they bring to the classroom. It is my privilege to help them discover how special and capable they are throughout our time together.  

My goal as an educator is to build a positive learning environment where each child feels safe, secure, supported and enriched in their learning. It is important for students to know that our classroom is a safe space to make mistakes and take intellectual risks. I focus on educating the whole child and believe that academics is just one part of learning. I am looking forward to building strong connections with your second grade students this year. 

BFS is an outstanding community and I look forward to working together with you this year to support your child and their growth!  If you have any questions between now and the start of school on Monday, please email me at 
Thank you for your time!

Very respectfully,
Ms. Underwood

Michelle Underwood  – 2nd Grade Teacher (

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