Second Grade

Mrs. Pearson

 

Kellie Pearson, Rebecca Faanes, Ann Erickson

 

The second grade at Mountain View School warmly welcomes you!

We are proud of our curriculum and the wealth of challenges available to the children. Our goals include nurturing independent thinking, fostering creative awareness and developing personal responsibility.

In our Open Court Reading Program, we specialize in comprehension with a strong emphasis on phonics. The children read extensively from real literature. In language the focus is on punctuation, complete sentences and parts of speech. The children learn to use quotation marks to enhance their writing.

Second grade math involves several areas of study including two-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping, fractions, money, geometry, probability and measurement.

Five specialists are available to second graders to enhance their learning experiences: computer, art, science, music and physical education. In class the science lessons are enhanced with lessons on marine mammals and fossils/dinosaurs. The classes all participate in a group sing with guitar.

Children leave second grade filled with memories of a fun, challenging, creative year.

Kellie Pearson

I joined Mountain View in 2017, and I am so happy that I did. I have taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade. When I am not in the classroom, I am spending my time with family. We enjoy hiking and going to the beach, as well as cooking our Sunday family dinners. Teaching was something I always wanted to do. I love teaching for so many reason, but when I watch a child have that “light-bulb moment” where everything clicks, that is why I teach. I love to see a child persevere through a challenge and find success because of work they put in.  There are many unique qualities about our school, but the strength of the community is one that I love. It is a feeling that you get once you step on campus, and I think our children are lucky to have so many people supporting them.

Rebecca Faanes

I joined Mountain View in 2017, and I am so happy that I did. I have taught in fourth and fifth grade primary, but I have also taught sixth grade and was a GATE specialist. When I am not in the classroom, I am spending my time with family. We enjoy hiking and going to the beach, as well as cooking our Sunday family dinners. Teaching was something I always wanted to do. I love teaching for so many reason, but when I watch a child have that “light bulb moment” where everything clicks, that is why I teach. I love to see a child persevere through a challenge and find success because of work they put in.  There are many unique qualities about our school, but the strength of the community is one that I love. It is a feeling that you get once you step on campus, and I think our children are lucky to have so many people supporting them.

Ann Erickson