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Ms. Burke

Welcome to Ms. Burke 's 2nd Grade Web Page!!!

 Please feel free to e-mail me or stop in anytime with any questions you may have during the year!  

Click Here for Our Welcome Packet


What are we learning?

Ms. Burke's Reading Class:  We will begin the year with learning expectations in reading.  We will begin with the study and review of short vowels, digraphs, and sight words.  We will have assessments to determine each child's individual reading needs.  We will be using Fundations for our phonics study, Lucy Calkins, and Guided Reading.   

Math: We will begin the year working on subtraction and addition strategies.  We will start with Module 1 in Eureka math.  

Science:  We will begin the year with a study of plants and animals.   

Social Studies:  We will be focusing on communities throughout the first two months of school.  We will spend a lot of time building expectations and community within our classroom and school.  

Writing:   We will start the year off with learning about narrative writing.  

Classroom News

Check out my Welcome Packet for 
important information about our class!

Important Dates!

August 7th-School Supply Drop Off and Picnic

August 9th-1st Day of School! 

We are Needing.....

Here I will post items we are needing in the classroom throughout the school year.



  • Home Support Expectations

    • In 2nd grade, homework is a family choice and you determine the routine for your child.

    • Reading Practice- All students are expected to read 20 minutes 5 nights a week. At this point in reading development it is equally important for your child to practice reading out loud, reading to themselves, and listening to you read. Students will turn in a reading calendar at the end of each month.

    • Eureka Math Resources- Each week in the Weekly Walk Through we will let you know which lessons can be reviewed at home from the week with the Eureka Home Support materials.

    • Students will also receive Word Study practice from their reading teacher. Look out for more information regarding reading routines coming soon!

    • If you would like to supplement additional practice here are some other resources that will be useful:

      • iReady- an adaptive online learning system that meets the individual needs of your child. They can practice reading and math at home. (If you are using an iPad you must download the browser “Puffin” as iReady will not run in any other browser.

      • Reflex Math- Online math fact practice. Students can log in on the iPad app or on any computer.

      • Epic Books- Instantly Access Over 15,000 Books for Kids 12 and Under for $4.99/ month

Specials Schedule

Special's Schedule
First Day of School! Thursday: Music/Art
Friday: Music/Art