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Mrs. Di Popolo's Second Grade

M.O.N.S.T.E.R.S!

(Magnificent, Outstanding, Nice, Smart, Terrific, Energetic, Responsible, Students)

 

 

WELCOME to the 2017-2018 school year! I am delighted to welcome your child to 2nd grade! I hope you all shared an enjoyable summer together. We are going to have a wonderful school year together!

I would like to tell you a bit about myself. I have my Masters in Administration and Supervision in Education, and my Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. This is my sixth year teaching at School # 4. I absolutely LOVE my job! I am so fortunate to come to school every day loving what I do. I promise you that your child will have a fantastic experience daily in my classroom; we will read, write, explore, discover and learn!

Parents and Teachers have one very important thing in common; we both want what is best for your child! As a result, I strongly encourage you to contact me through class dojo or email with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year. 

 

I am very excited for this school year and I look forward to working with you.

 

Thank you for your time and effort!

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Rossella Di Popolo

 

 

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Recent Posts

October 3rd is "World Day of Bullying Prevention".  Our third graders are reading a book called Wonder by R.J Palacio.  Wonder is the touching tale about a fifth grade boy, August “Auggie” Pullman, who was born with a rare combination of genetic anomalies, causing him to look “deformed”. These birth defects require many surgeries throughout his childhood. As a result, Auggie is not able to attend public school until fifth grade. Though he is very smart and has been home-schooled, Auggie has no idea what it is like to be in school with other children. His only experiences with people, besides his family and a few others, have been in hospitals or when people gawked at him in public.

The book relates Auggie’s first year of school from the perspective of many different characters. He experiences both bullying and acts of random kindness. The story is an eye-opening account that helps students understand what it is like to be different, to experience bullying, and to persevere. Wonder is a great tool in the fight against bullying.

WONDER is such an amazing book, it will undoubtedly inspire our students to want to do something to make a difference in the world!  We are looking forward to going on a 3rd Grade Field Trip in April, when the movie "WONDER" will be in movie theaters.  We are excited to see how similar and different the movie is to the book.  We will follow up with a compare and contrast writing in class. 

We have had an exciting start to our new school year.  It has been a busy first few days that have been filled with many getting-to-know-you activities, learning our rules and procedures, and trying to establish routines within the classroom.  We are off to a great start and I know it is going to be a wonderful year! To help make it a great year your child will need to make sure that their homework assignments are completed on time.  Each night check their yellow homework folder for any notes, homework, or other important information. Another important tool is helping your child have a special place to study and do their homework each night.  Homework each night includes reading for 20 minutes, practicing math facts, and any other special assignments written in their assignment notebooks. Helping your child stay organized and on top of their work will give them the keys they need for a successful year. I look forward to seeing you at Back To School Night on Monday, September 12th.