Our mission is to educate all students through relevant and engaging instruction to achieve personal success and contribute to their community.
Our Vision is to be an innovative learning community preparing students to reach their full potential as leaders, learners and critical thinkers in a complex and changing world.
PK-4 Principal: Allison Kahkonen
5-8 Principal: Jason Richards
Assistant Principal: Samantha Pangburn
Director of Instruction: Renita Ward-Downer
Teachers: Mrs. Becker, Mrs. Benner, Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. S.Bryant, Mrs. Hall, Ms. Pierce
Phone: (207) 404-5700
Second grade is a year where your child will become a more independent reader and writer. We will do lots of work together to discuss books and the meaning of stories. We will practice narrative, opinion and expository writing. Our science and social studies topics will be integrated into all the reading and writing we do together.
How Can You Help? Be Involved!
- Home to school and school to home communication is key. Please call, send a note, or email our staff anytime.
- Attend our school and family events, including conferences in November. Be sure to ask questions.
- Request additional meetings to ask questions and seek advice or input about how to help your child.
- Read through notices, information, and student work that are sent home.
- Get involved in our PTU or become a school volunteer.
In English/Language Arts, our priority learning targets:
- Understands the author uses words to create specific characters, settings, events, or emotions.
- Is skilled at using context clues to acquire the meaning of new or unknown words.
- Is skilled at using capitalization and punctuation rules in context when writing (beginning capitals, ending punctuation).
- Is skilled at using conventions of standard grammar and usage when writing and speaking (plural nouns, prepositions).
- Is skilled at writing words with a variety of common spelling patterns, including short vowel patterns
- Is skilled at decoding multisyllabic words within the text. Is skilled at decoding words with inconsistent spelling-sound correspondence within the text.
- Understands how to identify information the author is using to support and develop the central idea.
- Understands the point of view of each narrator and how the different points of view influence the story.
- Understands story elements (setting, events, characters) differ from one story to another.
- Is skilled at engaging effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
- Is skilled at using simple search tools and text features to answer a question about a topic when doing research.
- Is skilled at crafting an introduction or lead for a topic or process providing evidence that supports the lead using facts, information, and graphics; and crafting a concluding statement.
- Is skilled at stating an opinion about a topic, providing reasons for that opinion, and presenting a concluding statement in a piece of writing.
- Is skilled at presenting multiple events with details in a properly sequenced order.
In Math, our priority targets are:
- Understand the similarities and differences between or among two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes
- Understands greater than, less than, or equal to for objects using terms and symbols, (,=)
- Understands that each of the equal parts represents a fraction 1/b as a quantity formed by one part when the whole figure is divided up into b equal parts.
- Understands what the digits of a two-digit number (20-99) represent (amounts of tens and ones).
- Understands that the three digits of a three-digit number represent the amount of hundreds, tens, and ones.
- Is skilled at adding and subtracting a two-digit by one digit and two digits by two-digit numbers.
- Understands how to solve word problems using addition and subtraction of whole numbers.
- Knows addition and subtraction facts
- Knows addition and subtraction facts Understands the concept of measuring objects using nonstandard measurement tools representing the unit length.
- Understands the value of a collection of different coins and bills.
Science and Social Studies are taught in thematic units. Our units of study are below, along with the priority targets for each.
- Understand how organisms are categorized into groups based on structural characteristics, ways in which they obtain food, and methods of reproduction
- Understand the physical and behavioral characteristics of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
- Understands how different customs and belief systems define aspect of societies.
- Understand how people decide what their wants and needs are based on limited resources.
- Understands the rights and responsibilities of various leadership roles within the school and community.
All K-3 Students also have access to daily related arts classes.
PE: Mr. Dyer and Ms. Dubois
Art: Mrs. Jordan
Music: Ms. Macleod
Library: Mrs. Holyoke
Technology: Ms. Clawson
Guidance: Mrs. Craven
The City of Brewer is proud to be a community of caring. Along with these values, Habits of Work are explicitly taught at each grade level. We work with our K-8 students to help them become a:
- Listens and follows directions
- Respects rights and feelings of others
- Behaves responsibly
- Completes assignments
- Works and plays cooperatively
- Participates/engages in class
- Demonstrates independent work habits
- Produces quality work
- Shows perseverance