Reading at Home: The expectation in second grade is that students are reading 10 – 20 minutes independently each night. This helps your child practice their fluency as well as comprehension.

Math at Home: Students have daily homework in their Eureka Math books. Please make sure that your child brings their book back each day!

Helpful Links:

Eureka Homework Helper –All homework pages available to download and print. Also has videos for each lesson to help explain topics.

Math Vocabulary-Definitions and visuals of commonly used words in the Eureka Curriculum.

Scholastic Book Wizard – Helps find books at your child’s independent reading level.

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Ms. Kelly Gruse

Ms. Lindsay Betros



Room Parent:
Mara Karlin

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Field Trip to the JICC

The Funky Monkeys were on the move! We were lucky enough to visit the Japanese Information and Culture Center. While there we got to see a beautiful exhibit on origami, as well as sit down for a traditional Japanese meal, play traditional games, and look through a foldscope. Special thanks to Julia for making it such a great trip!

Family Culture Sessions

One of the best things about the Ross community is how diverse it is. We are so lucky to have families from all different backgrounds. During our unit on culture, so many of our Funky Monkey families volunteered their time to come in and teach about their culture. We were visited by people from Italy, Germany, France, Ethiopia, Canada, India, Japan, Nicaragua, Brazil, Vietnam, China, and the list is still growing! Thank you to everyone came in, the kids and I enjoyed it SO much!

The Funky Monkeys Celebrate Rosh Hashanah!

The Funky Monkeys celebrated Rosh Hashanah with Emma and her family. First, we listened to a story about a family celebrating the holiday in a new town. Then, we all made apples with our New Year’s Resolutions on them. We also got to eat apples and honey!! YUM!

Meet the Funky Monkeys!

The Funky Monkeys have been busy during these first few weeks of school. We have started Literacy Centers (independent reading & handwriting), Writer’s Workshop, and of course Choice Time!

Solar Eclipse 2017

We were lucky enough to view the solar eclipse on our very first day of school! Thank you to Sylvie and her mom, Sarah, for hosting our class on their rooftop 🙂 Another thank you to the PTA for purchasing glasses for students and teachers to stay safe during our viewing!