Second Grade

Melissa Castona

My name is Melissa Castona and I believe in each and every individual.  In my classroom, I will promise to provide a safe and welcoming environment to ensure the success of each child on their educational path.  I truly feel that every class that comes through I will do my best to make it one of a kind.  I believe that children should be engaged in their own learning and I will never give up on any individual.  I feel that it is my job and passion as a teacher to interact positively with children and families to promote a great sense of community in the classroom.  I see each class not just as a whole, but individuals that all learn, react, play and grow in diverse ways.  I believe by doing this our future generations will be fully prepared for the world and all of their adventures they will feel confident conquering. 

Erin Matthews

I believe in the importance of individuality especially in children and my teaching style. I view children as persons who learn and grow together, but in their own unique ways. I do my best, as a teacher, to help mold those various personalities and learning styles into successful rising stars. A safe positive environment plays a large role in molding small individuals as well as a firm foundation. Children in my classroom not only participate in their learning in and outside of the room, but help in establishing rules, guidelines, and responsibilities to which they are held to. Responsibility and citizenship are huge at a young age because it prepares children for the real world. I strive for my students to ultimately feel comfortable and confident taking on whatever may come next. 

Abbey Nuoffer



Welcome families to second grade! We are very excited to begin our year working with addition and subtraction, structure of writing stories with beginning, middle and end as well as fun and engaging science and social studies projects!

You will be seeing homework coming home throughout the school year.  You can look for Reading homework on Mondays and it will be due back to the classroom by Friday (Thursday if there is no school). You can look for Math homework on Tuesdays and Thursdays and can be returned to the classroom the next day. Each time students bring back their homework they will be earning a sticker.  Once 12 stickers are reached, they will receive a prize!

For the reading log, as a second grade team we would like this returned daily with the title of the book, date and signature. This will be done Monday - Thursday (We will not be sending books or homework over the weekend).

We look forward to meeting all of the families and creating a wonderful community in the second grade! If you have any questions, comments or would like to volunteer just let us know!

-Mrs. Castona, Ms. Matthews and Mrs. Nuoffer