Welcome to Ms. B’s Second Grade!
Hayley joined the NCSA community in 2018. She is grateful to be part of a supportive and caring learning community. Hayley received her bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz and her teaching credential from Chico State. She loves working with learners of all ages and looks forward to sharing her passion for learning with her students. Her classroom is a rich space where students can explore their curiosities and learn to make real-world connections. As a teacher, Hayley finds it important to connect with her student’s interests and experiences so that she can learn how to best support their personal and academic growth in meaningful ways. She sees each student as a unique individual with something valuable to contribute to our learning community.
Hayley’s heart and mind are always open and ready to learn. When she is not in the classroom, you can find her spending time in nature with her partner Jess. She loves to spend her time hiking, camping, cooking, gardening, traveling, reading and playing with dogs!
Second Grade Planet Protectors
There are 22 learners in our class. We have one wonderful aide who supports learning throughout the day.
Units of Study:
Environmental, Physical, and Earth Sciences
The Lorax Play
Numbers and Operations
● Two classes a week with our art specialist
● One class a week with our movement specialist
● One class a week with our music specialist
● Math in Focus
● iReady Math Online Program
● Social Curriculum –Positive Discipline
● Mindfulness from Mindful Schools
● Handwriting Without Tears Printing Review and Cursive Practice
● Mystery Science
● Orton-Gillingham; multi-sensory approach for phonics
While there is a strong academic focus in second grade, we also place a great emphasis on developing a strong social-emotional well-being. Here at NCSA, we place a huge emphasis on our social-emotional curriculum. We use Positive Discipline and the Mindful Schools curriculum to support NCSA students in becoming their best selves. We believe that using mindfulness is a great tool to not only focus on the present moment and learning at hand, but also to maintain awareness of our social-emotional state and help us to cope with difficult situations. Using mindfulness will help ground our class, help us to rise to meet expectations, and be as hardworking, engaged, communicative, collaborative, and productive as possible. Our class will develop community by learning about one another through our similarities and differences. Our experiences are rich and diverse, and we celebrate that!
During the first month of school, we will be focusing on building our classroom community and what it means to be and embody the behavior of a second-grader. We will create classroom expectations, build upon and learn new routines, and get to know one another. Our class will work together to cultivate an environment where everybody feels safe, respected, and all are treated with kindness. I am truly looking forward to this school year, and cannot wait to have fun, work hard, explore, discover, and create together!
Field Study Payment Plan Selection:
Sierra Streams Pond Study $ 5
Sacramento Zoo $ 13
Food Love Farm $ 5