Teacher Brittani Brackett’s 2nd Grade
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Brittani joined NCSA in 2014 and feels grateful to have landed at such a wonderful school. She received her Bachelor’s Degree and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University. Brittani loves working with children of all ages. She loves arriving to school every day knowing that something wonderful will happen, whether it is a child showing kindness, a colleague sharing a laugh, or a student solving a puzzle. She loves working at NCSA, where faculty feels like family and the teachers work together as a cohesive team.
When Brittani isn’t teaching, she loves to spend time with her family. She and her partner have two children (Ryder and Jett) and a husky fur baby, Rocky. She loves spending time with her boys outside, with lots of time at the baseball field. Brittani is a big fan of reading, music, painting, gardening, and crafting.
There are 20 learners in our class.
2nd Grade Overview
● Two classes a week with our art specialist
● One class a week with our movement specialist
● One class a week with our music specialist
Units of Study:
Environmental, Physical, and Earth Sciences
Multicultural Stories, a play/performance
Writing: informative, opinion, narrative
Mathematics: number and operations, algebraic thinking, money, time, measurement, geometry
Plus LOTS of fun, games, social-emotional development, and time fostering friendship, strengths, and curiosities. Let the learning begin!
● Singapore Math-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. We use Positive Discipline and the Mindful Schools curriculum to support NCSA students in becoming their best selves. 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. We will hold class meetings, learn through discovery and inquiry both out and indoors, and create a learning environment that is safe, kind, responsible, and respectful towards all.
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. It’s my goal that all of my students learn in an environment where everybody feels safe, respected, like those around them are acting responsibly, 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