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Franklin Borough School
Grade 2


Teachers can be contacted by calling (973)-827-9775 and entering the extension next to their names.


Teaching Staff

Mrs. Bridget Campana - ext. 468

Mrs. Karen Crosby - ext. 420

Ms. Christie Kota - ext. 422

Ms. Alyssa Pisauro - ext. 428

Mrs. Courtney Savino - ext. 443

Ms. Melissa Storch - ext. 427

Mrs. Amanda Winters - ext. 412

Mrs. Shannon Zaremba - ext. 429


  Mrs. Crosby, Ms. Kota, Mrs. Winters
kcrosby@fboe.org  | ckota@fboe.org  | awinters@fboe.org


butterflies in sunshine

Spring is in the air! Please remind your child to dress in layers and label all articles of clothing as the temperature slowly increases. Flip flops/open back shoes are not permitted in school for safety purposes. Your child may bring in a water bottle to keep at his/her table. Please make sure to write first and last names on all belongings.


There are only a few weeks left to complete your reading challenge goal of 15 book summaries. Go for the gold and encourage your child to turn in as many medals as possible.


Our field trip is on Wednesday, May 10th. Please make sure to return permission slips since they are past due. Another exciting event is Field Day on Friday, May 26, 2017. All families are invited to attend from 8:25-10:20 p.m. and dismissal is at 12:30 p.m.


In language arts we ask that you continue to look for text evidence to support your ideas. Review previous spelling words and focus on recognizing and spelling sight words correctly. We discuss idioms, point of view, and summarizing.


In science and social studies we focus on the Earthís resources, the water cycle, American symbols, and money.


In math we explore measuring length in metric units. We also encourage you to practice subtraction and addition facts daily. As we take on more challenging concepts, keep a positive attitude when completing homework with your child. Review the daily papers that are sent home to reinforce the concepts learned at school.


Mathematics may not teach us how to add love or minus hate. But it gives us every reason to hope that every problem has a solution.

Mrs. Campana


Mrs. Campana's class plans to celebrate the warm weather in several different ways this month. We are planting slow-growing sunflowers and quick-growing marigolds. By charting the growth process of both plants, we are preparing to complete a comparison of the growth rate. We also are reading about plant care as well as a variety of flowers. Our writing assignments include pictures and sentences about the activities we participate in, things we see,  and places we enjoy in the spring weather.  In mathematics, we are using doubles to solve problems, predicting outcomes, learning about place value, and learning about 2-D/3-D  shapes. We are also planning our next visit with our preschool reading buddies.



Mrs. Savino


In language arts, we will start Unit 7! Students will learn how laws and rules keep us safe. Students will edit their own writing to strengthen grammar. They will write an explanatory text.


In second grade math, students will read times shown on analog and digital clocks.


In third grade math, students will learn about measurements. They will continue to practice their multiplication and division facts. PARCC testing begins on May 3rd.


Ms. Storch


The end of the school year is quickly approaching. The students have been working hard and are showing great progress. Itís exciting to see how much they have learned since the beginning of the year. Our daily language arts groups have ended for the year, but I will still continue to assist students in their classrooms during math.

Kindergarten Math:
Students will continue exploring three-dimensional shapes such as spheres, cubes, cones, and cylinders. Next, students will learn about measurement and data. The students will compare lengths and heights of different objects.

1st Grade Math:
The students will learn all about data this month. We will explore picture graphs, tally charts, and bar graphs. Students will learn to read graphs and create their own. Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts at home.

2nd Grade Math:
Students will continue to practice telling time to the hour, half hour, and to five minutes. We will begin learning about customary units of measurement. Students will explore measurement through hands-on activities.

Mrs. Zaremba

smiling sun

The warm weather has finally arrived! There are many important dates to keep in mind as we make our way through the month of May. Our school play will be held on May 8th at 1 p.m. for senior citizens. The third graders will go on their class trip on May 9th. Please be sure to pack a bag lunch. Field day will be held on Friday, May. 26th. Students will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.. Please look for a notice that will be sent home about team colors. Lastly, school will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29th.

In language arts, we have begun reading Stuart Little as our class novel. The students have been working in groups on a book report throughout the story and will be graded on their participation in class. In social studies, we are finishing a unit on the Boston Tea Party. The students have been working on various activities as well as a daily paragraph edit on this topic.

Please remember to read with your child at least 10 minutes every night. Fourth graders need 3 AR points by the end of the marking period.


Students will receive two pieces of homework every night. They always have spelling and math homework. Please be sure to check the planner to find out exactly what the assignment is supposed to be. Also, please be sure to sign your childís homework planner every night. It is important to have an open line of communication, and this is a great way to have questions answered. Please help your child with homework if he/she does not understand it. I do not want anyone to be frustrated. A spelling test will be given every Friday, so please help your child study.


If you have any questions, feel free to email me at szaremba@fboe.org

Thank you,

Mrs. Zaremba






Last update May 12, 2017