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  golden_star.gif - (2K)Learning Can Never Be Erased golden_star.gif - (2K)



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Our Virtual Schedule for Q1: 








 Theodor Geisel

"You're off to Great Places!

Today is your day! 

Your mountain is waiting,

So...get on your way!"

-Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!





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 golden_star.gif - (2K)Our goal is to: "Spread Mental Sunshine"golden_star.gif - (2K)






golden_star.gif - (2K) Mrs. Fortunato's Second Grade Superstars 2020/2021golden_star.gif - (2K)





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 golden_star.gif - (2K)Welcome to Our Colorful Worldgolden_star.gif - (2K)    

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golden_star.gif - (2K)"Star or no star we like you the way you are!"golden_star.gif - (2K)


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golden_star.gif - (2K) All kids need a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.

-Earl "Magic" Johnsongolden_star.gif - (2K)




One of Mrs. Fortunato's favorite Dr. Suess Characters


golden_star.gif - (2K)"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened" - Dr. Seussgolden_star.gif - (2K)



golden_star.gif - (2K)Important September dates to remember:golden_star.gif - (2K)




golden_star.gif - (2K)Hope you had a wonderful summer break with your family. Welcome Back to Schoolgolden_star.gif - (2K) 

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golden_star.gif - (2K)Mrs. Fortunato's Second Grade Superstars golden_star.gif - (2K)


                  Why do I call our class the "Superstars"? It is because I truly believe that all children should have the opportunity to shine, regardless of their academic abilities or in school behavior. It is my goal to bring out your child's "inner star" throughout this year. Through the consistent use of positive reinforcement inside the classroom, your children will frequently hear me say, "you're a superstar,"you're shimmering," "you sparkle," or "keep on shining". 

You should see your child "glow" and " illuminate like a star," when they hear this from me in class. Their smile "brightens" my day and warms my heart. The key to attaining desirable behavior inside the classroom, is to catch your child when they are doing something right. This often counteracts the redirection I may have to give if they aren't following the school rules. It is as simple as one positive and cliche statement that can create a positive environment. Try it at home and tell your child they're "glistening" or "shimmering" like a star. They love to hear this! As you know, I am the stardust fairy. Don't be surprised when your child comes home with a little extra "sparkle" on their clothes.


                                         Best Regards,

                                         Mrs. Fortunato 

                                         Second Grade Teacher




golden_star.gif - (2K)Recipe For A Second Grade Studentgolden_star.gif - (2K)


 1 Bunch of Cheerful, Excited, and Eager Students

1 Enthusiastic, Inspired, and Dedicated Teacher

1 Cup of Reading

1 Cup of Grammar

1 Cup of Spelling

1 Cup of Writing

1 Cup of Math

1 Cup of Science

1 Cup of Social Studies

1 Cup of Character Education

1 Cup of Friendship

1 Cup of Honesty

1 Cup of Respect

1  Cup of Compassion for Others


Add the following spices for added zest:

1 Cup of P.E. (Mr. Montorio)

1 Cup of Library (Ms. Salley)

1 Cup of Music (Mr. Giordano)

1 Cup of Technology (Mr. Thomas)

1 Cup of Art (Ms. DeBlasio)

1 Cup of Recess 


Blend Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Character Education carefully each day.

Add honesty, friendship, respect, and concern for others in heaping portions.

Add a heaping helping of originality, along with a scoop of understanding and a sprinkle of discipline daily.

Fold in an abundance of supportive and concerned parents.