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Welcome to Second Grade!




My name is Dani Martorana and I am a second grade teacher here at HCS . I am a graduate of Rowan University. It is an exciting year here at Hopewell. We will be working with Journey's and Go Math. These programs are awesome and are aligned with the Common Core. We will also be working with the Fountas & Pinnell leveling system to learn each students individual reading needs.  

If you would like to contact me, my email is

I can also be reached at 451-9203 ext. 114.


Our Schedule

Monday: Spanish & Music

Tuesday: Health (Gym is after the first 6 weeks of school, so do not worry about sneakers!)

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Art

Friday: Technology


What are we learning right now?

Language Arts: We are focusing on short vowels, and will soon learn how to write a friendly letter!

Math: We are reviewing basic addition strategies 

Science: We have Monarch Butterflies in our classroom! We are learning about the anatomy & life cycle of a butterfly. Soon, we will have painted lady butterflies that we will be studying as well!


Our Class Pets

A betta fish named Apollo

Two hermit crabs named Digger & Spidey




Our Monarch Butterflies help us learn the lifecycle!




Fun, educational websites or apps for your child:


Two websites used in our school to help practice Math are XtraMath & Sumdog. Your child has a username and password given by me to help them practice addition facts, and skills we are learning in our classroom. 




ABC Alphabet


Endless ABC


Thank you for visiting!