Welcome to our Planet Protectors Second Grade

Hayley is a new addition to the NCSA team and is looking forward to teaching the Second Grade Planet Protectors! She is excited and grateful to become part of a supportive and caring 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!



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Second Grade Planet Protectors

There are 21 learners in our class. We have one wonderful aide who supports learning throughout the day.


Units of Study:

  • Character Traits
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant Life Cycles
  • Oceans
  • The Lorax Play


Enrichment Activities:

  • Two classes a week with our art specialist
  • Two classes a week with our movement specialist
  • One class a week with our music specialist
  • One class a week of handwork with our art specialist



  • Singapore Math-Math in Focus
  • Social Curriculum –Teaching Children to Care and Passage Works
  • Mindfulness from Mindful Schools
  • Handwriting Without Tears Printing Review and Cursive Practice
  • Steve Spangler’s – Sick Science
  • Orton-Gillingham; multi-sensory approach for explicit reading instruction


In addition to our academic studies, students will be supported as they continue to develop socially and emotionally. We work hard to nurture strong, caring, and understanding relationships between and with our students by learning how to be mindful community members. We develop community by learning about one another through our similarities and differences. Our experiences are rich and diverse, and we celebrate that!

We will work together to create a happy, safe, and engaging learning environment that is full of compassion. We will specifically focus on how to ‘be’ in second grade during the first six weeks of school, where we will establish expectations and routines together. Please be patient as we gradually and intentionally transition into our academic routine.

I can’t wait to meet you and I am looking forward to an amazing year!




Field Study Payment Plan Selection:

Roseville Utility $ 5
Class Play $ 1
Power House Discovery Museum $22
Mud Hut $ 11

Total= $39.


One payment in full of $39.00

Plan A

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Two payments of: $20.00

Plan B

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