Teacher Hannah Pierce’s 2nd Grade
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This is Miss Pierce’s second year at NCSA! She loves to be a part of a school and
community that values so many of the same things she does. Hannah received her bachelor’s
degree in child development with a concentration in elementary pre-credential from Sacramento State, as well as her multiple subject teaching credential. She also holds an associate of arts degree in liberal studies with a focus in elementary education from Sierra Community College in Rocklin. She loves working with children from all backgrounds and age groups, and has worked in school settings with infants as young as six weeks old to children as old as seventh grade. She strives to create a collaborative classroom environment that uses real-world connections to teach concepts, as well as teaching through inquiry to establish a sense of curiosity between her students and the world surrounding them. Her goal is for all students to learn in a setting where all feel safe, respected, as if those around them are acting responsibly, and as if they’re being treated with the utmost kindness. She takes a personal interest in all of her students as individuals and meets each student at their level of need. She’s very invested in watching her students grow as individuals, as well as building and maintaining a strong classroom community. Hannah is an adventurous individual who has a true love of learning and education. In her spare time, you can find her traveling to a National Park, playing with her dogs, reading, spending time with her boyfriend Zac, hiking, and gardening.
There are 22 learners in our class.
Units of Study:
Environmental, Physical, and Earth Sciences
The Lorax Play
Numbers and Operations
● Two classes a week with our art specialist
● Two classes a week with our movement specialist
● One class a week with our music specialist
● 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!
Miss Hannah Pierce
Field Study Payment Plan Selection:
Due to COVID 19 NCSA will not be taking field trips for the 2020-21 school year. Hopefully, these trips will resume next year.
No Field study payment is necessary this year.
Roseville Utility $ 5
Class Play $ 1
Science Field Trip $ 20
Mud Hut $ 11
Bridgeport $ 3