Mrs. Zayda Hamilton



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Mrs. Zayda Hamilton

Dear Second Graders and Parents,

Hi! My name is Mrs.Hamilton, and I will be your second grade teacher this year at Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary School. I am so excited that you will be in my class this year! I can't wait to meet you and start our year together. I know you are going to love second grade.

About Me

I live in the district with my husband Robert and I have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. I also have two dogs. We love to play outside, go on trips and spend time together as a family. I also enjoy writing, reading, and going to the movies

Our Classroom

Our classroom is a very busy place to learn. Your help will be needed throughout the school year and room moms are also needed and very much appreciated.

Our classroom environment is structured by a variety of hands-on learning activities, games and learning centers.


Communication is essential and I will be sending home a weekly newsletter about what we are doing in school.

You can also visit our class website for weekly updates, pictures, helpful resources and see everything that we are doing. In addition to that, we will be using Class Dojo which is is an app that you can access to see how your child is doing throughout the day, as well as send and receive pictures and messages.

Please feel free to contact me at school through a note (fastened in the binder), by email, or call me at school or on my cell phone. I welcome your thoughts and am looking forward to working together to make second grade a successful year!

Classroom Behavior Plan

We use the purple, blue, green, orange and yellow behavior plan  in our classroom. Each day is a new day and according to students behavior in class we use Class Dojo to monitor correct behavior and behavior that needs improvement.     


Each week students will bring home a "planner" which they will have activities to complete. Each month a reading log will be sent home as well as a math journal.


Students are allowed to bring a snack in each day. Please send in a healthy snack such as fruit, goldfish crackers, pretzels etc. Please refrain from sending in chips, cookies or candy.

Your child may bring in a water bottle each day and will be allowed to keep it at their desk to drink throughout the day.