Welcome to Second Grade!


    At Ward Highlands, we are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that our students achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our students need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our student’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

        1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experiences

        2) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

        3) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school

             life and informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area/subject             

        4) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school.


    Class Rules:  Our class rules will be focused on Ward Highland’s school-wide expectations of: Being Responsible, Respectful, and Safe. In our room, we specifically focus on an atmosphere that is polite, respectful, and rigorous. We expect every child to do his or her best in academics and behavior.


    Classroom Economy System: Our class will operate on a money system and more details will follow as we begin the year.


    Class Schedule:

    7:45 – 7:55 - School begins - Morning Work and Announcements

    7:55 – 8:25 - MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)

    8:25 – 9:25 – Math

    9:25 – 9:55 – Science

    9:55 – 10:15 – Recess

    10:15 – 10:50 – Social Studies

    10:50 – 11:40 - Specials: M/T/Th – PE, Wednesday – Art, Friday - Music

    11:45 – 12:15 - Lunch

    12:15 – 2:00– E.L.A. (English Language Arts)

    2:05 – Dismiss


    Following your child’s progress:

    You are strongly encouraged to track your child’s progress/grades on a regular basis through the Parent Portal. (Access information is available through the front office.)


    I’m looking forward to working with you and your child this year.


    I can be contacted at 671-6810 ext 53745 or through email at Julie.craig@marion.k12.fl.us