Dear Families and Students,

I am Gavin Sadow and I will be your second grade teacher this year. I am very excited to have you in my classroom this year. I have been teaching here at Van Ness for over 12 years. I am looking forward to working with all of you. We will experience some learning adventures every day.

My rules will be simple and easy to follow: Listen and Follow Directions, One Person Speaks at a Time, Use Inside Voices, Keep Hands, Feet, and Objects to Yourself, and Respect Everyone and Everything. If there are any questions or concerns you have about your child, please let me know.

Personally, I believe that reading is fundamental to your child’s education. Because of this, your child will be experiencing many reading independent activities. Please have them read with you everyday as well. Your child will be learning new reading comprehension strategies weekly. I will post the ones we are working on so they can practice with you at home as well.

In regards to math, we have started a new math program called “My Math”. This program will be supplemented with various resources including EngageNY, NC Math Tasks, daily fluency practice plus other activities needed for them to succeed. In closing, I look forward to meeting each of you and working with you this year to make sure this is an exceptional year for your child and you!

Gavin Sadow

Daily Class Schedule

7:56 – 8:05 Morning Business
8:05 – 9:05 English Language Development
9:05 – 10:30 Language Arts
10:30 – 10:50 Recess
10:50 – 12:15 Math
12:15 – 12:55 Lunch
12:55 – 1:10 Read Aloud
1 :10 – 2:00 Social Studies, Science, or VAPA
2:00 – 2:15 Reflection and Daily Wrap Up