Claudia Valdez


Valdez, Claudia

2nd Grade Teacher


Classroom Information

Book Orders


Click on the link below to connect you with the Scholastic website to order books online.

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Classroom Helpers



Click on the picture to take you to the classroom volunteer sign up sheet. 

Specials Schedule

Music: Monday and Tuesday

Gym: Monday and Tuesday

Art: Wednesday

Library: Friday


Homework Schedule



Monday: Reading Folder and Spelling List home

Wednesday:  Writing Journal due tomorrow

Thursday: Study for Spelling Test

Friday:  Home Journal comes home



We love celebrating birthdays in second grade!

Our school policy, however, does not allow food treats to be brought into the classroom. If your child would still like to bring in a treat, non-food items may be brought in. Examples include pencils, erasers, bookmarks, stickers, etc.



Allergy Note

Everyday in second grade we enjoy a snack. Water bottles will be allowed as long as they do not become a distraction. Please encourage your student to bring in a healthy snack each day to enjoy as we work.




PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]

Acrobat Reader [Go]


10/20/17 2:46 PM - Claudia Valdez


10/20/17 2:48 PM - Claudia Valdez

Eureka Math

9/16/16 1:50 PM - Claudia Valdez

Fuel the Brain

10/20/17 2:49 PM - Claudia Valdez

Fun Brain

8/12/09 12:28 PM - Claudia Valdez

Go Noodle

3/20/15 5:15 PM - Claudia Valdez

Listen to a Story

8/12/09 4:14 PM - Claudia Valdez

Math Cafe

8/12/09 4:16 PM - Claudia Valdez

Math Games

12/2/18 5:32 PM - Claudia Valdez

Math Practice

8/12/09 4:16 PM - Claudia Valdez

RAZ Kids

9/16/16 1:49 PM - Claudia Valdez

Room Recess

10/20/17 2:51 PM - Claudia Valdez

Spelling City

8/12/09 4:17 PM - Claudia Valdez

Time for Kids

8/12/09 4:18 PM - Claudia Valdez

Xtra Math

8/30/13 11:16 AM - Claudia Valdez

Zearn Math

10/20/17 2:47 PM - Claudia Valdez

MAP Practice


Here are a couple great websites to practice reading and math skills at home! You will be directed to an appropriate level based on your child's MAP score.  Click on your RIT range that you need to work on.  Always round up if needed.

Click here for reading practice

Click here for math practice

These allow users to go to the reading and math MAP levels for their students.  The Test Tutor has question and answer quizzes to practice recognition of figures of speech, literacy elements, vocabulary building and prefixes and suffixes.  Once the path has been set for the desired skill, students can easily work through at their own reading level for practice. 

Math is similar with computation, number sense, place value, estimation, and probability - all the items that are covered on the MAP tests organized according to the student's score. 

2nd Grade

Important Dates

April 19th--No School 

April 24th--Late Arrival 9:45 am

Classroom News

Class Targets

Targets for the week:


I can identify the main idea and details in a text.

I can use context clues to identify the meaning of a new word.

Math Targets Module 7-

I can measure length using a ruler, measuring tape, yardstick, or meter stick.

I can measure the length of the same object using different forms of measurement.

I can describe how two different units of measurement compare.

I can estimate length using inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

I can measure to tell how much longer one object compared to another object.

I can use addition and subtract to solve word problems with length.

I can use and create a number line to show length.

I can solve word problems with dollars and cents.

I can use the $ and ₵ symbols.

I can use measurement to create data for a line plot.

I can draw a picture graph and a bar graph with 4 categories.

I can solve problems using a graph.

I can count within 1,000.

I can skip count by 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s.

I can add and subtract to 100 using different strategies.

I can add and subtract two digit numbers using different strategies.


2nd graders have been very busy in Reading! This week we spent time talking about different strategies to attack unknown words. We also started working on identifying the main idea of paragraphs. We also worked on finding details that go along with the main idea.  


This week we continued working on module 7 which focuses on measuring and data. This week in math we focused on counting money. We discussed the value of each coin and dollars. We also worked on the proper way to write money with either the cents sign or dollar sign. We also worked on solving number stories that involve money.


In Writing, we continued working on our opinion letters. This week we continued on making our opinion writing letter stronger and longer. Next week we will be picking a new topic. 

Science/Social Studies

In science, we finished exploring why plants are important and their functions. The students took their test on Wednesday. The test were sent home today please sign and return. All the students did a nice job understanding the different plant parts and the functions of all the plant parts.  Next week we will be shifting into the history of Elmhurst and how communities change over time. 

Coming Up

Reading: Main Idea and Details

Writing: Opinion 

Math: Measurement in inches

Social Studies- How communities change over time.