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


Image result for guest reader       Image result for math volunteer helper   Click on the link to take you to the classroom volunteer sign up sheet. The first picture will take you to the guest reader and the second one will take you to help out with math.  

Specials Schedule

Library: Monday

Music: Tuesday and Wednesday

Gym: Tuesday and Wednesday

Art: Friday


Homework Schedule



Monday: Reading Folder and Spelling List go 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. We have 27 students in our class. 



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

Monday, October 21 - Picture Retake

Wednesday, October 23 - Late Arrival

Friday, October 25 - Fall Fest @ Emerson

Friday, November 8th - End of Trimester

Friday, November 22nd - SBRs go home

Reading Levels

Looking for books at your child's reading level? 

Click HERE for a web site that will help you out!

Classroom News

Class Targets

Targets for the week:

Literacy: I can describe how characters respond to a major events or challenges in a story. 

I can identify the characteristics of a folk tale, fable, and fairy tale. 

I can ask and answer questions about a story. 

Math Targets Module 1:

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

I can count within 1,000

I can add or subtract 10 or 100 to any number from 0-1000 in my head.

I can write and tell time to the nearest five minutes.

I can count mix coins up to a dollar and use the correct money sign to write the amount correctly.


During the week we began discussing how characters respond to events and challenges that happen in a story. We talked about the difference between character traits and character feelings. We will continue talking about character traits and feelings. Try having your child identify the main character in the story and how they responded to a challenge. We will continue working on this skill this week but using fairy tales, fables, and tall tales. We will focus more on the genre of folk tales these coming weeks. 


This week in Math we finished mondule 3. We also took our module 3 test. I will be sending home the test on Tuesday please look over it with your child and if you have any questions let me know. The students did well understanding the different forms a number could be written. We will be starting module 1 this coming week. Module 1 focuses on making 10 to help with addition and subtraction problems. 

Your child can access Zearn at home but visiting and clicking "Sign in with Goggle." Students should use their log-in number followed by  You can remind them that it is the same code for their chromebook. If your child doesn't remember it shoot me an email and I will send it your way.


In Writing, we continued talking about narratives. We also started writing our first narrative as a class. We are making sure to write our story across five pages. This week the students will work on writing their own story across five pages. 

Science/Social Studies

We have finished our first science unit that focused on matter. The students did a good job understanding the different properties of matter. 

We will start our new unit this week. This unit will focus on plant and animal relationships. 

Coming Up

Reading:Character responds and traits

Writing: Narrative

Math: Addition and subtraction

Science/Social Studies: animal and plant relationships