John Baldwin Elementary School

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Karen Kolokithas Locker

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Class Schedule


Science - 10:30 - 11:30



PE - 2:15 - 3:05



Music - 9:35 - 10:15



Library - 10:35 - 11:00

Art - 1:05 - 1:55



PE - 1:05 - 1:55

Solving Addition Problems

Module 1, Lesson 3 = Solving Addition Problems

Solving Subtraction Problems

Solving Subtraction Problems

Writing- Using keywords to start a story

Writing- Using keywords to start a story

Book Talk Questions

Book Talk Questions

Here are some questions you can use to spark good discussions about your nightly reading homework:

1. What did this book make you think about in your own life?

2. What did this ...more


Contact information

If you have any questions comments or concerns, please email me at

Today: 10/15/18

Karen Kolokithas

Welcome to 2nd Grade!!


Second grade is an exciting year. We will be studying a wide range of topics from communities to animal life cycles. Throughout the year we will be strengthening our reading and writing skills. Math, music, computers, science and art are also some of the other invigorating things to which you can look forward to. Moreover, there will be many great class projects, and wonderful field trips.

Daily Class Pledge


Today I will do my best to be the best.

I will listen.

I will follow directions.

I will be honest.

I will respect the rights of others.

I can learn

I will learn.

You see, I know it’s all up to me.

Things Good Readers Do!!


  • Look at the cover.
  • Read the title and some of the text


  • Ask who, what, when, were, why, and how.
  • Decide if the text makes sense.


  • Wonder about what will happen.

Non-Fiction Reading

When I READ Non-fiction


BEFORE reading I

  • predict learning
  • ask, "What is this book about?"
  • ask questions

DURING reading I

  • remember new learning
  • ask questions
  • connect information
  • find important words and facts


AFTER reading I

  • ask questions
  • share new learning
  • tell what the book is mostly about

Websites for Leveled Reading Books

Tumble Book Library

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. You can access the TumbleBookLibrary collection from home online any time by logging onto:

Username: johnbaldwin

Password: books


Raz Kids

I'm happy to inform you that your student has access to hundreds of e-books. Children can read and listen to books on Raz-Kids and even record themselves reading. Afterwards they can take a quiz to check for comprehension.

Spaghetti Book Club

The Spaghetti Book Club web site is a place for kids who love to read and talk about books! It is the largest site of book reviews written and illustrated by kids for kids. The Spaghetti Book Club was created as a way to support and encourage kids' love for reading by giving them an opportunity to connect, on a personal level, with the books they are reading and then share their reactions, thoughts, and opinions with family members, friends, and kids around the world.


Scholastic Book Orders

Online Ordering Information
Web address:
Class Activation Code: HPMGW

Dear Parent,

Now it's easier than ever to find the perfect books for your child -- shop our ...more


We will be starting Star of the Week in September. Your child will be coming home with a poster one week before their date. Please help them fill out the poster if need be. They are allowed to ...more

Language Art Websites

Math Websites

Fun Links!!

National Geographic for Kids


Webster Dictionary Kid Central


Scholastic Kids


Quiz Hub - All Subjects

Common Core State Standards

Visitors on Campus

Please help us keep our campus safe and secure:  

All parents, volunteers, and visitors must enter campus through the front office,

sign-in, and obtain a visitor’s pass.  To help keep our campus safe, any person

who is on campus without a pass will be sent to the office to sign-in and obtain

a pass.  Thank you helping our staff keep our campus safe.

Reader's Workshop Units of Study


Unit 1 - Second Grade Reading Growth Spurt

Unit 2- Becoming Experts: Reading Nonfiction

Unit 3 - Studying Characters and Their Stories

Unit 4 - Bigger Books Mean Amping Up Reading Power

Unit 5 - Reading Nonfiction Cover to Cover: Nonfiction Book Clubs

Unit 6 - Series Book Clubs

Writer's Workshop Units of Study

Unit 1 - Lessons From the Masters: Improving Narrative Craft

Unit 2 - Informational Writing

Unit 3 - Writing Gripping Fictional Stories

Unit 4 - Poetry: Big Thoughts in Small Packages

Unit 5 - Lab Reports and Science Books

Unit 6 - Writing About Reading

2nd Grade Sight Words

Entering Second Grade

Students who are entering the second grade need to be able to recognize as many of these sight words as possible. Parents, please help your child by putting each word on an index ...more

Math Vidoes

Eureka Math Terminology

Module 3


  • Base ten numerals (e.g., a thousand is 10 hundreds, a hundred is 10 tens, starting in Grade 3 a one is 10 tenths, etc.)
  • Expanded form (e.g.,500+70+6)
  • Hundreds place (e.g., the 5 ...more

Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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