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Welcome FES Families!

Welcome to Ms. Laurila's 2nd Grade Class!

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Ms. Laurila     2nd Grade     kelly.laurila@asd20.org

I am so excited to be teaching your children this year! This is my fourth year here at Frontier Elementary. Previously, I have taught preschool and first grade. I was born and rasied here in Colorado Springs in District 20 and I love all that this city has to offer. I graduated from Liberty High School - Go Lancers! - and then attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received my degree in Psychology as well as my license in Elementary Education. I am currently completing my Masters at UCCS in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in literacy.


I believe the early school years establish the foundation for a child's learning and provide the building blocks of success for the remainder of their education. I hope that my dedication and passion for learning will help your 2nd graders love school as much as I do.

I look forward to making this a great year!

Specials Schedule

​A Day
​1:10-2:10 Music
2:10-3:10 Science
​B Day
​2:10-3:10 Art
​C Day
​1:10-2:10 PE
2:10-3:10 Science
​D Day
​2:10-3:10 Spanish

We love to use Seesaw to share our work!


Updated 2/4/19


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Daily 5
Wonders Unit 3:
  • Week 5 - How do you express yourself?
Wonders Unit 4:
  • Week 1 - What makes different parts of the world different?
  • Week 2 - How does the earth change?

Daily 5 - During the first few weeks of school, we will be learning the ins and outs of Daily 5 and building stamina (being able to stay engaged in the activity).
  • Read to Self - Students read "Just Right" books from our classroom library independently.
  • Work on Writing - Students write in their writer's notebooks independently.
  • Read to Someone - Students take turns reading a book with a partner and coach one another.
  • Word Work - Students work with word parts and words to gain more phonics practice.
  • Listen to Reading - Students listen to stories on computers or iPads.
Math -
Daily 3
Eureka Math Module 4:

    • Lesson 26: Use math drawings to represent subtraction with up to two decompositions and relate drawings to a written method
    • Lesson 27-28: Subtract from 200 and from numbers with zeros in the tens place
    • Lesson 29: Use and explain the totals below method using words, math drawings, and numbers
    • Lesson 30: Compare totals below to new groups below as written methods
    • Lesson 31: Solve two-step word problems within 100
Eureka Math Module 5:
  • Lesson 1: Relate 10 more, 10 less, 100 more, and 100 less to addition and subtraction of 10 and 100
  • Lesson 2: Add and subtract multiples of 100, including counting on to subtract
  • Lesson 3: Add multiples of 100 and some tens within 1,000
  • Lesson 4: Subtract multiples of 100 and some tens within 1,000

Daily 3 - During the first few weeks of school, we will be learning the ins and outs of Math Daily 3 and building stamina (being able to stay engaged in the activity).
  • Math by Myself - Students play may games independently.
  • Math with Writing - Sudents work on a math worksheet or a math journal prompt.
  • Math with Someone- Students play math games with a partner

Writing -

Quarter 3: Informative Writing - We will use various reference materials to find and answer qustions
*We will use the writing process to create informative writing pieces in which we introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a conclusion
*Biography Projects
*We will organize ideas using Thinking Maps

*We will apply grade-level spelling patterns & spell high-frequency words
*We will correctly apply capitalization and punctuation
Social Studies -

Quarter 3
: History

*Identify and explain how historians investigate the past
*Analyze and describe how communities change with time
*Biography Projects

At Frontier, we teach OG (Orton-Gillingham) as part of our phonics instruction. In the video above, you will see what a brief period of phonics instruction looks like and sounds like. Many of the strategies used are strategies you can use at home with your child when practicing spelling such as say the word, tap out the word, and write the word.
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