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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 4/1/19


target-1.jpg.pngA Closer Look

Daily 5

Wonders Unit 4:
  • Week 5 - What excites us about nature?

Wonders Unit 5:

  • Week 1 - What do good citizens do?
  • Week 2 - How do people get along?
  • Week 3 - What do heroes do?

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 6:
  • Lesson 1: Use manipulatives to create equal groups
  • Lessons 2-3: Use math drawings to represent equal groups, and relate to repeated addition
  • Lesson 4: Represent equal groups with tape diagrams, and relate to repeated addition
  • Lesson 5: Compose arrays from rows and columns, and count to find the total using objects
  • Lesson 6: Decompose arrays into rows and columns, and relate to repeated addition
  • Lesson 7: Represent arrays and distinguish rows and columns using math drawings
  • Lesson 8: Create arrays using square tiles with gaps
  • Lesson 9: Solve word problems involving addition of equal groups in rows and columns
  • Lesson 10-11: Use square tils to compose a rectangle, and relate to the array model
  • Lesson 12: Use math drawings to compose a rectangle with square tiles
  • Lesson 13: Use square tiles to decompose a rectangle
  • Lesson 14: Use scissors to partition a rectangle into same-size squares, and compose arrays with squares
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: Persuasive Writing - We will formulate specific reasons for our opinions in order to write persuasive essays
*We will use the writing process to create persuasive writing pieces in which we introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a conclusion
*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
: Economics

*Understand how the scarcity of resources affects the choices of individuals and communities
*Apply decision-making processes to financial decision making

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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