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Second Grade

Jillian_Allen Card IconJillian Allen

The Allen family

Christine_Chellino Card IconChristine Chellino

Hello, my name is Christine Chellino and I am so excited to be teaching second grade this year! 
This is my 21st year of teaching and my second year at Pioneer.  
As part of my teaching philosophy, I am a firm believer in teaching the whole child. Teaching students skills such as kindness, empathy, perseverance, and resilience are just as important as teaching them to read and write. I also believe that the connection between home and school are very important.. 
I love spending time at home with my family. In addition to our two fur babies, we welcomed a beautiful baby girl to our family last December. She is an absolute joy. I am sure I will be sharing many stories about her throughout the year! 
If you ever need to reach me please feel free to email me. I will do my best to answer any questions or concerns within 24 hours of receiving your email. Thank you for your cooperation and support. We are going to have a great year! 

Lori_Peterson Card IconLori Peterson

Ms. Peterson and her grandchild

My name is Lori Peterson and I am thrilled to be teaching 2nd grade again this year. This will be my 9th year in this grade level at Pioneer. I originally come from the high desert in Southern California and having been teaching a total twenty-three years. Before second grade, I taught mainly 4th-6th grades.

I live in Auburn and when I’m not teaching, I like to spend my time outdoors. My favorite activities are hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and riding my bike. I like to bring some of my love of the outdoors into the classroom with special focus on plants and animals native to California. We do research, writing, and special projects related to those topics.

Our reading focus this year will continue to be decoding, comprehension, and fluency. In writing, we are working on writing complete sentences and paragraphs in the three genres: narrative, informational, and persuasive. We will also continue working on writing mechanics such as capitalization and punctuation. Our math focus is number sense: adding/subtracting up to three digits with regrouping. We also work on time, money, and geometric shapes later in the year.

If you’d like to chat about your child’s progress in second grade, please call, email, or stop in after school. My door is always open.