Mrs. Cannon

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Welcome to 2nd Grade! My name is Mrs. Cannon, and I will be your teacher and guide during your year in grade 2! The first thing to know about our class is my motto: 2nd grade is not about str ess! In grade 2, learning is fun and exciting. Our curriculum includes Reading, Fundations, Religion, Math, Social Studies, Science, and English. We also have specials which include Art, Music, Gym/Health, Library, and Spanish. I work with our students in both large and small groups during the day. Guided reading and guided math groups are an integral part of our learning. Differentiated instruction is important to the success of all my students! During the year the children work on several projects. The first is a science project about animals and their habitats. In social studies, the children will choose a state and create a poster about their state along with a written report. We also create a book mobile report on a favorite chapter book. The final project is a research report on a saint for religion. Another highlight of grade 2’s Religious instruction will be 1st Communion and 1st Reconciliation for those children who are Catholic.

Grade 2 Classroom Blog

  • Grade 2 Welcome Letter +

    Dear Grade Two Students and Parents,

    My name is Mrs. Cannon and I am so very excited for you to join me in Grade 2 this year.  I have met many of you during the past year and can’t wait to see you in Second Grade.

    Let me introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me.  I am a proud alumnus of St. Pius X School and am a member of St. Pius X Church where I am a lector.  My daughter Marley just graduated from St. Pius, and will be entering Stonington High School in September. My son Jacob just finished his freshman year at Stonington High School.  I am a graduate of Westerly High School and Rhode Island College.  I hold a RI Teaching Certificate and have been teaching for 27 years.  I was part of the curriculum committee for St. Pius for several years and have experience in designing curriculum for Preschool thru 2nd grade. My husband, children and I live in Pawcatuck, CT. I love reading, cooking, attending sporting events, and going to the beach.  My favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and the New England Patriots.

    Parents and Caregivers, enclosed you will find a school supply list, as well as a recommended reading list. Your local library usually offers a summer reading program and I urge you to check it out.  I am not asking for your child to do a formal book report but would love it if you keep track of the books your child reads over the summer. You may send in a list of books your child read the first week of school. Please encourage your child to read for a minimum of 20 minutes a day!

    I hope you all have a wonderful and safe summer!  If you have any questions about the upcoming school year you can send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    God bless you all,


    Mrs. Cannon, Grade Two Teacher

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  • Grade 2 Summer Reading +

    Suggested Books:

    • Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel
    • Get Ready for Second Grade, Amber Brown by Paula Danziger
    • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

    Suggested Authors:

    • Marc Brown
    • Beverly Cleary
    • Patricia Reilly Giff
    • Maryann McDonald
    • Tomie de Paulo
    • Ezra Jack Keats
    • Leo Lionni
    • Jan Brett
    • Judy Blume

    Suggested Series: 

    • Amelia Bedelia- Peggy Parish
    • A to Z Mysteries- Ron Roy
    • Bailey School Kids- Dadey & Jones
    • Cam Jansen- David Adler
    • Hardy Boys- Franklin Dixon and Scott Burrough
    • The Littles- John Peterson
    • Magic Tree House- Mary Pope Osbourne
    • Nancy Drew- Carolyn Keene and Macky Patmintuan

    Please Have Your Child Read for at Least 20 Minutes a Day!

    Reading With Your Child Counts As Well!

    Please Keep Track of the Books Your Child Reads over the Summer! You may use the attached form to keep track or something similar!


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  • Grade 2 Supply List +

    2 low odor, dry erase markers, Black Only Please!

    4 #2 pencils (2 of which are sharpened and ready to go)

    1 Ruler, inches and centimeters

    1 small pair of scissors

    1 box of crayons, 16 count ONLY!

    1 large eraser

    2 folders: Plastic is best for durability (label one for school, and one for home)

    1 book cover (either cloth or paper)

    1 roll contact paper: I will send home any soft cover book during the first week of school and ask you to cover it in contact paper to prevent covers from ripping off

    Your child does not need a pencil case as we use desk pouches to hold their supplies.
    So please do not send in more than what is on the above list


    Classroom Supplies

    2 box tissues (I will let you know when we need more)

    2 roll paper towels (Again, I will let you know when we need more)

    2 Containers of Cleaning wipes (Clorox or Similar Type)

    2 packs of spoons

    2 packs of forks 

    Thank You!

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