Phone: (610) 687-8480 Ext. 4222
Degrees and Certifications:
Saint Joseph's University Masters Degree In Education; Penn State University Bachelor of Elementary Education; Areas of Certification: Elementary Education Reading Specialist, Special Education, Online Teaching and Learning
Ms. Cathy Wieland
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." - Henry Adams
Welcome to second grade! My name is Ms. Wieland. I have a passion for the teaching process and specialized interest in the area of Reading , Writing and Technology. As an educator, I hope to share my enthusiasm and love of learning with all members of our growing community.
What's Happening in Second Grade?
Second graders are actively using several reading comprehension strategies as they grow as readers. Predicting, using schema, making connections, and visualizing have all been used to build the foundation for new growth as we start to think about character traits, and inferring.
Young writers have been using descriptive language to enliven their narratives. Students have been engaged in writing personal narratives: "true and about you" stories focusing on a small moment in their lives.
Our mathematicians have been using addition and subtraction strategies to grasp the concept of bar modeling to represent larger numbers in math. Students have been challenged to write their own bar model stories, and think deeply about how they use numbers in everyday life. Multiplication is coming soon!
In social studies, we are finishing a unit on communities, which includes urban, suburban, and rural areas. Students also were introduced to the Pennsylvania state flag.