Mrs. Carol Keating is the Second Grade teacher. She has been a teacher at St. Brigid School for thirty-three years. Mrs. Keating received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Miami University. She attended the Ohio Writers’ Project at Miami University and received training in classroom management at Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska.
Second Grade is an exciting and challenging grade to teach! We are always busy whether we are reading, writing, singing, exploring, or praying. Our classroom is a bright, comfortable space with computers, desks, lockers, and a large rug for gathering and reading. Students move throughout the classroom as they work in centers, at their desks, and on the carpet. To foster self-discipline in my classroom, I follow the Boys Town approach called “The Well-Managed Classroom for Catholic Schools.” The emphasis is on teaching classroom and social skills to students in a systematic way. Students are effectively praised for desirable, on-task behavior.
Here are some of my favorite web sites that you may want to visit:
Christ Our Life
Our religion text book site—lots of good info for parents, chapter reviews, fun and games
Learn more about “my new favorite math approach”
Publisher of “Drops in a Bucket” and the partner games we use in class
A great site for math review, skill and drill
A fun website for beginning readers
Fun with Dr. Seuss characters
www.boystown.org and www.parenting.org
Two sites from Boys Town that have lots to offer