Welcome to Ms. Kulak's Second Grade
Welcome to Ms. Kulak’s Class!
I am so happy to be working with your child this 2023-2024 school year! Second grade is a time when your child will experience many new things in school. During second grade, we will be learning literature and language skills that require practice at home and school. Our focus in the classroom lessons will expand your student's fluency and comprehension skills and begin to develop our writing around both old and new poems and stories. Your child will spend time collaborating and using critical thinking with classmates solving mathematical problems from both the textbook and real world thinking and application of mathematics. This year your child will also be reviewing 1st grade skills in geography and history and broadening their understanding into 2ndgrade topics. Your child will build their scientific learning and use scientific thinking when we do some fun science experiments! I have lots of things in mind to make things fun in 2nd grade science topics for the students this new year! Your child’s learning skills will include lots of practice in the 5C’s. These 21st century learning skills are collaboration, contribution, creativity, creator, and critical thinking. We will use these social tools throughout the year’s topics of learning. I know your child will learn many new things during the year, and visit topics they may already know to stay sharp in all areas. It will be my privilege to teach them in our 2nd grade classroom!
I am so proud to say that I am part of the Sycolin Creek Teaching Staff and have been since it opened. I feel that my engaging teaching style represents how wonderful I feel about working at Sycolin Creek with our wonderful and supportive staff. My background includes a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Education. I am planning on making this 2023-2024 school year a great one for your children!
This year our Open House will be Tuesday, August 22nd, 10-11 a.m., and Back-To-School that same evening, August 22nd at 5:30 for session 1, and session 2 at 6:10. During the Open House, you will have an opportunity to visit our classroom and we can meet in person to start the year together! Please feel free to bring your child’s supplies when you stop by to say hello.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns about your child. My e-mail is Melissa.Kulak@lcps.org. Our Sycolin Creek phone number is 571-252-2910. I look forward to a great year with your child.