Mrs. LeBrun’s 2nd Grade Class


welcome to 2nd grade

Hello!  My name is Jessica LeBrun.  I teach second grade at Evangelical School.

We work very hard in second grade.  I have high expectations for each one of my students, and I try my best to equip them with the tools they need to be successful.

Please enjoy scrolling through the posts below.  They are just a small example of the wonderful things we do in our class.


Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!


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We love our grandparents!


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Math Fun

We have been studying 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes in math.  We decided it would be fun to make our own shapes using pretzel sticks and marshmallows:

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Lego Party

Our second graders were given the task of writing a persuasive letter to their classmates.  In this letter, they were able to choose one of three activities to persuade their classmates to vote for.  Their choices were a Lego party, a movie with popcorn, or an extra recess.  After the students wrote their letters, they read them aloud to their classmates.  The class then voted for the desired activity.  The Lego party won! :)

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We have been very busy this month:

Celebrating Black History Month

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day

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Celebrating Presidents’ Day


Literacy Stations

As part of our literacy block, our class does literacy stations three mornings a week.  There are several different stations to visit:


Reading Counts


Guided Reading with our student teacher, Miss Runyon (We also have a guided reading group with our resource teacher, Mrs. Barnerd and one with me.)


Spelling Station


Fluency Station


Buddy Reading

**Our class looks forward to literacy stations every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and they have learned a lot of good reading, writing, and social skills from these stations.**


As we wrapped up our unit in science about dinosaurs and fossils, each student wrote about and illustrated their favorite dinosaur.  They then made their own dinosaur in its habitat.

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Fossil Fun

We have been studying dinosaurs and fossils in both reading and science.  Students are currently working on an at-home dinosaur project which will be posted later.  To better understand how fossils are made, we made our own with Play-doh and Swedish fish.  We followed the 4 steps of fossil formation:

1.  A plant or animal dies.  (We quickly mourned the death of our Swedish fish :))

2.  Layers and layers of mud and dirt cover the animal or plant.  (We used bits of Play-doh to represent many different layers of mud covering our fish.)

3.  After many years, the mud turns to rock.  (We closed our eyes and took 5 deep breaths.  Each breath represented 100 years.  When we opened our eyes, 500 years had passed.  We had to pretend that our Play-doh had hardened into rock.)

4.  An imprint of the animal or plant is left in the rock.  (When we carefully removed the Swedish fish, an imprint was left inside the Play-doh.)

What a fun visual for the students!

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Adding the layers of mud (Play-doh) to the dead animal (Swedish fish).

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Imprints of the the fish left in the rock (or Play-doh)


Very exciting :)

Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. each student was responsible for reading a biography of MLK, Jr. and then choosing 5 important facts about him.  They then took these facts and wrote an essay.

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