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2nd Grade

Welcome to

2nd Grade



Meet Ms. Charos

Hello all and welcome! I had wanted to be a teacher since I was inspired by my very own second grade teacher at the age of 7. I am now fulfilling my dream! I have had the pleasure of teaching at the Quogue School since 1992...... yes that's a long time ago.

In the past, I have been fortunate to have had some wonderful experiences working with children in Primary Special Education classes, Kindergarten, 2nd grade and 5th grade. I am certified to work with children in many areas and hold an AA in Early Childhood Education, a BA in Psychology, as well as certification in Elementary (K-6) and Special Education K-12) and a Masters Degree in Reading K-12.

2nd Graders are naturally resilient, creative amazing beings! To further their success in the classroom, they are regularly encouraged to

Do your best work
Share how you’re feeling
Be in control of your own safety




Home Work

Homework is a very important part of 2nd grade. It serves an an opportunity for practice, reflection and time management. It can include ELA and math review and practice, as well as nightly reading. 2nd graders are highly encouraged to read approximately 100 minutes per week.... even on weekends! We work on a "Tuesday" to "Tuesday" schedule, with homework due on Tuesdays and new homework going home on that day as well. Please be sure your child's "Home School Connection" folder travels back and forth to school with them daily.








Supply List

Clearly labeled school supplies (first initial and last name in black Sharpie marker) to purchase/gather for your 2nd grader to bring to SCHOOL this September are:

  • 1 LABELED Home/School bag or backpack (non- “luggage” style/roller bag)
  • 1 LABELED standard size yoga mat or beach towel (for outside/floor learning spaces)
  • 1 LABELED pair of narrow-jack, “over the ear” wired headphones (compatible for use with school-issued iPad)
  • * 1 LABELED personal-sized flashlight with appropriate batteries
  • * 1 LABELED standard-sized package of facial tissues
  • 1 LABELED personal food (container, bag, box) containing daily Morning snack item and drink
  • 1 LABELED personal food (container, bag, box) containing daily lunch items and drink
  • 1 full deck of standard sized playing cards
  • 1 box of quart-sized Ziplock bags
  • 1 box of gallon-sized Ziplock bags

Please dress your child in what you consider appropriate for the days weather as we plan to spend a reasonable amount of time outside when possible. Including but not limited to general outerwear (ie: hat for sun, hood for unexpected drizzling, sweater)


Author of the Month

  • Sept: Tomie dePaola
  • Oct: Chris VanAllsburg
  • Nov: Eve Bunting
  • Dec: Jan Brett
  • Jan: Seymore Simon
  • Feb: Helen Lester
  • Mar: Dr. Seuss
  • Apr: Gail Gibbons
  • May: Stan & Jan Berenstain
  • Jun: Steve Jenkins
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