1st / 2nd Combo and Second Grade
Kellie Pearson and Joanna Pattison
The second grade at Mountain View School warmly welcomes you!
We are proud of our curriculum and the wealth of challenges available to the children. Our goals include nurturing independent thinking, fostering creative awareness and developing personal responsibility.
In our Open Court Reading Program, we specialize in comprehension with a strong emphasis on phonics. The children read extensively from real literature. In language the focus is on punctuation, complete sentences and parts of speech. The children learn to use quotation marks to enhance their writing.
Second grade math involves several areas of study including two-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping, fractions, money, geometry, probability and measurement.
Five specialists are available to second graders to enhance their learning experiences: computer, art, science, music and physical education. In class the science lessons are enhanced with lessons on marine mammals and fossils/dinosaurs. The classes all participate in a group sing with guitar.
Children leave second grade filled with memories of a fun, challenging, creative year.
I was born in Vermont where I attended elementary school at a 4 room schoolhouse. My mother was a teacher and my father worked for the State Board of Education. I attended the University of Vermont where I earned my credential in Elementary Education and minored in science. After moving to California, I attended Cal State Northridge for additional education to obtain my Clear Credential and CLAD certification. I have two adult daughters who attended Hollister School. Lyndsay my oldest is a first grade teacher and my youngest Kara is in the editorial/social media/fashion business. I have been teaching fourth grade at Mountain View for 16 years and have recently been moved to second grade. Prior to Mountain View, I have subbed, been a certificated tutor, and served as a GATE teacher for the Goleta District. I love nature, birding, and animals. I have dogs and love to explore Santa Barbara trails and beaches. I also love painting, art, knitting and crocheting, and gardening. My passion is to develop strong relationships with children so that they become motivated, confident learners. I love teaching and the wonderful community spirit that Mountain View has to offer.