• Welcome to Mrs. Stietzel's 2nd Grade!
    Welcome to our classroom page!  Second grade is a time of natural discovery and growth.  We explore our world through a variety of literature, activities and social exchange.  We demonstrate our understandings through conversation, artistic and written experience.  Self-esteem and confidence are integral keys to learning and we highlight these traits through responsive classroom practices including morning circle time, daily greetings, morning charts, games and activities.  We share a strong classroom community where all students are valued and unique members, successes are celebrated and instruction is differentiated to meet a variety of needs and talents.

    Dear 2nd Grader,

    My name is Mrs. Stietzel and I am your new teacher! I hope you are having such a fun summer with your family so that we will have great things to talk and write about. My summer has been lots of fun and I can't wait to tell you all about it!

    We have such an amazing classroom that I know you will just love being in it every day. It just feels magical! There are big windows that show us all the nature and sights. The room is nice and light and filled with great books and fun activities!

    I have a fun project for you to work on for the first day of school. I'd like you to make a "me box" (or bag). Decorate it with your name and possibly some art or photos or stickers. Then, gather about 10 items that you can keep in it to tell about yourself. You can include things like a seashell from your summer vacation, a sports ribbon, tickets from a game or show, a poem you wrote, etc. you can bring it in in the first week of school.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer and I look forward to meeting you in September! I wish you many splashes in the pool, trips to the beach, ice cream cones, sunsets and great books.  If you have any questions, please contact me at cstietzel@somersschools.org

    Your teacher,

    Mrs. Stietzel