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Second Grade Summer Letter

Second Grade Summer Letter

Greetings from 2nd Grade!

We are so excited to learn and grow with you in second grade. You will get to spend time with both Ms. Ali and Ms. Annabell, as well as participate in activities with everyone in 2nd grade. This year we will learn many exciting things, go on great field trips, and explore other cultures and countries in our “World’s Fair”. Please practice your reading, writing, and addition over the summer!

About your teachers:

Ms. Annabell is originally from France but has lived in the United States and Asheville for over 15 years. She went to Warren Wilson College, and loves taking students on hikes on the beautiful college campus. She loves all forms of dance, music, drama, and visual arts, especially painting and drawing. Outside of school, Ms. Annabell enjoys hiking, gardening, and swimming with her son, Coltrane. Students enjoy the French and Spanish lessons she gives throughout the school year. This will be Ms. Annabell’s twelfth year teaching 2nd grade at ArtSpace.

Ms. Ali is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and has lived in Asheville for twelve years. She began her teaching career in California, and has taught Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grades. She enjoys gardening and grows vegetables, herbs, and flowers! Ms. Ali loves all animals (especially dogs), reading, art, and hiking throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains. She also loves spending time at her Swannanoa home with her friends and her two dogs, Owen and Lulu. Students enjoy Ms. Ali’s sense of humor and hugs. This will be her eleventh year teaching 2nd grade at ArtSpace.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 12th, at the required Meet the Teacher & Registration Night. You can drop in any time between 4:00-6:00 pm. Your first day of school will be Thursday, August 13th. We hope you have a fun and relaxing summer and can’t wait to meet you!

Ms. Ali & Ms. Annabell