Welcome to Second Grade!

     I am honored and excited to be your child's Second Grade Teacher.  Every child is unique and should grow to love and appreciate that. I am here to help them to be the best they can be.  Here at the Academy of Math & Science Desert Sky, we are educating the whole child.
     Last year, I moved from Wilmington, North Carolina to teach first grade at AMS Camelback.  I wanted to be part of this innovative and child-centered team, where I grew to treasure my students and their families.  I taught second grade in California, and Kindergarten through fifth grade in North Carolina.  I love teaching and it is my firm belief that EVERY child can learn and feel proud and inspired to continue learning their whole lives. I like to tell them that if they can learn something new everyday, they will be very wise when they are old. Learning can be fun.
     Because I was a stage & tv actor, I am a big proponent of public speaking for poise, confidence, and memorization.  There are so few opportunities for children to develop these skills, so please plan on enjoying our class performances of poems and songs at various parent meetings throughout the year.
     You will see huge growth in character, social interactions, their English speech, and in mastery of reading, reading comprehension, writing, and math skills. I will send home updates periodically. A class syllabus follows.
     I look forward to getting to know not only your children, but your family as well.  Together, we can do great things!
                                                                                                                  Kind regards,
                                                                                                                  Caroline Butler