Grade 2


Mrs. Brewster and Mrs. Bassett




 

Meet Mrs. Bassett


Tell me about yourself.

I have been teaching in the district since 1983. I graduated from the University of Maine, Farmington and began teaching at Lura Libby School. I taught at the St. George School for three years before returning to Lura Libby.

 

Why do you like to teach second grade?

I like teaching younger students. They are excited about everything. I also like the idea of instilling a love of reading that will last throughout their lives.

 

What are your favorite student units?

I love teaching any units that stress reading (literacy).

 

What is your plan for parent contact?

I welcome parent contact. Parents may contact me via email at tbassett@rsu13.org or call the school at 354-6464. Newsletters are sent home on a regular basis.

 

What are your homework guidelines?

Students are asked to read every night for 15 minutes. This can be independently or with someone else. Other homework is sent home on Monday and needs to be returned by Friday. Parents are encouraged to review homework with children but let them try it by themselves.

 

Meet Mrs. Brewster


Tell me about yourself.

I have been teaching second grade in MSAD 50/RSU 13 since 1984. I spent two years teaching at the Cushing Community School before coming to Lura Libby. Mrs. Eddy was a student in my first Cushing class!

 

Why do you like to teach second grade?

Second grade is a special grade to teach. The students are building literacy skills and becoming confident, independent readers. There are opportunities during the day for many types of learning. Children work in whole group settings, small groups, partners, and independently.

 

What are your favorite student units?

Flat Stanley is a favorite literacy unit. We read the book, write friendly letters, and learn about our country and other places around the world.

 

What is your plan for parent contact?

I send home weekly newsletters and mail on occasion. I send home notes or call parents. I welcome calls, notes, or emails from parents as well.

 

What are your homework guidelines?

Homework is generally sent home on Monday and due on Friday each week. Assignments may vary, but usually include: reading for 15 – 20 minutes each night, a math assignment and/or math activity, and a spelling assignment. Mrs. Bassett and I like to encourage family involvement and enjoy finding or creating projects the family can complete together.