Gateway Elementary

Second Grade

Welcome to the Gateway Second Grade Family!

Quotes from 2 second grade students:

  • Second grade is learning new things in math.
  • The best thing about second grade is the power write because our teacher asks us 'would you rather' questions! I also like math!


Gateway Elementary values helping students develop self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is the belief that one is ultimately in control of one's own life and the development of the accompanying skills to actualize this belief. To this end, each second grade class works collaboratively to write a classroom goal that is customized for the school's vision and themselves. This goal is supported by a code of cooperation that guides the students' behaviors and growth throughout the year.

This year's classroom goal is "As a good choice family, we will make good choices, give others choices and ideas any chance we get, and if they struggle, we will love them anyway."

Our second grade team is here to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on second grade at Gateway.

Caron Smerkonich

Susan Summers