Welcome to
Mrs. Ridings' Second Grade


First Day of School is August 23rd!

Hello Second Grade Parents,
    My name is Mrs. Julie Ridings and I am very much looking forward to a fantastic year teaching your children! The first day of school is August 23rd and it is just around the corner. We are excited to welcome a new student to our class this year! You should've gotten my back to school list in the mail already but if you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to ask!!
Enjoy these last few summer vacation days! I can't wait for your child to see the theme of our classroom this year.... Here's a clue: We will have a WILD time learning in second grade and that's no MONKEY BUSINESS!
Mrs. Ridings

About your teacher:

        My name is Mrs. Julie Ridings and I will be your child’s 2nd grade teacher this year. I have a dual degree from Bloomsburg University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I have taught 1 year in a public school setting and 7 years teaching at another Catholic School. This is my fourth year teaching at Saint Joseph’s School and I look forward to teaching your child many new skills and concepts throughout this school year. My teaching methods are based on a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom with respect for faith, children and teachers.

Check Parent Square daily for homework assignments! 

I would like to give the parents/guardians a brief explanation of the colored smiley face that is inside the homework agenda. The color of the smiley face will correspond to my behavior chart we use in class. This is a quick way for you to chart your child's daily behavior progress.  


Behavior Chart outline with corresponding colors:

 Roaring Great Behavior!
Good note written inside agenda               
Prize Bucket Reward     
 Spotted Being Good!   
 Reward Sticker    
 Ready to Explore!    
Everyday begins here; if you end here then 
you still did a great job being prepared. 
Caught Monkeying Around!     
Warning for not making good choices.
Safari Cancelled!                          
Note written inside agenda; must be signed & returned.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns: