Welcome to
Mrs. Ridings' Second Grade

Second Grade was successful online!
As we progress and work through the Covid-19 pandemic I want to reassure all parents and students that SJS teachers have not given up.
We are here for you!
When the stay at home order was made this past spring, each grade went online from the first week off without ever missing a beat. SJS has many
ways to teach you with all the technology 
tools at 
our fingertips.
We are prepared to go virtual at any time so your child will continue to learn and move forward!
Back to School letter and learn about your teacher:

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

The long anticipated wait is over… SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION! I am beyond thrilled to see all the children and get started with growing their minds with knowledge. Let me reassure you that I will make sure my classroom is safe and practicing all the best ways to keep all of us healthy while we learn. Together we made it this far and we will continue on this fabulous journey at SJS!

Now let’s get on with introducing myself to you, my name is  Mrs. Julie Ridings and I will be your child's second grade teacher this year. I look forward to teaching your child many new skills and concepts throughout this school year. I graduated from Bloomsburg University with a dual degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education. My background consists of ten years of teaching experience in a Catholic school. Seven of those years were spent teaching second grade. My teaching methods are based on a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom with respect for faith, children and teachers.

To help prepare your child for my classroom, I'd like to give you a small list of what your child will need to bring to school. I also will include a list of common classroom items that would be greatly appreciated as well. 

Thank you for taking an active role in your child's education. If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact me at my e-mail or on the ParentSquare app: jridings@stjosephdanville.com.

Supply List:

Items your child will need for Second Grade:

Optional items to donate to our classroom if you would like:

Thank you for your kindness and support for education at SJS!

-Mrs. Ridings


Click the link below to watch Mrs. Ridings read you a bedtime story!

Please check out the following ways to reach out to me:


Parent Square app or website
 Facebook Private Group: 
Mrs. Ridings' Second Grade Super Stars
You can also check out my youtube channel that I have my instruction videos posted on:
 Youtube Channel Link

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.  

Can you spot the classroom theme for this year??!  wink

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. 
 Danger Ahead! 
Warning for not making good choices.
   Safari Cancelled! Parent Contact    
Note written inside agenda; must be signed & returned.

Mrs. Ridings' Second Grade Wish List
Two new book cases would be a great help to organize our classroom library. We have so many story books that vary in sizes so these shelves would work wonders for us! Thank you in advance if you find it in your heart to donate!

FURINNO 11107WH-GR 7 Reversible, 11-Cube, White Green


$52.02  & FREE Returns



Please contact me with any questions or concerns: