2nd - Jenna Thurin

Mrs. Thurin's 2nd Grade Classroom

Welcome to 2nd grade! I am so excited for this year at Plat Elementary School with all of you! My name is Jenna Thurin.  This is my 11th year of teaching, and my 4th year at Plat Elementary school! I feel very lucky to have found such a wonderful community to live and teach in! I was born and raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where my family still lives.
 I did my Undergradute work at UW-Milwaukee in Early Childhood Education and I completed my Masters Degree at Concordia University in Curriculum and Instruction. I have lived in Richfield now for three years and love all of the community events, and how friendly everyone always is! Some of my favorite things to do are: travel, listen to music, spend time with my family , run, and learn new things! This is truly a wonderful place to be and this year has been nothing short of amazing!

Our classroom this year is full of exciting things to do! We are especially excited to have the addition of more Chrome Books in our room. These will continue to be used for Reading, Writing and Math, as well as for other explorations and research throughout our day. Other pieces of technology that we are lucky to have in our room are LearnPads, an Epson projector, and a Document Camera that we can use interactively in our learning.

During our Readers Workshop, we will be doing a Daily 5 Routine that will consist of choosing: Listening to Reading, Working on Writing, Reading to Someone, Reading to Self, and Word Work. Each day, Mrs. Thurin will conference with us on our Reading goals, and work with us individually to grow as readers. We will also be working with Daily 3 Math that correlate with the learning objectives for the week. We will also conference and work in a workshop model for Writing! We are excited to continue our Handwriting curriculum called "Handwriting Without Tears." In Science and Social Studies we will be exploring an array of topics, and diving into deeper research and inquiry on the information we are introduced to!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

Mrs. Jenna Thurin
262-628-1778 ext. 2118
*please call between 8:00-8:15 or 3:15 and 3:30pm*