Second Grade

Kim McCreedy - Second Grade Teacher
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Welcome to 2nd Grade,

I am so excited to be your teacher this year! My name is Mrs. McCreedy. This is my 3rd year teaching 2nd grade. I have  taught 1st, 3rd and 4th grade as well. I have been teaching for 21 years and have been at Blue Heron for 17 years. I grew up in Maryland and attended college and graduate school in California.  My  husband and I moved  into Grant Ranch in 1997. I have 2 daughters who both attended Blue Heron, Summit Ridge and Dakota Ridge. My older daughter, Katie, is a Physical Therapist at Swedish Hospital and my younger daughter, Maddie, works for a Marketing firm in Santa Monica, CA. My husband and I enjoy traveling, cheering on the Broncos, taking walks around the neighborhood with our dog, paddle boarding on the lake and hiking and skiing in the mountains.  In the summertime I work at the Grant Ranch Village Center.


We are going to have a fabulous 2022-2023 school year. In second grade, you will have the opportunity to work with all three second grade teachers for different subjects. Students will be rotating classes this year for Math, Literacy Instruction and Labs (explore, engineer, create, imagine and research labs to support and extend learning.) Each teacher will teach one of those subjects to each of the three classes.  In addition to one of these classes,  I will be your teacher for Reading groups. I am looking forward to having you in my class this year. 


Sincerely, 

Mrs. McCreedy


 


Lorin Shimonek - Second Grade Teacher
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Welcome New Second Graders and Families,


Welcome to second grade at Blue Heron! I am so excited to spend the next school year learning with you!


My name is Lorin Shimonek, or Ms. Shim, as you will probably call me by the end of August! 2022/2023 will be my seventh year at Blue Heron and my twenty-third year in Jeffco. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grades. This will be my third year teaching second grade. I am loving the second grade! 


Outside of school, I like to keep busy! You will find me riding a bike at the Cyclebar several times a week. I am working on running a marathon in all 50 states. I am halfway there! I also love to travel. My dog, Hubert, wishes I was a home a little more! 


We are going to have a fabulous 2022-2023 school year. In second grade, you will have the opportunity to work with all three second grade teachers for different subject areas. Students will be rotating classes this year for Math, Literacy Instruction and Labs (explore, engineer, create, imagine and research labs to support and extend learning.) Each teacher will teach one of those subjects to each of the three classes.  In addition to one of these classes,  I will be your teacher for Reading groups. I am looking forward to having you in my class this year.


Rhiannon Usher
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Welcome to Second Grade! This is my first year at Blue Heron and I am so excited to be here. My name is Mrs Usher. I have been teaching for 7 years and have taught Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade and 10th Grade English and Social Studies. I moved here last year from Melbourne, Australia with my husband and our now 2 year old son.

My family and I enjoy spending time outside and traveling. During summer break I teach at summer school and travel. So far I have traveled to 31 countries and I am looking forward to exploring more.

We are going to have a fabulous 2022-2023 school year. In second grade, you will have the opportunity to work with all three second grade teachers for different subject areas. Students will be rotating classes this year for Math, Literacy Instruction and Labs (explore, engineer, create, imagine and research labs to support and extend learning.) Each teacher will teach one of those subjects to each of the three classes. In addition to one of these classes, I will be your teacher for Reading groups. I am looking forward to having you in my class this year.


Kim McCreedy 
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Lorin Shimonek

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Rhiannon Usher
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Second Grade Schedule
2022-2023

8:45-8:50- Soft Start
8:50-9:15- Lunch Count, Attendance, Housekeeping, Morning Meeting
9:15-10:15- Block 1
10:15-11:15- Block 2
11:15-12:00- Lunch and Recess
12:00-12:50- OG
12:50-1:35- Specials - Art, Music, PE
1:35-2:30- Block 3
2:30-2:40- Recess
2:40-3:25- Reading Groups
2:25 - 3:30- Clean Up
3:30- Dismissal



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