Second Grade

The second grade team has planned an exciting year for your child.  It will be a year filled with exploration, learning, challenge, and change!  In the process, they will continue to grow and understand themselves, others, and the world around them. This year we are focusing on integrating literacy into all curriculum areas as we strive to encourage all our students to become lifelong readers and learners.  Please contact us with questions, comments, or concerns by email (click on the links under our pictures) or by leaving a message with the office (703-228-5845).  We are always happy to hear from you!

The Virginia Department of Education sets standards for the state-mandated 2nd Grade curriculum.

2nd Grade English Standards (Reading and Writing) or click this link

2nd Grade History and Social Science Standards (Social Studies) or click this link

2nd Grade Math Standards or click this link

2nd Grade Science Standards or click this link

Daily Schedule:

8:45- 9:00- Arrival/ Breakfast in the Classroom

9:00- 9:20- Morning Meeting

9:20- 9:50- Math Intervention

9:50- 10:50- Math

10:50- 11:55- Specials Click here to see your child’s specials schedule 

11:55- 12:10- Recess

12:10- 12:35- Lunch

12:40- 2:45- English Language Arts

2:45- 3:05- Recess

3:05- 3:40- Content

3:35- 3:45- Closing Circle

3:45- 4:00- Dismissal

Meet the Second Grade Team!!!!

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Teacher: Mrs. Taylor

I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year!  I have been a teacher at Hoffman-Boston for seven years and before that I taught in Williamsburg, VA.  I have taught first and second grade but I love second the most.  I am an avid reader and I especially enjoy teaching students to be lifelong readers.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Office Hours:

Email Ms. Cleary:

Ms. Lea Smith

Ms. Smith

Miss Smith is a graduate of Slippery Rock University, where she studied early childhood education and dance. She is so excited to be teaching second grade this year! Last year she taught Kindergarten at Hoffman Boston. Outside of school she teaches dance, watches Netflix, and drinks a lot of coffee. She is excited to explore the area and dive into teaching

Email Ms. Smith:

Office Hours: 3:30- 4:00


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Teacher: Mrs. Yarborough

Hello, my name is Mrs. Yarborough and I will be your Second Grade teacher. I have taught grades second thru fifth in my many years of teaching. I look forward to another year at Hoffman-Boston. Our year may begin with some challenges; however, we will learn together and experience many different adventures with the coming school year. Let’s remember to take each day one moment at a time and have fun exploring, learning, and making history!

Office Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:45

Wednesday 10:20-10:50

Tuesday , Thursday, Friday 2:20-3:15

Email Ms. Yarborough:

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Hello,  my name is Ms. Ramirez, I studied early childhood education at George Mason University. This is my first year at Hoffman Boston, before coming here I taught PreK and Kindergarten at a private school. This year I am excited to be teaching second grade and look forward to working together with families to help each child reach their full potential.

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English Language Learner Teacher: Ms. Chong

Hello, my name is Mrs. Chong. This is my 7th year working at Hoffman Boston as an English Language teacher. I became an English language teacher because I love learning about different cultures and have a strong interest in languages. During my free time, I enjoy the great outdoors, reading and spending time with my husband and two dogs.

Email Ms. Chong:

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Reading Specialist: Mrs. LaMantia

I am a Reading Specialist at Hoffman-Boston with a M.Ed in Curriculum Instruction in Reading from The University of Virginia. I have 18 years of teaching experience as classroom teacher and reading specialist. This is my seventh year teaching at Hoffman-Boston. I am an avid reader and my favorite hobby is long distance running.

Email Ms. Lamantia:

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English Learners Teacher, Mrs. Fitzgerald

I have a degree in Health and Physical Education. I also have a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision. I taught high school Human Growth and Development for 16 years. This will be my 6th year at Hoffman-Boston. I’m excited to support so many 2nd graders this year. I enjoy being outside when it’s not too hot or too cold. I love books, crocheting and snuggling with my dog.

Email Ms. Fitzgerald:


Educational games are a wonderful tool for building math, language and science skills. Below are some fun websites to try:

Practice your math fluency!

Educational videos, books, etc! Learn about Science, Social Studies, and the world around you





HFB 2nd Grade

Thank you, Ms. Still, for coming to our virtual classroom to talk about your experience at the March on Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ! We love you! #hfbtweets #hfballstars
Published January 15, 21 1:03PM