Welcome and thanks for stopping by!
I’m Amanda, a mom, wife, and second grade teacher in Massachusetts and the creator of Second Grade Smiles. I have a Master’s in Teaching, a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a focus in School Psychology, a Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) teacher endorsement, and am a Google certified teacher and trainer.
I’ve been a classroom teacher for the past ten years and love what I do! I am passionate about creating hands-on, authentic learning experiences for my students and incorporating opportunities for cooperative learning and creativity throughout each day in our classroom. These goals have led me to spend much of my time outside of the classroom creating lessons and activities that meet our curriculum standards and the needs of each unique group of students in an engaging and purposeful way.
I’ve shared my ideas in my Teachers Pay Teachers store, Second Grade Teachers Facebook Group, and on social media accounts for several years now and love connecting with other teachers. Along with the smiles on the faces of my students, you all inspire me every day! I’m excited to share even more of what has worked well in my classroom through this blogging journey and look forward to connecting with you!