Genesee STEM Academy

Genesee County's First S.T.E.M Certified School

Mrs. Gaylord’s Marvelous 2nd Grade!


Classroom Introduction

Welcome to 2nd Grade with Mrs. Gaylord at GSTEMA! I graduated from Croswell-Lexington High School before getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education through Central Michigan University. I majored in German and studied English and Physical Science as minors. I was a part of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, the National Honor Society, and the International Club at CMU. This is my 18th year serving communities as an educator. I have had experiences teaching in rural, suburban, and inner-city schools, from Pre-K through 12th Grade! I have taught General Education, German, Science, ELA, and sometimes host a German Club!

At GSTEMA, we have fun while learning through a technology-based, project-based, hands-on curriculum. In Second Grade, students learn topics such as:

ELA: Reading through 3rd Grade Level and beyond, homophones, CVCE patterns, long and short vowels, main topic and details, cause and effect, using graphic organizers, sequencing, summarizing, compound words, onomatopoeia, rhyming, poetry, fluency; Writing- narratives, opinion pieces, how-to, informational, friendly letters, etc.

Social Studies: Landforms, maps, economic proficiency, needs and wants, branches of government, presidents, careers, recycling, being a good citizen, and solving community problems.

Math:  Addition and subtraction through double- and triple digits, beginning multiplication and division, time on the hour, half hour, and quarter hour, measurement with English and metric systems, data analysis through graphs, pictographs, plots, and number lines, place value to 1,000, geometric shapes and equal shares.

Science: Landforms, plants, life cycles, properties of matter, animal classification, habitats, erosion, and heating and cooling.



Fall 2017– Welcome to my classroom and our expanding GSTEMA building! Currently, Second Graders will focus on team-building, building positive relationships, STEM projects, First Grade review, beginning of the year assessments (DRA, NWEA, Rainbow Words, Math Assessment, handwriting, etc.) We will begin using our ConnectED ELA accounts and Envision Math accounts with Pearson Realize. We will incorporate writing with Social Studies and Science to pen pals across the globe!


Click on this to see my STEM Certification:

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Click on this link for Power Point pictures:

2015-16 GSTEMA Enrollment Fair Gaylord

2017 STEM/Enrollment Fair-Gaylord

Second Grade Websites:

Click on them to explore!


ConnectEd-Please contact me for the username and password.

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Pearson Realize: Same username and password as ConnectED.

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Science/Social Studies

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Michigan Open Book Project





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Interdisciplinary Curricula

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Contact Me

Class Dojo (Password sent home by text, email, or note.)

Phone (810) 600-6466


Note/Letter (Student HW folder.)

School Address 5240 Calkins Rd. Flint Twp., MI 48532


School Status

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School Closings

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