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    Hello and welcome to spectacular second grade! My name is Amanda McNicol and I will be your child's second grade teacher. I am entering my fourth year of teaching second grade and I am a new edition to the Alton Elementary family. I couldn't be happier to become a member of this warm and inviting community. As an educator I am truly passionate about teaching and learning as I strive daily to provide high quality learning for all my learners. 

    Although I am a Michigan native, I attended the University of New Orleans and received my Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education. In addition, I recently completed my certification in teaching English Language Learners at the University of Holy Cross College. I have a passion for learning, therefore, I constantly strive to continue my education as a professional, just as I hope my students will develop a passion for life long learning.

    Second grade is a major stepping stone for students as they grow from learning to read to reading to learn. Along this journey, students will be strengthening their comprehension skills, deepening their understanding of adding and subtracting two and three digit numbers, and spending time exploring communities and habitats of different animals. 

    Our school year motto is Touchdown to Success: Destined for Victory and I know we will most certainly have a victorious year. I absolutely look forward to meeting all of you and please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Let's have a RAMtastic year!!!


    Best regards,

    Amanda O. McNicol