2nd Grade - Class 2 class home page

Welcome to an exciting school year at St. Christopher School

Mrs. Hofmann's Second Grade Class

About the teacher:

Mrs. Jackie Hofmann


I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with you and your child. This is my sixth year teaching in an elementary school, and my second year teaching at St. Christopher School. I have a Master’s degree in education from Saint Xavier University and endorsements in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Arts. Prior to teaching, I competed in Division I golf as an undergraduate at the University of Southern California (USC). Over the past two summers, I spent a great deal of time teaching golf to adults and children as young as four years old.

Personally, as a student, I found that second grade was my favorite grade ever! I had an amazing teacher who combined curriculum with creativity.  Particularly with reading and writing.  My goal is to be that amazing teacher for your child. Please encourage your child to spend time at home reading and writing.

Be sure to keep a lookout for our class newsletter - The Tuesday Times!

Classroom Guidelines

  1. Your child will be bringing home a Home Folder. The folder pockets are marked “Bring Back to School” and “Stay at Home.” Notes will go in the “Stay at Home” side unless they need to be returned and homework should go on the “Bring Back to School” side. 

  1. We will be using Assignment Notebooks/Student Planners in second grade. They are used for both homework and daily communication regarding your child’s assignments and behavior. Please go over all homework assignments with your child and initial the assignment book each day and return it to school. In addition to homework assignments, please encourage your child to read and write every day at home.

  1. Every Tuesday you will receive a Tuesday Folder with your child’s work.  Please return those folders by the next school day. It is important that you review these academic materials with your child.

  1. We will have snack during the day. Please make sure to send a healthy snack each day. Please, out of concern for anyone with a nut allergy, do not send snacks that contain any type of nut (examples: no peanut butter or pistachios).  All dessert snacks will be sent back home. Birthdays will be celebrated. If your child has an upcoming birthday, please email me so we can work out a special plan.

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Class Guidelines - “Give Me 5”

  1. Eyes on teacher

  2. Ears listening

  3. Mouth closed

  4. Feet are still

  5. Hands are still


  1. Listen and follow directions

  2. Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat

  3. Respect your classmates and your teacher

  4. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself

Let’s Fill the Pom Pom Jar!

Students will work collectively to fill the class pom pom jar. Once filled, the class will receive a prize (such as: picking from the treasure chest, guest reader).

Behavior Chart 

Blue – This is the highest level, where students have gone above and beyond in the classroom.

Green – Everyone starts here and students should work to stay on green or move up to Blue.

Yellow – A warning will be given when a student is not following classroom rules.

Red – Final warning is given if the student continues not following directions. Parents will also be contacted by me. If a student is on Red, then the student will reflect and write about how he/she can improve his/her behavior.

Of course, there is always room for improvement. If a student improves his/her behavior, then the student can move back on the behavior chart during the same school day.

Grading System

A = 100% - 93%

B = 92% - 85%

C = 84% - 73%

D = 72% - 65%

F = 64% - below

More information on homework and grades will be forthcoming.

Special Schedule

Monday:          Art 

Tuesday:         Music; Library & PE* alternating every other Tuesday 

Wednesday:    Mass**; Art/Computer alternating every other Wednesday.

Thursday:        PE*

Friday:             Computer & Social Emotional Learning

Our lunch is at 11:05 and we will have recess at 11:35 each day.  Please send a pair of gym shoes to leave at school in the event we have indoor recess in the gym.  Gym shoes must be worn on the gymnasium floor at all times.

*Please remember that your child must wear their St. Chris gym uniform and gym shoes for PE.

**School uniforms must be worn on Wednesday for Mass.  No jeans day passes will be honored on Wednesday.

The first day of PE is scheduled for Thursday August 24, 2023.

The first school Mass is on Wednesday August 30, 2023.

The first day of Music is scheduled for Tuesday September 26, 2023.

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Last modified: 08-19-2023