2nd Grade

Meet the Teacher

Hello my name is Melanie Salgado and this is my 6th year teaching in the Diocese of San Jose.  I am currently attending classes to obtain my Master’s Degree and teaching credential in Inspired Learning and Teaching.  I have worked with young children my entire career in many different capacities.  I enjoy giving students opportunities for hands-on, project based learning activities to support our engaging curriculum programs.  

I enjoy the beach, all things Disney, and spending time with my family and two dogs Pixie and Buttercup.

Curriculum and Tools

  • Math
    • GoMath - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      GoMath is designed to fully facilitate conceptual development as students work from introduction to mastery of each content standard listed in the Common Core. Students use manipulatives, models, quick pictures and symbols as they apply Mathematical Practices to build understanding. Students actively engage in reasoning from concept or skills comprehension to solving problems in contextual situations.
    • Apps:  Mathletics and Prodigy Math
  • English Language Arts
    • Magnetic Reading Phonics Program
    • Journeys - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
      Journeys provides a strong and comprehensive instructional system for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening and writing.
    • Apps:  Lexia, Reading A-Z, EPIC!, Prodigy
  • Religion
    • Finding God-Loyola Press
    • Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist Preparation-Sadlier Sacramental Program
  • Social Studies
    • California Studies Weekly - American Legacy Publishing
      California Studies Weekly is an innovative curriculum program for teaching the California History-Social Studies state standards in Grade 2, featuring an engaging and easy-to-use weekly magazine format.
    • Apps:  BrainPop Jr. 
  • Science
    • Amplify Science 
      Instruction is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), facilitated in our STEM Lab, incorporating hands-on Science activities and experiments.
  • Writing
    • Lucy Calkins Units of Study

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