Danielle Fetkovich has been teaching Second grade at Butte Falls Charter School since 2007, and she loves it. “Teachers get lots of administrative and parental support at BFCS,” she says.
Second grade uses the same techniques used in first grade, with some extras. “Second grade uses Chromebooks to practice skills like math and typing,” says Danielle. “In Science the students do journals, and ask lots of questions. We encourage critical thinking.”
Course work geared to each child’s ability allows strong readers to read up a grade if they’re ready and supports slower readers who work at a pace aligned with their skill level. With only nine students in her class, Danielle says “I can really focus on how each student is doing when they read.”