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Welcome to Ms. Carreira's Second Grade Webpage!


  • Montclair State University
    • Bachelor of Arts: Family and Child Studies w/CONC: Family Services
    • Minor: Psychology



It is a pleasure of mine to be your child’s second grade teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. I have been part of the Union City School District for about 3 years. I have experience in teaching pre-kindergarten and second grade. Every child has the potential to achieve great things. I want my students to enjoy learning and feel free to be creative and inspired by learning. We will have many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow in the days ahead!


Conference Times:


I am available to meet with parents/guardians to discuss student matters. Please call the parent liaison at (201)348-5960, ext. 78503 to schedule an appointment. Other times available upon request.  







1:35-2:30 P.M.

10:40-11:10 A.M.

1:35-2:30 P.M.

9:25-10:00 A.M.

9:25-10:30 A.M.



Classroom Procedures & Policies:


Folders- Important notices and forms to be completed will be placed in your child’s folders.  Please check their folders daily and return any forms back with your child as soon as possible.



Homework- Students will receive math, reading, and spelling homework throughout the week. Worksheets will be placed in their Thomas Jefferson School folders.





Reading Selection Test:  Students will be given a reading selection test every Friday.  The test is divided into the following four sections: VocabularyPhonicsComprehension, and Written Selection.  Some weekly tests will consist of PARCC Questions along with a Prose Constructed Response (PCR) for the story of the week.  


Spelling Test:  Students will be given a spelling test every Friday.  The spelling words can be found in their weekly planner.  They are color coded to focus attention on our weekly phonics skill.  


Math Test:  Students will be given a math test approximately every two weeks once a topic is completed. Students will be notified prior to the test date. Before the test date, students will be given a math review sheet for homework. This will allow them to review the strategies that were introduced to them during instruction time.  


Test Folders-


Once tests are graded, they will be placed in your child's test folders.  Please sign and review the test at home with your child.  Kindly return the test folder as soon as possible.  Grades can also be viewed on the parent portal.    



Reading Street-
Unit 3 - Creative Ideas




EnVision Math-
Topic 9 - Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers