• Welcome 2nd Grade Families!


    Click here to watch our Second Grade Curriculoum Slide! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kaTwmz1Gz_kgG-hpmfewQG8tZjW94tnbre1X9pnneK0/edit?usp=sharing


    • My name is Ms. Cindy Swartwood. This is my first year teaching second grade at Centerra Mirage STEM Academy, but my third year at CMSA.  For the past two years I have taught special education. This is my sixth year with Avondale Elementary School District. 
    • I'm excited for a great year of learning and growth!  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns!


    Contact Information:

    Cindy Swartwood


    (623) 772-4800

    Class Schedule:

    7:00 - 7:35am Arrival/Breakfast

    7:35 - 7:45am Morning Meeting

    7:45 - 8:25am Grammar/Writing

    8:25 - 9:05am Interventions

    9:05 - 10:30am Reading

    10:30 - 11:10am Specials

    11:20 - 11:55pm Lunch Break

    11:55 - 12:55pm Math

    12:55 - 1:10pm Recess

    1:10 - 2:00pm Fundations 

    2:00 - 2:45pm Science/Social Studies

    2:45 - 3:00pm Packup/Dismissal







    Wednesday Schedule:

    7:00 - 7:35am Arrival/Breakfast

    7:35 - 7:45am Morning Meeting

    7:45 - 8:30am Grammar/Writing

    8:30 - 9:30am Fundations 

    9:30 - 10:00am Social Emotional Learning

    10:00 - 10:20am Science/Social Studies

    10:20 - 10:40am Lunch/Break

    10:40 - 11:45am Math Centers

    Policies and Procedures:

    School Rules

    1. Be Respectful 
    2. Be Responsible 
    3. Be a Problem Solver


    • Students should read for 15-25 minutes every night and fill in the reading log.
    • Make sure and look for the math module games and information that will be coming home. 
    • Fundations activities will also be sent home.

    You can see how your student is doing on the ParentVUE website.  Our office secretaries will have an activation key code for you.

    Please check your child's home folder daily and remove any graded work and papers for you.



    • I use positive behavior management in my classroom. Students work together as a class to earn desired reinforcing rewards.
    • If needed, an individual student will have the opportunity to earn reinforcing “rewards”.
    • If a more concerning issue arises, I will reach out so that we are able problem solve a solution together.


    2nd Grade Supply List

    Below is a list of suggested supplies for our classroom.  

    Individual Student Supplies:

    Students are responsible for keeping their supplies in their desk and replenishing supplies as needed throughout the year.  These items are suggested to help ensure a successful school year:

    • backpack that fits into the cubbies (no wheels, please)
    • pencil box – must fit inside of student desk and hold:
      • box of #2 pencils (preferably Ticonderoga as they last longer)
      • 1 colored pen
      • crayons
      • color pencils
      • 1 pair of scissors
      • 1 highlighter (any color)
      • 2 glue sticks
      • pencil sharpener
      • erasers
    • 1 composition notebook (wide rule)
    • 2 spiral notebooks (wide rule)
    • 1 - 3 prong pocket folder (plastic) 
    • 1 pack of index cards
    • earbuds or headphones for Chromebook
    • 1 ½ inch 3-ring binder
    • plastic sheet protectors
    • binder dividers
    • dry erase markers (1 pk of thin & 1 pk of thick; black, red, blue, green) 
    • 12 inch dry erase board and eraser

    Classroom Wish List:

    These are some supplies that we will use as a whole group.  Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated.    

    • disinfectant wipes
    • hand sanitizer
    • tissues
    • white copy paper
    • colored copy paper
    • glue sticks
    • dry erase markers (thin & thick)
    • colored pencils
    • crayons
    • ziploc bags (gallon, sandwich, snack)
    • extra headphones
    • September 2 - Curriculum Night 5:30-7:30pm
    • September 6 - Labor Day (No School)
    • October 4-8 - Fall Break

    2021-2022 AESD Calendar