Welcome to 2nd Grade!
My name is Vanessa Hoffman and I am so excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher! This is my fourth year teaching. I taught 1st grade for the last three years in Des Moines, Iowa. I am so excited to be back home in Minnesota and teaching in my home state! You may see my name as Ms. Levy on some websites and addresses, but that is because I got married this last October!
I graduated from the University of Minnesota with bachelor's degrees in 2012...go gophers! I completed my master's degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in 2016. I also have a special education license and reading endorsement.
I live with my husband, Josh, our cat, Missy, and our dog, Luna, just outside of White Bear Lake. In my spare time I enjoy catching up with friends and family, going on walks with my dog, reading, and coaching and watching gymanstics.
2nd grade is a year of fun, learning, and lots of growth. This year we will do lots of reading, writing, science, and social studies activities and lessons. We also study the digestive system for STEM-H. We will develop the foundational skills we learned, extend our thinking, and set new goals. In our classroom we will also build a positive community where each child feels special, valued, and important. We will learn that we are stronger together!
If you have any questions or comments throughout the year, please do not hesitate to reach out either by email or leaving me a voicemail. Let's have a great year in 2VH!
Mrs. Vanessa Hoffman
2nd Grade Teacher