Autumn Johnstone
  • Welcome to second grade!
    We are going to have an exciting year, unlike any other!  Despite the unusual circumstances, we will have fun learning together.   Our engaging second grade content will be the same.  Just like in a normal year, you will read, write, and speak in English and Spanish.  We will dive into math concepts, explore the natural world around us, and get to know community members from diverse backgrounds.  
    About Mrs. Johnstone

    This is my 22nd year teaching!  Time flies when you're having a blast!   While I've taught almost every grade Kindergarten through 8th, this is my first year at second grade.  I'm thrilled to be part of the dynamic second grade team. 

    I  grew up in Maine and attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Go Tar Heels! After graduating, I moved to Washington DC to teach Middle School Spanish for three years. Next, I moved to New York City where I taught 5th grade.  My husband and I moved to Helena in 2004 and I taught a 4th/5th grade combination class.  Nine years ago, we moved with our three beautiful kids and two energetic dogs to Missoula.  I taught at Garden City Montessori for two years then I moved over to Paxson to teach first, fourth, and now second grades! 

    I am so honored to be at here. Paxson is my neighborhood school.  I know it's a great learning community because my own children go here!

    phone number:  728-2400 ext. 4582

    GRADE 2:

    • 1 set of over-the-ear headphones (label with name)
    • 1 school backpack (to carry items to/from school)
    • Gym shoes to leave at school
    • 1 8 ½”x5” hard sided pencil box
    • 1 box of crayons (24 count only please)
    • 48 #2 pencils (sharpened please!)
    • 1 hand held pencil sharpener with built-in cap for shavings
    • 6 glue sticks
    • 1 small school glue
    • 1 pair of scissors (optional)
    • 4 pink rubber erasers
    • 1 box sandwich size Ziploc bags
    • 1 box of colored pencils (24 count)
    • 1 spill-proof water bottle (please label lid and bottle with your child’s name
    • 1 clean old sock to use as wipe board eraser
    • 1 extra mask (to be kept in backpack)


    *Please contribute to any communal supplies below:

    • 1 box of facial tissue
    • 1 paper towel roll 
    • Hand sanitizer in pump
    • 1 container of disinfecting wipes with 70% alcohol
    • 1 box of Gallon size Ziploc bags


  • 2J Schedule


    8:30-9:00 Breakfast, Calendar, Read Aloud

    9:00-9:30 Math

    9:30-9:45 Recess

    9:45-10:45 Math

    10:45-12:25 Spanish Language Arts and Daily Five

    12:25-1:00 Lunch and Recess

    1:00-1:30 Science, ELA conventions, Mindfulness

    1:30-2:00 Special

    2:00-2:10 Pack Up

    2:10 Dismissal