2nd Grade

My name is Tina Bassett.     I have taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. I was always interested in the Reading Recovery program, so when Dekalb Central opted to have teachers trained in it, I was pleased to get the chance to participate. I taught Reading Recovery until it was phased out and then I taught the different reading interventions we have implemented at Watson.
I certainly love working with children in 2nd grade. They are eager to learn and have such enthusiasm for the things we do. It is very rewarding to see them grow into independent readers, thinkers, and problem solvers. Each day in 2nd grade is special----I am wild about 2nd grade students!                   


Hello! I’m Ms. DeLucenay, and I teach 2
nd grade here at J.R. Watson Elementary. My Elementary Education degree is from IPFW. I love teaching 2nd graders because they are “little sponges.” They are excited and eager to learn everything. Children in my class soon discover that I love reading. It brings me great joy each year to pass on that love of reading and to see students take the jump from learning to decode words to really reading books for meaning and enjoyment. It is exciting to see students discover that you can open a book and go anywhere!


Hi, I'm Mrs. Buttermore! I went to college at Butler University and graduated with an Elementary Bachelor's Degree, with a minor in reading. I started out as a developmental reading teacher, before moving into the regular classroom. I absolutely love teaching 2nd graders because of their excitement and enthusiasm to learn each day. My favorite part of teaching is having children learn and apply what they've learned to their real-life experiences. I love the smiles and the willingness to learn!