Mrs. Gavin (Second Grade)


I have taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades at a number of schools in the Chicago and Atlanta areas and am so happy to be settled in at Winfield Primary School teaching 2nd grade with Kaitlyn Etchingham! This is my 19th year teaching full-time with a break in the middle to stay home raising our two children. I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. I am currently taking college courses toward earning an ESL endorsement. I found my calling in teaching and feel it is a privilege to be able to spend my days with children helping to guide their learning and discoveries!

I live right here in Winfield with my husband Dan, and our two children, Nathan (21) and Elise (18). Nathan is a junior at Iowa State University studying Business/Finance and Elise is a freshman at the University of Kansas studying Speech-Language Pathology. Our 7 year old rescue dog Millie is also an important part of our family! We enjoy vacations together camping, hiking and sightseeing in the summer and skiing in the winter. In my spare time I like to relax with family and friends, visit with my parents, exercise, read, and be outside as much as possible!



Monday - P.E. from 9:15 - 9:57

Tuesday - Library from 9:15 - 9:45 and P.E. from 1:03 - 1:45

Wednesday - Art from 8:30 - 9:12

Thursday - P.E. from 9:15 - 9:57

Friday - Second Step from 9:15 - 9:45 and Music from 12:15 - 12:57



Nightly Homework:

  • Reading: Students should read 15-20 minutes each night. This may include independent reading at the child's level, partner reading with an adult, or being read to.​
  • Spelling: Backpack Pages provide homework practice for spelling and fluency skills taught in the Word Work Book and Decodable Reader.

    Monday Backpack Page – Spelling Words. Please complete the assignment and keep this page at home and continue practicing the words with your child all week.

    Tuesday – Backpack Page – Fluency Practice. Take turns reading this story aloud with your child. Read it several times. Keep this page at home so you can continue helping your child practice fluency all week. Practice spelling words.

    Wednesday – Backpack Page – Spelling Practice. Please have your child complete this page and send it back for teacher review. Practice spelling words.

    Thursday – Backpack Page – Spelling Practice. Please have your child complete this page and send it back for teacher review. Practice spelling words.

    Friday – Spelling Assessment.

  • ​Math: A math practice sheet will come home in your child's folder most Mondays through Thursdays. These assignments are due the following day.
Gavin Family


Mrs. Susan Gavin


Susan Gavin