Welcome to Mr. Cirbus' Class Website!


A message for my Awesome Students...

I am so proud of everything you all have accomplished this year. Even though we faced so many challenges, you did an AMAZING job. I will miss you all very much when your are in 3rd grade.

Parents, thank you for continuing to support your kiddos as we navigated online learning. I am so grateful for your continued support. I know the kids are too.

It has truly been a year I will never forget.





Kerrydale Weekly Review Instruction Schedule








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Social Studies

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Content Review Virtual Field Tripsetc.

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    PWCS School Buildings Closed to Students Through End of School Year

    By order of the Governor of Virginia, all Prince William County Public Schools will remain closed to students through the end of the 2019-20 school year (June 2020), due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus).
I hope everyone is doing well! I miss you all very much!

*If your child needs their Clever username or password, please email me at Cirbusjs@pwcs.edu.

**Please visit the At Home Learning page to the left for quick links and a list of recent units of study.

*Please check the Files and Documents page for information on how to use Zoom and for information on the 2nd grade standards.

*Through BrainPOP's partnership with the PWCS, our school now has FREE access to both BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP Espanol, and Francais.
 Teachers and students may all access BrainPOP through PWCS' Clever portal.  


*Beginning on Tuesday, April 14 we will have a class Zoom meeting every day at 1:00. To access our Zoom meetings, please go to my teacher page on Clever. Then click on the Zoom icon.  As much as I would love to see every one, the meetings are optional.


Online Office Hours 
Every Monday and Wednesday, I am available at 3:00 to answer questions, help students, or address any other needs that you may have.  Please email me to schedule a Zoom session.


We will be a responsible and respectful class.

We will try our best on everything we do.


We are the best behaved class around.  We are the smartest 2nd graders ever.  We try hard and love to learn.

Encore Schedule

(9:45 - 10:30)

Day 1 – Art

Day 2 – P.E.

Day 3 – Library

Day 4 – Music

Day 5 – P.E.

Day 6 – Guidance

Daily Schedule 


9:00 – 9:40 – Core Extension
9:45 – 10:30 – Encore
10:30 – 11:00 – L.A. (Mini Lesson)
11:00 – 11:30 – Independent Reading
11:30 – 11:35 – Bathroom Break
11:38 – 12:08 – Lunch
12:10 – 12:25 – Recess
12:30 – 1:00 – Writing
1:00  1:30  Press In (L.A.)
1:30 – 2:45 – Math
2:45 – 3:00 – Recess
3:00 – 3:40 – S.S./Science
3:45 – Dismissal 


Recent Units of Study


  1. Place Value to 999 (expanded form, standard form, and pictorial form)
  2. Adding and Subtracting numbers to 99
  3. Counting and Comparing Coins to $1.25
  4. Rounding to the nearest 10
  5. Addition and subtraction story problems
  6. 10 more/less
  7. 100 more/less

  1. Asking and answering questions while reading non-fiction books
  2. Identifying main idea and supporting details in non-fiction books

  1. Writing complete sentences
  2. Incorporating a beginning and ending when writing a story/paragraph
  3. Correct use of capitalization and punctuation
Social Studies:

2.2 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the United States by describing important developments and innovations in United States history, including developments and innovations related to communication and transportation.

2.5 The students will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system. Key concepts include  a) living organisms are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings; b) an animal’s habitat includes adequate food, water, shelter, or cover, and space; c) habitats change over time due to many influences; and d) fossils provide information about living systems that were on Earth years ago.

2.7 The student will investigate and understand that weather and seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and their surroundings. Key concepts include a) effects of weather and seasonal changes on the growth and behavior of living things.