Amanda Holt

2nd grade teacher

423-623-3811 x301

Courses Taught:

Second grade General Education 



Welcome to my page!

This is my 16th year teaching second grade at Newport Grammar School. I attended Newport Grammar as a child and I'm so proud to teach here! Play Nice Work Hard Stay Kind Classroom Decor Wall Art Poster :  Handmade Products


B.S. K-6 education from East Tennessee State University

Master's degree -Curriculum & Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University 

Google Certification Level 1 | NYSCATE

Amazon Wish List:

Spelling words


Spelling wordsstar, scar, jar, cars, smart, March, park, party, large, dollar, barn, farm, yard, arch, start 

What Are We Learning?

Story of the week- I Need My Monster 


 Vocabulary –despise, ill, exhausted, devastated, companion, common


Language/Grammar: We will be learning about quotation marks and synonyms.


Math: We will be learning about adding two 2-digit numbers. 


Summer Reading Expectations


Second Grade Summer Reading Program

All students must read 10 picture books or 3 chapter books this summer and keep a reading log. Reading log must be in the student's handwriting.

Choose to do one of the following: 

  1. Attend 2 summer library activities (Stokely Memorial Library, NGS Summer Library Program, or other library programs). Write down the activities and the dates attended.


  1. Choose 3 books and write a paragraph of the book summary and draw a picture.


Give the list of activities and reading log to your second grade teacher. Students who complete the summer reading program will receive two 100’s in language arts.





Upcoming Events

October 25th- Fall retake picture day


October 26th- Echo Valley Cornmaze field trip


October 27th- Hat Day



November 3rd- Last day to return Carnival money and permission form


November 10th- Carnival Day 




Homework Hotline 615-298-6636

Students grades can be checked at the following website: