The 2-4th graders are always ready to play. Their teacher is Kathy Tom (before teaching 2-4th grades, she taught K-1 at Hillwood). Ms. Tom has been teaching at Hillwood for a long time, 11 years. This year, there are 19 students in Ms. Tom's class. In the morning they start with math. After K-1 goes outside, 2-4 have half an hour of recess. After their recess, they read. Sometimes, while one grade is reading, the other grades do another subject. When it is 11:30, they have lunch, just like 5-8th graders. After lunch, they go outside for their second recess of the day. When they come inside, Ms. Tom reads them a book. Each year they get through about two or three books.
Ms.Tom is a very dedicated working teacher considering she teaches the most students in the school and has been working here for so long. "I've been with Ms.Tom for 4 years." says Asiana D. "She has been a very inspiring person to me. I hope she continues to work at Hillwood."