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Spencer Pointe
Elementary School
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Mrs. Van Dyke
2nd Grade - Spencer Pointe
dvandyke@nlsd122.org

Classroom Procedures

Here you will find helpful information about our classroom. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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Grading:

As we get into our routine, you should see schoolwork papers come home in their MONKEY Books throughout the week. Please click HERE to access the grading system for our classroom. 


Homework:

Reading and spelling homework will come every Friday. Students need to complete a reading log and spelling log for the week. Please use the Refrigerator Copy in the homework packet as a reference for our weekly skills, spelling words, and stories that we will be working on that week. Each homework packet is due the following Friday. 

Math Homelinks will come home every night. Math Homelinks should be a 5-10 minute review of the skills we have learned and practiced in class. Homelinks should be turned in the following day. Should you have any questions about what the answer should be, please reference the Unit Family Letter that comes home at the beginning of each unit. The answers to the Homelinks can be found on the last page.

We will be taking science and social studies tests at the end of each unit. A study guide will come home a few days in advance for you to help your child study. We will also review all study guide information in class in preparation for the test.

For questions on what homework assignments your child has for the week, please reference the Homework and Assignments tab located on the right sidebar of our class webpage.


Classroom Management:

In our classroom, we use a clip chart system. All students have the opportunity to move up the clip chart for making great choices and can also move down the clip chart for making choices that do not follow our school and classroom rules. Please click HERE for more details on our clip chart system.


Mystery Readers:

In our classroom, we have mystery readers!!! A mystery reader is a surprise guest who comes to share their favorite story with our class. A mystery reader can be a family member, neighbor, or friend. For more information on mystery readers and the form to sign up, please click HERE.


Birthday Treats and Parties:

District Policy does not allow treats to be sent to school for a child's birthday. In lieu of this, we create a special birthday book and sing.

There is also a policy regarding invitations to an individual child's party. If the invitations are to be delivered at school, invitations must be issued to all children in the class or all the boys or all the girls depending on the issuer. This alleviates any hurt feelings!

Thanks for your help with this matter!


Parent Resources:

Below you will find links with strategies to use to help your child with reading at home.

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