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Spencer Pointe
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Mrs. McClain
2nd Grade - Spencer Pointe
jmcclain@nlsd122.org

Welcome to Mrs. McClain's 2nd grade class!

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Listen to Mustn'ts, child, listen to the Don'ts.

Listen to the Shouldn'ts, the Impossibles, the Won'ts.

Listen to the Never Haves, then listen close to me.

Anything can happen, child, Anything can be. 

~Shel Silverstein



Homework and Assignments

The single most beneficial practice your child can do for homework each evening is reading.  Students should read for 20 minutes a night.  I will not require a reading log to be turned in.  I am using the honor system that you are expecting your child to take a short period of time each day to relax and read.   

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To access Pearson Ready Gen texts that we are reading in class:

Go to your Powerschool access and log in. Be sure to log in as your child, using his/her 5-digit student ID as the username, and the ReadyGEN code you were given as a password. 

Click on a book icon with a "p" in it. It says Pearson's Courses and is located on the left side of the page. That will bring you to Pearson EasyBridge.

When you get to this page, there is a bar labeled Reading 2- 6(A)-17-18. Click on the words ReadyGen 2016 under that bar. This will bring you to the ReadyGen website. When you get to that screen, you can click on the green bubble labeled programs or the picture of the ReadyGen book underneath it. From there, you can select the Unit 1, Module A, and the story.

**Please refer to your child's take-home folder for homework each night.

**Math homework should be expected Monday-Thursday nights.  

 For copies of Math Homelinks please click the link below.

http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents/2nd-grade/em4-at-home/ 

 

 


Class Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Special

9:55-10:25

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9:55-10:25

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9:55-10:25

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9:55-10:25

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9:55-10:25
 

 

     

Lunch/Recess

12:05-12:40

Lunch/Recess

12:05-12:40

Lunch/Recess

12:05-12:40

Lunch/Recess

12:05-12:40

Lunch/Recess

12:05-12:40
         

Computer Lab

2:20-3:00 

 

 

 Library

2:45-3:15

 

         

Dismissal

3:40

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3:40

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3:40

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3:40

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3:40
Contact Information

E-Mail
jmcclain@nlsd122.org

Phone
Spencer Pointe: (815)462-7988


Written Communication
Please feel free to send a note to school with your child. 


Please be aware that the way in which you contact me is most often how I will respond.  If you need to reach me during the school day, the best way is by e-mail.  I will check my e-mail about twice a day.

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Curriculum

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Reading/Writing: This year I will be piloting the Pearson ReadyGEN reading series which is an integrated literacy program that accelerates learning for students by presenting modeled reading with authentic text. Lessons include a Close Reading routine where students will learn how to approach complex texts by citing evidence from the text, exploring key ideas and details, and analyzing text structure.  ReadyGEN uses a generative approach to vocabulary instruction where words are taught in clusters, with a focus on key words that are critical to understanding the text. Throughout the year, students will practice informative, narrative, and opinion writing in response to text.  ReadyGEN also offers interactive anchor texts, digital publishing tools, and game-based online activities to increase student engagement while building literacy skills.

Grammar: We will cover sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, and contractions.

Spelling/Phonics: We will be using the ReadyGEN spelling/phonics program which focuses on spelling patterns. Students will work on a given spelling pattern during each unit of study.  However, a weekly test on these words will NOT be given. Rather, students will be assessed on spelling skills and application of spelling patterns in their writing.  Students have additional opportunities for practice in the classroom that will include: workbook pages, creating sentences, ABC order, word patterns, etc.


MATH

    Our math program is called Everyday Math.  Throughout the year, students will be working on whole number operations, patterns and rules, probability, place value, time, money, measurement, geometry, fractions, and problem solving.

SCIENCE

We cover the following topics in Science: 

            *Plants and Animals

            *Properties of Matter

            *Energy

            *Forces and Motion

            *Sound

SOCIAL STUDIES

*    We cover the following topics in Social Studies:

             *Maps and Geography

             * 50 States

             * Landforms
             
             * Pilgrims

             * Natural Resources

    ...And many more fun things!
Weekly Newsletter

Click the picture below for our class newsletter!

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Website Links

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www.reflexmath.com

Students use Reflex Math several times per week in class to gain fluency in addition and subtraction facts (by playing fun math games!), but your child may also be asking to play at home.  Click Login in the black bar in the upper right corner. Teacher username is 122jmcclain. Click on McClain's Class. Click on your child's name. Password is nlsd + your child's 5-digit ID#. (nlsd00000)

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www.raz-kids.com

Click on Kids Login. Teacher username is jmcclaink. Click on your child's name. Password is nlsd + your child's 5-digit ID#. (nlsd00000) Click on Your Assignment so that your child can listen to, read, and take quizzes on fiction and nonfiction books at his/her independent reading level.