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Spencer Pointe
Elementary School
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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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Check out our landforms slideshow!  Click here.

Continents video:  Click here.

 

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

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

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

**Spelling/reading homework is sent home on Mondays, and should be returned to school by Friday each week.  Math homelinks should be returned to school the following day so that we can go over it together as a class. 

 

For copies of Math Homelinks please click the link below.

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

Help! My child didn't bring the Storytown book home to reread this week's story!

To access the Storytown Book online please click the link below.
Username: 122firstnamelastname (122juliemcclain)
Password: nlsd + child's 5 digit ID (nlsd00000)
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Once you log in, click My Library. Click on Storytown Student Edition G2.  We are currently reading Book 1.


Class Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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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

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9:55-10:25
 

 Library

10:30-11:00

     

Lunch/Recess

12:05-12:40

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12:05-12:40

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12:05-12:40

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12:05-12:40

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12:05-12:40
         
 

 

 

 Computer Lab

1:20-2:00

 

         

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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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   During the year in reading, students will work on fluency as well as comprehension skills.  Some  comprehension skills we will address are predicting, visualizing, sequencing, setting, author's purpose, character, cause and effect, fact and opinion, theme, reality vs. fantasy, compare and contrast, graphic sources, summarizing, context clues, drawing conclusions,  and plot structure.

PHONICS-SPELLING

   In phonics, the students will learn about short and long vowels, consonants, blends, digraphs, dipthongs, contractions, suffixes, prefixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.

    Our spelling program is through Storytown.  This follows along the Storytown reading series that we use.  The spelling incorporates the phonics skills that the students learn each week.  

LANGUAGE ARTS

   We will be studying a variety of grammar topics during the year.  Some of the skills we will work on are writing complete sentences, subjects and predicates, ending punctuation marks, nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and commas.  In addition, we will cover three kinds of writing; narrative, expository, and persuasive.

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 jmcclain100. Click on McClain's Class 16-17. 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.

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www-k6.thinkcentral.com

To access the Storytown Book online please click the link below.
Username: 122firstnamelastname (122juliemcclain)
Password: nlsd + child's 5 digit ID (nlsd00000)

 

Once you log in, click My Library. Click on Storytown Student Edition G2.  We are currently reading Book 1.

Fun Learning Songs

Click the videos below to view songs we've learned in class!

Math:

"What Makes Ten?" song