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  • Welcome to Shackelford’s Second Grade Superstars!
  • All About Mrs. Shackelford
    BS and MS in Education-University of Alabama
    and Converse College
    EDS (Educational Specialist Degree in
    Technology)-Lesley University
    Married with two sons and twin grand-daughters
    3 Shih tzus!
    Teaching Experience:
    12 years-3rd grade
    7 years-2nd grade
  • Unity
    I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched two sculptors there.
    The clay they used was a young child’s mind and they fashioned it with care.
    One was a teacher the tools she used were books and music and art; One was a parent with a guiding hand and a gentle, loving heart.
    And when at last their work was done. They were proud of what they had wrought. For the things they had worked into the child could never be sold or bought.
    And each agreed she would have failed if she had worked alone. For behind the parent stood the school and behind the teacher stood the home.
    By Ray A Lingengelter
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  • My Philosophy
    Your children’s education and well-being are my #1 priority.
    My classroom environment is positive, nurturing, consistent, and fair.
    The children and I will develop a school family where children respect peers and adults, and above all feel comfortable being themselves.
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  • 2nd Grade Anxiety
    2nd graders can have some anxiety when school begins.
    The expectations require children to be more responsible and independent.
    There’s more for them to remember with rules and procedures.
    Help your child with encouraging words and praise.
    Let your child take on more responsibility at home.
  • General Procedures
    Children are tardy if they arrive after 7:45.
    Morning Responsibilities-Unpacking, sharpening of pencils, and turning in homework.
    A change in transportation requires a note to the teacher. No change after 2:00 unless it’s an emergency.
    All medicines must be given to the nurse and not put in your child’s backpack.
  • Classroom Rules
    Always Listen.
    Always Do Your Best.
    Always Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated.
    Use time wisely.
    Safely move through the school and classroom.
    Have fun learning!
  • Superstar Oops!
    System of Rewards and Consequences
    1st Offense-Verbal warning is given.
    2nd Offense-Loss of Superstar.
    3rdOffense-Signs the Behavior
    4th Offense-Note is sent home.
  • Consequences for Bad Choices
    Time out or loss of free time.
    Loss of Superstar
    Silent Lunch
    Phone call or note to parent
    Parent Conference
    Visit to the office
    Behavior Contract
  • Reward System
    Individual Rewards:
    When 5 stars are earned, students choose class privileges.
    Whole Class Reward
    Entire class earns 100 compliments.
    Reward-movie and popcorn.
  • General Procedures Cont’d
    Check-ins or check-outs are considered as tardies. 3 unexcused check-ins or check-outs are equal to 1 unexcused absence. If you have any questions about attendance, check-ins, check-outs, tardies, etc. please contact the main office.
    9:00 Healthy Snack Break
    Lunch -11:15-11:45/Friday is treat day.
    Lunch Visitors-please eat at your child’s table.
    Lunch Money should be sent to school in a sealed envelope with the child’s name, lunch money, and teacher’s name.
    Birthdays- We will have birthday snacks during our snack time or at recess, not in the lunchroom. Please do NOT send anything with peanuts!
  • More Procedures
    The Homework Sheet-Sign your child’s Homework Sheet every night after verifying that all assignments have been completed.
    Please initial your child’s reading log.
    Please read newsletters and all other correspondence. Wednesday folders will come home with important papers.
    Remove all papers from take-home folder.
    Notes and dates of importance will be added to the bottom of the Homework Sheet.
  • The List Goes On
    No Show and Tell (only for Star of the Week)
    Toys-not allowed in the classroom.
    Special Treats/Items-advanced notice please
    Book Orders will be sent home periodically, but ordered online.
    Room Mom – any volunteers?
    Class Parties-Holidays and End of the Year
  • Reading Homework
    Each child will record his/her book read in reading log, after reading for at least 15 minutes.
    A bookmark will be completed after a book is finished. This will be shared orally in class.
    Reading Logs will be checked on Fridays.
  • Other Homework
    Math Practice
    Math Games
    Theme Study
    Excused homework-illness or family emergency.
  • Daily Schedule:
    7:45-10:30 Language Arts (D.O.L., Spelling, Reading Workshop,
    Book Buddies, Interventions, Read Aloud, and
    Literacy Centers)
    9:00 Snack
    10:30-11:10 MWF Science/Social Studies
    TTH Writing Workshop & Author Share
    11:15-11:45 Lunch
    12:00 – 12:20 Recess
    12:30 – 1:00 P.E. - Daily
    1:00 - 1:30 Daily Specials
    Library – Monday
    Library Aide Computer Lab – Tuesday
    Music - Wednesday
    Extra Computer Lab (1-2:00) – Thursday
    Art - Friday
    1:35 – 2:35 Math Workshop
    2:40- 2:45 Dismissal
  • Mrs. Shackelford’s 4 R’s
  • The Year At A Glance
    Telling Time
    Biographies/Famous Americans
    Subtraction and Fractions
    August/ September
    Human Body, Addition
    Simple Machines
    Data Analysis, Probability
    Quilts, Money
    Holidays Around the World/Family Traditions, Measurement
  • Tentative Field Trips
    All money will be collected through
    Children’s Theater
    Aldridge Gardens
    Bud’s Best Cookies
  • Projects
    • We will have some projects this year.
    • October-Galimotos(simple machines)
    • November/December-Book Boxes
    • February-Biography Puppets
    • April-Insect Dioramas
  • Language Arts Program
    Guided Reading
    Shared Reading
    (Just Right Books-Wiki)
  • Guided Reading
    Teacher Guided Literature Discussion.
    Various genres are read.
    Choral reading, echo reading, partner reading, small group, and silent reading.
    Comprehension questions/Vocabulary
    Book activities.
  • Teacher read-aloud.
    Independent reading on own level.
    (5 finger rule)
    Reading Conferences and Journals.
    Reader’s Notebook
  • Writing Workshop
    Teacher mini-lesson (grammar, punctuation, and writing process).
    2nd part-children independently writing poems and stories
    Writing conferences
    Publishing pieces
    Writer’s Notebook
  • Spelling
    10-12 words weekly
    Pretest on Mondays
    2 lists of words
    Weekly Spelling Test
    Words will be posted on
  • Math
    Math Journal (Daily Math Problem-glue it do it-problem solving)
    Math Minutes
    Practice Book
    Data Collection
    Math Games
    Computer Games
  • Technology Equipment
    Hoover Purchased
    2 Dell XT Lattitude Tablets
    Video Camera
    Digital Camera
    2 iPods
    HP Printer
    Some Extras from Grant:
    6 Toshiba Laptop Tablets
    Digital Camera and Camcorder
    2 iPods Smart Board!
  • Technology
    Computer Lab- Tuesdays (1:00-1:30) &
    Thursdays (1:00-2:00)
    Power Points, Podcasts, Photostory, Class Webpage, Wikis, Movies
    Internet Research
    Math Games
    Interactive Reading
    Type to Learn
  • Assessments
    PLEASE keep in mind that this is not the only form of assessment used to indicate your child’s progress or success. DAILY CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE is a huge factor in considering your child’s progress.
    DIBELS- this is a state mandated fluency test with words read per minute. Dibels is given by our assessment team.
    Fall Benchmark-44 wpm
    Winter Benchnmark-68 wpm
    Spring Benchmark-90 wpm
    2. Fountas and Pinnell -This is an individualized reading test that I administer. Your child reads a story, then answers questions about the story. At the beginning of 2nd grade, your child should be reading on a 1st grade reading level.
    3. Math Assessments will be given periodically during the year.
    4.Writing Assessment-your child will write about himself/herself at the beginning and end of the year.
  • Progress Reports/Report Cards
    Progress Reports -every 4 ½ weeks
    Report Cards-at end of 9 weeks
    Progress Report/Report Card-represents 2nd Grade Skills
    Grading Code :
    Satisfactory-highest score representing mastery and application of a skill.
    Progressing-middle score, learning the skill (not a bad grade)
    Needs Improvement-lowest score requiring further practice/assistance to learn the skill.
  • Parent Communication
    Take Home Folders with Graded Papers-every other Wednesday
    Newsletters or News on Homework Sheets-Mondays
    Web Page-
    School Phone Number 439-2700
    Voice Mail 279-7297
    Parent Letters/Notes
  • We’re going to have a great year!
    There is a list of needs in the back of the Handbook. We need a Room Mom, someone to do a Class Directory, copies, and Graded Papers on Wednesdays.
    Star of the Week schedule in back.
    “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”