2nd Grade Team
Welcome back Wildcats! I am very excited about teaching 2nd grade this year. This is my 12th year teaching. I graduated from USF in 2008 with my Elementary Education Degree and ESOL endorsement. Teaching is my passion. I have recently earned my reading endorsement as well as completed a phonics first training. My main goal is to grant every student success on their own educational path! Teaching students to read and watching them grow as readers is very exciting and rewarding to me. This year I plan to make our learning environment fun, engaging and student centered. Throughout the school year we will go on different learning adventures through classroom transformations. I can't wait to start this year with your child! I am excited about the memories and learning we will be endeavoring throughout the school year.
ClassTag (Parent/teacher communication app)
Please sign up on orientation. Follow directions on the ClassTag flyer.
E-Learning Weekly Lesson plans
Hello! I have emailed you the lesson plans for this week. Everything your child will need will also be in the announcement section of their Seesaw. I have set up less zoom sessions this week. I am going to be reaching out to you and your child to meet on zoom in small groups to help them. I have office house on Tuesday from 1-3 and Thursday from 10-12. Your child can log in at anytime and I can help them with an assignment, answer questions, chat, etc...
Zoom Meetings: See Zoom Meeting schedule attached to the weekly assignments
Optional Assignments/Activities : Email anything you do to the following teachers.
PE: Is attached to the email
Monday, March 30- Report cards
Friday, April 10- Holiday Good Friday
Friday, May 22- Last day of School
At Home Practice
1. Read 15-20 minutes nightly. Students will take an AR test at the end of the week. Students read a book 3 times before taking an AR test. (Sunday night-Thursday night) *Reading IQ login: Shannonkearney@mckeelschools.com pw: mckeel1 (teacher login)
3. Reading comprehension:
4. Practice reading and spelling your Phonics and HFW's. Test is Friday. Check your child's agenda for what words are their's. Your child knows if they have the orange list or purple list. They all have the blue list. (Read and spell)
Spelling : Red Words:
Ways to study Spelling/phonics- index cards, rainbow writing (write consonants blue and vowels red), 3 x's each, write words in sentences, spell out loud,
Red Words (All of them): as, all, or, an, any, give, your, here, why, there, her, been, say, one, goes, some, done, again, look, our, which, every, live, their, about, even, own, gone, watch, off, sure
Mrs. Kearney's Class Schedule
8:00-8:15 Morning Work
8:15-8:20 Lunch and attendance
8:30-8:90 MAC Time
9:30-10:40- Reading/writing/Language *Monday Library 9:25-10:10; Tuesday- Music 9:25-10:10
11:05-11:30 Small Group/ A.R
1:00-1:25 Snack/ Read Aloud
1:30-2:10- Block ( Wednesdays-Art)
2:15-2:50 - Science/Social Studies
2:50-2:55- Pack up, clean-up, agendas/payday
*2:55- Bus Dismissal
3:00-3:15 Car dismissal and Cat Care
Snack: We will have snack time each day. Your child is responsible to bring in their own snack each day. Due to allergies this works best for our class. If you would like to send in an extra snack that I can keep for students who forget you are more then welcome to do so. We try to make sure everyone has their own snack each day with them. Below are some ideas of snacks that are healthy for your child to bring to school.
Healthy snack ideas:
Send me a Message
- How much is your name worth?
- Human Body Reading activity
- Layer 3 sight words
- Layer 4 sight words
- Math 120 chart
- Reading Choice Chart
- Sunshine State Youth Reader Book List 2019-2020
- Writing bubble map
- Writing Rubric