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My Class2nd Grade

Welcome to Second Grade at Lincoln Elementary 

Second grade provides opportunities to learn new skills and information as students expand and build upon what was introduced and developed in first grade.  

Reading/Language Arts:  Students will participate in whole-group and small-group guided reading activities.  A weekly test is given.  Independent reading stamina grows as reading selections are longer and the vocabulary more advanced. Answering higher level comprehension questions and reading fluency is emphasized.  The Accelerated Reader program is introduced and participation is required.  It is highly recommended that 2nd graders spend 20+ minutes daily reading outside of class.  We use the Writer's Workshop model to work with children at their level and incorporate rich literature experiences. Students will work through the Writing Process to create works of writing that represent a variety of genres and writing purposes.


Math:  Students will learn how to add and subtract two & three digit numbers and become more proficient at telling time, using a ruler, and counting money.  We will als introduce basic fractions and explain the properties of basic 2D and 3D geometric shapes. Basic addition and subtraction facts are practiced by using Rocket Math timings.  

Spelling:  Through the differentiated spelling program Words Their Way, students are given spelling tests that meet their developmental needs each week. Dictation sentences and a test over 20 spelling words are given each week.

It’s going to be a great year!

        

Miss Schwarting
 

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone:  309-266-6989
 

About the Teacher
Miss Schwarting started teaching at Lincoln in 2011.  She grew up on a farm outside of Mackinaw and graduated from Deer Creek Mackinaw High School.   She attended Illinois Central College and transferred to Illinois State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, and shopping.

Mission for the Class
Miss Schwarting’s mission for the class is to create a positive learning environment filled with engaging lessons and activities where all of the different learning styles present in the classroom can be met.  She plans on integrating technology into the curriculum, since it plays a huge role in today’s society.  Her goal is to spark her students’ interest and build the foundation to create lifelong learners.    

 

 

Miss Lagomarcino
 

E-mail:  [email protected]

Website:  http://lagomar1.wix.com/second-to-none

Phone:  309-284-4065

About the Teacher

Miss Lagomarcino is very excited to continue with the Lincoln team this year! She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education with a Language Arts Area of Concentration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Miss Lagomarcino completed her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Illinois State in the spring of 2016. She is originally from Moline, Illinois, but has fallen in love with Morton since moving here.  Her hobbies include cheering on the ILLINI, running and exercising, cooking and baking, and spending time with her family.

Mission for the Class

"I want the classroom to be an inclusive environment where all students are active participants in their education and push their thinking to new heights and work together as a community of learners. Above all, I believe that children should enjoy the learning process and have fun!"

 

Miss Todd

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309-266-6989

About the Teacher

 Miss Todd'  began teaching kindergarten at Lincoln Elementary in 2014 and moved to 2nd grade in the fall of 2016.  She graduated from Illinois State University where she participated in the professional development school program and earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She is endorsed in language arts, science, social studies, middle school, and reading. Miss Todd spent her last two summers working at Eastbay Christian Camp and currently resides in her hometown of Bloomington-Normal. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Mission for the Class

Miss Todd's mission for her class is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students' individual needs are met and they develop a love for learning of all subject areas. She plans to provide students with hands-on experiences that are engaging, interactive, and challenging.  Students will also be given the support and positive feedback they need for personal growth and success.

 

 

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