Mrs. Shover

Welcome

Welcome to Mrs. Shover's web page! I am currently a 2nd grade teacher at Red Mill Elementary. I have taught for 15 + years!  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Specials

Day 1- no special
Day 2- Art
Day 3- Gym (wear sneakers)
Day 4- Music
Day 5-Library (I suggest keeping the library books inside your child's book bag. That way your child will always be prepared for library.)
Day 6- Music 

Lunch/Recess

Second grade lunch will be from 11:15-11:45 and recess will follow from 11:45-12:15. Please make sure that you dress your child according to the weather, as we will be going outside for recess on days when it is not too cold or raining. This means sending a jacket when it is cool out and a heavy coat, gloves, and hat when it is cold. 

Communication

I believe that good communication is very important, both with my students and with their parents. Each student should bring a binder on the first day of school. We will be putting an agenda, monthly lunch menu, a Specials schedule, and a take home folder in the binder. (The take home folder will have one side for items that should stay at home and another side for items that need to be returned to school). You can find the cycle day on the lunch calendar. This way, students will have all of their important information in one place. For general questions or concerns, I find that corresponding in your child’s agenda book or through email works well. If you would prefer, you may call me so that we can discuss issues over the phone. I also use Remind 101. There is a texting option through the Remind 101 app. You are welcome to text me as well. You will receive information on how to sign up to receive texts with class information. I will make every effort to keep you well-informed about our classroom, but please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, or comments at any time. 

Classroom Environment

      In our classroom, all students will be valued and respected. In return, they will be expected to respect their classmates, teacher, and other students and adults in the school. All students will follow the same classroom rules and expectations. I truly believe that we can have fun and learn, while still respecting each other and valuing each other’s opinions and feelings.

Behavior Management

   We use two behavior management systems simultaneously. One is based on individual behavior  and the other is based on the behavior of the class as a whole. 

Individual: Studentes will earn Dolphin Dollars for making good choices.  These include, "Be Safe",  "Be Kind" and "Do Your Job". Once every two weeks (or three weeks depending on time constraints) they will be able to “buy prizes” from my store using the Dolphin Dollars that they earned for having good days!

Whole Class: When all students are on-task and doing their jobs, the class can earn “class treasures.” I will add a gem to the jar when the class is doing a good job. When the jar is full, the class earns a reward! If most students in the class are not doing their jobs, I will remove a gem from the jar. The class will help to decide what class reward they are working for. Examples might lunch in the classroom, pj day, electronics day, extra recess, or any other appropriate ideas that the class chooses!

Volunteers

      If you are interested in volunteering in our classroom, please contact the office so that they can tell you what to do in order to be on the approved volunteer list. Typically, volunteers will be laminating, cutting, making materials, working on bulletin boards and working with small groups of students. In addition, there will be a Fall Festival, Winter Party, and Valentine’s Party.  You may volunteer to help or send in food items for these parties. The room parent will be in contact with you if you wish to be a part of these class parties. I’m always happy to have helpers in the classroom and the students enjoy it too! 

Donations

Donations of other supplies that we use frequently are always appreciated as well. Please feel free to send in these items at any time throughout the year.

Tissues (lots of tissues)!

            Hand sanitizer

            Whisper phones (for use during guided reading)

            Dry erase boards

            Dry erase markers

            Markers

            Highlighters

            Colored pencils

            #2 pencils

            Glue sticks

            Gallon size baggies

            Quart size baggies

            Sandwich size baggies

            Snack size baggies

            Brown lunch bags

            Smencils for prize buckets (smelly pencils)

            Items for our prize buckets (fun pencils, small toys, glow bracelets, playdoh, etc – you 

         can purchase these items from the Dollar Tree)

            Craft supplies (craft sticks, glitter glue, google eyes, pom poms, feathers, pipe cleaners,

etc – you can purchase these items from the Dollar Tree)

            Indoor recess items (games, puzzles, Legos, Playdoh, etc.)

            Outdoor recess items (balls, jump ropes, etc.)

Supplies

Below is a list of recommended supplies for 2nd grade. 

            Box of tissues

3-ring binder (1 ½ inch wide with clear plastic cover sleeve and 2 pockets in the front and 

back of the binder)

4 two-pocket poly folders with prongs (green, red, blue, yellow)

Box of #2 pencils (not mechanical)

            Pencil bag -NOT box

            1 yellow highlighter

            1 Elmer’s glue stick

            1 box of crayons (tuck lid, 24 pack)

            2 dry erase markers (black)

            Ear buds or headphones

Snacks

Students are able to eat snacks during class as long as it does not become disruptive. Each student should bring his/her own snack. Please provide healthy snacks for your child, and avoid sending candy or cookies, or other “dessert items.” Some healthy snack choices are veggies, yogurt, fruit, pretzels, crackers or snack packs. Students will not be permitted to share snacks, due to possible food allergies. I will not provide snacks either, so please make sure that you send a snack for your child if they would like to eat one. *Please note: Items containing peanuts, peanut butter, or peanut products may not be consumed in our classroom due to allergies. Those items must be saved for lunch. Thank you for keeping our students safe!

Birthdays

If you would like to send in a treat for your child’s birthday, please notify me ahead of time by texting, writing a note or by emailing me. This will help to avoid having more than one student bringing in a treat on the same day. If your child’s birthday is not during the school year, please feel free to choose a day during the school year to send in a treat, but please follow the same guidelines for notifying me. In most cases, the class will have the birthday treat during snack. If your child has food allergies, or other food restrictions, please let me know so that I can make sure he/she isn’t eating birthday treats that could cause an allergic reaction. *Please do not send in items that have peanuts, peanut butter, or peanut products due to allergies. 

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