Mrs. Leman's 2nd Grade
Phone: (309) 828-4315 extension 1207
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Welcome to second grade! My name is Shelley Leman. I am thrilled to be your child's teacher this year! The start of this 2020-21 school year will mark the beginning of my thirteenth year teaching. Four of those years have been enjoying second grade. I have also taught pre-k, 1st grade, 5th grade and various grade levels as a reading specialist/interventionist for district 87 and beyond. I grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, but traveled to the Bloomington-Normal area to attend Illinois State University. I earned both my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, as well as my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an additional focus in reading from the ISU Redbirds.
I live right outside of Bloomington in Heyworth with my husband Chris and have five daughter. I am also lucky enough to have two bonus daughters who visit often. Besides our dog Max, formerly known as the Bent dog, Chris is outnumbered by women in our house. :)
Here's what I've learned while being surrounded by kids at home and at school.
Teaching is like parenting but without knowing all the historic details that our students come to school with. By the time we figure these sweet kids out, it's time to give them up to the next teacher.
Parenting is like teaching, only kids don't really get a fresh slate each year. So they usually listen and work a lot harder for teachers, especially the teachers that really like them.
The bottom line...WE need each other! Raising kids is one of the only areas of life that doesn't give us a do over. Our kids need us to work together for their good.
This, parents, is why I have this website. It takes a village to mold kids into the amazing young people we aspire for them to be.
My goal is to provide as much curricular support, understanding and resources as possible so you have a better understanding of what second grade is all about. I also want you to know what it is we're doing all day. Second graders work SO hard! Please check out our daily schedule, especially the special's schedule. You wouldn't believe how missing PE because of a dentist appointment will ruin a kid's day. :)
I hope you enjoy the photos, student work and projects that will also be shared throughout the year.
If you would like for your child's picture to NOT be posted on this site, please let me know.
Please bookmark this page on your phone or computer and get into the habit of checking it at hte beggining and end of each week (or more) to you stay up to date with the happenings in 2L.
Please feel free to message me on class dojo, email or call.