Kate Spencer

5th Grade Teacher

  • (815) 802-3118

            Welcome to 2nd Grade!




Hello! I am so excited to get this 2016-2017 school year started! This year is going to be full of fun, while learning and engaging in lots of educational activities. I am excited to have your child as part of our team! In second grade we stress the point that we are all friends and we all need to work together to make our classroom a wonderful one. If you ever need anything at all please know that I highly value parent teacher communication and will do my best to help you with whatever I can. If at anytime you need to reach me you can email me at [email protected] or call me here at the school, 815-933-1503. Here are a few important notes that will be in place for most of the year.



Each week I will send out a weekly newsletter. The spelling list will be located on that newsletter. I will send a paper copy home and also post it here on my website under the homework page. We will have a spelling test every Friday unless otherwise noted.



The students will be having homework regularly. A note will be sent home when that will begin. I do expect the students to read at least 20 minutes every single night.


We will allow students to celebrate their birthday at school. We just ask you to remember that we have a lot of students with peanut allergies so nothing that contains nuts or peanut butter will be allowed.


I will be sending home a sheet asking how everyone will be going home at the end of the day. If any child needs to go home a different way than they usually do, please make sure that they have a note with them explaining the change. This is simply for everyone's safety. Thanks!