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Welcome to the second grade!  My name is Mrs. Liburd and I will be your child’s teacher this year.  This will be my twelfth year teaching at Richland.  I look forward to a wonderful year!!

 From time to time you may need to contact me.  I am available at the school daily between the hours of 8:15 to 3:25pm.  If you need to contact me, please call me at the school (815)725-8391 and I will try to get back with you within that day.  You can also try emailing me at I check my email throughout the day and will email back as time permits during the school day.  If emailing during the school day is impossible, I will email you back after school.  Finally, you may also send in a note with your child and I will respond to the note if need be.

 If you need to meet with me before 8:15 am or after 3:25 pm, please call or email in advance and make an appointment with me.  This way, I can be prepared for any questions or concerns that you may have.

 Attached, you will find the procedures and policies for the class.  Please keep them for future reference.

 Again, if you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me with one of the above methods. Remember we have the same goal, to see your child succeed!



Please send a note to the school when your child is going to be picked up, taking a different bus, or going to an after school activity.  If there is no note the student will be sent home on their regular bus.  Also, if you have any questions, comments or concerns please send a note with your child, give me a call, or email me at . I will do my best to get back with you on the same day or the next morning.

 Homework Folder

Your child will bring his/her homework folder home daily.  This folder will contain any graded work from that day and notes. Please review all the papers with your child and return the folder daily.

 School Planner

The school planner will come daily.  If there are any issues during the school day a note will be written in planner for your review.  The student will write his/her homework for the day in planner. Lastly, parents are expected to sign the planner nightly.

  Classroom Management Plan

 My classroom management plan models a traffic light. Everyday, all students start out with their number on their desk.  Your number on your desk lets students know to keep up the good work and behavior. After one verbal warning, they will move their number to GREEN. This will serve as a warning.  However, if disruptive behavior continues the student will move to YELLOW. This will result in a minor note being sent home to be signed by you and returned to school. If the behavior continues, they will be switched to RED. At this point, the student will receive a red note (minor or major) that will be sent home to be signed and returned as well as a phone call home.  If a red note is given, the behavior will be tracked by the office and a consequence will be given by Mr. Lyndsey for all major offenses.



Minor Behaviors:


disruptive/off-task behavior


dress code violation


disrespectful behavior


inappropriate use of language (not directed towards others)


property/technology misuse


physical contact (horseplay)


Major Behaviors:


excessive minor violations


major disruptive behavior


blatant disrespect to an adult/student


written or verbal bullying


inappropriate use of language (directed towards others)


physical contact to harm




***Note: 5 Minor Behavior Violations = 1 Major Violation and the student will serve a consequence***

 PLEASE NOTE: there are some behaviors that are severe enough that the student might skip directly to yellow, red, or to the principal.  Please refer to the school wide discipline plan in your school handbook for consequences.

 Individual Incentives

  I will have a “Green light” prize box in my classroom. Each student will get the opportunity to earn Soaring Eagle tickets for behavior and homework completion. Once they collect 25 tickets, they will be able to choose a prize from the classroom prize box.

 Students also have the opportunity to earn Soaring Eagle Tickets daily for good behavior and homework completion. They can also receive tickets randomly for good acts displaying honesty, respect, and responsibility.

 Quarterly/Yearly Incentives

 Students can “spend” their Soaring Eagle Tickets quarterly at the school store for prizes.

 Students who have less than 3 yellow lights/no red notes per quarter can participate in a quarterly reward TBD.

 The King and Queen Ball is an end of year reward to celebrate students who exhibit respectful, responsible and honest behavior throughout the school year. In order to attend the King and Queen Ball, your child must have less than 3 offenses (behavior and/or missing homework) per quarter for the school year. Any Minor or Major Behavior Violation will exclude your student from attending.

 In review, students who have missed more than 3 homework assignments or 3 yellow notes or 1 red note (in a quarter) will NOT attend the quarterly reward or the King and Queen Ball. PLEASE NOTE: any combination of 3 will exclude your student and 1 red note will exclude your student, too.  The class reward is per quarter and the king and queen ball is for the entire year.

 Classroom Expectations (School Wide)

  • Be prepared for class.
  • Respect yourself, others and their property.
  • Listen when others are talking.
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Follow directions the first time they are given.

 Student of the week

Once a week I will randomly choose a student of the week. The student of the week will be my special helper all week.  When it is your student’s week he/she will receive an “All About Me” poster on the Friday before their week.  Please have your child complete the poster and return it on Monday (if it is a short week I will postpone until we have a full week).  Their poster will be displayed for the entire week.

 Scholastic Book Orders

Book orders will be sent home about once a month.  If you do order please make the check payable to the appropriate book club.  If the check is written to the school it will not be accepted.  Please do not send cash, checks only.  You may order online by going to and typing in our class activation code: FDN49L.



Daily Snack List

The following snacks may be brought to school by your child for their daily snack.  If your child brings something that is not on the list, they WILL NOT be permitted to eat it. 

•        FRESH fruit (apples, bananas, grapes, berries, orange wedges)

•        FRESH vegetables (celery, carrots, broccoli)

•        Raisins, or other type dried fruit

•        SIP-TYPE Yogurt or Applesauce (not the type that required a spoon)

•        Pretzels

•        Cheese sticks

•        Loose Cheerios (NO CEREAL BARS)

•        PLAIN Animal Crackers

•        PLAIN Crackers -Goldfish, Teddy grahams, Graham crackers, Oyster crackers, Wheat thins, Cheez-its.  NO CRACKERS with fillings


Second Grade Grading Scale


100-94%               A – Excellent


93-86%                 B – Above Average


85-76%                 C –Average


75-70%                 D – Below Average


69- Below              F – Below Grade Level


Daily Schedule

 Snack                    After gym   Daily

Lunch                    12:05-12:30 Daily

Recess                  11:45-12:00 Daily

P.E.                       9:20-9:50 Daily   

Music              1:20-1:45 Week “A”

Library            1:05-1:30 Week “B”

Computers         12:45-1:25 Week “C”                                           

Music              12:55-1:20 Week “D”

Art                       12:45-1:25 Week “E”

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