Monica Leary

Phone: 919-588-4300

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Monica Leary

Welcome to Second Grade!

I am excited about working with you and your child for the 2018-2019 school year at Micro Elementary School. Teaching is my passion and I look forward to working with your child this year. I look forward to us working together to help your child exceed in all areas.  


Teaching your child is a tremendous responsibility and I will do my best to ensure that each student has a safe and motivating learning experience in this upcoming year. However I cannot do this without the help of you, the parents.  We are partners in the learning process.  

I believe that parent-teacher relationships are necessary for maximum school success.  Throughout the year I will communicate through my website, notes, telephone call, emails, report cards and parent teacher conferences.  I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions for concerns at any time.  You can call me at the school, send me a written note or contact me via email.

If you need to drop off or pick up your child during the school day, you must sign him/her in or out in the office.  Students must maintain regular and prompt attendance to ensure success.  If students arrive late, they miss out on learning activities that begin immediately at 8:15 am.

Classroom Expectations and Policies

Establishing good classroom discipline is essential to each child’s success, confidence and well-being. Every child should feel that the classroom environment is safe and secure; free from all threats of physical or emotional harm. In addition, it is important that each child learn to develop self-discipline and good work habits, to resolve conflicts peacefully, and to think independently. For these reasons, the discipline plan I have chosen has several components.

First, the children will learn the purpose of classroom expectations and develop the idea that our classroom is a community with the common purpose of learning, growing and becoming friends.   

I expect the students to:

Be Respectful       Be Responsible        Be Safe

The second facet of the discipline plan includes the logical consequences that may occur when class rules are broken.  Examples of logical consequences include time-out away from a classroom activity for class disruptions or bothering other children, spending recess time completing work, cleaning or repairing damaged property, or written and/or verbal apologies for aggressive behavior, name calling or ridicule towards other children. This list is not inclusive since it is impossible to predict all incidents of misbehavior that may occur during the year. The idea is for the consequence to be related to the misbehavior and act as a solution or restitution for the problem. If classroom rules are severely or persistently broken, parents will be contacted by phone or email. A visit to the principal’s office is used as a last resort option, although at times it is the only option.

Finally, discipline includes praise.  Our second grade classroom will focus on positive behaviors with lots of positive reinforcement. Praising students when they have contributed positively to the classroom environment is also a disciplinary 'tactic'.  Students need recognition not only for positive reinforcement but for building self-esteem and self-worth.   All students will receive praise when it is appropriate; good behavior is always worth encouraging and taking notice.  

I believe it is very important to communicate between home and school and will do my best to keep you informed.   Should you have any questions, comments or concerns at anytime throughout the year, please contact me at the school at (919) 588-4300.

I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

 

 

  • 2018-2019 Class Schedule

     

    8:45 – Tardy Bell

    8:55-10:15 -  Math

    10:15 - 11:15 Literacy Whole Group 

    11:15 - 11:45 - Lunch

    11:45 - 12:15 - ELA/PBL

    12:15 - 1:05- Small Literacy Groups

    1:10 - 2:00 - Enhancements

    2:00 - 2:10 Bathroom

    2:10 - 2:40 - Recess

    2:40 - 2:50 - Snack/ Pack Up

    2:50 - 3:40 – PBL/Science/SS

    3:45 – Dismissal

School Announcements

  • 3rd Grade Notification of Testing

    Third Grade students will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) English Language Arts/Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade English Language arts/reading skills. This test will be administered September 10-16.

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JCPS Announcements

  • Here Comes the Bus coming Fall 2019

    Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...

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  • New deadline in JCEF grant process

    The Johnston County Education Foundation has changed its grant process from a three cycle a year process, to a once a year process. The grant deadline will now be November 15th each year and Grant Patrol will be held on the first Wednesday of December.

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  • Free and Reduced Meal Applications

    Free and Reduced meal applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available online. A new application must be completed each school year...

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