Phone: (919) 894 - 7161 ext. 6645


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education

Mrs. Amber N. Ellis

I'm so glad that you made it to my class webpage!  My name is Mrs. Ellis, and I am so excited to work with this community!  I teach second grade at McGees Crossroads Elementary School.  My goal is to foster a love for learning in each and every student. I graduated December 2017 with my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from East Carolina University.  I am excited to work with students, parents, and the community.

I am the oldest of three children; I have a younger sister, and my younger brother who gave me two adorable nephews.  I am also married to the love of my life since August 2017.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and spending time with friends and family.  Feel free to contact me if you ever have questions or concerns!

  • Classroom Supply List 

    Second Grade General Supply List


    ***IMPORTANT:  Your child’s teacher may have some additional items on a list to be provided at orientation.***




    Backpack (no wheels)


    Elmer’s Glue Sticks


    Spiral Notebooks (wide-rule, no pictures/glitter)


    Crayola 24 Count Crayons

    2 boxes

    Expo “ULTRA fine point” Dry Erase Markers (black)

    1 pack


    1 pair

    #2 Pre-Sharpened Pencils

    (no mechanical pencils/pencil sharpeners/special designs)

    2 packs

    Eraser Tops or Pink Erasers (no special erasers)

    1 pack

    Face Masks

    (labeled & in plastic bags to be left at school for emergencies)


    Clorox Wipes

    2 large containers


    4 boxes

    Hand Sanitizer

    2 bottles

    Paper Towels

    2 rolls

    Individually Wrapped Candy

    1 bag




    Click on this link to get your MCES Gear!



    Open House: August 19  Last names that begin with A-L will be from 4-5pm and last names that begin with M-Z will be 5:30-6:30pm.


    2nd Grade 2021-2022 Schedule

    8:20-8:55 Arrival 

    8:55-9:40 Fundations (45 min. Expectation)

    9:40-10:50 ELA Block 

    Knowledge & Vocabulary (15 min. Expectation)

    Reading Workshop (75 min. Expectation)

    10:50-11:35 Lunch/Heggerty (15 min. Expectation)


    11:35-11:55 Continue Reading Workshop

    11:55-12:25 W.I.N. Time

    12:25-12:50 Writing

    12:50-1:20 Snack/Recess

    1:20-2:20 Math Block

    2:20-3:10 Enhancements 

    3:10-3:25 Continue Math Block

    3:25-3:55 Science



    Feel free to contact me with questions or concerns at (919)894-7161 extension 6660.  Thank you for visiting my page!

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