Welcome to 2nd Grade

Classroom News

Mrs. O’Meara

My name is Liz O’Meara and I am beginning my 36th year in the teaching ministry. I have been truly blessed to have been given the honor of working with many children and families over the years. I completed my undergrad work at Valparaiso University with a BS in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Learning Disabilities. The Lord led me to Lutheran Special Education Ministries where I worked with gifted and learning disabled children for 8 years. During that time I completed my Masters study of the teaching of Reading through Oakland University. In 1994, I began teaching 2nd grade here at Immanuel. It has been a wonderful journey of teaching children and learning from them.

One of my greatest passions is to share the love of Jesus through mission work. I encourage children to share their faith as they help others with basic needs within our community, nation, and across the world.

The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful husband, Ed, two step-daughters, and three beautiful grandchildren. I love to garden, spend time on the beach, and travel.

I am looking forward to a great year of learning and growing with the children and families that God has entrusted to my care. Praise God for all the blessings He showers upon us each and every day!

Mrs. O'Meara's Weekly Newsletter
Mrs. Pettibone

Welcome to 2nd Grade! My name is Katie Pettibone. I graduated from Oakland University in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a major in Language Arts. I am trained in DIBELS, Reading Horizons, and MLPP.

This is my 12th year here at Immanuel. I taught 7th grade my first year and am now going on my 11th year of teaching 2nd grade. I have taught VBS as well as Kids Ministry. I have been coming to church at Immanuel all of my life, in fact, I was baptized here by Pastor Mike! I enjoying coaching volleyball and helping to direct the school play for the 7th and 8th graders.

I live in Clinton Township with my husband of 11 years, Andrew and our son, Jackson who is in second grade here at Immanuel. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of the children and parents as we embark on a wonderful journey together with God.

Mrs. Pettibone's Weekly Newsletter





Mrs. O'Meara's Field Trips
Mrs. Pettibone's Field Trips
Choir Schedule


Mrs. O'Meara's Schedule
Mrs. Pettibone's Schedule
Second Grade Curriculum
Just Right Book Suggestions
This resource guide provides a list of books for Guided Reading Levels A through R. Use this list to keep your child reading at home throughout the school year and summer months. At this age and stage it is important for your child to read independently, to read with you, and also for you to read aloud to your child. Easier books and Just Right Books are good reads for your child to read independently and with you. More challenging books would be good options for you to read to your child. Keep in mind that we strive towards fluency and comprehension as we read. So take time to make predictions, ask questions, make connections, visualize, and retell a story.

The books on this list were cross-referenced with our local public library so many of the titles should be available to you and your child at no cost. Many of the titles in this resource are fiction, but don?t hesitate to read non-fiction texts too.

Thank you for all you do to help your child grow as a reader!



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Show and Tell
The children will be listed in the newsletter for the upcoming week. This is a great time to work on oral speaking skills. Please help your child select an item to share with the class. Try to pick different types of items throughout the school year and look for things that are educational. The children may also do demonstrations. These are some of the guidelines that you can use to help your child practice presenting their item to the class.

1. Speak clearly and loudly. Have your child practice presenting to you.

2. Explain what the item is. What does it do? Is there anything special or different about the item?

3. Where did you get the item? Was it a gift from someone? Is it a souvenir from some place you visited?

4. Where do you keep it?

5. Why did you choose this item? Does it relate to anything we are doing in school? Is it an interest of yours?

Weekly Homework Slip