Mrs. Sharon Dillon

2nd Grade Teacher



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I am thrilled to be teaching 2nd grade again at St. James School!! This is my 5th consecutive year teaching 2nd grade.  I have also worked as a teaching assistant in kindergarten, a substitute teacher in the primary grades, and a preschool teacher.   In 1997 I earned my Bachelors of Education from Illinois State University and in 2017 I earned my Master’s of Education in Reading from National Louis University.


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  • I married my husband 20 years ago at St. James Church
  • I have 4 children: my 19 year old daughter is a sophmore at DePaul University, my 17 year old daughter  is a senior at St. Viator, my 14 and 11 year old sons attend St. James School in 8th and 5th grade
  • I have 6 godchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters, 10 nephews and 6 nieces and a great nephew!
  • I have a blonde Shih-pooh dog named Shadow who is only 10lbs
  • I enjoy reading books, crocheting, and watching old movies
  • I love watching my children play sports: soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, and track
  • My passion is teaching and watching my students grow and learn is incredibly rewarding
  • I go to weekly mass and love Jesus!

Second grade is a memorable year filled with milestones and I’m honored to journey alongside of you.  Please don’t  hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I look forward to working with you to make this a successful year for your child.


   First Holy Communion Countdown!



Here are some great websites to get you reading!
Storyline Online
Tween Tribune
Fun Brain



IXL: J.1



Monday: Pretest / practice spelling your new words on a piece of paper
Tuesday: Extra Pattern Practice worksheet
Wednesday: Word Study Practice
Thursday: Study for the test
Friday: Test

Book Report due March 21st
Reading Logs go home
Friday: Reading Logs are due

Practice math facts daily!  Have your child practice (both orally and written) addition and subtraction facts to help them meet their Rocket Math goal.

Keep a prayer journal at home.  Each day write one thing you are thankful for and write Jesus a letter.  Talk to Him about your day, your friends and family.


Mondays – Library
Tuesdays  – Gym & Rocket Math
Wednesday  – Music
Thursdays – Gym & Second Step & Rocket Math
Fridays – Mass