• Welcome to 2nd grade Room 248!!!


    All of the content for continuing your educational lessons are now on Google classroom!  Please check with me for the class code or further instructions if you have not yet set this up for your student. 


    Mental Health Related Resources for Covid-19

    Mental Health



     Math Resources

    https://xtramath.org/#/home/index    Contact me on Dojo or email if you need your child's log in info

    https://www.prodigygame.com/          Contact me on Dojo or email if you need your child's log in info


    Literacy Resources

    https://www.lexiacore5.com/register   You will need to enter my email address to get to the log in screen.  kmcdermott@shsd.k12.pa.us.  The students know their usernames and passwords for this site. Both their username and password is their pin they use to get their breakfast/lunch. 

    https://www.getepic.com/sign-in  The students love this site.  It has many books on a variety of topics that fit their interests. They will need to enter their class code for this site which is 


    Additional Resources:

    Phonics:   Star Fall www.starfall.com

    Science:   Nat Geo for Kids www.kids.nationalgeographic.com

    Math & Reading Skills:    Fun Brain   www.funbrain.com

    Reading: Storyline Online (Some awesome stories read by movie stars) www.storylineonline.net


    My name is Kristine McDermott and I teach second grade here at Steelton Highspire Elementary School. This is my first year at Steelton Highspire School District. I have previously worked in the Harrisburg School District as a long term sub and did my student teaching at Lampeter Strasburg School District. I live in Middletown and have two daughters. Before teaching I worked as a mental health counselor in the prison system. 


    Our classroom daily schedule is :

    8:15 Arrival/Breakfast

    8:45 Morning Meeting

    9:00 Whole Group Sonday Reading

    9:30 Math

    10:30 Lunch

    11:00 Writing

    11:35 Recess

    12:05 Centers

    1:30 Social Studies/Science/PATHS

    2:00 Specials

    2:50 Dismissal


    Please encourage your kiddos to continue working on xtra Math and Lexia while at home during this time.  Continue to check Dojo for other activities and outside resources to maintain academic skills while school is not in session. 


    Ms. McDermott

    Second Grade Teacher


    717-704-3800  ex 4248