Ms. Shileny

Riverdale School

Welcome to my homepage! Here you will find helpful information about our classroom. If you should happen to misplace this week's spelling list or homework sheet, those are both available to you here. I will also be posting pictures and projects that we work on throughout the year. Be sure to check back often as I will be updating weekly!

I can't believe that the year has come to an end! As I look back at the school year, I am amazed at how far each of my wonderful students have come. Thanks for a great school year! --Ms. Shileny
Happy Mother's Day to all our mothers! We really appreciate all that you do. Check out our Mother's Day Movie by clicking here.
Stone Soup anyone? Click here to see pictures from our performance.

Our class has been so blessed by the website, and some very special donors - the HWA Family Foundation. After funding our "Reader's Retreat" proposal on, the HWA Family Foundation decided to do even more for us! On Thursday, April 24th, they accompanied us on a field trip of a lifetime - and paid for the whole thing! We went to Barnes & Noble, received a fabulous behind the scenes tour of the store, learned how to work at the cafe, enjoyed storytime in the children's department, AND got to buy books to keep! Each student was able to purchase about 4 books of their chosing. It was fantastic! And as if that weren't enough, we were also treated to lunch at Old Country Buffet! Straight from the mouths of a couple of our students, "it was the best day of our lives!"

Click here to view a slide show of pictures from our field trip.


Click on the picture for new student information.

homework highlights

Click on the icon to view this week's homework sheet.

Spelling List

Click on the icon to view this week's spelling sheet.

**No more spelling tests!!!**


Click on the icon to view this month's newsletter and calendar.

volunteer poster

I'm always looking for helpers! Click on the icon for ways you could volunteer your time.

girl raising hand

Quotes of the week. Brought to you by the quick-witted second graders in our class!


Click on the icon for kid-friendly websites that your child will love!

class picture

Aren't we a good-looking bunch? Click on the class picture to see all of the members of Ms. Shileny's 2nd Grade class!


2007 Door Decoration

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Each year Ms. Shileny's mom decorates our door. This year we are "Soaring into 2nd Grade!" Click here to see door decorations from years past.
daily schedule
Click here to view our daily schedule.
birthday balloon
We love birthdays! Click on the balloon to see the birthdays of our classmates and read our classroom birthday policy.

Need to get a hold of me? Email me at or call me before or after school at 708-849-7153. You could also send a note in your child's BEE book. I'm always just an email, call, or note away!


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