Second-Grade Class News

Debra Mackie, Second-Grade Teacher




       Your family pet is being invited to visit our classroom as a Show and Tell on Tues. 6-6-17. Each child will have a chance to talk about their pet. If your pet cannot visit, you can send a picture or drawing of the pet. If you do not have a pet, your child can draw or bring in a picture of a pet they have had or would like to have in the future.

       Pets that can be kept in a cage, tank, or holder, can be brought in the morning to spend the day.  Dogs, cats and any others are to be brought in at 2:00 with an adult to handle them. Some pets may need a strong arm to hold them when they are nervous. Please be sure your pet is properly vaccinated before their visit.

       All parents are welcome to join us for the pets’ Show and Tell.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


ALL PETS GO HOME AT 3:15.  Pet Day is 6-6-17




Child’s name_________________________________________




Pet’s name __________________________Kind of pet___________________



Pet will arrive______________________________________



Parent or adult coming with the pet___________________________________





Mon. 5-22   WE ARE SKIPPING THE REVIEW LESSON IN Unit 5. We are moving onto Unit 6. A new list was included with the Parent letter today. I will try to get the list onto the St. John’s website. Spelling test: U6 L26    Reading: page 322-361   The story is very long. Please be sure to help your child read it at home so they will know the main idea, plot, setting and all about the characters.   


Tues.           5-23  Memory: For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 1st Corinthians 11:26     Library – return books only


Wed. 5-24            Show & Tell    Chapel       Bring a bagel with your choice of butter, cream

                                      cheese, etc. for an afternoon snack.


Thurs. 5-25          Memory: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” These words, along with the bodily eating and drinking, are the main thing in the Sacrament. (This is the short version of the memory work that is due. Your child can say this portion for half the grade instead of saying nothing for a zero grade.)

                                      Social Studies Unit 4 test.


Fri. 5-26               Spelling & Reading test lesson 26



Unit 6 Spelling list    Memory for Thursday short version     Pets at School information



Social studies:   There are still some Family Trees missing. If you need another sheet sent home for your family to complete and return, please let me know. It will be added to our notebooks for you to as a keepsake.


Science: The class worms are here. You can look for earthworms from your garden, backyard or at someone else’s house and bring them in any time. Send then in a plastic container in the morning and we will add them to the compost. We will talk about their value and what they do for the soil.


Have a blessed weekend,

Mrs. Mackie




Fri. 5-12          Mid – Quarter grades are on FastDirect after school.

Book Fair/ Ice Cream Social/ Re-registration

Sun. 5-14         HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Mon. 5-15       Spelling and Reading lesson 24, pages 278-300

Tues. 5-16       Memory: John 6:35        Library

Wed. 5-17       Chapel - S & T     

Thurs. 5-18     Memory: What is the benefit of such eating and drinking?

Fri. 5-19          ½ day - Spelling and Reading test Lesson 24



Map Testing: Some will have time next week to finish their test. Most

completed both the reading and math test. When you see the results, please

note the length of time that was taken to complete the test. Results for

some will be affected by the speed in which the test was completed.



        Pets at School date will be Tuesday, 6/7/17 from 2-3 p.m. More

information in a few weeks, along with a return sheet to let me know your

pet will be visiting.


P. E. Class: We are learning the old art of jumping rope. Many are getting

better but could use some extra help at home. I have plenty of jump ropes

if you need to borrow one for a few weeks. Also, I’m looking for a second

rope turner to help me next week teach them how to jump in when two are

turning the rope. P.E. class is Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-1:10. You could

even demonstrate for me since my jumping days are over.  


Have a blessed weekend,

Mrs. Mackie




Mon. 5-8         Spelling and Reading lesson 23, pages 240-277 The Bee.

                        Only a few Easter Family Traditions were returned last week. Please have you child finish writing their tradition on the lined egg and return it this week.  


Tues. 5-9         Memory: Psalm 23:6


Wed. 5-10       Chapel    S & T    All Inventor reports must be turned in by today. Library was moved for this week only.


Thurs. 5-11     Memory: Where is this written? This one is very long, but portions are very familiar. Please start early to help your child complete the memory to the best of their ability.

                        We will preview the Book Fair in the afternoon. They will be able to write down the names of books they would like you to purchase at the Fri. Book Fair.


Fri. 5-12          Mid-Terms released after school.

                        Spelling and Reading test Lesson 23

                        Book Fair & Ice Cream Social   Re-registration Night


Map Testing: The last session will take place this week.

Please be sure that your child gets enough sleep and eats a good

Breakfast. Remind your child to take their time to read and answer

carefully. Many finished the last testing in half the time they completed

the first testing session.



Have a blessed weekend,

Mrs. Mackie



5/2    And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42

5/4    What is the Sacrament of the Altar? It is the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ Himself for us Christians to eat and to drink.

5/9    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6

5/11 Where is this written? The holy Evangelist Matthew, Mark, Luke, and St. Paul write: “Take, eat; this is My body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.” “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

5/16 “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35

5/18 What is the benefit of such eating and drinking? These words, “given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,” show us that in the Sacrament forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation are given us through these words. For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation.

5/23 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 1st Corinthians 11:26

5/25 How can bodily eating and drinking do such great thing? Certainly not just eating and drinking do these things, but the words written here: “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” These words, along with the bodily eating and drinking, are the main thing in the Sacrament. Whoever believes these words has exactly what they say: “forgiveness of sins.”

5/30 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.                           1st Corinthians 15:51 & 52