Second-Grade Class News

Debra Mackie, Second-Grade Teacher

Thursday
Oct182018

Second Grade News: 10/18/18

 

All work for the 1st quarter will need to be turned in when the quarter ends on Fri. 10-26.   Some work is still turned in without a name.  There is not much that can be done with a paper when “Nobody” has done the work.  I will hold all the no name papers to try to find the owner.  Second quarter papers without a name will be put in a box for the class to claim.  I will tell them when a paper is missing and it will be up to them to look for the paper.

 

Mon. 10-22        Spelling & Reading: Unit 2 lesson 6   pages 161 – 197  

We read our textbook stories out loud in class every week. The book should come home each night to use as practice for reading in class.  The stories are not easy.  Everyone will need to practice at home.  You may need several days to get through one story. We will move as quickly as possible through the stories. Soon they will be moved into two groups depending on how well the stories are read. Please be sure your child reads the pages, giving as much help as needed.

 

Tues. 10-23        Memory: Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances. 1st Thessalonians 5:16-17        Library

 

Wed. 10-24         Chapel   Show & Tell    

 

Thurs. 10-25       Memory: You did not choose Me, but I chose you to go and bear fruit. John 15:16

 

Fri. 10-26            Reading & Spelling final test Lesson 6 

 

A NEW SPELLING LIST FOR UNIT 2 WENT HOME TODAY.

 

Looking ahead to 10/31 we will have a “Fall Festival Party” (instead of Halloween). Everyone may bring a treat for the class to share. We will decorate a lunch bag to carry the leftover treats home. I try not to let them eat everything at school so they won’t be sick after school.  

 

Blessings, enjoy the long weekend,

Mrs. Mackie    

Friday
Oct122018

10-12-18

Dear Second Grade Parents,

          The following letter was sent to the St. John’s BoCE on the date given. The Congregation granted me the peaceful release from my call at the September 23rd Voter’s Meeting.  I wanted you to know before the information goes to the rest of the school parents in next week’s Parent Bulletin. Your children will be my last class at St. John’s. I look forward to a year full of many blessings and lasting memories.

In His Service,

Mrs. Mackie

September 11, 2018

Dear Board of Christian Education,

          It is hard to believe that forty-one years ago this past August, I began my Call to teach First grade at St. John’s. In those years, I have taught First grade for eight years, I was a Reading Teacher for one year, the Second grade teacher for thirty years, a Coach, and the Athletic Director for twenty-one years.

          It has been my privilege to serve the Lord in so many ways at St. John’s. Through my service to St. John’s, I have been spiritually nourished for the past 41 years, for which I am grateful. My walk with the Lord has been one of growth as I shared my love for Christ with student, families, faculty and church members. I have touched and been touched by many lives in the church, classroom and athletics.

          After prayerful consideration, the time has come for me to retire from my Call here at St. John’s, to be with my husband and family. So I am asking for a “Peaceful Release” from my Call as Second grade teacher and Athletic Director at the end of this school year, June 2019.

 

                                                                   In Christ,

                                                                   Debra Mackie

Friday
Oct122018

SECOND GRADE NEWS: 10/12/18

 

Mon.  10-15-18  Spelling: Lesson 5 review words with HFW     Reading: Lesson 5   pages 140-157   This lesson is a Readers’ Theater. Everyone will get a chance to have a part to read in class. Please help your child at home to read the story enough times for fluency.

 

Tues. 10-16-18   Memory: None Library

 

Wed. 10-17-18    Chapel       Show & Tell   Return EDITH pages for a Smoke                             Detective badge

 

Thurs. 10-18        Memory: None     Spelling: final test lesson 5 & Reading test  

 

Fri. 10-19-18       NO SCHOOL Teachers are at a conference .

 

          Readers’ Theater groups: The entire class will be put into groups to write a

play. They will work during free time for the next few weeks. When done, they will

perform their play for the rest of the class. I may need parents to type up the plays

so they can practice with a copy of their play. 

 

          Book reports: We are working on chapter books about pets. I will give them

the form to use to complete the report. We will go over the details of how to do the

report in class. Everyone will complete a book report for the free time chapter

books they are reading. They will also be entered into the reading log being kept at

school.

 

 

MEMORY: Everyone said the entire Luther’s Morning Prayer on Thursday. That means, there is NO memory for next week. Enjoy the break. They have all been doing very well. Only a few have forgotten to study.

 

Book orders are due on Thursday 10-18-18

 

 

Have a good weekend,

Mrs. Mackie

Friday
Oct052018

SECOND GRADE NEWS 10/5/18

 

Fri. 10-5               Mid-quarter grade are released on Fast Direct after 3:30 pm.

I have many papers without names each time work is handed in to be graded. Some work still needs to be turned and was not used to calculate the mid-term grades.

 

Mon. 10-8            Reading Lesson 4 Dogs pages 112-139   Spelling: lesson 4 pretest

 

Tues. 10-9            Memory: Repent and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38       Library

 

Wed. 10-10           Chapel      S & T - fall items if not brought last week.    

 

Thurs. 10-11        Memory Work: I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil,

 

Fri. 10-12             Spelling and Reading test Lesson 4    Walk-a-Thon

 

Fri. 10-19             Book order due. You can order online or paper order with a check payment to Scholastic Book Club.

 

 

Next week we will do a short unit on Fire prevention. I will be sending home an exit plan for you to fill in with your child in case of a fire at your home. Please return it when completed.

 

Don’t forget to send a jacket or sweatshirt of some kind to school every day. Some are telling me they have long sleeves and that is good enough to use as an outside coat. That may not be enough if the temperature drops to the 50s during the day.

 

Walk-a-Thon: on Fri. the 12th.  Don’t forget to get your sponsors. We are hoping for 100% participation turning in donations from the pledges. I turned in sizes for those who had not returned the sheet. Hopefully I guessed right about the size. We still need parents to walk to Wilson Park with the class.

 

 

Blessings,

Mrs. Mackie 

Friday
Sep282018

2ND Grade M E M O R Y

 

10-2-18     Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim His salvation day after day. 1st Chronicles 16:23                  

 

10-4-18     This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.

Matthew 3:13

 

10-9-18     Repent and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2”:38

 

(We will be working on Luther’s Morning Prayer for several weeks.)

 

10-11-18   I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have kept me this night from all harm and danger;     

and I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil,

 

10-16-18  that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.     

 

10-18-18   Luther’s Morning Prayer

 

10-23-18   Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all                            circumstances.  1st Thessalonians 5:16-17

 

10-25-18                                                                                You did not choose Me, but I chose you to go and bear fruit. John 15:16

 

10-30-18   The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.  Hebrews 13:6

 

11-1-18     Trust in the Lord with all your heart.      Proverbs 3:5