Second-Grade Class News

Debra Mackie, Second-Grade Teacher




Mon. 5-21             Spelling and Reading lesson 28 pages. 394-427

Worms –We will be gathering some Earthworms to do a classroom experiment. Everyone can bring in earthworms that they find in their yard or collect from others. At school, we will watch how they work in the soil. At the end of the year we will send them to a good garden to make it their new home. I already have some that my grandsons found in their yard, which I will be bringing to class on Mon. I’m also looking for a 5 or 10 gallon fish tank to use for the worms. If anyone has an old tank at home that we could use till the end of the year. A top for the tank would be nice, but is not necessary.

Tues. 5-22            Memory: Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. John 6:54

                             Library - last time, all books must be returned!

Wed. 5-23             Chapel    S & T – an item from a collection

                             Lunch in the gym for everyone at the same time. Bring your own lunch or a Hot Lunch you have already ordered. Lunch is NOT being provided. Cancel till a later date!

Thurs. 5-24          Memory: 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.”         Social Studies Unit 4 test

Fri. 5-25               Spelling and Reading test Lesson 28 after our boat trip

                             Field trip on Wendella Boats



Monday we will start a short Native American unit. I have sent home the report papers today.

This way you can start collecting information on the tribe of your choice. There are many

tribes that were located in Illinois if you would like to keep it “Native ” to our state. Otherwise,

they can choose any tribe in the United States for their report. Parents can help with finding the

information and the graphic aid, but please let them do the writing on the report page. The will

be presenting their report to the class on the due date – 6/1/18. The report will be counted as

two grades – report content & the graphic aid presented.

          Map Testing: The last session went well. Those who were absent are being

asked to stay after school next week Mon. Tues. or Wed. Mrs. Franklin will be the

proctor for the makeup testing time. Please be sure that your child gets enough sleep

and eats a good lunch. Remind your child to take their time, read and answer

carefully. Please let me know what day tour child will be staying after school to

take the test, so I can tell Mrs. Franklin.


Have a blessed weekend,

Mrs. Mackie




Fri. 5-11               Mid – Quarter grades are on FastDirect after school. All my comments are listed under P.E. instead of just general comments. Sorry!

Book Fair/ Ice Cream Social

Sun. 5-13             HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Mon. 5-14             Spelling and Reading lesson 27 pages

Tues. 5-15            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: no books will be taken only returned for the rest of the year.

Wed. 5-16             Chapel - S & T     

Thurs. 5-17          Memory: 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.

Fri. 5-18               ½ day - Spelling and Reading test Lesson 27



Map Testing: Mon. & Wed. afternoon

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.         



          Field trip on 5/25: Wendella boat ride

          Field trip on 5/30:  We will see another play at 6 corners, leaving after Chapel

          Pets at School date will be Monday, 6/4/18 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 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 1:10-1:50 & Thursday 2:30-3:00. You could even

demonstrate for me since my jumping days are over. 


Have a blessed weekend,

Mrs. Mackie


Second Grade News: May 4, 2018

Mon. 5/7      Spelling test: U6 L26    Reading: “Where on Earth is My Bagel?” 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. 5/8      Memory: I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. John 6:51

Wed. 5/9      Chapel   Show & Tell

Thurs. 5/10  Memory: 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.”

Fri. 5/11        Reading and Spelling test Lesson 26         Snack for the day will be bagels

                       with cream cheese or butter. Please send an extra drink to go with the

                       snack. I will bring the bagels and toppings for everyone. We will be watching the

                      movie, “Dolphin Tale” while we eat our snack.

                      Mid-term released     Book Fair & Ice Cream Social

     Our classroom is in need of a few Kleenex boxes in order to make it to the end

of the year. If you can send in a box or two, that would be great.  Many students

need a few new pencils. My pencils are disappearing quickly.

     Our next field trip will be on 5/25/18. That day is the Friday of Memorial Day

Weekend. If you already know that your child will not be in school that day, please

let me know so we can adjust the number of tickets bought since they are $9.25 each.

Science: We are still planning on planting seeds. We will send home the seedlings for you to plant in your backyard. We will also be collecting worms to watch how they help the soil. I’ll let you know when to go hunting for the worms from your backyard & sending them in to class.


Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Mackie


Second Grade News: 4-27-18

Friday & Saturday Musical at 7 pm

Sunday at 8 & 11 am Church service: Mrs. Johnson’s recognition for receiving the LEA Teacher award. There will be Coffee Hour between services.

Mon. 4-30     Spelling and Reading lesson 25, Readers’ Theater

Tues. 5-1       Memory: The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 1 Corinthians 10:16       Library

Wed. 5-2       Chapel

Thurs. 5-3      Memory: 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.

                        Field Trip to see, “Beauty and the Beast” We will leave by 10:00 and return by noon to eat lunch.

Fri. 5-4           I will be gone for the day with the 5-8 grade at the track meet for the day. Mrs. Callaghan will be with them for the day and a few of her children. Most of 4th grade will be at the track meet with me.

                        Have a great weekend! It looks like it might be “Spring” like.

Blessings, Mrs. Mackie


Second Grade News: 4-20-18

Saturday: PTL Auction   Thank you to all who helped in any way with the pink basket or the class cookie jar. I hope you will be there to get a chance to see our items and bid on them.

Mon. 4-23           Spelling: test lesson 24    Reading: pages 278-301

Tues. 4-24           Memory: And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18     Library

Wed. 4-25           Chapel   Show & Tell

Thurs. 4-26          Memory: What is the Office of the Keys? The Office of the Keys is that special authority which Christ has given to His church on earth to forgive the sins of repentant sinners, 

Fri. 4-27               Spelling and Reading test

                             Musical at 7:00