Second-Grade Class News

Debra Mackie, Second-Grade Teacher


Second Grade News: 3-24-17

Mon. 3/27           Spelling & Reading lesson 19    The story is about George Washington Carver and all the ways he found to use peanuts. They will be writing about their favorite food made from peanuts or about the most interesting use of a peanut.  The stories will be added to the collection in their notebooks.

Tues. 3-28           Memory: For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, 1st Peter 3:18

                             Library - Many are not bringing the books back on time and are getting Library fines.

Wed. 3-29           Chapel    Show & Tell Everyone should bring a “Sign of Spring”.

Thurs. 3-30          Memory: How can water do such great things? Certainly not just water, but the word of God in and with the water does these things, along with the faith which trusts this word of God in the water. For without God’s word the water is plain water and no Baptism.

Fri. 3-31               Spelling and Reading test lesson 19.


     What should we wear for recess? You may want to send a winter coat, hat &

gloves in case it is cold for recess. But they could also need just a sweatshirt for

recess. It’s better to have too many clothes than too few and freeze outside.

     The children did an awesome job on the musical. They are going to keep the

ears and t-shirt as a remembrance.  Next week we will write a thank you note to

Mrs. Jurica for all her hard work.


Have a great weekend,

Mrs. Mackie


Second Grade March 17, 2017

Monday 3/20/17               Spring picture day   Please be sure your child returns the picture envelope with your order. 

                                                4th Quarter begins  First day of Spring

                                                No Spelling or Reading lesson this week due to the Musical. We will be hard at work in the mornings putting the final touches on the performance.

Tuesday 3/21/17               Memory: For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will stand upon the earth. Job 19:25    Library

Wed. 3/22/17                     Good Luck story should be written at home and sent to school to be rewritten on shamrock paper. The finished products will be hung in our hallway if you have a chance to stop by to read the stories.

Thurs. 3/23/17                   Memory: What benefits does Baptism give? It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare.

Fri. 3/24/17                         No Spelling or Reading test!

Musical dress rehearsal is at 1:30. We will be handing out the t-shirts for rehearsal and then collecting them. They will be able to keep the t-shirt after the evening performance.

                                                They need to wear black sweatpants or leggings thick enough not to be able to see through on stage, gym shoes and black socks with the t-shirt. They should wear their costume dressed from home for the dress rehearsal. They will meet in our classroom at 6:30 to get their t-shirt on. They can leave their coat in the lockers.  After the performance, they will return to the room to be picked up by an adult.


Parent Conferences for the 3rd quarter: I will be sending conference times home for those who

I would like to meet with next week. If you would like to meet after viewing the report card,

please send me a note so we can work out a time.

Blessings, Mrs. Mackie




Mon. 3-13                     Reading & Spelling pretest lesson 18    All late Memory work needs to be said by this Friday to be included in the 3rd quarter grade.


Tues. 3-14           Memory: Another sheet was sent home.    Library


Wed. 3-15           Chapel        Show & Tell No toys! Send a Sign of Spring


Thurs. 3-16         Memory:   What is Baptism?


Fri. 3-17                        ½ day   Reading & Spelling final test lesson 18   Wear GREEN for St. Patrick’s Day!    End of 3rd quarter


Mon. 3/20                     Spring Picture Day


                             We will be practicing every day for the Musical. Classroom time may be needed if

the songs have not been learned by all. We don’t have much time before the performance. Hope everyone is planning on attending.



Mrs. Mackie      





Mon. 2/20                                                                                        NO SCHOOL


 Tues.2/21                     Memory: God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 2nd Corinthians 12:9  Please return field trip form.

                                                Library       No Spelling or Storytown this week


Wed. 2/22                     Chapel          Show & Tell  


Thurs. 2/23         Memory: The 6th Petition of the Lord’s Prayer: And lead us not into temptation. What does this mean? God tempts no one. We pray in this petition that God would guard and keep us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful nature may not deceive us.   Field trip: We will leave at 10:00 and return for lunch.


Fri. 2/24                        No Spelling or Storytown test


                             Next week we will be finishing many of our projects that we haven’t had time to

finish. Groundhog stories will be written and sent home to be edited by parents. Then

send the paper back to school so they can rewrite the story on Groundhog paper for the

scrapbooks. December Dog chapter book will be finished. We are going to try to write a

Reader Theater play to present to the class. We have Scholastic New that couldn’t be

done because my computer was broken. We will work on those and the Science Spin

papers. It will be a good break from the routine for the four days.


                             Also, my daughter, Elise in Kankakee is due with her third baby on 3/1/17. No one

thinks she will make it to that date. Her Dr. believes it will be this weekend. So if I am

missing for a few days in the next couple of weeks, you know why ahead of time.


                             We talked about recycling in our last unit of Social Studies and Science.     Our class

will be collecting clean aluminum can till Easter break to help the environment by

recycling. You can send them in any time, in a plastic bag. The cans will be taken in for

cash. The school has an account set aside for the recycling money.



Mrs. Mackie


SECOND   GRADE: 2-10-17


Mon.  2-13                             Spelling & Reading lesson 15      MAP Testing


Tues.  2-14                            Memory:  Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51:5     Library         Valentine’s Party in the afternoon. Everyone can bring cards and treats to pass to everyone in the class. We will use the paper bags to collect all items.              MAP testing      Happy Valentine’s Day


Wed.  2-15                             Chapel       Social Studies Unit 3 test


Thurs. 2-16                Memory: The 5th Petition of the Lord’s Prayer: And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. What does this mean? We pray in this petition that our Father in heaven would not look at our sins, or deny our prayers because of them.  

                                    Final Spelling & Reading test lesson 15      Science test Chapter 5


Fri. 2-17                                 NO SCHOOL


Mon. 2-20                              NO SCHOOL - Presidents’ Day


                                    We are still working on the Groundhog unit in school. Papers will go home when we are ready to

write the story mentioned last week. So far, more winter has not been what we have experienced. There is

still time for a big snow and cold temperatures.


                                    Corrected papers went home today in the Friday Folders. These are all 3rd quarter papers. Corrections

can be made on any D grade or below papers and returned to be upgraded. Many are rushing through the

work or not completing all work before it is turned in. Some work is missing or very slow to return to be

graded. Mid-quarter grades will be done soon and will need all missing work turned in by then.


                                    We are in need of Kleenex.

            Book orders are due on 2/22.


Have a great weekend,  

Mrs. Mackie