Second-Grade Class News

Debra Mackie, Second-Grade Teacher

Thursday
Feb142019

SECOND   GRADE: 2-14-19

 

Mon.  2-18                             NO SCHOOL   Presidents’ Day

Tues.  2-19                            Memory: Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51:5       Spelling pretest lesson 17        Reading: Annie’s Gifts   page 54-91

Wed.  2-20                             Chapel       Book orders due including the $1.00 for the class book.

Thurs. 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                         Library

Fri. 2-22                                 Final Spelling & Reading test lesson 17 

 

Thanks for all the goodies for our Valentine’s Day party. They enjoyed handing out the cards and goodies to each other. Thanks to Mrs. Wright for the extra bags we needed so everyone could decorate one for their cards.

We will be writing our Groundhog story in class on Tues. It will then be sent home to proofread, revise and edit. The revision paper should be returned on Wed. to be written on the Groundhog paper as a final copy.

Auction Automotive basket           needs a lot more items. Please send them in as soon as possible. Gift cards to a car wash or if you can’t shop a donation and I will shop for you. There are a few items already turned in but it won’t fill the extra-large wash bucket that I have in mind to hold everything.

Be sure to check the Parent Bulletin for all the events, dates and times. There’s a lot going on here at St. John’s all the time!

Musical T-shirt order is due by Mon. 2/25. Everyone is wearing the shirt as part of their costume.

Chapel money given in February will go to the Andreson family to help with medical cost.

Midterm is next Friday. Which means we are ½ way through the quarter already.

Cursive: Almost done with the lower case letters. Then we will start the capital letters. Once they write their capital letter, they can start writing their name on their papers. Since our classroom cursive is probably not how you write the letters, please don’t show them how to make the capitals.

Field trip ½ sheet sent back next week.

I’m sure I’m forgetting something with all our very busy days. I’ll be sure to get it to you next week.

 

Have a great long weekend & Happy Valentine’s Day,

Mrs. Mackie 

Friday
Feb082019

SECOND GRADE: 2-8-19

 

Mon. 2-11       Spelling pretest lesson 16    A new spelling list went home today. We are going to try to do all 20 words each week. There are also some Bonus words for extra credit. If I find that all 20 words are too difficult, I will lower the number of words to study.   Reading: A new book went home, lesson 16 page 16-51.

                                    A chapter book from home is needed to read in free time.

 

Tues. 2-12       Memory: Therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Luke 10:2

Wed. 2-13       Chapel               Show & Tell    

Thurs. 2-14      Memory: But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 1st Timothy 6:8    Library   

Valentine’s party - everyone can bring a treat, prize, and cards to pass out to the class. We have 14 in our class this year. We will be using the brown paper bag mentioned last week to collect cards and treats. We need juice of some kind donated for the class.       Reading & Spelling final test lesson 16

 

Fri. 2-15                                  NO SCHOOL   Teacher Conference at CUC

 

Mon. 2/18                                No School       Presidents Day

 

Basketball: A stapled pack went home today with information for the 1-4 grade basketball. Please return the Player Contract. Next week I will send home a calendar for practice dates.

 

Book order:  Due 2/20/19   We will be reading “The Chocolate Touch” from the Book Order together in class. The book is only $1.00. If you would like to purchase the book for your child, please send $1.00 and I will order one for them. Otherwise, they will use the class book which is only used at school.

 

PTL Auction: Please send items for our automotive basket to our room or the office labeled 2nd grade.

 

Field trip is on 2/27/19. We will go to St. Pat’s school for the theater production. More information next week.

 

Blessings,

Mrs. Mackie   

 

Wednesday
Feb062019

MEMORY – SECOND GRADE February 2019

 

2/5/19                The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

 

2/7/19                Cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

                             1st Peter 5:7

 

2/12/19             Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Luke 10:2

 

2/14/19             But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 1st Timothy 6:8

 

2/19/19             Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Psalm 51:5

 

2/21/19             2/21/17    God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

2nd Corinthians 12:9

 

 

 

Wednesday
Feb062019

SECOND GRADE NEWS:   2/1/19

 

Mon. 2/4              Reading - textbook lesson 15 Spelling 15 pretest- Those who passed the pretest last week will not take the test again.

                             MAP testing 

                             Art: A large brown paper bag is needed to decorate. There can be

                   writing on one side if that is all you can find.  If you know of a store that has plain brown bags, no handle, maybe you could ask them to donate 14 bags.  

 

Tues. 2/5              Memory:  see new sheet   MAP testing

Wed. 2/6               Show & Tell    Chapel    

Thurs. 2/7            Memory:  see new sheet     Library

Fri. 2/8                   Reading and Spelling test lesson 15

 

     Thanks to all the V.I.P.s who were able to joins us for the morning. We had a

great time meeting them and finding out what it was like when they were young. I

hope they enjoyed their day.

 

Valentine’s party – Thurs. 2/14/19 in the afternoon will be our party. Everyone can

bring a treat, prize, and cards to pass out to the class. We will be using the brown

paper bag mentioned on Mon. to collect cards and treats.       

Next week we will study the groundhog and his legend. He will look for his shadow in Pennsylvania on Tues. morning.   If anyone finds articles in the newspaper about Groundhog Day, please send them in on Tues. or Wed. We will talk about what it means if he sees his shadow. We will talk about God being the only one who already knows when spring will arrive. We will be talking about weather and keeping track of signs for early spring or more winter.

Everyone will write a story about the groundhog using what is learned about the groundhog. Some information will be copied from the board. Other information can be found in books and on the computer. Please help your child proofread and edit their story about the groundhog. The story should be at least two - four good paragraphs long, including a beginning, middle and end to the story.  The story will need a title and a main idea for each paragraph. We are trying to improve writing skills by making sure the story includes everything that is needed. The stories will then be copied onto groundhog paper to be put into their notebook. 

Story Needs: A Title, Main Idea, Beginning, Middle, & End   Stories are due: 2/26/19

 

 

 

 

Blessings,

Mrs. Mackie

 

Friday
Jan252019

SECOND GRADE NEWS: 1/25/19

 

Lutheran Schools Week

 

Sunday 1/27                  Sing in Church 6 p.m. to kick off LSW at Pastor Ehrhard’s Installation

 

Monday 1/28        Spelling & Reading lesson 15 review  

 

Tues. 1/29                      Memory: Within your temple, O God, we meditate on Your unfailing love. Psalm 48:9  

 

Wed.  1/30                      Chapel is moved to Friday   SHOW AND TELL

 

Thurs.1/31                     Memory: May your unfailing love come to me O Lord, Your salvation according to Your promise. Psalm 119:41        Library

 

Friday2/1                       Grandparents /V.I.P.  All visitors are asked to bring a Show & Tell from their childhood to share with the class.  ½ day

 

                             All the graded papers from 2nd quarter have been returned this week.  Math pages 71-73

are from 3rd Quarter for those who got them back this week. The report cards are on FastDirect

today after school.

 

                             Next week it looks like the really cold air will be upon us. We will be spending many days

Inside for recess. Please be sure to dress warm and protect all exposed skin.     

 

                   I’m sure I forgot to tell you something about next week, since there is so much going on

all week. Please check the Parent Bulletin for the events that are happening each day, I will be

taking picture each day of those who are participating in the dress-up days.

See you Sunday at church for singing.

 

Blessings,

Mrs. Mackie