Second-Grade Class News

Debra Mackie, Second-Grade Teacher




Mon. 2/19                                                                                        NO SCHOOL


 Tues.2/20                     Memory:   “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail.” Luke 22:31-32            Library          Pennies Please!!!!

                                                Spelling & Storytown Lesson 17 Annie’s Gifts


Wed. 2/21                     Chapel          Show & Tell  


Thurs. 2/22         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.


Fri. 2/23                        Spelling & Storytown test lesson 17


                             Next week we will be finishing many 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. We are going to write about V.I.P. Day, our recycle project, a snail

delivering her Valentines and possibly a Reader Theater play to present to the class. We

have Scholastic New that couldn’t be done because of less days at school. We will work

on those and the Science Spin lessons in the next few weeks.


                             Memory work has really fallen down. Many are not passing at this time. Please help

your child to say the work needed.


                             Penny Wars continues next week and ends on Friday.



Mrs. Mackie      



SECOND   GRADE: 2-2-18


Mon.  2-5                               Spelling & Reading lesson 16: We are trying this lesson again since I was sick. Those who passed the Spelling test on Monday with Mr. M will not have to take the test again.   MAP Testing Mon. Reading and Wed. Math. Any make up test will be given when they can fit them in the schedule. Please try to have your child here for each time.


Tues.  2-6                               Memory:  Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread. Luke 24:35    Library


Wed.  2-7                               Chapel       Show & Tell


Thurs. 2-8                              Memory: The 4th Petition of the Lord’s Prayer: Give us this day our daily bread. What does this mean? God certainly gives daily bread to everyone without our prayers


Fri. 2-9                                   Spelling & Reading Lesson 16 test



            Next week we will continue to study the groundhog and his legend. If anyone finds articles in the newspaper about Groundhog Day, please send them in on Mon. or Tues. We will talk about what it means if he sees his shadow. We will look up on the computer his success rate. 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 an early spring or more winter. We are not placing our trust in his legend. Along with this will be our Chapter 6 in the Science book about weather and seasons.

Everyone will write a story about the groundhog using what is learned. 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   No due date has been set at this time.

                                    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.

                                    Water bottles can be brought to school again to stay on the back counter and used for lunch. No

one is allowed to leave the lunch room to go to the drinking fountain to get a drink during our short

lunch time. They would need to wait to get a drink until they return upstairs, before recess.


                                    We are in need of Kleenex and paper towels if someone has some extra.

According to the reports this morning, there will be six more weeks of winter. So, let’s start tomorrow.


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Mackie  




Monday 1/29        Spelling & Reading lesson 16   A new Storytown book was sent home. Some still need to return the first Storytown book. Everyone needs to be sure to read the weekly stories


Tues. 1/30                      Memory: “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


Wed.  1/31                      Chapel  


Thurs. 2/1                      Memory: The 3rd Petition: Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. What does this mean? The good and gracious will of God is surely done without our prayer, but we ask in this prayer that it may be done also among us.


Friday 2/2                      Spelling & reading lesson 16 test 

                   8th grade goodies: The student may purchase only one item at the bake sale             to be eaten at lunchtime. If you want your child to bring home some of the               goodies for the family, please send a note stating that and a ziploc bag to                  bring home the goodies.  Book orders should have arrived to send home.




V.I.P. Day: Thanks to all the V.I.P.s who joined us for the event. We enjoyed singing for

everyone in the Gym, showing off our Recycle project and Show and Tell in the classroom.

Thanks to all the parents who helped out in any way.


          This has been a very busy week. Not only was it Lutheran Schools week, but we also has

special activities and dress up each day. All ending with our V.I.P. visits. We are blessed to be

here at St. John’s to have the opportunity to show God’s love to all those around us in our world. Not all Lutheran schools celebrate in the same way. Thanks to all who planned, organized

or helped in any way to make this week happen. My class enjoyed everything about the dressing

up, activities, sports games, Chapel Family Olympics and V.I.P.s. It will be one of the St. John’s

experiences they will not forget.


MEMORY WORK: Please help your child to remember to study the Memory each time. Some

can only say it if they study from a sheet at school. This makes it very hard to give them an

accurate grade.  I’ll try to get back to making the monthly Memory list so you will have more

time to practice the longer work.



Mrs. Mackie


Second Grade News: 1/19/18

Sun. 1/21 Sing at church, 11:00

Mon. 1/22        Spelling review test lesson 15, words sent home on a separate sheet.                          

Tues. 1/23        Memory: From the time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17 Book order due. Some needed more time to get the orders turned in.

Wed. 1/24     No Chapel - Show & Tell     The recycle item made from all recycled material is due.  Make up for second quarter memory.

Thurs. 1/25       Memory: The 2nd Petition: Thy kingdom come. What does this mean? God’s kingdom comes indeed without our praying for it, but we ask in this prayer that it may come also to us.         Final Spelling & Reading test  

Fri. 1/26             ½ day  Your V.I.P. is asked to bring a Show & Tell from when they were in grade school if possible to show the class.

Please let me know if your child will have a V.I.P. for the day so I can plan on room arrangements.

Please follow the Parent Bulletin for the special LSW dress up and activities.

Recycle project: They will receive a science grade for their project. Thanks for all your support and help with the creations. Only three project were brought in for the class to view. I asked them to bring their project back in for next week. I want the V.I.P.s to see their projects.

See you on Sunday,

Mrs. Mackie




Mon. 1/15           No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Tues. 1/16           Memory: From childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2nd Timothy 3:15 Please be sure to work on memory at home, it’s hard to catch up when a verse is missed on the day it was due.

                             Reading - textbook lesson 14 Spelling 14 pretest    Library


Wed. 1/17           Show & Tell – Recycle project: Make something from recyclable materials. The project will be due the Wednesday the 24th. Chapel  


Thurs. 1/18         Memory: 1st Petition of the Lord’s Prayer: Hallowed be Thy name. What does this mean? God’s name is certainly holy in itself, but we pray in this petition that it may be kept holy among us also.


Fri. 1/19             Reading and Spelling test lesson 14 with dictated sentences if

                          possible.  Book orders due.


                             End of 2nd quarter. Many papers are missing. Please look at home for any ungraded papers and return them. I will check to see if I need them. Many Memory verses are still not being said on time and are reflected with a zero grade.


                   Next week we will start our book reports from the Christmas chapter book. Please send the book to school every day.


          Lutheran Schools Week, V.I.P. Day: Please have your V.I.P. bring a vintage Show & Tell to share with the class.






Mrs. Mackie