Second-Grade Class News

Debra Mackie, Second-Grade Teacher

Friday
Dec082017

Second Grade News: 12-8-17

 

Next week we will begin reading Christmas storybooks to the class. Some students already have an idea for the book they would like to read. A book from home or one from the library can be chosen.  Library books from our collection can be used.  If you can’t find a book, I will find one from school.  Please have your child practice with you at home.  You may want to pick a short book to make it easier to read the entire book without any trouble.

 

Mon. 12/11           Spelling and Reading lesson 12       Christmas speaking parts need to be memorized.  Please be sure your child knows the parts by today.                                     

 

Tues. 12/12          MEMORY: Christmas speaking parts as needed.  Social Studies Unit 2 test

 

Wed. 12/13          NO Show & Tell   Chapel          Christmas service at 7PM - Please have your child in our classroom at 6:30 dressed in their Sunday best.  They will leave coats in lockers, use the restroom and line up to process into church. They will return to the room after the service to be picked up by an adult.         

 

Thurs. 12/14        NO MEMORY

 

Fri. 12/15             Spelling and Reading test for lesson 12    Dorcas Children’s Bazaar - If you are sending money with your child to shop, please put it in a wallet or marked envelope.  You may also want to use the shopping list sent home for those who need a present. Also an extra plastic bag or shopping bag may be needed to bring home the items.

 

          Due to some problems with the water bottles and amount of time it takes to have the

snacks, the class will not be bringing either for the rest of the year. I’ll let you know when

we will bring them back into the room. They will be able to use the new drinking fountain

in our hallway during break time for their drink.  

 

 

Only 17 days till Christ comes,

Mrs. Mackie

 

Friday
Dec012017

Second Grade News: 12-1-17

 

Sat. 12-2-17        Breakfast with Santa     8:00 - 10:30 am

 

Mon. 12/4             Spelling & Reading: Unit 3 Lesson 11 page 322-357 Jamaica Louise James

 

Tues. 12/5             MEMORY: Christmas Program speaking parts as found on the sheet sent home.   Library

 

Wed. 12/6            Show & Tell (Christmas item can still be brought in)   Chapel

                             Gr. 3-8 Christmas Service at 7 PM    

 

Thurs. 12/7           MEMORY: Christmas songs

 

Fri. 12/8               Spelling and Reading test for lesson 11

 

                             FRIDAY - Last Book order is due to make it by the deadline for Christmas delivery. If the books are a present, let me know and I will keep them for you to pick up . The November order was sent in on 11/30. However, if you wanted to still order books from those flyers, it is fine.

 

Starting next week we will begin reading Christmas storybooks to the class. A book from home or one from a library can be chosen.  Library books from last week can be read.  If you can’t find a book, I will find one from school.  Please have your child practice with you at home.  You may want to pick a short book to make it easier to read the entire book without any trouble.

 

 

New pencils, crayons, glue and erasers are needed by many. Please check with your child to see if they are in need. New supplies are a great stocking stuffer.

 

Only 24 days till Christ comes,

Mrs. Mackie

Wednesday
Nov222017

Second Grade: 11/22/17

 

Thurs. 11/23                HAPPY THANKSGIVING

 

Mon. 11/27                   Spelling & Reading: Lesson 10 page 302-319    Please be sure that your child is reading the weekly stories at home. The grades on the Friday test have not been very good lately. I tell them to take home the book every day, especially if they haven’t read the story more than once. Many leave the book at school every day and can’t answer the comprehension questions because they haven’t read the story at all or enough to remember the details.

 

Tues. 11/28                   MEMORY:  Christmas parts       Library

 

Wed. 11/29                 Show & Tell       Chapel         

 

Thurs. 11/30                MEMORY: Christmas parts

 

Fri. 12/1                       Spelling & Reading test lesson 10   

 

 

                                    A writing assignment will be given for each holiday to explain your family traditions. 

The first writing assignment was sent home for Thanksgiving and is due on Tuesday.

Writing:   Turkey - Write about your family traditions at Thanksgiving on the lined paper. If needed you can use

the back of the paper to continue the story.  Decorate the plain turkey as a cover sheet. Do not cut out the turkey

pages and turn in on Tuesday.   

Outside recess during the winter requires hats, gloves and boots.  Snow pants are needed for your child to play kneeling or sitting on the snow.  Boots are needed to go on the snow.  School shoes can be left in the locker or on their chair when boots are worn, to save carrying them back and forth or forgetting them at home. Boots are not to be worn in the classroom as shoes. You can send an extra pair of socks and gloves to be kept in the locker should they be needed.

The heat in our classroom is sometimes a problem – too hot or not enough. You may want to send your child with a navy blue or white sweater.  The gray sweatshirts can be worn in the classroom over the collared shirt. However, if the sun is shining, we will need to be in short sleeves as the temperature reaches 80 and the windows are open.

Book orders are due on 11/29. The December forms are going home today if you want to take a look at the new selections before you pick out books. I will not be doing another book order until January unless someone needs them for Christmas once we get into December. It takes about 10 days to get the order. I can hold books for you to pick-up if they are Christmas presents.

Gym classes are on Tuesday and Thursday. All girls will need to wear pants on those day. We will be using scooter and it will be easier and safer if they are not in a dress or skirt. Also, if they have long enough hair for a ponytail, it would be a good idea so they don’t roll over their hair when they are laying down on the scooter.

PTL: The class project Christmas tree was sent home today. Your child is to decorate both sides of the tree. Please nothing too heavy since it will be hung across the gym for the Santa Breakfast. The projects are due on Monday so they will be here in time for the breakfast.  

 

THANK YOU to everyone for the awesome birthday party. The classroom was decorated with little gift buckets to greet me first thing in the morning. The cake was beautiful and delicious. All the extra goodies and the treat bags for the kids made it a fun day for all.

 

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving,

Mrs. Mackie

Friday
Nov172017

SECOND GRADE NEWS: 11-17-17

 

Mon. 11-20-17     Spelling & Reading: NO TEST due to the short week. Food Drive donations

 

Tues. 11-21-17     MEMORY: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. John 1:1 & 2

Library books returned.  Food Drive donations

Social Studies Unit 1 test

 

Wed. 11-22-17     ½ day         NO SHOW & TELL   Chapel    Food Drive last day

 

Book orders due:  November & Holiday order forms were sent home today.  They are due on 11/29. I want to get the order in for November so that it will be here in time for Christmas presents. If you are getting books as a present and want me to keep them for you to pick up, just let me know.

 

We are working on Thanksgiving projects.  I will try to send home as many projects as possible for you to use as decorations.  I hope you enjoy using them. Also, everyone will be asked to write about their family traditions over the holiday. I will send home the lined turkey paper and a turkey to be decorated as the cover sheet next week.

 

P.E.: We have class on Tuesday and Thursday and are going to be using the scooters after Thanksgiving until Christmas. I’m asking that the girls wear only pants on gym days, so they will be able to participate without difficulty.

 

 

 

God’s Blessings,

Mrs. Mackie

 

Friday
Nov102017

SECOND GRADE NEWS: 11-10-17

 

Mon. 11-13-17     SPELLING & Reading: Unit 2 Lesson 9 pages 264-301

FOOD DRIVE items can be brought to school every day until Thanksgiving.

Tues. 11-14-7       MEMORY: Genesis 3:15           Library

Wed.11-15                     Chapel    Show and Tell    

Thurs. 11-16-17   Memory: Apostle’s Creed: 1st Article

Fri. 11-17-17        Spelling test Unit 2 Lesson 9

 

We are working on Thanksgiving projects.  I will try to send home as many projects as possible for you to use as decorations.  I hope you enjoy using them. Also, everyone will be asked to write about their family traditions over the holiday. I will send home the lined turkey paper and a turkey to be decorated as the cover sheet. Also, we will be making a Thanksgiving card. Please send in a piece of paper with a name and address of someone they would like to send the card.  

 

P.E.: We are working on a fitness unit. They count how many gym laps they walk or run during our time. Everyone is trying to improve their lap counts.

 

Dress Code: Boots are not to be worn in the classroom. School shoes need to be used in the building. Since we already had snow, I thought I would go over the rule.

 

          Next week we will start learning our parts for the Christmas program. I will send home the words for you to help at home.

 

          SPELLING: Congratulations for the second week in a row, everyone had 100% on the test.

 

God’s Blessings,

Mrs. Mackie