Second-Grade Class News

Debra Mackie, Second-Grade Teacher




Sat. 4-14             RUMMAGE SALE 8-9 am $5.00 early entry – 9-4 pm $.50 or an item for the Food Pantry – Come early for all the special finds. There’s still time to help on Sat. especially with clean up from 4 pm. - ? The gym floor needs to be cleaned off and tables away. The clothes, shoes, purses, and linens will be bagged for the 5:00 pickup from our clothing company. There will be a lot to do which requires many people to help.


Mon. 4-16           Spelling and Reading lesson 23, pages 240-277 The Bee.

                             Only a few Easter Family Traditions were returned last week. Please have you child finish writing their tradition on the lined egg and return it this week. They do not need to cut it out.       


Tues. 4-17           Memory:   Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be a white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18            Library


Wed. 4-18           Chapel    S & T  


Thurs. 4-19         Memory: What is Confession? Confession has two parts. First, that we confess our sins, and second, that we receive absolution,


Fri. 4-20              Book Orders Due

                             Spelling and Reading test Lesson 23


Sat. 4-21             PTL Auction   See you there!




Have a blessed weekend,

Mrs. Mackie




Mon. 4-9              Spelling: lesson 22   Reading: Lesson 22, pages 202-237 “Serious Farm”

Tues.4-10             Memory: We love because He first loved us. 1st John 4:19    Library

Wed. 4-11            Chapel     Show and Tell

Thurs. 4-12          Memory: What does such baptizing with water indicate? It indicates that the Old Adam in us should by daily contrition and repentance be drowned and die with all sins and desires

Fri. 4-13               Spelling and Reading test lesson 22

                             Report cards released


          Reading: Many are not able to answer the questions on the weekly test about the story because they have not read the story. Please be sure your child reads the story each week and is able to answer questions about what they have read. It will help them to answer the questions on the test.


Writing: EASTER TRADITIONS Sent home today was a large blank egg to be decorated and cutout, along with an egg of lines that is to be used for your family traditions at Easter.


          Please check desk supplies, including folders that have ripped apart. Some may need to be replaced. Also, some are having a hard time using their gym shoes because they are getting too small.


          RUMMAGE SALE: Calling all parents who still need to get in service hours this year for the PTL requirement. I am looking for help Wed. – Sat. There is a great need for a clean-up crew on Sat. from 4-6 pm. We need to pack all remaining items either to drop off at a donation center, put in bags for a pick-up, or put in the dumpster. The gym needs to be returned to its usual room appearance. Tables, floor tarp, bleacher, etc. need to be removed so the gym will be useable on Monday morning for school. We need men for the heavy lifting and moving large items. Please let me know if you can help.


          Thank you for all the prayers and concern for Mr. Mackie. Tuesday he called me around 10:00 to tell me he was having chest pains. He was taken by ambulance to the ER where I met him. He was admitted to do further testing and monitoring. His angiogram came back normal so he was released from the hospital. He will wear a monitor for 24 hours to see if it picks up any problem. We are praying for the best result when all this is over. Thank you for understanding why I dashed off on Tuesday.


          Due to my not being here the past two day, Flat Stanley’s vacation has been rescheduled to after Easter break. Also, some still need to send in an address for this envelope when we return.  


Have a Blessed Easter and a wonderful break,

Mrs. Mackie




Mon. 3-26   NO Spelling test or reading story from the textbook.  We will be reading

                              “Flat Stanley” books all week. We will be getting Stanley ready for his vacation trip. In order to send him on vacation, we need your help. Please send a clearly printed address of whom Stanley will visit. We will address the envelope and put it into the mail by Thursday.  You may want to warn the person he is being sent so they can help him enjoy his trip.              


Tues. 3-27   Memory: “Jesus said to me, ’Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and received my sight.”  John 9:11    Library


Wed. 3-28   Chapel       Show and Tell: Everyone is to bring in a “Sign of Spring from nature”

                             Things to bring: budding branch, blade of grass, flower bud, flower, insect in a container, etc.


Thurs. 3-29 ½ day of school   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.

                             All late memory needs to done by today to receive a grade for the quarter.

                             Science Chapter 6                             End of the 3rd quarter.


READING: This week we read the story “A Chair for My Mother” in class. Then each student individually drew their favorite part of the story. When all have been completed, we will look to see what others chose as their favorite. The pictures will help us to compare and contrast the favorite parts of this story. All year we have been talking about compare (alike) and contrast (different) in Reading story characters, Math, Social Studies and Science. The pictures will hang in our hallway when done, if you get a chance, come up to see them.


Please remember that SPRING may be here only on the calendar. Many days we will still in need of winter outdoor clothing. Our room temperature changes constantly, a sweater or sweatshirt may need to be kept in the locker just in case.


Rummage Sale: April 14th is the date, so don’t forget to start cleaning out all those closets. I will also be looking for parents to help from Wed. to Sat. of that week. If you are able to help, just let me know. Hours worked can be used for the PTL Service Hours.



Mrs. Mackie        


February-March Memory 2018

2/27/18    If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:31-32

3/1/18      The 7th Petition of the Lord’s Prayer: But deliver us from evil. What does this mean? We pray in this petition, in summary, that our Father in heaven would rescue us from every evil of body and soul, possessions and reputation


3/6/18      If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7

3/8/18      The Conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer: For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. What does this mean? This means that I should be certain that these petitions are pleasing to our Father in heaven, and are heard by Him;


3/13/18    And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17

3/15/18    What is Baptism? Baptism is not just plain water, but it is the water included in God’s command and combined with God’s word.



3/20/18    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2nd Corinthians5:17

3/22/18   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.  


3/27/18   “Jesus said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed and received my sight.” John 9:11

3/29/18   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.




Mon. 3-19                     Reading page 160-201 and Spelling lesson 21


Tues. 3-20                     Memory: 2nd Corinthians 5:17 (See Memory sheet)



Wed. 3-21                    Chapel   Show & Tell – Signs of Spring  


Thurs. 3-22         Memory: What benefits does Baptism give? (See the sheet)

Social Studies Test Unit 3



Fri. 3-23                       Reading and Spelling final test   End of the 3rd quarter



          Thanks for all the St. Patrick’s Day treats. See you at the Jamboree tomorrow.



Mrs. Mackie