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Hope Lutheran School

Grade 2

Week of April 18, 2017


Welcome back!  I hope you all had a good Easter break!  Pastor Peter will lead chapel tomorrow at 8:40am with an Easter theme.  You are welcome to join us in the sanctuary sitting in the back or the short pews on the side.


Academic Fair

Our school academic fair is next Tuesday, April 25th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  Instructions for the second grade project were sent home last week.  Students may bring their projects in early if they are finished.  We have a couple already!  Please have your student sign up for a 15 minute period (7:00-7:15; 7:15-7:30; 7:30-7:45; 7:45-8:00) to be in the classroom to help explain the project and show their work.  The sign-up sheet is on the small table in the back of the classroom.  Students may tour the rest of the school with their families during the remaining time.  We encourage you to spend some time in 3rd grade to meet Mrs. Norton and get a feel for next year.


April Book orders

April book orders need to be in by 8:30 am tomorrow morning.


Museum of Flight field trip

We will be taking a field trip to the Museum of Flight on Friday, May 12th.  We will leave school about 9:20am and return to school about 12:20pm for a late lunch in the classroom.  Pizza will be held for those who order it.  The cost is $5 per student.  We cover the remaining cost with our PTH classroom funds.  We do need parents to drive and help chaperone.  There is plenty of free parking behind the museum.  We will only take the bus if we do not get enough cars to transport our class.  Please see and return the permission slip in the Tuesday envelope today.



Today we began the first of two units on geometry.  We are working with parts of lines (line segments), curved lines, and plane and solid shapes (plane—square, triangle, circle, etc.; solid—cube, pyramid, rectangular prism, etc.).  There is only “extra” homework this week for students who had previously requested it.



This week we continue our group lessons with poetry examples.  Phonics lessons are working with blends—two or more consonants next to each other where both/all are heard (broom, place, stamp, etc.).  Students will also be working on comprehension activities in their reading groups.



Stories this week are about Jesus’ resurrection on Easter and his appearing to his disciples in the days following Easter.


Jesus said, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”   John 20:29


Summer birthdays

We have a few students with summer birthdays.  If they wish to celebrate their birthday at school, please email some choices of dates between now and the end of May, and we will schedule a time for them.  The time depends on the day as we have special classes every afternoon.


 Assembly help needed

We have a new book display/storage unit that needs to be assembled.  This should be able to be done in school—probably in the classroom.  I’m not sure exactly what kind of tools would be needed.  If you could help us with this, please let me know.