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Hope Lutheran School

Grade 2

Week of November 13, 2018



Math classes this week will work with real world problems (story problems) using addition and subtraction with and without regrouping.  Students will need to determine whether they need to add or subtract from the context of the story, draw a bar model, and write a number sentence to solve the problem.  There is homework again this week for those who have requested it.



Our reading texts for the next two weeks are fables—Diary of a Spider and A Swallow and a Spider.  We will be reviewing the long a, o, and u sounds, reviewing sentence types, begin working with finding the main idea in a selection, and working with finding common nouns.


doze, nose, use, rose, pole, close, cute, woke, mule, rode, role tune, home, joke—wrote, ice cream



Our religion lessons are returning to the Old Testament stories of the Israelites returning from Egypt to Canaan.  Our memory for the next few weeks will be the Ten Commandments.  A sheet is enclosed today.  Please keep this at home and use it to help your child practice these.  This week we will work with commandments 1 and 2.


You shall have no other gods.


You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.



Angela Barton has volunteered to teach some Spanish classes to our students.  She is coming in on Wednesday afternoons for the present time.  She started with our class last week, and the students enjoyed reviewing vowels and singing a Spanish song.  Thanks Angela!


Food drive

Hope Church and School join together each November to gather non-perishable food to stock food cupboards (community food banks and the Hope Church food bank) and have food to help with holiday baskets for people who need them.  Each class has a plastic container in the hall outside their classroom and is asked to fill the container.  The food drive will go through this Friday, November 16th.  Currently, our container is empty*.  Please help us fill it this week.   Thanks!


*Late update—we did receive a bag of food today—thanks!


Chapel tomorrow

Our class is leading chapel tomorrow after Dads and Donuts.  You are welcome to join us in the sanctuary—open seats are on the side (small pews) and in the back.


There have been a number of students talking about being out of school for vacation.  If you know your child will be missing school, please email the school office ( and myself ( ahead of time.  Homework is given when students return to school.