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Upcoming Dates:

Wed. 1/20: 8:40 AM Online Chapel led by Mrs. Okabayashi, Principal

Jan. 24-30: Lutheran Schools Week / Spirit Week (see below for details)

Wed. 1/27: 8:40 AM Online Chapel led by Mrs. Neafcy, Kindergarten Teacher

Fri. 2/5: Free Dress Day

*Library day is every Monday (bring back books to return/trade)

*PE days are Tues/Thurs/Fri (bring/wear athletic shoes)

*Free Dress days are every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month

 

Grade 2 Notes and News:

-Hope Spirit Dress-up Days – January 25 – 29
Join us as we celebrate the rich heritage of Lutheran Schools during Lutheran Schools week next week! Students are invited to participate in spirit days every day; students not choosing to dress up should be in uniform as usual.

Monday Jan 25 – Pajama Day

Tuesday Jan 26 – Zoom Meeting Day – wear a uniform top or other dressy top accompanied by pajama pants, sweatpants, that type of thing

Wednesday Jan 27 – Wacky Tacky Day

Thursday Jan 28 – Sports Team Day – wear sportswear from your favorite college or professional team, or your own sports team

Friday Jan 29 – School Spirit Day – show us your Hope Eagle blue and gold pride

 

Scholastic Book Club:  Digital flyers can be viewed online and book orders can be sent directly to school or your home (new for this year.)  Many of the books are only offered through school book clubs and are specifically curated for 2nd grade interests and reading abilities.  Our classroom code is: DVQ83 (only needed the first time you visit the site) and no need to worry about due dates when placing orders online. Paper orders are sent in on the 15th and 30th of each month.

Check out this link to view all 2nd grade flyers and/or place orders: https://scholastic-clubs.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=675881

 

What We Are Learning:

 

Language Arts:

Reading: Officer Buckle and Gloria (humorous fiction); Safety at Home (Reader’s Theater)

Phonics/spelling: compound words

Grammar: abbreviations

Writing: Persuasive Essay (opinion writing)

Vocabulary focus: root words

Comprehension focus: cause and effect; humor; monitor/clarify

 

Novel Read-Aloud: Mrs. Roopy is Loopy (My Weird School series)

Math: Mass; comparing weights of objects; solving real-world problems with bar models

Social Studies: Being a good shopper; Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science: Weather

Health: Managing big emotions (Anger)

Bible: Elijah