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Hope Lutheran School

Grade 2

Week of March 20, 2018



We are continuing this week with lessons with Dear Juno.  This week we will be ‘writing’ a wordless letter as Juno and his grandmother did in the story.  Phonics lessons work with the ‘r’ vowels (er, ir, ur, or, ar) and a review of all vowels sounds.



Lessons this week begin working with money.  Today we talked about the value of the different coins and bills and added amounts of money with coins and/or bills.  We will be writing money in different ways (word—three dollars and thirty-seven cents—$3.37, etc.).  We will be comparing amounts of money, putting money in order from value to the least and greatest (and reversed), and solving story problems (real world problems) involving money.  There is homework this week, but there will not be any homework next week—Holy Week.



Stories this week are about miracles of Jesus—The Wedding at Cana, The Ten Lepers, Jesus Stills the Storm, and Jesus Feeds the 5000.


Now faith is the assurance of things hope for, the conviction of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1


Parent-Teacher conferences

Slips are enclosed in today’s Tuesday envelope for spring parent-teacher conferences.  Spring conferences are optional.  If you would like a conference, please complete and return the form to school by Tuesday, March 27th.


Birthday celebrations

We have had a number of birthday celebrations this month.  If your child would like to celebrate at school—either their birthday or substitute birthday if their real birthday is during the summer—please email me ahead of time to set up a date.  We typically do birthdays at 2:40 pm right before the end of the school day.  There are some days that do not work, though, due to our class schedule so it is important to contact me ahead of time.


Holy Week

Next week is Holy Week in the Christian church—the week beginning on Palm Sunday with Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and ending on Good Friday with his crucifixion.  Our school will have short devotions at 8:40 am on Monday – Thursday with our regular chapel on Good Friday at 8:40 am.  You are welcome to join us sitting either in the back rows or on the side in the sanctuary.


Spring break

Spring break begins at noon on Good Friday, March 30th with school resuming on Monday, April 9th.





Our school auction is coming up on April 21st.  This is the major fundraiser for the PTH and tries to raise enough funds to cover the bulk of expenses for two years.  They are also trying to raise funds to replace our playground equipment.  Please look for the specific information in the “Words of Hope” and plan to attend and support this as much as you are able.


Looking ahead…………We have a field trip to the Museum of Flight scheduled for the morning of Friday, May 18th.  We return to school between 12 noon and 12:30 pm.  More information will be coming later.