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Hope Lutheran School

Grade 2

Week of May 23, 2017



We are quickly approaching the end of the school year.  Please note there is no school this Friday, May 26th or next Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.  Extra ESC is open on Friday by prior arrangement with the school office but is closed on Monday.



Our literacy time this week is being spent with phonics lessons (suffixes and endings) and working in small reading groups.  Students are completing exercises summarizing the beginning, middle, and end of stories and also identifying story elements (setting, main characters, plot, etc.).



Math lessons this week will work with telling time—hour and minute hand, telling time to the 5-minute interval, am and pm, and recognizing reasonable amounts of time for a given task.  This will be the last week for homework.



Religion stories this week are about the Ascension (when Jesus rose back to his heavenly home) and Pentecost (the giving of the Holy Spirit to the believers and Christian church).  There is no memory this week.



Science classes this week continue observing and identifying properties of different types of solids.



We are doing an extra art project this week in school studying the work of Georgia O’Keefe and making our own large watercolor flowers.  Students are enjoying this, and the flowers can go home on Thursday.


Wild Waves tickets

Each year our school offers families the chance to enjoy a day at Wild Waves near Federal Way at reduced prices.  This year our day is Monday, June 12th.  Families need to provide their own transportation and supervision of their children.  Tickets need to be ordered through the school office by tomorrow morning, May 24th.  Permission slips were sent home in the Tuesday envelope a couple of weeks ago.  If you need a new one, it can be printed from the school web site.


Looking ahead….

Our class party for the end of the year will be on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 7th.  We will be bowling at Roxbury Bowl for an hour and then return to school for a treat.  Cathy Follis will head up the school celebration.  We will need parents to drive and help at school.  We will be leaving shortly after lunch recess about 12:35 pm and return to school about 2:20 pm.  The bus is not available that day so we do need drivers.  Permission slips will be sent home in next Tuesday’s envelope. Families with Kindergarten siblings—their graduation is on Thursday so will not conflict with our party date.



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.