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Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Oct. 11, 2019

October 11, 2019

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

WACF Field Trip

We had a lot of fun on our half-day field trip on Tuesday.  We visited the WACF (the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation).  The students learned about wetlands and birds in our area.  If you would like to visit the WACF, it is south of Syracuse just off State Road 13.  Their mission is to promote nature and our lakes.  They have nature trails that are open to the public.

Halloween Party Coming Oct. 31

We will have a class Halloween party on Thur. Oct. 31.  If you are interested in helping out with treats or maybe helping plan and run a game or craft, follow this link to sign up to help:
https://tinyurl.com/yxhrbddk

Fall Break Next Week

Our fall break is October 18-22.  We don’t have school that Friday and Monday.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thank you to everyone who came to Parent-Teacher conferences this week.  If you did not get a chance to meet with me, contact me here at school and I would be glad to schedule a time to meet with you.

Word Work Test on Thursday

With the shorter week coming up we will have our next word work spelling test on Thursday.  Please continue to help your child practice their words.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Oct. 16 – Picture retakes
Oct. 18-21 – Fall Break – No School
Nov. 8 – Teacher Workday – No Students

Contact Information
Todd Lucas
tlucas@wawasee.k12.in.us
457-4484
Or contact me through Class Dojo, SeeSaw or Remind

 Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

WACF field trip

October 8, 2019

We had fun today on our field trip to the WACF. We visited several activity stations where the students learned about wetlands and birds in our area.

Bird feeder prototypes

October 6, 2019

The kids had such fun creating and building prototype bird feeders on Friday. I was impressed by the thought and creativity the kids showed in this science project.

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Oct. 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Parent-Teacher Conferences Oct. 8 and 10

I will be having conferences on Tue. Oct. 8 and Thurs. Oct. 10.  On Tuesday, I will be meeting from 3-5 p.m.  On Thursday, from 3-7 p.m.  On Tuesday, please come in Door 1 (by the office).  You can see the schedule of times here, in case you forgot your time:  https://tinyurl.com/y3s8jhbf

2nd Grade Field Trip to WACF – Oct. 8

Our field trip is Tuesday morning.  We will be back at school in time for lunch in the cafeteria like normal.  Parents who signed up to go:  please be here by 8:30.  We plan to leave by 8:45.

We will be outdoors for this trip.  Students should dress for the weather.

Pizza Party Today!

We got our pizza party today as a reward for bringing in the most milk jugs in 2nd grade.  Yum!

Bird Feeder Prototypes

For science, we have been learning about different types of birds and how they feed.  The students then made their own prototype (that means a first try) model of a bird feeder that would attract a certain type of bird.  The students built their prototypes today and they will be bringing them home.

Midterm Grades Go Home at Conferences

Our parent-teacher conferences for my room will be Oct. 8 and 10.  I will be sending home the student midterm progress reports at that time.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Oct. 8 – AM – Field trip to WACF
Oct. 8 and 10 – Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct. 16 – Picture retakes
Oct. 18-21 – Fall Break – No School
Nov. 8 – Teacher Workday – No Students

Contact Information
Todd Lucas
tlucas@wawasee.k12.in.us
457-4484
Or contact me through Class Dojo, SeeSaw or Remind

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Sept. 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Parent-Teacher Conferences Oct. 8 and 10

I will be having conferences on Tue. Oct. 8 and Thurs. Oct. 10.  I would like to meet with everyone, so please try to make time to meet with me one of those nights.  Follow this link to sign up for a time online:  https://tinyurl.com/y3s8jhbf

2nd Grade Field Trip to WACF – Oct. 8 – Turn in Permission Slips

We still have a few students who need to turn in their permission slips for the Oct. 8 field trip.  Please send those in ASAP.  If you need another copy, let me know.  *Parents who have a background check to go on the trip with us, please return those ASAP.

Midterm Grades Go Home at Conferences

Our parent-teacher conferences for my room will be Oct. 8 and 10.  I will be sending home the student midterm progress reports at that time.

Readers’ Theatre Plays – Audio Online

Every three weeks we will be doing a Reader’s Theatre play in our classroom.  This is a play we practice reading and then record the audio on Friday.  This play is called “Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau”.  You can listen to the students at our classroom website.

Milk Jug Contest!!

Thanks to everyone who sent in milk jugs to be recycled.  Our class brought in a total of 245 jugs meaning we WON the 2nd grade pizza party, which will be held on an upcoming date.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Oct. 2  – Fund-raiser pick-up

Oct. 8 – AM – Field trip to WACF

Oct. 8 and 10 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct. 16 – Picture retakes
Oct. 18-21 – Fall Break – No School
Nov. 8 – Teacher Workday – No Students

Contact Information
Todd Lucas
tlucas@wawasee.k12.in.us
457-4484
Or contact me through Class Dojo, SeeSaw or Remind

 Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Reader’s Theatre – Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau

September 27, 2019

This week we practiced reading a play called “Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau”.  The students read the play over several times and then we recorded the students reading and performing the play.  Click the links below to listen to our plays!

Team 1

Starfish Liam
Clam Liam
Coral Kate
Seaweed Kate
Puffer Fish Leo
Shark Leo
Jacques Cousteau Remi
Crab Remi
Sea Turtle Cali
Dolphin Cali
Octopus Carter
Whale Carter

Team 2

Starfish Avangeline
Clam Avangeline
Coral Lincoln
Seaweed Lincoln
Puffer Fish Emry
Shark Emry
Jacques Cousteau Emry
Crab Arabella
Sea Turtle Arabella
Dolphin Angel
Octopus Angel
Whale Angel

Team 3

Starfish Rowan
Clam Rowan
Coral Kenna
Seaweed Kenna
Puffer Fish Charlie
Shark Charlie
Jacques Cousteau Charlie
Crab Zach
Sea Turtle Zach
Dolphin Landon
Octopus Landon
Whale Landon

Team 4

Starfish James
Clam James
Coral Laila
Seaweed Laila
Puffer Fish Ian
Shark Ian
Jacques Cousteau Ian
Crab Omara
Sea Turtle Omara
Dolphin Jackson
Octopus Jackson
Whale Jackson

Silent celebration of writing

September 25, 2019

Today we shared our first published stories with a silent celebration. Students silently toured around the room reading each other’s stories and leaving comments.