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This is the online home of our 2nd grade classroom at Syracuse Elementary School, Syracuse, Indiana.

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Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Nov. 16, 2018

November 16, 2018

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Our First E-Learning Day

It looks like winter has arrived early.  We had our first e-learning day yesterday, but students did not have their devices at home.  The students had time today in class to do a few of their assignments so they could practice what to do in SeeSaw.  They have a few other assignments to complete at home and they will be bringing their iPads home this weekend.  Please work with them to make sure they complete their work…it shouldn’t take too long.

For future e-learning days, I am sending home a page with important log-in information they will need.   Please keep this page for future reference.

Thanksgiving Feast is Tuesday

If you signed up to donate items or help out at the feast, thank you.  You can check the link below to check the items that people have agreed to donate or to see if anything else is needed for Tuesday.  And thank you to everyone who sent in $2 to help with any other items we had to buy.
tinyurl.com/y8dnpckm

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Nov. 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break

Contact Information
Todd Lucas
tlucas@wawasee.k12.in.us
457-4484
Or contact me through Remind

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Warrior Celebration winners

November 16, 2018

We had a school-wide Warrior Celebration to recognize students who have shown excellence in different areas. From our class, Adriana won the Math award, Audrey won the writing award, Caleb won the reading award and Abie won the Warrior of Character award for great effort. Great job, everyone!

Readers Theatre – The Day I Followed the Pickle

November 13, 2018

Our latest Reader’s Theatre play is about the digestive system.  It is a silly play called The Day I Followed the Pickle.  The student’s recorded their audio and you can listen to them reading the play at the links below.

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Group 1

Jordan   – Maya
Morgan   –  Analia
Stomach   – Maya
Small/Large Intestine  – Anthony E.
Pickle   – Audrey
Esophagus   – Dominic


Group 2

Jordan  – Vincent
Morgan   – Jr.
Stomach   – Sophie
Small/Large Intestine  – Juan
Pickle   – Alaina
Esophagus  – Sophie


Group 3

Jordan  – Faith
Morgan –  Jayden
Stomach  – Abie
Small/Large Intestine  – Aiden
Pickle  – Vivian
Esophagus   – Aiden


Group 4

Jordan   – Jason
Morgan   – Bailey
Stomach   – Deklyn
Small/Large Intestine  – Reid
Pickle  – Adriana
Esophagus  – Reid

Author Troy Cummings visited SES

November 11, 2018

We were very lucky to get to meet author and illustrator Troy Cummings on Friday. He talked to us about writing books and how he brainstorms for his fun ideas. Also, Analia, Sophie and Caleb got to talk with him briefly, and Alaina had lunch with him.

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Nov. 8, 2018

November 8, 2018

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Thur. Nov. 8, 2018

Report Cards Go Home Tuesday

Students will be bringing home their Trimester 1 report cards.  Please sign and return the yellow envelope.  You may keep the papers inside.

Thanksgiving Feast – Tue. Nov. 20

Our 2nd grade will have a traditional Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 20.  We will have turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables and pumpkin pie.  To help with the cost of things we’ll be buying, we’re asking each student to bring in $2.  We are then asking for donations and parent helpers.  If you are interested in helping or donating food, please follow this link to sign up:
tinyurl.com/y8dnpckm

Book Fair Visit Tuesday

The Scholastic Book Fair will be returning to our school next week.  Our class will be visiting the book fair on Tuesday afternoon, if you want to send money with your student (this is optional).  There should be copies of the Troy Cummings series “The Notebook of Doom” if students are interested. They will be $6.

Author Troy Cummings Visited SES Today!

What a cool day we had, as our school was visited by children’s book author and illustrator Troy Cummings.  He met with each grade level and taught us about how he writes and illustrates his books.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Nov. 9 – Teacher Work-day – No students
Nov. 12 – 10 a.m. – Veterans Day program
Nov. 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break

Contact Information
Todd Lucas
tlucas@wawasee.k12.in.us
457-4484
Or contact me through Remind

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Class Dojo winners of the week – Adriana and Taylor

November 7, 2018

Congrats to Adriana and Taylor…our two latest Class Dojo winners of the week.

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Nov. 2, 2018

November 2, 2018

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri. Nov. 2, 2018

Thanksgiving Feast – Tue. Nov. 20

Our 2nd grade will have a traditional Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 20.  We will have turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables and pumpkin pie.  We will be asking for food donations to be sent in.  Also, to help with the cost of the things we do buy, please send in $2.  More information will be coming soon.

Author Troy Cummings to Visit SES

Next Thursday we are excited for a visit from author Troy Cummings.  He is the author of the Notebook of Doom series (we are reading book 1 right now) as well as other chapter and picture books.  We are looking forward to it!

Reading Log Rewards

We gave out our first Book-It Pizza Hut certificates this week.  Students who bring in their reading logs each week can earn a monthly prize of a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut.  Please keep helping your child with their reading and signing their reading logs.

Veterans Day Program – Nov. 12

Everyone is invited to come to our school’s annual Veterans Day program.  The event will be in the gym at 10:00 a.m. on November 12.  There will be recognition of veterans from our community by our students.  It is always a very moving ceremony.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Nov. 8 – Muffins with Moms (before school – 7:30-8:15)
Nov. 9 – Teacher Work-day – No students
Nov. 12 – 10 a.m. – Veterans Day program
Nov. 21-25 – Thanksgiving Break

Contact Information
Todd Lucas
tlucas@wawasee.k12.in.us
457-4484
Or contact me through Remind

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday