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tlucas@wawasee.k12.in.us

574-457-4484

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Feb. 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri. Feb. 21, 2020

Science Fair Students Did a Great Job!

We had several students from our class participate in this year’s science fair:  Charlee, Remi, Avangeline, Laila, Omara, Jackson and Carter.  They did a great job, and Laila and Omara won the 1st place prize for 2nd grade!

No School Monday, Feb. 24

February 24 is a teacher workday for the end of the trimester.  So students at school that day.

Word Work Lists Return Next Week

We did not have a new word work list this week.  I will send home the list for Feb. 24-March 6 home next week.

Report Cards Go Home Next Friday

We will be sending home the Trimester 2 report cards on Friday, Feb. 28.  When you see it, please sign and return the yellow envelope.

Math

This week in math finished working with 3-digit addition.  Now we’ll work on doing 3-digit subtraction.

Friendly Letter Writing

We finished our All-About Books and had a silent celebration where we shared them with the rest of the class.  Next we are going to learn about writing friendly letters. Soon I will send a paper home asking for students to send in the address of someone they can mail a letter to.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Feb. 24 – Teacher Workday – No students
March 20 – Donuts with Dads – 7:30-8:15 a.m.
April 2 – Beach Day – Last Day before Spring Break
April 3-12 – Spring Break

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

 

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Feb. 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri. Feb. 7, 2020

Field Trip to the Honeywell Center on Wednesday – Bring a Lunch

We will be traveling on Wed. Feb. 19 to the Honeywell Center to see “Dog Man: the Musical”.  This is an all-day trip, so the kids (and adults) will need to pack their own lunch.  We have quite a few parents who have signed up to go, so if any parents want to drive themselves, that may be helpful.  Also, parents who are going with us need to be here at school by 9:30.  We leave at 9:45.

No School Monday, Feb. 17

Monday, Feb. 17 is President’s Day.  No school.

No School Monday, Feb. 24

February 24 is a teacher workday for the end of the trimester.  So students at school that day.

Word Work Spelling Test Next Week

Due to the snow day and other things effecting our schedule this week, we will move our spelling test to next week.  We’ll take the test on Tuesday and we won’t have a new word list next week.

Math

This week in math we are working with 3-digit addition and we’ll soon move on to 3-digit subtraction.  So far, the kids are doing pretty well with this skill.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Feb. 17 – President’s Day – No School

Feb. 19 – 2nd grade trip to Honeywell Center
Feb. 24 – Teacher Workday – No students

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

 

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Feb. 7, 2020

February 7, 2020

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri. Feb. 7, 2020

Valentine’s Day Party – Feb. 14

We will be having our class Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 14 at 1:45 p.m.  If you would like to help with the party, either coming in to help or sending in goodies, follow this link to sign up:

https://tinyurl.com/s76hcdr

Valentine’s Day List

For next week’s party, if your child wants to bring in Valentines, we have 20 students.  I am sending home a list of student names.

Math

This week in math we are working on using number lines and we are starting on working with 3-digit addition.

Parent-Teacher Conferences Moved to Tuesday, Feb. 11 – Same Times

If you have a time for conferences scheduled with me, it will now be at the same time on Tuesday.  See you then!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Party
Feb. 17 – President’s Day – No School
Feb. 19 – 2nd grade trip to Honeywell Center
Feb. 24 – Teacher Workday – No students

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

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

 

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Jan. 31, 2020

January 31, 2020

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri. Jan. 31, 2020

Coming Up…Class Trip to See a Play Feb. 19

Our second grade will be going to the Honeywell Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19 to see “Dogman:  the Musical”.  Permission slips were sent home this week.  Cost per student is $2.

We can take a limited number of parents with each class (parent tickets are $6).  If you would like to go, please let me know (you will also need to have a criminal background check form done before you go).  This will be an all-day trip.

Math

This week in math we are working on comparing numbers, using terms like Greater than and Less than.

Valentine’s Day Party – Feb. 14

We will be having our class Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 14 at 1:45 p.m.  If you would like to help with the party, either coming in to help or sending in goodies, follow this link to sign up:

https://tinyurl.com/s76hcdr

Reading

In reading, we are working on the summarizing skill.  This is where you find the important parts of a story or passage and use it to summarize, or make a “short” version.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Feb. 4 – Science Central Night – 5:30-7:00

Feb. 6 – Parent-Teacher Conferences

Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Party
Feb. 17 – President’s Day – No School

Feb. 19 – 2nd grade trip to Honeywell Center
Feb. 24 – Teacher Workday – No students

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

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Fri. Jan. 24, 2020

January 24, 2020

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri. Jan. 24, 2020

Parent-Teacher Conferences Feb. 6

I met with almost everyone in the fall for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  So for this group of Parent-Teacher conferences I will only be meeting for a few students.  If I want to meet with you, I will send you a note or a message online.  If you don’t get a note and want to meet with me, let me know.

Valentine’s Day Party – Feb. 14

We will be having our class Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 14 at 1:45 p.m.  I will be sending out a link next week for volunteers to come in and help or send in treats.

Math

This week in math we are working on hundreds, tens and ones in numbers as expanded form, like the number 354 can also be thought of as
300 + 50 + 4.

Coming Up…Class Trip to See a Play Feb. 19

Our second grade will be going to the Honeywell Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19 to see “Dogman:  the Musical”.  We can take a limited number of parents with each class (parent tickets are $6).  If you would like to go, please let me know (you will also need to have a criminal background check form done before you go).  This will be an all-day trip.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Feb. 4 – Science Central Night – 5:30-7:00
Feb. 6 – Parent-Teacher Conferences
Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Party
Feb. 17 – President’s Day – No School
Feb. 19 – 2nd grade trip to Honeywell Center
Feb. 24 – Teacher Workday – No students

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

 

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Reader’s Theatre – John Henry

January 24, 2020

Our latest Reader’s Theatre is the students performing John Henry:  An American Tall Tale.  Follow the links below to listen to the groups reading the play.

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Group 1

Rowan Mama Henry / Townsfolk
Liam Papa Henry / Mr. Samuels
Cali Mr. Smith / Narrator 2
Arabella Bill
Kate Jim
Angel Narrator 1
Landon John Henry
Angel Hank

Group 2

Avangeline Mama Henry / Townsfolk
Lincoln Papa Henry / Mr. Samuels
Lincoln Mr. Smith
Zach Bill
Charlee Jim
Remi Narrator 1
Carter John Henry / Narrator 2
Remi Hank

Group 3

James Papa Henry / Mr. Samuels / Townfolk
Ian Mr. Smith / Narrator 2
Ian Bill
Laila Jim / Hank / Mama Henry
Leo Narrator 1
Jackson John Henry / Narrator 1

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Jan. 17, 2019

January 17, 2020

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri. Jan. 17, 2020

Midterm Grades Go Home Today

Students will be bringing home their midterm progress reports today.  They are in a yellow envelope.  Please sign and return the yellow envelope.  You may keep the papers inside.

Science Fair coming in February

On Feb. 13, our school will have its annual science fair.  The science fair is open to any student who is interested.  This is an optional, do-at-home activity.  If your child is interested in participating, they must pick up an information packet at the office.

Math

This week in math we have been working on learning about hundreds, tens and ones.  We have found that a hundred can also be thought of as 10 sets of ten.  We will continue work with 3-digit numbers into the next few weeks.

Writing

The students are working on an All-About non-fiction book telling about something they know a lot about.  We have students writing books about football, dance, dogs, rabbits and more.  We will continue to work on those for the next week or so.

No School Monday

Monday, January 20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We will not have school on Monday.  See you on Tuesday!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Jan. 17 – Midterm Grades Go Home

Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School

Feb. 4 – Science Central Night – 5:30-7:00

Feb. 6 – Parent-Teacher Conferences
Feb. 17 – President’s Day – No School
Feb. 24 – Teacher Workday – No students

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

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday