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Welcome to our classroom!

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

Here we will post updates about what's going on in the classroom. We will also have important information like upcoming events posted here, as well.

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Class dojo winner of the week – Ian

August 19, 2019

Ian is our first class dojo winner of the week. He had the most class dojo points our first week.

Mr. Lucas’ Newsletter – Aug. 16, 2019

August 16, 2019

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Sign up for Class Dojo and SeeSaw.

At back to school night everyone was given sign-in information for Class Dojo and Seesaw.  In our class we use a program called Class Dojo to keep track of behavior points.  You can see those points at home by logging in to Class Dojo with the login information I provided.  And soon we will start using the SeeSaw app on the student ipads.  You can also sign up to see the student’s work on that app, as well.

Working on iPads

Next week we will be using our iPads more in class.  We have a few new students who don’t have ipads yet so we are waiting until everyone gets their devices so we can all start using them.

Snack Break

We have a long morning in 2nd grade (we don’t eat lunch until 11:55), and the kids can get pretty hungry partway through our morning.  So we do a daily snack break.  I encourage you to check with your child to see if they get hungry and maybe send a snack in with them to help them get through the long morning.

Don’t forget our class website!

Don’t forget to visit our class website:
We have regular pictures and updates, as well as  other information.

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mon. Sept. 2 – Labor Day, no school.

Contact Information
Todd Lucas
Or contact me through Remind

 Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Working with legos

August 16, 2019

All the students in 2nd grade at SES have small Lego kits we’ll be using this year for projects. Sometimes we’ll use them to learn about building, other times they’ll be used for creative creations.

Pattern block math

August 14, 2019

We started our year in math with some fun pattern block math. The kids made pattern block pictures and then graphed the number of blocks they used.

Mr. Lucas class video 2018-2019

May 30, 2019

Here is a look back at our year in pictures.  Enjoy the show!

US State Slideshows

May 29, 2019

Each student in our class picked a state to learn more about.  Then they made a Google Slideshow to present some facts about their state.  Follow the links below to see their slideshows.

Alabama by Bailey

Arizona by Vivian

California by Sophie

Colorado by Caleb

Florida by Jayden

Hawaii by Adriana

Illinois by Joey

Indiana by Vincent

Iowa by Maya

Kansas by Aiden

Kentucky by Audrey

Maryland by Analia

Michigan by Faith

New Mexico by Jason

New York by Wesley

Oklahoma by Reid

South Dakota by Juan

Tennessee by Dominic

Texas by Deklyn

Washington by Abie

West Virginia by Anthony

Wisconsin by Alaina

Reader’s Theatre – The Earth Day Garden

May 29, 2019

Our final reader’s theatre is the play “The Earth Day Garden”.  Click the links below to listen to the student’s reading the play.


Team 1

Sara Alaina
Brandon Jayden
Mehri Maya
Willie Jayden
Narrator Abie
Mr. Alvarado Jason

Team 2

Sara Sophie
Brandon Dominic
Mehri Adriana
Willie Wesley
Narrator Faith
Mr. Alvarado Faith

Team 3

Sara Audrey
Brandon Reid
Mehri Bailey
Willie Deklyn
Narrator Vincent
Mr. Alvarado Vincent

Team 4

Sara Vivian
Brandon Caleb
Mehri Analia
Willie Aiden
Narrator Anthony
Mr. Alvarado Anthony