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Pete the Cat: Valentines Day is Cool – Reader’s Theatre

February 15, 2019

This week’s Reader’s Theatre play is called Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool.

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Click the links below to listen to the team’s audio recordings.

Team 1  
Narrator 1, Mom
and Mr. Ted:
Vivian
Narrator 2: Wesley
Narrator 3 and 4: Anthony
Callie: Vivian
Pete: Caleb

Team 2  
Narrator 1, Mom
and Mr. Ted:
Faith
Narrator 2: Jayden
Narrator 3 and 4: Vincent
Callie: Audrey
Pete: Juan

Team 3  
Narrator 1, Mom
and Mr. Ted:
Analia
Narrator 2: Deklyn
Narrator 3 and 4: Jason
Callie: Sophie
Pete: Dominic

Team 4  
Narrator 1, Mom
and Mr. Ted:
Bailey
Narrator 2: Adriana
Narrator 3 and 4: Aiden and Maya
Callie: Alaina
Pete: Reid

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Fri., Feb. 8, 2018

February 8, 2019

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri. Feb. 8, 2019

Science Fair Congratulations!

We had 4 students from our class participate in the school’s science fair this year (that’s probably a record of some type :).  Caleb, Audrey, Adriana and Alaina learned about growing crystals, how air temperature affects balloons, how conch shells are formed and which liquid cleans pennies the best.  Also, an extra congratulations to Alaina for winning first place in the 2nd grade category.

Ordering yearbooks

Order forms are available to order yearbooks.  Pick up an order form at the office.  The cost is $12 and the deadline to order is Feb. 22.

Valentine’s Day Party

Our class Valentine’s Day party will be Thursday, February 14 at 1:45.  If you are getting Valentine’s for the party, we have 22 students. We still have a few things we can use for our party.

To sign up to help or send in items, click this link:

https://tinyurl.com/y7jmzgc3

E-Learning Make-Up February 18

We will not have school on Monday, February 18 for President’s Day.  We will have an e-learning day, though, to make up for Jan. 31’s snow-day.  So students will have the whole weekend to complete the work, I will have student assignments ready by Friday, Feb. 15.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Feb. 18 – President’s Day – No Students – E-learning make-up day
Feb. 25 – End of Trimester Teacher Workday – No Students
Mar. 30-April 7 – Spring 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

 

 

Science Fair participants

February 7, 2019

We had 4 students from our class participate in the science fair this year. I’m very proud of their effort and work. Congratulations to Audrey, Caleb, Adriana and 2nd grade first place winner Alaina. Great job!

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Mon. Feb. 4, 2019

February 4, 2019

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Monday, Feb. 4, 2019

E-Learning Days – Thanks for your help at home

We had a total of four e-learning days in the past two weeks.  I appreciate your support at home in helping your student get their lessons done and turned in.  At this point, we will have very limited time in class to catch up on this work.
**Monday, Feb. 18 will be an e-learning day to make-up for Jan. 31.  Students will NOT be at school, but will have e-learning lessons to do.

Science Central Night at SES

Thursday, February 7, 5:30-7:00.  Fun activities for the whole family.  Science fair will be available to view.  Free book for all students who come.

Math

We are finishing 3-digit addition and we will be working on 3-digit subtraction.  We will be using similar strategies that we used for 3-digit addition, like using expanded form as well as the more traditional “borrowing” concept (which we call regrouping).

Valentine’s Day Party

Our class Valentine’s Day party will be Thursday, February 14 at 1:45.  If you are getting Valentine’s for the party, we have 22 students.  I will also be sending home a list of names for the class.

To sign up to help in the classroom or send in items, click this link:

https://tinyurl.com/y7jmzgc3

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Feb. 7 – SES Science Fair and Science Central Night
Feb. 18 – President’s Day – No Students – E-learning make-up day
Feb. 25 – End of Trimester Teacher Workday – No Students
Mar. 30-April 7 – Spring 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

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

January 25, 2019

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

E-Learning Days

Thanks to everyone who is supporting their kids at home and helping to make sure they are getting their e-learning day lessons done.  When I check student work, I will usually leave a comment on the item if there is something that needs to be fixed.  At the end of the day, it is helpful if you can go back over your child’s activities with them to see if they have anything they need to fix.  Items can be fixed by clicking the three small “dots” button at the bottom corner of the item and choosing EDIT.

Writing

Currently, we are working on writing All-About books.  These are books the students write on a topic of their own choice.  We have a wide variety of interests in our classroom, from pandas to gymnastics to Minecraft.  There are several different kinds of non-fiction pages we will be working on in these books.

Math

We’ve been working on three-digit addition.  We have been learning different strategies, like using expanded form to add the numbers (example:  258 is 200 + 50 + 8 in expanded form) plus we’ll practice using the traditional algorithm (“carrying the one”) like we used when we were kids.

Valentine’s Day Party

Our class Valentine’s Day party will be Thursday, February 14 at 1:45.  I will send information out soon for sign-ups for treats and helpers for the party.  If you are getting Valentine’s for the party, we have 22 students.  I will also be sending home a list of names for the class.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Feb. 7 – SES Science Fair
Feb. 18 – President’s Day – No School (Unless needed for snow make-up day)
Feb. 25 – End of Trimester Teacher Workday – No Students
Mar. 30-April 7 – Spring 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

Lunch menu – February 2019

January 25, 2019

Here’s February’s lunch menu!

lunch menu – feb 2019.pdf

Early Dismissal Today, Jan. 22

January 22, 2019

Due to icy conditions, we will be sending the students home at 2:30 today.  I will be following the early dismissal directions you filled out earlier this year.

Wawasee has cancelled ALL after-school activities, including BYC.