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

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tlucas@wawasee.k12.in.us

574-457-4484

Hot day at Manchester University

September 22, 2017

Today was the Walk into My Future event created to get kids excited about going to college someday.

We traveled to Manchester University today for the event. We were with probably nearly 1000 second graders from Kosciusko County.

We visited several stations, learning about sports kids play in college, foreign languages, some science and more.

It was VERY hot so the water stations were probably the most popular today 🙂

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Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Sept. 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Word Work

Several times a week we will be doing word work in class.  The students are in different groups based on what skills they need to work on.  The students will be working with word patterns by sorting words, writing words and practicing their word list on Spelling City on the iPad.  Each week we’ll work on a different list of words, which your student should be able to show you in the Spelling City app on their iPad.  Every two weeks (or every two lists), we’ll have a word list test.  I’ll pick 10 words from the 2 weeks of lists we have practiced and the students will be asked to spell those words.  Students will also be asked to write simple sentences I give them using the list words and I will be looking for capital letters and end marks on those sentences.  This will be for their Word Work grade.

Field Trip – Oct. 9

On October 9, we will be taking a half-day field trip with the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, just south of Syracuse.  We could use parents for this trip.  Our class will either be going in the morning, or after lunch.  If parents are interested in going, they must have a background check filled in at the school each year.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Fri. Oct. 6 – Picture Day Rescheduled

Mon. Oct. 9 – WACF 2nd grade Field Trip

Thur. Oct. 12 – Parent-Teacher Conference

Contact Information

Todd Lucas
tlucas@wawasee.k12.in.us
457-4484

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Reading logs due tomorrow

September 21, 2017

Don’t forget: the student’s reading logs are due tomorrow, either on paper or in SeeSaw.

Thanks!

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Sept. 15, 2017

September 17, 2017

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Field Trip next Friday

Next Friday, we’re going to be taking a special field trip to Manchester University.  This is a “Walk Into My Future” event sponsored by the Kosciusko County Promise organization.  The goal is to get our young kids thinking about maybe going to college someday.  All 2nd graders in the county will be attending this event.

The school will be packing a lunch for the students, so we won’t have to worry about packing anything ourselves.

Also, no parents are needed at this time for the trip.

Future Field Trips

On October 9, we will be taking a half-day field trip with the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation, just south of Syracuse.  We could use parents for this trip.  Our class will either be going in the morning, or after lunch.  If parents are interested in going, they must have a background check filled in at the school each year.

Permission Slips for Both Field Trips

Today permission slips are going home for our first two field trips:  Sept. 22 and Oct. 9.  There is no cost for these trips.  Please sign and return both slips as soon as possible.

Sign up for Text or Email Reminders from SES

To get text or email notifications about things like school delays and closings, you can sign up for Remind 101.  A separate instruction page is going home today.

Picture Day Rescheduled for Oct. 6.  I will keep any order forms that came in.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Fri. Sept. 22 – Walk into My Future Field Trip

Fri. Oct. 6 – Picture Day Rescheduled

Mon. Oct. 9 – WACF 2nd grade Field Trip

Thur. Oct. 12 – Parent-Teacher Conference

Contact Information

Todd Lucas
tlucas@wawasee.k12.in.us
574-457-4484

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Science challenge: build the longest bridge

September 16, 2017

The students were challenged to use their Lego sets to create a bridge with the longest span, or distance from leg to leg. Lots of creative solutions and rebuilding led to a couple bridges with a span over 13 inches!

Class Dojo winner of the week – Nevaeh

September 15, 2017

Congratulations to Nevaeh, our latest Class Dojo winner!

NWEA Math Test Tomorrow – charge ipads please

September 14, 2017

The students will need their iPads charged and ready for tomorrow so we can take the math NWEA test.