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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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Parent Teacher Conferences This Week

October 9, 2017

Conferences for our classroom will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings this week. If you don’t remember your conference time, let me know.


WACF Field trip

October 9, 2017

Today we visited the WACF and learned about the wetlands and birds. We learned about migration, how birds eat, how their feet are designed and more. It was a beautiful day and the kids had fun.

Field trip tomorrow

October 8, 2017

Tomorrow after lunch we will be going to the WACF south of Syracuse for a field trip. Please dress to be outside.

Reader’s Theatre – Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau

October 8, 2017

This week the student’s practiced a reader’s theatre script called “Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau”.  Reader’s theatre is where students practice their reading fluency by practicing reading scripts aloud.  They do not memorize the scripts, just practice reading them to improve their reading skills.

Check below for links to listen to each group reading their play.

Team 1

Starfish David
Clam David
Coral Kaytlin
Seaweed Kaytlin
Puffer Fish Cole
Shark Cole
Jacques Cousteau Luke
Crab Luke
Sea Turtle Colten
Dolphin Colten
Octopus Emily
Whale Emily

Team 2

Starfish Anderson
Clam Anderson
Coral Reyna
Seaweed Reyna
Puffer Fish Miles
Shark Miles
Jacques Cousteau Finley
Crab Finley
Sea Turtle Kingston
Dolphin Kingston
Octopus Conor
Whale Conor

Team 3

Starfish Lyric
Clam Lyric
Coral Xander
Seaweed Xander
Puffer Fish Skeyelar
Shark Skeyelar
Jacques Cousteau Dalton
Crab Dalton
Sea Turtle Taylin
Dolphin Taylin
Octopus Alpoe
Whale Alpoe

Team 4

Starfish Caiden
Clam Caiden
Coral Diesel
Seaweed Diesel
Puffer Fish Ruby
Shark Ruby
Jacques Cousteau Nevaeh
Crab Nevaeh
Sea Turtle Jack
Dolphin Jack
Octopus John
Whale John





Class Dojo winner of the week – Colten

October 6, 2017

This week’s point winner is Colten. Congratulations!

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – Oct. 6, 2017

October 6, 2017

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Parent-Teacher Conferences Next Week

I have already sent home your times for next week’s conferences.  I will either see you Tuesday or Thursday night.   If you need to know when your conference is, let me know.

Midterm Grades will be sent home at Parent-Teacher Conferences.

WACF Field Trip Monday Afternoon

On Monday afternoon, we will be traveling south of Syracuse to the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation for a field trip to learn about some special wildlife in our area:  birds.  This is an afternoon-only field trip and we will be eating lunch at school like normal.   Dress for the weather.  We will be outside.

Snacks Needed

We could use donations of snacks for our classroom cupboard.  Boxes of cereal, pretzels and graham crackers work great.  I pass out snack to over half the class every day, so having snacks in the cupboard helps a lot!

Listen to our Plays Online!

This week, the students practiced the reader’s theatre play, “Under the Sea with Jacques Cousteau”.  In Reader’s Theatre, the students don’t memorize their lines, but they do practice reading them.  Today, I recorded the audio of the student’s doing their plays and will be posting those at our classroom website:

Make sure you give it a listen!

eLearning Days Parent Meeting Oct. 24

We had a practice eLearning Day this week on Wednesday.  This was to prepare us for having eLearning Days instead of snow days.  Our school will be having a parent meeting to go over the expectations and what an eLearning Day will look like.  All parents are invited for the meeting here in the school cafeteria at 5:30 on Tue. Oct. 24.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

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

Tue. Oct. 10 and Thur. Oct. 12 – Parent-Teacher Conference

Oct. 20-23 – Fall Break – No School

Oct. 24 – Parent Meeting for eLearning Days

Contact Information

Todd Lucas

Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Practicing a play

October 5, 2017

This week the students have been practicing a readers theatre play. I will record the audio of their performances tomorrow and post them on the Lucas Lodge.