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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

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Mr. Lucas Newsletter – March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Thur. March 29, 2018

Science – Learning about Conductors and Insulators and States of Matter

The students learned about conductors (let heat move through) and insulators (block heat) while we learned about the states of matter:  solid, liquid and gas.  The students then had to create a type of “cooler” that could keep an ice pop from melting after an hour under a heat-lamp (like the sun).  The students made short videos in SeeSaw where they were to show their invention and explain it.  Ask them about theirs!

Math Test over 3-digit addition and subtraction

The students took their latest math test over 3-digit addition and subtraction.  They took this test on their ipad, using the LearnZillion app in Clever.  The students were able to use pencil and paper to solve their problems and then answer them on the screen.  Since this is the first time we took a regular math test on the ipads like this, I then gave the students a follow-up day to correct the ones they missed.  You can see their test in the LearnZillion app in Clever (the kids can show you on their ipads).  The correct ones are marked with a green checkmark.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

March 30-April 8 – Spring Break

April 23 – Grandparent’s Day (come for lunch!)
April 23 – Grade 2/3 Music program – 7 p.m.
May 2 – TinCaps baseball game

Wawasee Community Schools, creating students who are:

  • Contributors
  • Creators
  • Communicators
  • Collaborators
  • Critical thinkers

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

 Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

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Reader’s Theatre – Limu the Sea Turtle

March 29, 2018

This week’s Reader’s Theatre play is about a sea turtle named Limu.  He goes on an adventure and makes new friends.  Click below to listen to each group reading the play.  The students have a copy of the script in their SeeSaw app if you would like to follow along.

Group 1

Narrator 1 Reyna
Narrator 2 Reyna
Limu Alpoe
Nani Ruby
Sea Turtles and Whale Anderson

Group 2

Narrator 1 Xander
Narrator 2 Jack
Limu Colten
Nani Nevaeh
Sea Turtles and Whale David

Group 3

Narrator 1 Diesel
Narrator 2 Conor
Limu Dalton
Nani Taylin
Sea Turtles and Whale Lyric

Group 4

Narrator 1 and 2 Miles
Limu John
Nani Emily
Sea Turtles and Whale Cole

Group 5

Narrator 1 and 2 Skeyelar
Limu Luke
Nani Finley
Sea Turtles and Whale Caiden

Beach Day Tomorrow!

March 28, 2018

Tomorrow is our annual Beach Day, the day before Spring Break. The kids can bring a beach towel and they can wear hats and sunglasses, like they’re ready for a day at the beach! Also, everyone is invited to our school-wide Limbo contest in the gym at 1:30! Xander will be representing our class in the competition.

Lunch menu – April

March 26, 2018

Here is next month’s lunch menu! The school year is getting shorter!

lunch menu – April 2018.pdf

Class Dojo winner of the week – Lyric

March 26, 2018

Our latest Class Dojo winner of the week is Lyric! Great job!

Mr. Lucas Newsletter – March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018

Mr. Lucas Newsletter
Fri. March 23, 2018

Tin Caps Game Permission Slips Due

The permission slips for the May 2 Tin Caps baseball game are due on Monday.  If you are planning on going with your student, you also need to fill out the criminal background check form and send in $9 for a parent ticket.

Beach Day Next Thursday

We will be celebrating the day before spring break by having a school-wide Beach Day next Thursday (March 29).  Kids can bring beach towels, hats and sunglasses to get in the “beach” mood.   Everyone is invited to our all-school Limbo contest on Thursday afternoon at 1:30.  See you there!

Donuts with Dads

Thanks to everyone who came to this event this week.  We had an attendance of over 600 for our school.  Wow!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

March 29 – Beach Day
March 30-April 8 – Spring Break
April 23 – Grandparent’s Day (come for lunch!)
April 23 – Grade 2/3 Music program – 7 p.m.
May 2 – TinCaps baseball game

Wawasee Community Schools, creating students who are:

  • Contributors
  • Creators
  • Communicators
  • Collaborators
  • Critical thinkers

 

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

 Specials Schedule

A – Music

B – Gym

C – Art

D – Gym

Library:  Thursday

Class Dojo winner of the week – Skeyelar

March 20, 2018

Skeyelar is our latest Class Dojo winner of the week. Great job!