Week of January 14, 2019
Spelling words for the week:

Nine-In-One, Grr! Grr! 
    1. many
    2. every
    3. tiny
    4. key
    5. party
    6. lady
    7. money
    8. happy
    9. penny
  10. lonely
  11. memory
  12. mountain
  13. baby
  14. forget
  15. wonderful 
  16. candy

Memory work for the week: 

The Tenth Commandment
You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Philippians 2:4
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 

Language Arts--> This week we will be learning the story Nine-In-One, Grr! Grr! from our reading books.  We will be practicing our reading comprehension skills, and will be completing a few fun activities, too.  Students will be working on their AR goal for third quarter during this week.  Students should be working to read books that are in their AR book level for the best practice!

Spelling--> This week students will be working with a list of words that go along with our story, Nine-In-One, Grr! Grr!  We will work on these words in class using syllable breaks and spelling rules/markings.  Students have spelling city assignments to complete and will have a spelling sentence assignment mid-way through the week.  Spelling city assignments are to be completed online by Friday of the week. 

Math--> This week we will be continuing in our second grade math lessons.  We will be working on memorizing our addition and subtraction math facts and learning about subtracting 2 facts, using mental computation to subtract 10 from a number, measuring and drawing line segments, adding two-digit numbers, and how to represent numbers using base ten blocks.  Students will have daily homework assignments in math that help them to practice the skills we have worked on in class.  

Science--> This week we will be continuing in Chapter 6: Earth's Weather and Seasons.  Students will be learning about the different types of weather, seasons, and the water cycle.  
This week students should also be working on their water cycle projects!  Information has gone home with students regarding the guidelines and options for this project.  Information is also attached at the bottom of this online newsletter.  Projects will be due on Tuesday, January 29.  

Social Studies--> This week we will be continuing work on our unit: Americans Move West.  Students will be learning about the different ways people traveled, the difficulties they encountered, reasons why people moved, and what daily life was like.

Religion--> This week we are starting a new Bible story book: Jesus, the Son of God.  We will learn the stories of The Birth of John, Jesus Is Born, The Wise Men and the Flight to Egypt, and The Boy Jesus in the Temple.

Memory work this week is the Tenth Commandment and a short Bible verse.  Memory work is due on Friday and will be completed in the form of a written fill-in-the-blank test. 

Reminders and announcements:

We will be using Accelerated Reader throughout this school year to help students get the best practice during independent reading time.  Students should be reading books that are in their book level range. www.arbookfind.com is a great resource to check book levels of books. If there is a quiz for the book, it will give you the book level and the points the book is worth. Students may read books they want to take quizzes on at home, but they can only take quizzes at school. I am looking forward to seeing the kids grow in their reading as the year goes on!

For third quarter our school is using our chapel offerings to raise money for Lutheran World Relief.  https://gifts.lwr.org/all-gifts  
Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being.  LWR provides aid in emergencies and help families restore their lives. LWR partners with communities to build and grow rural economies and helps break the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive. Their goal is to help people build self‐sufficiency and create new community‐owned approaches to problem‐solving that will last long after our projects end. 

We were challenged to set a goal to raise money to help this cause. Our second grade class set a goal to raise $220 for chapel offerings in the third quarter of our school year.  This is enough money to purchase "A Lasting Source of Milk and Eggs." https://gifts.lwr.org/lasting-source-of-milk-eggs  If each student is able to bring in just $1 for chapel offering each week, we will be able to meet our goal by the end of the quarter!  Please consider donating to this cause and sending money for chapel offerings.  

Mountain Mike's Fundraiser Dinner Night
St. Peter Lutheran School Pizza Fundraiser
January 14, 2019
All Day-Dine In, Take Out & Delivery
728 W. Kettleman Lane

You may see or hear about some new faces on campus.  St. Peter is pleased to welcome our foreign exchange students from South Korea.  Their first day of school will be on Wednesday.  There are seven students spread through the 5th, 6th, and 7th/8th grades.  We are working in partnership with an exchange program called Univest.  This program was started by a man who, himself, was an exchange student to the United States.  He happened to be placed in the home of a Christian family, and through that family's activities and faith, he came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.  To expose Korean children to Jesus, he started Univest, which works intentionally with Christian schools and Christian families.

Thank you for checking out our online newsletter for the 2nd grade!

Upcoming tests/quizzes:
Spelling test --> Friday, January 18
Memory quiz --> Friday, January 18

Other due dates:
Spelling city assignments --> Friday, January 18
Water Cycle Project --> Tuesday, January 29
Important Dates: 
Awards Chapel --> Wednesday, January 16
Half-Day (11:50 dismissal) --> Wednesday, January 16
NO School --> Monday, January 21
National Lutheran Schools Week --> January 27 - February 3 

St. Peter Lutheran School

50 S. Lower Sacramento Rd. 

Lodi, CA 95242

(209) 333—2225


Rachel Detlaff


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