02/14/2020
Tuesday, February 18th 2020

Welcome Back!!

 

Our class book has officially been delivered to the publisher. We can't wait until we receive the finished product!

 

This week:

 

Religion- Jesus Heals a Sick Boy

 

Memory/Handwriting- Commandment 6

 

Spelling words- planning, sitting, writing, jogged, scrubbed, smiled, swimming, making, giggling, stopped, agreed, decided

 

Math- Subtracting two digit numbers

 

Science- Geologists

 

Social Studies- Needs and Wants

 

 

 

 

Upcoming dates:

 

Friday, February 21st- Rescheduled Breakfast with Buddies

 

Friday, February 21st- Basketball game at 6:00 pm

 

Sunday, February 23rd- Tone chimes play at church

 

Save the Date: May 5th will be our field trip to the Science Center in St. Louis.

 

Have a wonderful week!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

02/07/2020
Friday, February 7th

Happy Friday!!

 

On the agenda for next week:

 

Language Arts:

Descriptive Writing

 

Spelling words:

key turkey money honey piece chief believe achieve machine magazine marine gasoline

 

Memory/Handwriting:

Commandment 5

 

Math:

Subtracting two digit numbers

 

Social Studies:

President's Day

 

Religion:

Jesus Feeds the Crowd

 

Science:

What Changes Earth?

 

Next Friday, we will have a Valentine's Day Party from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Your student is welcome to make a Valentine's Box at home or I will have bags for them to decorate at school.

 

Friday, February 14th- Breakfast with Buddies

 

Monday, February 17th- No School, President's Day 

 

Friday, February 21st- Basketball game at 6:00 pm

 

Save the Date: May 5th will be our field trip to the Science Center in St. Louis.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

01/24/2020
Monday, January 27th

Happy Monday!!

 

This week on the agenda:

 

Religion:

Jesus Stills the Storm

 

Memory/Handwriting:

Commandment 3

 

Spelling words:

above adult against America amount apart happen children kitten button ribbon cotton

 

Math:

double digit addition with regrouping

 

Science:

How Do Plants and Animals Need One Another?

 

Social Studies:

100 years ago

 

Important upcoming dates:

 

January 30th, 100th day of school

January 31st, Super Bowl Celebration, Dress in your favorite sports team apparel.

January 31st, Mid quarter

January 31st, Basketball game at 6:00 pm

 

Have a great week!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

01/17/2020
Friday, January 17th

Happy Tuesday!!

 

Last week, we took a tour of the STEM Lab. Also, we are preparing to send our class book for publishing. You will find an order form attached in case you want to order. If you do not wish to order, please mark "no" on the form and return. I will have a class copy that you may view if you decide not to order.

 

This week:

 

Language Arts:

a, e, or o standing for the short u sound

 

Spelling:

We will continue with last week's words. The test that would have been last Friday will now be this Friday, January 24th.

 

Religion:

Jesus Brings a Widow's Son to Life

 

Memory/Cursive practice: 2nd Commandment

 

Math:

Congruent triangles, fluency with 100 math facts

 

Social Studies:

We Live on a Continent

 

Science:

What are Some Plant Life Cycles?

 

 

Important upcoming dates:

January 24th, Basketball game

January 26th, K-2 sing at church at 10:00 am

January 29th, 100th day of school

January 31st, Mid quarter

 

Have a great week!

 

Mrs. Gheens

 

01/10/2020
Friday, January 10th

Happy Friday!!

 

We have had a wonderful week back!! This week, we received our new cursive books!! We also got an update on our adopted cow Sweetie. Things are going wonderfully in 2nd grade!!

 

Looking to next week:

 

Religion:

Jesus Blesses the Children

Our memory work for the next several weeks will be The Ten Commandments. We will be writing them in cursive for memory and handwriting practice.

 

Spelling words:

cliff baffled cuddle dull miss tussle spelling press hassle ruffle saddle huddle

 

Math:

Congruent polygons

 

Science:

Plant parts

 

Social Studies:

Absolute and relative locations

 

Important upcoming dates:

January 20th, No school (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 26th, K-2 sing at church at 10:00 am

January 28th, 100th day of school

January 31st, Mid quarter

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

 

 

 

12/13/2019
Friday, December 13th

Happy Friday!!

 

Another awesome week!!

 

Next week we will take our spelling test on Thursday instead of Friday. We will be traveling to Luther Manor on Friday morning and then school will dismiss at 12:30 pm. If you are available to drive please let me know.

 

Spelling words are:

old cold sold post find child told hold most kind mind wild

 

We will not have new memory work next week.

 

 

Upcoming dates:

 

December 14th- Christmas caroling for Living Windows, 5:00 pm

December 19th- K-8th grade Christmas program, 6:00 pm at the church, We will walk to the church December 16th-18th to practice.

December 20th- K-8th grade travels to Luther Manor (we will need volunteers to accompany students)

December 20th- K-8th grade dismisses at 12:30 pm

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

11/22/2019
Friday, November 22nd

Happy Friday!!

 

We had a wonderful week! 

 

Since we will only be at school for two days next week we will not begin new spelling words or memory work until the first week of December. Monday and Tuesday we will be focusing on Thanksgiving and thanking God for his many blessings.

 

Mrs. Adcock wanted me to announce to you that on Monday 2nd grade will be walking/traveling to the church to practice Boomwhackers with the piano. We will walk if the weather permits. We will go during our normal music time from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

11/15/2019
Friday, November 15th

Happy Friday!!

 

You will find your student's current grades in folders today. Please review and return. 

 

Next week in our classroom:

 

Memory verse:

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

 

Religion:

Daniel and His Friends

 

Language Arts:

Synonyms

 

Spelling words:

city nice pencil age huge giant circle space excited page large gentle

 

Social Studies:

From Factory to You

 

Science:

Fossils

 

Math:

Money (Pennies, Dimes, and Nickels)

 

 

Sunday, November 24th-Pre school sings in church at 10:00 am

 

Thanksgiving Break:

November 27-29

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

 

 

 

 

 

11/08/2019
Friday, November 8th

Happy Friday!!

 

2nd grade had an awesome week!! We began our week with a Sweetie update.

 

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Book Fair.

 

Next week we will celebrate Veteran's Day. Also, in the classroom next week:

 

Language Arts:

We will begin Unit 6 in Superkids.

 

Spelling words:

cook foot too boot blew threw took stood tool soon chew grew

 

Religion:

Josiah the Boy Who was King

 

Memory verse:

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

 

Social Studies:

Saving, Sharing, Spending

 

Science:

Animal Life Cycle

 

Math:

vertical lines, horizontal lines, ordinal numbers

 

Important Dates:

Friday, November 8th-Mid quarter (Current grades will come home next week)

Sunday, November 24th-Pre school sings in church at 10:00 am

 

Thanksgiving Break:

November 27-29

 

Have a great weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

 

 

 

 

11/01/2019
Friday, November 1st

It is November! Can you believe it?

 

2nd grade had a great week. In addition to our regular lessons we spent time discussing the Reformation and completing another step in the writing process of our book.

 

In the classroom next week:

 

Spelling words:

boy enjoy joined points shout ground around crowd flower snow below yellow

 

Language Arts:

decoding and encoding words with tag-along e

 

Science:

amphibians

 

Math:

temperature, fractions (1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8)

 

Social Studies:

producers and consumers

 

Religion:

Naaman and Elisha

 

Verse of the week:

I've become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. 1 Corinthians 9:23

 

Important Dates:

November 5th-7th- Book Fair

     Dress up days: Monday-P.J.'s, Tuesday-Flannel, Wednesday-Snow (wear white), Thursday-Silly sweater,

     Friday-Favorite winter sport

November 8th, Mid quarter

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

10/24/2019
Thursday, October 24th

Happy Thursday!!

 

It was so nice to visit with all of you during conferences this week. I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend.

 

Next week's agenda:

 

We will be discussing the Reformation. 

 

Verse for the week:

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16

 

Spelling words:

draw awful walk fault called today yawn chalk talk August smallest away

 

Math:

measuring to the nearest inch

 

Science:

What are Some Kinds of Animals?

 

Social Studies:

Recognizing Americans

 

 

 

October 25th- No school (K-8)

October 31st- Reformation Day

October 31st- Fall party 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

October 31st- Trunk or Treat

November 1st- K, 1, and 2 will travel to Luther Manor.

November 1st- Early out, Dismissal at 12:30 pm

November 5th-7th- Book Fair

     Dress up days: Monday-P.J.'s, Tuesday-Flannel, Wednesday-Snow (wear white), Thursday-Silly sweater,

     Friday-Favorite winter sport

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

 

10/18/2019
Friday, October 18th

Hello!!

I am looking forward to seeing all of you next week at parent-teacher conferences!

 

Happening in the classroom next week:

 

Religion:

Solomon Builds a Temple

 

Verse of the week:

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28

 

Language Arts:

adding -er and -est to words ending in y

non fiction books

 

Spelling:

Unit 4, list 2

worst, worm, early, learn, dollar, regular, word, worry, earth, heard, sugar, calendar

We will take the spelling test on Thursday.

 

Math:

weight (estimating)

 

Science:

Farm systems

 

Social Studies:

past, present, future

 

We began nutrition with Ms. Chelsea last week.

 

Important Dates/Events:

October 19th and 20th- Folklife Festival

October 21st-23rd- Parent Teacher Conferences

October 25th- No school (K-8)

November 1st- K, 1, and 2 will travel to Luther Manor.

November 1st- Early out, Dismissal at 12:30 pm

November 5th-7th- Book Fair

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

 

 

 

 

10/04/2019
Friday, October 4th

Happy Friday!!

 

I am not sure how it is October already but, it is! 2nd grade continues to work hard. I have received many compliments, from various teachers in the building, about how well behaved and hard working 2nd grade has been. I am very proud of them. 

 

On the agenda for next week:

 

Language Arts:

past tense verbs

 

Spelling:

lifted, pushed, school, people, more, years, lived, pulled, friend, outside, all, should

 

Math: 

temperature, symmetry

 

Science:

What Are Animal Needs?

 

Social Studies:

The First North Americans

 

Religion:

David and Saul

 

Verse of the week, Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26

 

Next week is also Fire Prevention Week. We will complete several activities about fire safety.

 

Upcoming events:

October 11th, End of 1st quarter

October 19th and 20th, Folk Life Festival. Sign up in the office if you are able to help make or serve cheese soup.

October 21st-24th, Parent Teacher Conference Week

October 25th, No School (K-8)

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

 

 

 

 

 

 

09/27/2019
Friday, September 27th

Happy Friday!!

 

We have had a great week.

 

Here is what we will be working on next week:

 

Math: Fractions, repeating patterns, parallelograms

 

Language Arts: Superkids Unit 3, List 1, plural nouns

spelling words: mess, class, buzz, quiz, was, does, doesn't, close, goes, easy, busy, because 

 

Religion: Ruth, God Gives Hannah a Son

 

Social Studies: Rural, urban, suburb

 

Science: What is Technology?

 

Focus Verse for next week:

 

I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever
believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live,
and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall
never die. John 11:25–26

 

 

 

Upcoming dates: September 29th, 5th-8th grade sing in church

October 2nd, picture retake day

October 3rd, PTL

October 4th, Early release day (K-8). Dismiss at 12:30. Extended care will be available. Charges will apply.

October 19th and 20th, Folk Life Festival. Sign up in the office if you are able to help make or serve cheese soup.

 

Have a great weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

09/20/2019
Friday, September 20th

Happy Friday!!

 

-You will find your student's current grades in folders today. Please review, sign, and return. If you have any questions please contact me. You may call or email (bgheens@stjohnshannibal.org)

 

-We are using spelling city in the classroom. The log in is the same as last year. Go to spellingcity.com. Next week's spelling list can be found under 2nd grade Superkids, Unit 2, List 2. If you need your student's log in information, let me know and I will get it to you.

 

 

On the agenda next week:

 

Focus verse:

Search me, O God and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way. Psalm 139: 23-24

 

Religion:

The Call of Gideon, Judges 6

 

Language Arts:

Long vowel pairs

 

Spelling words:

show now work about over would down many first before only could

 

Math:

Graphing, fractions, shapes

 

Social Studies:

Connecting Communities

 

Science: 

Design process

 

Upcoming dates:

September 26th, Quarter Madness doors open at 5:30 pm. Auction will begin at 6:30 pm

September 27th, Cookie Dough pick up after school in the gym.

September 29th, 5th-8th grade sing in church

October 2nd, picture retake day

October 19th and 20th, Folk Life Festival. Sign up in the office if you are able to help make or serve cheese soup.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Mrs. Gheens

09/13/2019
Friday, September 13th

Hello, Friday!!

 

What we are learning next week:

 

Focus verse for next week:

 

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty: and he who rules his spirit, than he that takes a city. Proverbs 16:32

 

Language Arts:

 

Spelling words for next week are:

handle ring want look come any middle strong some very new good

 

We will begin Unit 2 of Superkids.

 

Religion: We will be reading from the book of Joshua to learn about The Battle of Jericho.

 

Science: The Design Process

 

Social Studies: Seasons and Climate

 

Math: Graphing, addition facts

 

Upcoming events: 

 

September 13th, mid quarter

September 19th, Papa John's night (20% of orders will be donated to the school)

September 26th, Quarter Madness (more information to come)

September 27th, Cookie Dough pick up

September 29th, 5th-8th grade sing in church

 

Have a wonderful weekend!!

 

Mrs. Gheens

 

09/06/2019
Friday, September 6th

Happy Friday!!

 

Our focus verse for next week:

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Psalm 46: 1-2

 

During Religion, we will be learning the Ten Commandments. 

 

Spelling words:

have there do were where how are be here who what why

 

We will begin word problems in Math.

 

During Social Studies we will be discussing the equator, poles, and hemispheres and Science will focus on how scientists think and how to form a hypothesis.

 

We began specials this week. 2nd grade did an awesome job in all of them and we all remembered our tennis shoes. Good job 2nd grade!!

 

Upcoming events: 

 

September 13th, mid quarter

September 26th, Quarter Madness (more information to come)

September 27th, Cookie Dough pick up

September 29th, 5th-8th grade sing in church

 

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Mrs. Gheens