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Second Grade

These are our silly faces!

These are our silly faces!

The Maximum Student-to-Teacher Ratio in this class is 25 to 1.

Our School Day is Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 3:00pm, and Friday from 8:30am to 2:00pm.

Purpose Statement

The goal of Zion Lutheran School is to help students develop a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. At the elementary and middle grades, we realize positive socialization, Christian empathy for one another, and classroom relationships support much of a student’s school success. In order to prepare students for a rewarding Christian relationship, teachers implement self-help strategies that provide structure, teach organizational skills, and encourage successful performance.

Spiritual Life

Religion: Through the use of Voyages, children enjoy daily devotions, Old and New Testament studies, and Easter and Christmas events. The students learn each day to apply Biblical principles to their lives.

Chapel: All students gather together each week for a worship service that includes prayer, music, Christian mission opportunities and age appropriate talks. Parents are welcome to join us each week for this special time

Academic Life

Language Arts & Reading: Through integration of the Scott Foresman curriculum and additional resources, emphasis is placed on grammar, creative writing, poetry, spelling, handwriting, study skills, literature and sentence structure.

Mathematics: Through the Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley curriculum, students learn addition and subtraction facts to 20 and regrouping in addition and subtraction. Time, money, measurements and geometry are also emphasized. Daily math activities provide for critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Science: The students are fascinated by God’s creation when they study earth and physical science as well as life science to include such areas as animals and plants in various habitats and the human body.

Social Studies: In addition to class study of Scholastic News and use of map skills the children study transportation, Native Americans, United States and other cultures.

Technology: The children have access to a computer and educational software in the classroom. Students have regular access to school-owned iPads.

Physical Education: Physical Education is a class designed to develop coordination and large motor skills. Various exercises, games and group activities provide learning and practice.

Music: The students participate in singing, plays and creative expression in order to give a basic understanding of rhythm, melody, instruments, composers and music appreciation.

Art: The child’s creative side is developed through numerous collages, crayon resist painting, special projects and a wide variety of other mediums.

Library: The children use the school library as a resource for projects and to check out books for their own personal enjoyment.

Grade Activities

Field Trips: In order for the children to appreciate our community and the world that God has made, the students take a number of field trips that may include the Zoo Overnight Adventure, Imagine Children’s Museum and Seattle Aquarium.

Christmas or Easter Program: The students alternate their musical program each year between these two offerings.

Special Activities: Each learning unit integrates special activities via field trips and projects.

Piano Lessons: Lessons are available throughout the school day for an additional charge.

Transportation: Van transportation is available within the service area.

Mrs. Melissa Hackmann

Mrs. Melissa Hackmann

Second Grade

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In 2007 God guided me to my degree in Elementary Education through Western Washington University. From that time until I came home to Zion, God prepared my heart by leading me to teach in the Monroe, Snohomish, and Lake Stevens school districts in the primary grades. In 2011 I planted my roots as the 2nd grade teacher at Zion through His grace. I feel that there is no better place to learn because children are able to entwine Christ in all they do at our school. This is what learning should be. I feel enormously blessed to work with a staff whose hearts are filled with the Holy Spirit and whose actions are led by our Lord and Savior.

Outside my classroom I attend Zion Lutheran Church with my husband Neil. We both grew up in the Northwest and enjoy hunting, hiking, fishing, and exploring the outdoors together. Our families live locally, and as of June 2013 we became the proud parents of our son, Jake. I look forward to the day when Jake will be educated at Zion as well. May God bless you as He leads you on your unique path.

Mrs. Hackmann’s Full Biography

Mrs. Hackmann’s 2nd Grade Supply List 2015