Second Grade

These are our silly faces!
Wow, a zoo field trip!

The Maximum Student-to-Teacher Ratio in this class is 20 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.

Melissa Hackmann

B.A. Elementary Education, Western Washington University

Washington State Teaching Certificate

Lutheran Teaching Ministry Certificate

Member Zion Lutheran Church

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