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2nd Grade - November 2022

In the beginning of November, our class joined the celebration for the opening of the Erickson Public Library’s new Story Walk in McHose Park. We enjoyed a great morning outside reading “Hello Autumn,” hiking, learning, and enjoying nature.

Collaborating ideas, creating a model, making test runs, tweaking problems, and then creating the final product. Teams were asked to work together to build a catapult that would launch a large marshmallow. It was interesting to watch students work together to overcome their frustrations and to be excited to give their catapults a try. Working with others isn’t always easy, but it is a great learning opportunity.

We each had fun reading and writing a book report. We reported on the setting, main and supporting characters, story problems, solution, and story summary to the class. We added a drawing to enhance our book report. We were very proud to share our book reports with our classmates. We couldn’t wait to read the books our friends shared with us.

This past month seemed to be filled with stories. We worked together to create a fun story about the adventures of Gerald the Hedgehog. We collaborated on ideas and had some good laughs during our creative writing process. We were very excited and proud of our story. Next, we will illustrate our story. When it is finished, be assured we will share it with our family, friends, and other classes.

For most families, turkey was the featured entrée at our Thanksgiving feasts. We had fun writing our very own turkey stories, which we read to our classmates. Then took them home to share them with our family during our Thanksgiving celebration.

During the month of November, we collected non-perishable food items for IMPACT, the local Boone food pantry. Our goal was to collect 150 items in celebration of the 150th anniversary of our school. We were thrilled to have exceeded our goal.

In honor of our 150 years, our school wanted to do a service project that would give back to the community. Larry and Dorothy Lewis (neighbors to Trinity) are helping make this idea a reality. They are building a food pantry box that will be located near our Trinity Church sign. Once it is in place, our school will take on the responsibility of keeping it stocked. Hopefully, it will provide help for years to come.

1 Chronicles 29:12-14: “Everything is heaven and earth is Yours, O Lord. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.Now, our God, we give you thanks and praise your glorious name. “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”

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