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This week: Luke Goes to Bat

posted Mar 4, 2013, 7:17 AM by Jason Brunken
This week, the Grade 2 classes will be reading Luke Goes to Bat. This story is a realistic fiction story set in the 1950s as baseball was being desegregated. Luke, the main character, dreams of being a baseball hero just like Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. He gets off to a bad start, but learns success comes from trying your best. The story has a great message of not giving up in the face of adversity. There aren't many better role models for that than Jackie Robinson. 

As usual, we will be practicing our vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and reading this week. A spelling test will be given on Thursday this week (no school on Friday). I also hope to get the kids' dioramas finished this week. They're almost done. Below are the spelling and vocabulary words for this week.