Mrs. Hanson's News

I grew up in Iowa, third in a family of eight children. I attended the University of St. Mary in Kansas and graduated with a double major in English and Elementary Education. Since 1972, I have taught pre-school through third grade as well as substituting through the twelfth grade. My teaching experience at St. Thomas Aquinas began in 1997. I have lived throughout the Midwest and Connecticut. My husband George is an engineer at Bombardier Aircraft. Together we have three children and five grandchildren. I am also a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Andover. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I hope to continue offering opportunities for each student to build on their skills and talents. It is also my privilege to prepare second graders for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.

Weekly Newsletter March 27 - March 31


We will complete our Stations of the Cross Books and move on to Chapter 10.


Our story is From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons. Our focus will be text & graphic features, using context, irregular action verbs, and words with au  aw  ai  o and a.


 Our next spelling pre-test will be March 27th and if they get 100%, they will be responsible for list 2 on Friday, March 31st.

Student Directions for Spelling City:

1. Teacher Name: Hanson

2. Students

3. Find a List

This is for spelling practice if you wish to use it.


We will be adding and subtracting money this week. Please assist your child with counting coins this week for practice.

Training for Moby Max is complete and your child now has a card with information on how to get on to work on Math Fluency.

Each second grader is expected to do a minimum of 30 minutes per week on Math Fluency. Hopefully you will find this tool helpful in making second grade standards. We will work on Moby Max on Monday in the computer lab.

Social Science/Science 

We will finish landforms and begin a unit on plants.


March 10 End of Third Quarter (Please look at your child's report on line.)

March 20 - 24 Spring Break

March 29 Spring Pictures

March 31 Community Family Day

Please look at any free time you can give in helping with recess duty.