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 May 1 - 5


We will work on Chapter 14 which is a review of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. There will be a test on the Morning Offering this week as well.  Continue to review prayers learned this year.


Our story this week is Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong. We will look at understanding characters, antonyms, possessive pronouns, long vowels with a and i. We continue to work on our Family Scrapbooks.


 Our next spelling pre-test will be May 1st and if they get 100%, they will be responsible for list 2 on Thursday May 4th.

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 finish and test on data and graphs this week.  

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 continue with our plant unit.


April 30 First Communion at 3:00 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

May 1 First Communion celebrated with the STA students followed by reception for parents and First Communicants

May 3 Living Rosary 2:30

May 4 Last day to check out library books. Please use the public library for reading material during the month of May.

May 5 8th grade culminating projects/ No School

May 10 Walk to School Day

May 12 Last AR Test Day



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