Mrs. Lisa King's 2nd Grade

February 8, 2016

Food 4 Souls Donation Drive

February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. To celebrate this special day, second grade is going to collect donations for Food 4 Souls ( One of our amazing second grade student's parents help to run this organization. Food 4 Souls helps to gather items for the homeless among many other things! Starting Monday, we will be collecting men's insulated gloves, coats, hooded sweatshirts, blankets, batteries (AAA and D batteries are needed the most), men's thermals, flashlights, lanterns, tents, sleeping bags, and more. Your child is welcome to bring these items in (new or used) throughout the week up until February 17th. The students will be learning more about this donation drive and the ways that they can show kindness to others next week. We thank you for your support!!

Menu Change

The cafeteria will be trying some new menu items for the months of February and March.

Feb. 12 & March 4: “Big Daddy” CHEESE Pizza (Friday) (In place of Cheese Pizza)

Feb 18 & March 10: Mozzarella Pull Aparts (Thursday) (In place of Cheese/pepp pizza bites)

Feb 29 & March 21: Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Monday) (In place of Beef Soft Tacos)

March 3 & 24: Cornbread (Thursday) (In place of pretzel)

Valentine's Day!

It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is almost here! I sent home a class list today for our Valentine's Day card exchange. Please remember that if your child participates then they should make a card for every student. Also, HSE policy states that students may not pass out food/candy with cards.

Yearbooks are on sale!

Yearbook orders are due by March 16, 2016. The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. We encourage you to place an order on the website: Enter in the code 03573P to place an order. All yearbooks ordered online, will be shipped to TCE. Checks should be made out to Thorpe Creek Elementary. Happy ordering!

Box Tops for Education

TCE will be collecting box tops and labels for education. You can send these in a plastic baggie or on the attached page. Please see the attachment for more information!

Pennies for Patients

Thorpe Creek Elementary students will be taking part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program from February 1-12. During this program, students will collect money to support LLS’s mission: to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Students will learn about service, leadership, philanthropy and how they can make a difference by changing patients’ lives. TCE has its own online giving page that students, parents and faculty can share with friends and family:

Thank you in advance for helping LLS to create a world without blood cancers!

For more information on the Pennies for Patients program, please visit

Activities for next week:

Feb. 8th –12th bring in more spare change throughout the week

Mark your Calendar!

  • February 12th- Valentine's Day Party
  • February 15th-No School-Presidents Day
  • February 16th- No School-Flex Day

Specials For next week

Monday 2/8- Day 5: P.E.

Tuesday 2/9- Day 6: P.E.

Wednesday 2/10- Day 1: Art

Thursday 2/11- Day 2: P.E.

Friday 2/12 Day 3: Music

Class Library Checkout!

Our next class library checkout day will be Tuesday, February 9th, but remember your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!


Our next Words Their Way Spelling test will be, Friday, February 12th.

Our next Wordly Wise Vocabulary quiz is Friday, February 19th.

Monday: Read a book for 20 minutes.

Tuesday: Study Math Fluency, flash cards, xtramath, moby max

Wednesday: Read a book for 20 minutes.

Thursday: Study Math Fluency, flash cards, xtramath, moby max

We are Learning...


We will continue our study of Beyond Words. We are studying similes and metaphors and creative comparisons.


We will continue our fraction study. We are examining different levels of equivalent fractions and being able to find them.


We will continue our unit on nonfiction writing texts. Students will continue to research, gather, and write down information to help them write their nonfiction books.


We will continue our unit of forces and motion. We will be investigating the motion of objects when they are acted upon by forces such as gravity and magnetism. We are examining Newton's Laws.