Miss Kinney's 2nd Grade Class

January 16, 2015

Fractions Museum

Students collaborated with others by sharing their exhibits in our "Fractions Museum!" I was so impressed with all of the creativity and "out of the box" thinking! Bravo!

Genius Hour

Students researched their "wonders!" It was awesome to hear all of the new information they learned from their curiosities!

Snow on the Playground

As long as the temperature is above 20 degrees and it is safe for students, we will go outside for recess when there is snow on the ground. Students will only be allowed to walk and play in the snow if they are wearing snow boots and gloves. Thank you for your help with ensuring students stay safe and dry on snowy recess days!

Root Beer Floats!

Permission forms for our root beer float experiment were sent home this week. Please return the permission form as soon as possible! Thank you!

Make-Up Days

Due to the recent school cancellations, we will have school on Tuesday, February 17th and Friday, May 29th.

Bring Your Own Device

If your child received an IPads or other electronic devices over the holidays, they are more than welcome bring these to school with your permission. Second graders use these devices for both math and reading. Please make sure that your child has a BYOD permission slip on file. If you need another copy of this permission slip, please let me know. Thank you!

Message from the PTO Regarding Clothing Donations!

This year while you clean out your closets, we would like you to donate your children's clothes to us. We are collecting clothes to donate to the Department of Children's Services. They are in need. Any size from newborn to young adult would be appreciated. You can drop them off at school. Contact Denise Huston for any questions at 317-626-9940 or denise.huston311@gmail.com.

TCE Movie Night

Permission slips for the TCE Movie Night were sent home today! The movie night will be Friday, January 23! We will be showing the Lego Movie!

Important Information for Next Week!

Homework

Week B of homework!

Our next Words Their Way spelling test will be Friday, January 23rd and our next Wordly Wise Vocabulary test will be Friday, January 30th!

Mark your Calendar!

January 19th: Martin Luther King Day (no school)

February 16th: President's Day (no school)

February 17th: School scheduled due to snow cancellations

Next Week's Specials

Monday 1/19- No School

Tuesday 1/20- Day 2: Art

Wednesday 1/21- Day 3: Library and P.E.

Thursday 1/22- Day 4: Music

Friday 1/23- Day 5: Art

We are Learning...

Reading: We will continue to discuss how details support the main idea in a text. We will also compare and contrast nonfiction texts that cover the same topic.

Math: We will continue working with fractions and mixed numbers on a number line. We will dive deeper into equivalent fractions and comparing fractions!

Writing: We will be writing nonfiction texts to teach our readers about a topic. We will tie in our "wonders" from our Genius Hour projects to figure out topics that we care about or want to learn more about!

Science:
We will complete our unit on the states of matter. Students will be studying the properties of liquids, solids and gases with our root beer and snowman experiments!