Miss Kinney's 2nd Grade Class

December 12, 2014

Students learned about computer science and programming during Hour of Code!

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I loved seeing all of the teamwork during Hour of Code!

Click the video below to see Hour of Code in action at TCE!

TCE's Hour of Code

Mystery Location Skype

This week we Skyped with a class from Memphis, TN. We connected with them through our Holiday Card Exchange. We gave them five clues regarding our location and in return they gave us five clues. I was very impressed with the students and their use of map skills!

Gingerbread House Decorating

We will be decorating gingerbread houses this Thursday, December 18th, from 10:45 to 11:45. A permission form and ingredient list was sent home on Monday. Please return the permission form as soon as possible. Students will not be able to participate without a permission form.

Don't forget that all parents are invited to attend! Please indicate on the permission form if you will be attending. We hope you will be able to join us for this fun event!

Icing for Gingerbread Houses

Please remember that each student will need their own container of white icing (any brand) to decorate their gingerbread house. Please write your child's name on the container and send it in as soon as possible! Thank you!

Holiday Party

Our holiday party will be next Friday from 1:45-2:45. A big thanks to Mrs. Wright for planning it! The students are so excited!

Important Information for Next Week!


There will be no Word Study homework next week. Please have your child complete math and reading only. Students will be given their next set of Words Their Way spelling words on Tuesday, January 6th.

Mark your Calendar!

  • December 18: Gingerbread House Decorating from 10:45-11:45
  • December 19: Holiday Party from 1:45-2:45
  • December 22-January 5: Winter Break
  • January 6: First day back for students

Next Week's Specials

Monday 12/15- Day 3: P.E. and Library

Tuesday 12/16- Day 4: Music

Wednesday 12/17- Day 5: Art

Thursday 12/18- Day 6: P.E.

Friday 12/19- Day 1: Music

We are Learning...

Reading: We are continuing to study nonfiction texts.

Math: We will continue our fractions unit.

Writing: We will complete our How To books and share them with another class.

Social Studies: We will continue our study on economics. Students will describe how people in a community use productive resources, create a variety of businesses and industries, specialize in different types of jobs, and depend on each other to supply goods and services.