Miss Dyer's Newsletter

March 22, 2019

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This week we took our learning to Pinheads. While there we applied a little of what we've learned about forces and motion and how things move, as well as some of our math skills. The first of the 5 bowls the class was asked to bowl them a certain way: zig zag, fast, slow, straight, then they got to choose from there on out. We drew the path our ball took then wrote the total fraction of pins that they knocked down. When we got back to school we compared scores and made a bar graph! It was such a fabulous real world learning experience.
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2nd grade choir performance

The 2nd grade choir had their performance Friday morning for their families and some of the 4th grade classes. They did an amazing job singing and playing the xylophone!

Southeastern Swim Club!!

Come join the fun! We are located at Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium New member evaluations/tryouts are being held:

Saturday, March 23rd: 9 - 11:00 am

Evaluations take approximately 15 minutes and a member of the SSC coaching staff will meet with you immediately afterwards to recommend placement with our programs, we also offer swim lessons. It is not necessary to attend each evaluation- simply pick one that is convenient for your schedule. If you are unable to attend these dates or would like additional information, please email Heather Streett at joinsoutheasternswimclub@gmail.com

Haiti Passion Project

I am Lania from Mrs. Wallace's class.

Did you know it is almost one month until spring vacation? My family and I are doing something extra special. We are traveling to the country of Haiti, where I was born. Haiti is very beautiful, yet a poor country. The children need our help. They told my mom they really need backpacks and peanut butter. Can you help by donating a new or gently used backpack and a fresh jar of peanut butter? We will be collecting these items until the 22nd in a box by the front office.

Thank you TCE cardinals and together we will bless Haiti!

FHS Children's Theatre Presents.....

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Daily Snacks

WE ARE STILL IN NEED.....Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:




Pepperidge Farm Goldfish

Skinny Popcorn

We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!

Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video

All who desire to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips, or eat lunch in the cafeteria must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, please contact the TCE office @ (317) 594-4310.

Mark Your Calendar!

March 22nd: PTO Movie Night

March 29th - April 7th: No school - Spring Break

April 10th: 5:30-7:00 PTO Pancake Dinner, Book Fair is open, and young author books are on display in our gym

April 25th- Study Trip to Flat Fork Creek Park

May 17th- Field Day

*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.

Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!

Monday, March 25: Day 2: Music

Tuesday, March 26: Day 3: Art

Wednesday, March 27: Day 4: P.E.

Thursday, March 28: Day 1: Global Studies

We are Learning


This week, we are reading to get more ideas on how to become a better writer. We have been focusing on voice, vocabulary and different perspectives. We are working in small groups, partner reading, Lexia, RAZ kids, reading to self and writing about our reading on a daily basis in reading rotations!

I am going to be assessing reading levels next week. Looking forward to seeing how much they have grown!


We have spent all week finishing up our Young Author books and can not wait for you to see our work. These will be displayed at the Pancake Dinner the evening of April 10th. Hope to see each of you then! They are turning out so well!

Word Study

Below are the sorts we will practice in class!!

Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!

Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.

Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.

Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.

Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.

Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!

Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.


This week in math we continued to practice our different strategies to add and subtract numbers. We have started working on two step problems and will continue to work on this next week!