Weekly Roundup

Mrs. Stocker's Weekly Class Newsletter

For the week of March 21st

Good morning! I hope that your Spring Break was restful. It was very nice to see so many smiling faces this morning and to hear all about the fun they had!

There is still time to turn in an animal project! All are due on the 24th, Thursday. Also, please remember that Friday is a holiday, so homework will be due on Thursday as well.

We are gearing up for the Fairy Tale Battle. This is a FRIENDLY competition between the second grade classes in which the students are asked questions about familiar and fractured fairy tales. Please review the following stories with your student. Most can be found online. We will also be reviewing them in class before the qualifying quiz.


Elves and the Shoemaker

Hansel and Gretel

Jack and the Beanstalk

Princess and the Pea



Snow White

Little Red Riding-hood

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Bubba the Cowboy Prince

Rubia and the Three Osos

Waynetta and the Cornstalk

Princess Pigtoria and the Pea

Habit of the week

From the Seven Habits Parent Handbook:

Be Proactive means to take responsibility for your choices and behaviors. Habit 1 is the key to all of the other habits; that’s why it comes first. Be Proactive says, “I am in charge of my own life. I am responsible for whether I am happy or sad. I can choose how I react to other people or situations. I am in the driver’s seat.” Young children can easily learn to understand that different choices yield different results. The goal is to teach them to think about those results before they decide what to do. Discussions can focus on taking care of themselves, taking care of their things, reacting or not reacting to others’ behavior, planning ahead, and thinking about what the right thing to do is. With your child, think of ways to Be Proactive at home.

Younger-Child Activities

Most of us react to a situation immediately, without taking time to think about the results of our actions. Part of Be Proactive is being able to stop and think before we act. With your child, do some role-playing to practice the skill of stopping and thinking in different situations. Your goal in these role plays is to encourage your child to stop and think before reacting. Use the following ideas to get started, and then think of some that can be immediately applicable to your child’s life.

Apologize and then wait for your child’s reaction.

2. (In this role play, you should be your child’s sibling.) Tell your child that you broke his or her favorite toy by accident. Tell him or her that you don’t think it’s a very big deal because he or she has many toys.

3. (In this role play, you should play the part of your child and your child should play the part of you). Tell your child that you are “sooooo bored” and there is nothing fun to do. Complain that no one wants to play and that he or she (as the parent) needs to amuse you.

Upcoming Events

March 21 Beginning of the 4th nine weeks

March 24 Synergy Thursday: Wear Patterns, Animal Projects due, Homework due

March 25 Holiday- No school

March 29 Young Masters Art Show at Blossom 5:30-8:00

April 1 Wellness Expo at Tex Hill 5:00

April 4 Magik Theatre Performance in the library during school

April 7-10 NEISD used book sale

April 8 Individual Pictures