Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class!
February 12, 2016
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
The Big Bad Blow Dryer!
This week students were asked to build a house using at least 2 different materials. They had tu use what they have learned about forces and motion and gravity to build a house that would withstand the big bad blow dryer!
We have much better architects than I ever gave them credit for...we had 2 houses that lost a few pieces from the big bad blow dryer, but they ALL stood the power of the blow dryer! Next week, I'll bring in a bigger fan and see how they do with more force:)!
Food 4 Souls Donation Drive
Study Trip to the Children's Museum!
Our next study trip to the Children's Museum is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16th. We will be seeing the play "True Story of the 3 Pigs" at the Lilly Theater. The cost of the study trip is $8.00. Permission forms were sent home today and are due back to school by Friday, March 11th . We are also looking for 6 chaperones per classroom to attend the field trip. Please return the form that was sent home with your child if you are interested in attending and if you have a current background check on file, as well as watched the anti-bullying webinar. We are looking forward to a memorable experience!
Digital Learning Day!
Digital Learning Day is next Wednesday, February 17th which is what HSE21 is ALL about. It's not about the iPads, but using them as tools to enhance and amplify our students' learning! We encourage your child to bring in a device for the day! It's sure to be a FUN day of learning with technology!!
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)
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: www.inter-state.com/yearbook. 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!
Middle of the Year Data
Homework for this week!
Mark your Calendar!
- February 15th-No School-Presidents Day
- February 16th- No School-Flex Day
- February 17th- Random Act of Kindness Day
- February 22nd - Author Troy Cummings will visit TCE
- February 23rd- Choir Club Performance with Mr. Willard @ 6pm
- March 14th- NO SCHOOL Flex Day
- March 18th- Candy Bar BINGO
Specials For next week
Monday 2/15- No School
Tuesday 2/16- No School
Wednesday 2/10- Day 4: P.E.
Thursday 2/11- Day 5: Music
Friday 2/12 Day 6: Art
Class Library Checkout!
Our next class library checkout day will be Friday, February 19th, 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!
We are Learning...
We will continue our study of nonfiction texts. We will be learning how to gather information from informational texts so that we can become experts on a topic. We will focus on various nonfiction features and study them in more detail.
We will continue our
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 begin learning about lifecycles! We will learn what a cycle is, and identify cycles that occur everyday!
Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We will be focusing on 15 new vocabulary words. Those words are: cycle, seed, antenna, germinate, seedling, bulb, cone, bud, roots, photosynthesis, reproduce, disperse, pollinate, sapling, and adaptation.