Miss Kinney's 2nd Grade Class
March 18, 2016
Our Study Trip to the Children's Museum!!!
This week we celebrated St. Patrick's Day!!!
3rd 9 week Report Cards!
We are planting a tree at TCE!!!
As you know we have been learning about plant life cycles. When learning about all the ways a tree can help our community, our class decided we'd plant one! Last week, we researched different trees that we might plant, and shared the information with our class. Next week we will scout out a location for our tree.
We will also learn about what must take place prior to planting a tree. We will have a classmate call to have the buried lines sprayed, and we will talk with the grounds crew to make sure we are planting it on TCE's property. We are hoping to plant the tree the week of March 28th!
As you know, trees can be expensive. If you'd like to send in money to help cover the cost, that would be awesome. Don't feel obligated though...we'll still plant it either way! I'm so excited to help make TCE even MORE beautiful!
Let's Help Others by Collecting Canned Food Items!!!
TCE Student Council will be having a food drive the week of March 21-25 benefitting the Fall Creek Township Food Pantry. Items can be brought to your child’s classroom and placed in their classroom collection box throughout the week. Below is a list of items that the food pantry is in need of:
Rice (white and brown)
Rice and Pasta Sides
Juice (grape and apple)
Thank you for your support.
Candy Bar BINGO!!
The cafeteria will be trying some new menu items for the month of March.
March 21: Grilled Cheese Sandwich (In place of Beef Soft Tacos)
March 23: Chicken Pot Pie instead of Spaghetti
March 24: Cornbread (In place of pretzel)
Mark your Calendar!
- March 18th- Candy Bar BINGO
- March 25th- Fishers Fire Department will be teaching k-2 students water safety
- April 1-8 Spring Break
- April 12-15th- Spring Book Fair in TCE library
Specials For next week
Monday 3/21- Day 2: Art
Tuesday 3/22- Day 3: P.E.
Wednesday 3/23- Day 4: Music
Thursday 3/24- Day 5: Art
Friday 3/25- Day 6: P.E.
Class Library Checkout!
Our next class library checkout day will be Friday, March 25th, 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 traditional literature. We will be studying different versions of fairy tales, fables, and folktales. We will be comparing and contrasting different versions and we will also discuss the theme of each version. We will also continue to discuss author's craft and the use of figurative language!
We will continue our study on geometry. This week we learned about quadrilaterals and parallelograms. We discovered that shapes share attributes (rhombuses, rectangles, and others)! We also discussed/explored right angles!
We will continue working on our current writing pieces! Next, we will begin our poetry unit! :)
We will continue 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.