Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade News

September 19th- 23rd

Events to Remember

September 23rd Spirit Day: Hawaiian DAY!!!

September 23rd Grillin and Chillin 5:30- 7PM


Monday- Day 4

Tuesday- Day 1

Wednesday- Day 2

Thursday- Day 3

Friday- Day 4


Monday, September 19 Cheeseburger with Potato Wedges

Tuesday, September 20 Pancakes or Waffles with Sausage Patty

Wednesday, September 21 Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Thursday, September 22 Chicken Nuggets with Cornbread

Friday, September 23 Big Daddy's Cheese Pizza

*Always an option

Turkey Sandwich

Pizza Pack



Chaucie's Place

Cumberland Road Elementary is partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps™: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps™ is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone.

We invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps™program. Lantern Road Elementary will be hosting from 6:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, September 22nd and New Britton Elementary will be hosting on Thursday, October 13 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. These meetings are open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit: www.chauciesplace.org.

Grillin' and Chillin'

This wonderful FREE community event is fast approaching on Friday, September 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm. Come out and join the CRES community for some wonderful food and great company. We are in need of some volunteers looking to help with this event, so keep your eye out for an invitation to volunteer soon. Questions about this event? Please email us at cumberlandroadelementarypto@gmail.com .

RoadRunner Rally

It’s almost time for the fourth annual Roadrunner Rally. The rally will be held on Thursday, October 6th during the school day! It’s time for all of us to come together as Roadrunners to raise money for our school. Please encourage your student to ask for pledges from family and friends. Please use the Pledge Form to keep track of the pledges received. Also, you can donate online securely at http://www.hse.k12.in.us/CRE/pto/ . Remember to enter your student’s name, grade, and teacher in the notes box! The CRES PTO only holds two fundraisers a year- The Roadrunner Rally and CRES Fest in the spring. We depend on the success of these events to continue our support of the CRES community! We’re excited to see the great things our Roadrunners accomplish by rallying around the school!

Student- Parent- Teacher Conferences

Please let me know if I need to resend the Student- Parent- Teachers Conference link! The link is how we will sign up for conference times!

Our Schedule

Miss Mitchells 2nd Grade Schedule

8:45- Arrival

9-9:30- Learning Clubs

9:30-11:20- Reading/ Word Work

11:20-11:50- Lunch

11:50-12:05- Read Aloud

12:05-12:40 Specials

Snyder: Nathaniel, Anika, Landen, Joey, Daniella

Day 1: Music

Day 2: Computer

Day 3: Art

Day 4: P.E.

Hicks: Sofia, Gus, Abigail, Canon, Jude

Day 1: Art

Day 2: P.E.

Day 3: Music

Day 4: Computer

Brummett: Aryauna, Reese, Grace, Kate, Kylie, Audrey

Day 1: Computer

Day 2: Art

Day 3: P.E.

Day 4: Music

Maudlin: Ella, Jackson, Jacob, Naomi, Charlie

Day 1: P.E.

Day 2: Music

Day 3: Computer

Day 4: Art

12:40-1:40- Writing

1:40-2:00- Recess

2:00-3:10- Math

3:10-3:35- Science/ Social Studies

3:40- Dismissal

Friday Library Checkout: 2:20-2:40

Fit with Family

#FitWithFamily is a movement I want to create here at CRES to encourage students and their families to exercise together! I will be collecting pictures throughout the year of your family members participating in any active/fitness based activities. I will highlight these memories on our #FitWithFamily bulletin board that is located outside the gym. Students love seeing and sharing pictures of their family.

Thanks for supporting healthy, active lifestyles and we look forward to seeing all the fit with family photos! Photos can be submitted by email (dfox@hse.k12.in.us), hard copy or by tweeting them to Mrs. Fox (@CRES_PE).


1. Exercise with your family!

2. Snap a pic!

3. Share on social media and use #FitWithFamily!

4. Send a hard or digital copy to Mrs. Fox. dfox@hse.k12.in..us

*By sending in your pic you are giving permission for the photos to be hung on our #FitWithFamily wall located near the gym.

Have fun being fit with your family!


Tackling Trouble

Our mentor texts are: The Best Story, Ralph Tells a Story

By the end of the unit Readers will be able to:

  • Be resourceful and proactive problem solvers
  • Use or “orchestrate” several strategies at a time
  • Attack new words with vigor
  • Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
  • Use text to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
  • Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
  • Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
  • Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Weekly reading homework:

20 minutes of reading each night! Homework is due on Monday, September 26th!

Word Work: Miss Mitchell is starting small groups this week!


Personal Narrative

Mentor Texts: Knuffle Bunny, Wemberly Worried, Shortcut, A Chair for my Mother

By the end of the unit Writers will be able to:
  • Understand the structure of personal narratives
  • Collect ideas from personal events
  • Plan and write about a small moment including sequence and details
  • Revise and improve their writing
  • Use what they know about language conventions to edit their writing


We are all in the Right Place (Place Value to 100 or 1000)

By the end of the unit Mathematicians will be able to:

  • Read and write whole numbers up to 1,000. Use words, models, standard form and expanded form to represent and show equivalent forms of whole numbers up to 1,000.
  • Plot and compare whole numbers up to 1,000 on a number line.
  • Match the ordinal numbers first, second, third, etc… with an ordered set up to 30 items.
  • Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members (by placing that number of objects in two groups of the same size and recognizing that for even numbers no object will be left over and for odd numbers one object will be left over, or by pairing objects or counting them by 2’s).
  • Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones. Understand that 100 can be thought of as a group of ten tens-called a “hundred.” Understand that numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones).
  • Use place value understanding to compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using <, >, and = symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Miss Mitchell

  • I will send out newsletters on Sunday evening
  • I always check my email in the morning, during the day, and in the evening
  • If you leave a message for me, I will return it during my prep time (12:05-12:40) or after 4 PM