Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class!
January 29, 2016
Foces and Motion
Last week we experimented with Hot Wheels! We made 4 different ramps at various heights. The students predicted which ramp they thought the cars would travel the furthest on.
This week, we'll take what we learned from that experiment, and students will work in small groups to create their own car out of soup cans. (This is a project that will be completed all at school, but you can feel free to send in items from home. There is information about what we need below. ) Our culminating activity will be a contest for the entire 2nd grade! Students will get to race their cars down a track against their peers.
Global Day of Play!
Responsibility Student of the Month
Family S.T.E.A.M night!
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!
Pennies for Patients
Thorpe Creek Elementary students will be taking part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program from February 1-12. During this program, students will collect money to support LLS’s mission: to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Students will learn about service, leadership, philanthropy and how they can make a difference by changing patients’ lives. TCE has its own online giving page that students, parents and faculty can share with friends and family: http://events.lls.org/pages/in/ThorpeCreekElementarySchool
Thank you in advance for helping LLS to create a world without blood cancers!
For more information on the Pennies for Patients program, please visit http://www.studentseries.org/
Activities for the first week:
Feb. 1st - bring in pennies
Feb. 2nd –bring in nickels
Feb. 3rd– bring in dimes
Feb. 4th– bring in quarters
Feb. 5th – bring in dollars (each student who brings in a dollar will receive a paper penny to put their name on and it will be displayed in the school)
Activities for the second week:
Feb. 8th – bring in more spare change throughout the week
Mark your Calendar!
- February 2nd- TCE Spirit Day- 2-2 Tuesday
- February 5th- Family S.T.E.A.M night
- February 5th-1/2 for Students. Students will dismiss at 12:01.
- February 12- Valentine's Day Party
- February 15th-No School-Presidents Day
- February 16th- No School-Flex Day
Specials For next week
Monday 2/1- Day 1: P.E.
Tuesday 2/2- Day 2: Music
Wednesday 2/3- Day 3: Art
Thursday 2/4- Day 4: P.E.
Friday 2/5- Day 5: Music
Class Library Checkout!
Our next class library checkout day will be Friday, February 5th, 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 focus on addition and subtraction, with and without regrouping using number up to 1,000!
We will continue working on our Magic Tree House Stories. I am so amazed at the writing the kids are doing! Can't wait to show the off!
We will continue our study of forces and motion. We will study how objects move in different ways such as straight, backwards, back-and-forth, etc. We will also be studying how applied forces such as a push or pull can change the motion of objects.
Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We will be focusing on 11 new vocabulary words. Those words are: friction, motion, speed, force, zig-zag, position, direction, gravity, magnetism, attract, and repel.