Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class
October 16, 2015
Colts Spirit Day!
Jump Rope Visitors!
On Friday, October 30th we will be doing Pumpkin Math! We will use pumpkins to do many different math activities! We still need donations of pumpkins and at least 6 volunteers for this fun learning activity. It will take place in our classroom from 9:30-10:30. Please let me know if you are interested in donating a pumpkin or volunteering! Thank you!
So far I have 5 pumpkins (I am still in need of 1 more) Thank so much to those who volunteered to come in or donate a pumpkin! Looking forward to the fun!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences this year at TCE will be a little different! We are all conducting Student Led Conferences! These conferences allow your child to be an important part by having them share their accomplishments and help create goals for the year. Directions were sent out on Wednesday of this week. Please be sure to sign up electronically for a conference date ASAP, if you haven't already! Conferences this year will take place from Monday, October 5th through Wednesday, October 21st. We can’t wait to celebrate your child’s learning with you!
Report Cards and Assessment Information
Information for the Fall Fundraiser has been sent home. This is a "no sell" fundraiser and all donations will go directly to the school! If you would like to donate, please return the completed form that was send home last week with your child and include a monetary donation. You can also donate online at: httsp://paypal.me/TCEPTO
Thank you SO much for your support!
Donations for the Art Room
Miss Meyer, our Art teacher, is so excited to try a new assignment with our second grade students. They are going to create paper mache piggy banks. We are asking for help with recycled supplies. We need empty toilet paper and paper towel rolls! Students can feel free to drop these items in the bucket outside the art room door. They will be starting the assignment within the next couple of weeks.
Thanks for always helping!
Lost Library Books!!
Lost and Found
If your child is missing an item (coat, lunchbox, etc.), please remind him/her to check the lost and found table located in the cafeteria. Many lost items are piling up just waiting to be found! You may wish to label any items sent to school with your child’s name in order to make locating lost items easier.
There will be NO homework next week as we review standards and content that have been taught these first 9 weeks!!
The week FOLLOWING Fall Break, we will be on week 2 of our homework sheet!
Activities and Suggestions to Improve your Child's Reading at Home over Fall Break!!!
Look at the book cover & look through the pictures.
Why did you pick this book?
Have you ever read this book before?
What do you think it will be about?
Do you have any questions about this book?
Talk about something you or your child finds interesting, funny, exciting, or important.
What do you think will happen next?
Why do you think (character) did that? What would you have done?
That reminds me of ____. What does it remind you of?
Talk about what you just read. Don't' make it a quiz, but make comments and ask questions to show you are interested in what you just read.
What do you think of that?
Did anything confuse you?
What did you learn?
What surprised you? Or made you laugh? Or made you sad?
What was your favorite part? Why?
Happy Fall Break!!
Because next week is only a 3 day week, the curriculum information below is for next week and the week after break. Next week we will be reviewing standards taught from the first 9 weeks of school. There will be no homework and a newsletter will not be sent out next Wednesday. We will resume our normal homework routine for Week 1 following Fall Break. Please have a happy and safe Fall Break!
Important Information for Next Week and the Week after Fall Break!
Next Week and the Week after's Related Arts Schedule
Monday, October 19th- Day 4: P.E.
Tuesday, October 20th- Day 5: Music
Wednesday, October 21st- Day 6: Art
Thursday, October 15th- No School
Friday, October 16th- No School
Monday, October 26th- Day 1: P.E.
Tuesday, October 27th- Day 2: Music
Wednesday, October 28th- Day 3: Art
Thursday, October 29th- Day 4: P.E.
Friday, October 30th- Day 5: Music
Class Library Checkout Days:
Our next class library checkout day will be Wednesday, October 21st and Friday, October 30th, 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 be focusing on the characters in realistic fiction stories. We will be studying their point of view and how they respond to challenges. We will also be comparing characters within a story and making personal connections with them. We will also begin reading to understand the central message of stories!
We are busy working on our opinion writing. We began this unit by thinking about the best things about each of us. We created a class book stating the best part about us, and stating reasons to support our opinion. Ask your child what his/her favorite part is about them!
Next week we will finish up learning about arrays. The class has done an amazing job on learning about rows, and columns and how we can use them to add! We have even STARTED learning about multiplication!!! The students' excitement is contagious! The are VERY eager to learn more!!!