Miss Kinney's 2nd Grade Class

May 13, 2016

Lemonade Day was a Success!!

Thank you to all who sent in money to buy lemonade! What an amazing fundraiser for our fourth graders and I love seeing all the support from the younger students!

White T-Shirts NEEDED!

On Monday, we will be tie dying old white t-shirts to wear on field day! Please bring in an old white shirt by THIS MONDAY for us to use! If you haven't already, please let me know if your child has a t-shirt to bring. If your child doesn't, no worries, we will have extra! Thanks for your help with this project!!!


Field Day

Field Day will be on Friday, May 20th. The theme this year is "Summer Olympics" and the country we will be representing is ARGENTINA!!! We will be doing different activities outside for most of the morning so please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather . If you would like your child to wear sunscreen, please apply it before sending him/her to school. Also, if you are interested in volunteering for field day, please fill out the paperwork that was sent home earlier this week and return it as soon as possible. We are looking forward to this fun day!!


This week we said goodbye to our 4 new friends, Chicken Little, Miracle, Bob Skunk, and Vanilla. :( We had an amazing time watching them grow and learning about their life cycles. We wish them happy lives at their new homes!
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Lunch Menu update!!!

The last week of school, lunches will be the managers choice! Read below to see the changes!

Monday: soft taco or taco scoops

Tuesday: french toast/pancakes/omelet/bagel/bacon/sausage

Wednesday: Calzones/pull-aparts/pizza bites/cheesy breadsticks

Thursday: chicken patty/hambuger/fish shapes/ chicken nuggets

Summer Book Exchange

Need some different books to read this summer? Here is your opportunity to trade books that you’ve already read for some new ones! The book exchange will take place starting May 11th through the end of the school year! A flyer with more information was sent home this week in your child's green go folder.

2nd Grade Pizza Party

Please return the permission form and $3 to cover the cost of the pizza as soon as possible. Thank you! We are looking forward to a fun lunch celebrating all we have learned this year!

Jammin' June Jogs

What: A weekly 1 mile Family Fun Run

Where: At Thorpe Creek Elementary

When: Every Wednesday in June starting June 8th 7:00 PM start time

How Much: Free-donations gladly accepted for the TCE Scholarship Fund

Who: Anyone is welcome

Questions: Please contact Emma Gabbard at ekgabbard@icloud.com

Late Yearbook Orders

The PTO is accepting late yearbook orders. The extra books will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. In order to have your name put on the list, you will need to pay for the book. The price of the yearbook is $20.00, and checks should be made payable to TCE PTO. Checks will be returned if there isn't a book available. Please contact me if you are unsure if you have ordered a book.

Important Information For Next Week


Remember there is no homework for the rest of the year! Enjoy this time together making memories as a family!

Mark your Calendar!

  • May 18th -Dine-to-Donate @Famous Dave's from 5-7
  • May 20th- Field Day!
  • May 21th - Geist 5K
  • May 24th- 2nd Grade Pizza Party
  • May 26th- Last Day of School!

Next Week's Specials

Monday 5/16- Day 3: P.E.

Tuesday 5/17- Day 4: Music

Wednesday 5/18- Day 5: Art

Thursday 5/19- Day 6: P.E.

Friday 5/20- No specials today due to field day!

We are Learning...


We will wrap up poetry!


We will wrap up our exploration of the metric and customary systems of measurement!

We will continue writing different types of poetry and publishing in our Poetry Books!

2nd Graders at Thorpe Creek Elementary will be issued a challenge to reduce, recycle and reuse. Students will be asked to think like a scientist in order to design a tool that meets a specific need. The materials for the tool MUST be reusable. We will wrap this up next week. The eggs arrived this week and then are in the incubator. We will begin candling them next week to observe and learn about the lifecycle of a chicken.

Word Study:

Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We will be focusing on 15 new vocabulary words. Those words are: reduce, reuse, recycle, engineer, design, environment, pollution, hazardous waste, compost, landfill, biodegradable, energy, disposable, and conservation.