Miss Kinney's 2nd Grade Class

May 1, 2015

Students of the Month

Congratulations to Addi and Lauren for showing Safety this month! Lauren and Addi will eat lunch on stage with Mrs. Curran, Mrs. Fiesbeck, and Mrs. Koers on May 18th!

Plant Life Cycles!

Thursday we invited a Master Gardener in to help us learn about plant life cycles. She taught students how plants rely on animals to complete their life cycle and also taught students the motions to help them remember each part of the cycle! It was such an amazing experience and so cool to learn from an EXPERT.

Pizza Party Volunteers

Please let me know if you are able to volunteer at our annual 2nd grade pizza party on Wednesday, May 27th. We need volunteers to help setup, serve, and clean up. Volunteers will need to arrive at 11:15. Thank you in advance for your help! Volunteers will need to have a background check on file, as well as completed the anti-bullying webinar!

Spirit Days Next Week

Next week students are encouraged to participate in Teacher Appreciation Week by "Rising UP to Excellence!"
  • Mon., May 4- Wake UP! Wear your favorite pj's and rise UP to high five behavior!
  • Tues., May 5- Batter UP! Wear a baseball hat or baseball team gear!
  • Wed, May 6- Giddy UP! (normal clothing today!)
  • Thurs., May 7- Dress UP! Dress up for your teacher and give her a hug!
  • Fri., May 8- Cardinal UP! Wear your TCE spirit gear!

Popsicles for Puppies!

Miss Vetter’s class will be selling popsicles during recess on Friday, May 8th with all proceeds going to the Humane Society for Hamilton County. This event, “Popsicles for Puppies,” is their final project for their class PBL on animal shelters. If you would like your child to purchase a popsicle during this time, please have your child bring $0.50 and a signed permission slip to school on or before Friday, May 8th. Thank you for your support!

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

Week B of homework!

Our next Words Their Way spelling test will be Friday, May 8th.

Mark your Calendar!

May 22nd: Field Day

May 25th: No School Memorial Day
May 27th: 2nd Grade End of the Year Pizza Party
May 29th: Last Day of School

Next Week's Specials

Monday 5/4- Day 2: Art

Tuesday 5/5- Day 3: Library and P.E.

Wednesday 5/6- Day 4: Music

Thursday 5/7- Day 5: Art

Friday 5/8- Day 6: P.E.

We are Learning...

Reading: To keep things cohesive, I have decided to lengthen our poetry unit! This unit will match what we are working on in writing! We will discuss more figurative language, theme, and mood of a poem

Math: We are learning about data and graphs. Students will learn how to record data and use it to make multiple types of graphs.


Writing: We will be learning how to write various poems styles. At the end of the unity, students will have a complete Poetry Book. At the end of the unit, we will celebrate poetry and all of our hard work by having a poetry cafe!


Science: We will begin our unit on Engineering. Students will be asked to think like scientists in order to design a tool that meets a specific need. The materials for the tool must be reusable so they will use 21st century skills (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking) to create innovative uses for previously used materials and objects. We will also continue with life cycles!