Mrs. Hesch's News

March 22, 2019

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Pinheads

This week we took our learning to Pinheads. While there we applied a little of what we've learned about forces and motion and how things move, as well as some of our math skills. The first of the 5 bowls the class was asked to bowl them a certain way: zig zag, fast, slow, straight, then they got to choose from there on out. We drew the path our ball took then wrote the total fraction of pins that they knocked down. When we got back to school we compared scores and also learned about mean, median, and mode! It was such a fabulous real world learning experience.
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2nd grade choir performance

The 2nd grade choir had their performance this morning for their families and some of the 4th grade classes. They did an amazing job singing and playing the xylophone!

Yearbook Reminder!!!

It's not too late to order your 2018-2019 TCE yearbook! The online ordering site is open until March 22. The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. To order a yearbook this year, you will need to order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook . We will not be accepting cash or checks this year. All orders are due by March 22nd. To place an order online, enter in the code 36760V. The yearbooks will be shipped to TCE and passed out to the students near the end of May.

Southeastern Swim Club!!

Come join the fun! We are located at Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium New member evaluations/tryouts are being held:


Saturday, March 23rd: 9 - 11:00 am


Evaluations take approximately 15 minutes and a member of the SSC coaching staff will meet with you immediately afterwards to recommend placement with our programs, we also offer swim lessons. It is not necessary to attend each evaluation- simply pick one that is convenient for your schedule. If you are unable to attend these dates or would like additional information, please email Heather Streett at joinsoutheasternswimclub@gmail.com

Haiti Passion Project

I am Lania from Mrs. Wallace's class.

Did you know it is almost one month until spring vacation? My family and I are doing something extra special. We are traveling to the country of Haiti, where I was born. Haiti is very beautiful, yet a poor country. The children need our help. They told my mom they really need backpacks and peanut butter. Can you help by donating a new or gently used backpack and a fresh jar of peanut butter? We will be collecting these items until the 22nd in a box by the front office.

Thank you TCE cardinals and together we will bless Haiti!

FHS Children's Theatre Presents.....

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Daily Snacks

WE ARE STILL IN NEED.....Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:

fruit

veggies

cheese

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish

Skinny Popcorn


We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!

Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video

All who desire to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips, or eat lunch in the cafeteria must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, please contact the TCE office @ (317) 594-4310.

Mark Your Calendar!


March 22nd: PTO Movie Night

March 29th - April 7th: No school - Spring Break

April 10th: 5:30-7:00 PTO Pancake Dinner, Book Fair is open, and young author books are on display in our gym

April 25th- Study Trip to Flat Fork Creek Park

May 17th- Field Day


*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.

Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!

Monday, March 25: Day 2: Art

Tuesday, March 26: Day 3: P.E.

Wednesday, March 27: Day 4: Global Studies

Thursday, March 28: Day 1: Music

We are Learning

Reading

This week, we continued our unit on fairytales. We read several fairytales. Some include The Magic Fish, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Cinderella. We also read The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, which is a twisted fairytale. We described how the characters responded to major events in the story, and how their reactions affected the plot. We learned that the plot is the main events of a story, often including the problem. We then started to learn about fables. A folktales are short stories that come from different cultures, is passed down from generation to generation, and sometimes teaches a lesson. We also recounted the beginning, middle, and end of the stories.

Writing

This week, we continued to work on our Young Author books and began to write our own fairytales. We read several fairytales, and we discussed what we noticed. The students noticed that fairytales are made up stories, they include magical places or creatures, and include "fairytale language." For example, "Once upon a time" at the beginning of the story and "Happily ever after" at the end of the story. We learned how we can get ideas from other fairytales and change them to make them our own. Lastly, we learned how to create a clear introduction to our fairytales. We will continue to work on our fairytales in the following week.

Word Study

Today we took our spelling test over the past 2 weeks spelling words. We will wait until after spring break for our new list to come home.

Math

This week, we continued to work with fractions. We compared fractions by using the symbols for greater than, less than, or equal to. We compared fractions to 1/2 to help us in deciding if a fraction is closer to 0 or 1. We also explored fractions that are greater than one and represented them on number lines. For example, we learned that 4/3, or four thirds, is one whole plus 1/3, or 1 1/3. We then looked at our scores from our bowling study trip to Pinheads. We learned how to find the mean, median, and mode of our groups' bowling scores. The mean is the average, the median is the middle number when ordered from least to greatest, and the mode is the number that occurs most often. The groups also added all of their scores together. After, we came back together as a class and added our group scores to find a class total. Altogether, the class scored 2,016 points.

The Light Project

This week, we continued our research of light. We watched an episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy. We learned some new vocabulary that we want to learn more about such as concave, convex, and internal reflection. Mrs. Curran is also wondering about reflection. She tweeted us a picture of a fish sculpture hanging in a high school classroom. The sculpture had a shadow behind it on the wall, but light was shining onto the shadow as well. We discussed it as a class. As we were looking at the picture on the board, we noticed that the projector projected our shadows on the board. We wondered if the bright light would do different things with our prisms. We quickly noticed that some of our prisms projected an upside down image. One student said, "That is like what Bill Nye said about a spoon. It's convex!" We also experimented with some of the other items in our light exploration center. Our favorite was the sparkly pillow! The students were amazed by the results. See the student made video of this experiment! We have lots of questions about what is happening.

https://youtu.be/jD_gCRWEoZ8