Mrs. Janutolo's 2nd Grade Class

March 6, 2015

This Week's Highlights

Writing with adverbs about a sunny day!

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Magnetism Lab!

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Adjectives can describe us, too!

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Plastic cap collection Day

Our next plastic cap collection day is this Tuesday, March 10th. Thank you for supporting TCE's Buddy Bench Program by sending in your used plastic lids and caps!

Children's Museum Field Trip

Our field trip to the Children's Museum is this Thursday, March 12th! We will be watching "The Paper Bag Princess" at the Lilly Theater. Permission forms and money were collected earlier this year. On the day of the field trip, students should wear our class t-shirt and pack a disposable lunch. We are looking forward to a great day!

Be sure to check Twitter next Thursday while we are on the field trip! I will be tweeting pictures throughout the day to keep you updated on all the fun we are having! @MrsJanutolo

Candy Bar Bingo!

The PTO will be hosting Candy Bar Bingo at TCE on Friday, March 20th from 6:00-8:30pm. The second grade teachers and Mrs. Hopper will be calling bingo numbers from 6:50-7:15. There will be a raffle at the event where you can bid on "Teacher Experiences!" My "Teacher Experience" that you can bid on will be to stay after school with me and a friend. We will eat pizza and enjoy a movie!

Digital Learning Day!

Digital Learning Day is next Friday, March 13th! Digital learning is the instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student's learning experience. On this day, we will be exploring the digital learning opportunities that are available to us at TCE! You can read more about it at

Yearbook Orders

Yearbook orders are due by March 15, 2015. The cost of the yearbook is $15 per book. We encourage you to place an order on the website: Enter in the code 748563 to place an order. All yearbooks ordered online, will be shipped to TCE. Checks should be made out to Thorpe Creek Elementary. Happy ordering!

Important Information for Next Week!

Week 1 of homework!

Our next Words Their Way spelling test and Wordly Wise Vocabulary quiz will be next Friday, March 20th.

Mark your Calendar!

March 12th: Children's Museum Field Trip
March 13th: Digital Learning Day

March 20th: PTO Candy Bar Bingo Night!

April 3-10th: Spring Break

Next Week's Specials

Monday 3/9- Day 4: Music

Tuesday 3/10- Day 5: Art

Wednesday 3/11- Day 6: P.E.

Thursday 3/12- Day 1: Music and Library

Friday 3/13-Day 2: Art

We are Learning...

Reading: We continue our study of traditional literature. We will focus on comparing and contrasting many versions of the same tale and examining story elements.

Math: We will begin our study on three- digit addition and subtraction.

Writing: We begin our new unit on persuasive writing! Students will be writing an opinion piece on a book or other topic that is supported by evidence.

Science: We will begin our next unit