Mrs. Sieman's Newsletter
February 22, 2019
Read Across America Day!
Our school will celebrate the joy of reading on Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1st. There will be a PTO sponsored mix-and-match, wacky hair, and dress as your favorite book character day. We will also do a school-wide "Drop Everything and Read" time from 3:10-3:25 that day. Your child may also bring in some of their favorite books from home to read on this day and share with our class! Also, if you are interested in coming in to read a special book to our class, we would love to have you in! Please email me if you are interested, and I can set up a time with you!! Happy Reading!
Mini Dance Marathon
Thorpe Creek’s second-annual Mini-Dance Marathon is March 15th after school from 3:50-5:00pm in the TCE gym. We are so excited to partner with Fishers High School as we dance to raise money and awareness for the children at Riley Hospital for Children. Students should turn in permission slips and a donation of $5.00 to their teacher by March 8th. If you have any questions, feel free to email Mrs. Gabbard at email@example.com or Mrs. Renick at firstname.lastname@example.org FTK!
Yearbooks Are on Sale
TCE Cheer Club!!
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:
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!
Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video
Mark Your Calendar!
March 1st: Read Across America Day
March 1st: Candy Bar Bingo 6:00-7:30
March 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)
March 21st: Spring Picture 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, February 25: Day 2: Art
Tuesday, February 26: Day 3: P.E.
Wednesday, February 27: Day 4: Global Studies
Thursday, February 28: Day 1: Music
Friday, March 1: Day 2: Art and Library
Some items that we need and brainstormed together are:
boxes (any size cereal, pop tart, cracker, mac and cheese etc..)
toilet/paper towel rolls
magazines (child appropriate)
bags from kroger, marsh, etc..
If there is anything else you would like to send in, we would love to have it!!
Thanks so much for your help with this! We will collect these items all year long!
We are Learning
Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!
Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.
Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.
Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.
Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.
Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!
Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.