Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class

March 15, 2019


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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 . 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:

Monday, March 18th: 5 - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20th: 5 - 7:00pm

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

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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!

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:




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 16th - 17th: HSEArt Show - come see the artwork of students at all of our HSE Schools at this district art show from 2:00-5:00 at FHS

March 20th- Study trip to PinHeads

March 21st: Rock Your Socks to bring awareness and to celebrate the joy of diversity on World Down Syndrome Day

March 21st: Spring Picture Day!

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

*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 15: Day 1: Global Studies

Tuesday, March 16: Day 2: Music

Wednesday, March 17: Day 3: Art

Thursday, March 18: Day 4: P.E.

Friday, March 19: Day 1: P.E. & Library

Optional Spelling Practice at Home!

New words were sent home on Monday. We will work with these words for two weeks at a time. Feel free to practice these sorts at home! We test over these words next Friday, March 22nd.

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.

We are Learning


This week, we learned how to make connections while reading. This is a comprehension strategy to make connections to things they already know. We also began a new unit on fairytales. We learned that a fairytale is a fictional story that includes magical creatures or animals, an evil villain, and a happy ending. We began looking out the beginning, middle, and end of fairytales and trying to find the lesson or moral of the story. This week our focus was on various versions of the Three Little Pigs. Next week we will read many versions of Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Make sure to ask your child what version his/her favorite!


This week, we have been so hard at work on our young author books. Our class goal is to have everyone in his or her hard cover books next week! We have one or two students bringing their rough drafts home to work on them this weekend. If your child is one of them please make sure to send his/her book back on Monday morning! Thanks for your help!


In math, we practiced finding fractions that are equivalent. We also worked on long division. This is a very tricky 3rd grade concept. Next week I will give the class a clever way to remember the steps. I think this will really help them. We also wrapped up working with ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.

Plant Project- Science

Next week we will focus on how animals and plants need each other to survive. We will focus much of our week on bees. We will learn how important they are to plants and the plant life cycle. We will also learn about various things we can do to save the bees!