Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class!

March 8, 2019

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!

College Go Week!

We are celebrating College GO! Week at TCE the week of Mar 11-15.

Mon, Mar 11: Students are encouraged to wear college colors/gear

Wed, Mar 13: Students are encouraged to dress for their future career

Please visit for great resources and information!


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TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon

This week a permission form was sent home regarding the TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon! It will be held on March 15th in the gym here at TCE from 3:50-5:00pm! This Mini-Dance Marathon is a chance for TCE students to help fund pediatric cancer research and child life specialists at Riley Hospital. Permission slips and possible donations must be returned by March 13th. They are asking for a $5 donation, but students may collect more money if they would like! Further details are included in the permission slip that was sent home!

Southeastern Swim Club!!

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

Tuesday, March 12th: 5 - 6:30pm

Thursday, March 14th: 5 - 6:30pm

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

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbooks are on sale! 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. Happy ordering!
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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:




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 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)

March 15th: TCE Riley Mini-Dance Marathon

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 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

*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 11: Day 4: P.E.

Tuesday, March 12: Day 1: Global Studies

Wednesday, March 13: Day 2: Music

Thursday, March 14: Day 3: Art

Friday, March 15: Day 4: P.E. & Library

We are Learning


This week, we wrapped up our study of figurative language and spent the end of the week discussing what we knew about folktales and fairy tales. Over the next few weeks we will read many different folktales first, then fairy tales. We will discuss the important details that took place in the beginning, middle, and end and we will learn to listen carefully to see if there is a hidden message or moral of the story.


We are working so hard on our young authors books. As you can imagine taking a book through writing process can take some time. We have been busy peer editing, having writing conferences, and sharing our rough drafts with our peers to see what suggestions they have for us. Many writers in our class thing his/her book is full of details, but after sharing it with a friend they quickly realize their audience wants to know even more!

Word Study

Today we took our spelling test over 15 of our spelling words from our sorts we've been working on. Monday we will receive new word lists. We will plan to test over these new words Friday, March 22. This will be our last list until after spring break. Below are a few suggested sorts to try at home, however as always practice the way your child is most successful!

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.


In math this week we practiced looking at fractions on a number line and finding equivalent fractions. We also wrapped up area and perimeter. I am so super impressed with how well they did. I think they really enjoyed it as well! Towards the end of this week we began looking more into long division. This is a VERY TRICKY skill and will be one that some will struggle through. That is okay, we'll take it nice and slow and do lots of review through the end of the year. This week we also began discussing the order of operations. Ask your child what he/she should do first to solve this expression 5 + 7 x 4. (Hopefully they say multiply 7 x 4, so the answer to the expression would be 33)