Mrs. Lisa King's 2nd Grade

May 1, 2016

International Firefighters' Day!!

Next Wednesday, May 4th, is international Firefighters' Day! As a grade level, we feel that it is important to recognize and thank both police officers and firefighters. Like we did back in September (for the police officers), we would like to collect items to show appreciation to out firefighters. Items could be as small as a pack of gum to as big as a batch of homemade cookies. Snacks are best, but anything will work to show your appreciation. We would like to collect all items by Wednesday, May 4th. We will be delivering the goodies to the local fire station on Wednesday!!

2nd Grade Pizza Party

Permission slips for our 2nd grade pizza party will be sent home Monday. Thank you! We are looking forward to a fun lunch celebrating all we have learned this year!

We are also still looking for volunteers! Please let me know if you are able help setup, serve, and clean up. Volunteers will need to arrive at 11:15. Thank you in advance for your help! Volunteers will need to have a background check on file, as well as completed the anti-bullying webinar!

Homework for Next Week!

Our next Wordly Wise Vocabulary quiz is Friday, May 6th.

Our next Words Their Way Spelling test will be, Friday, May 6th. Our last Spelling test of the year will be Thursday, May 19th. (May 20th is Field Day!!)

Monday: Read a book for 20 minutes.

Tuesday: Study Math Fluency, flash cards, xtramath, moby max

Wednesday: Read a book for 20 minutes.

Thursday: Study Math Fluency, flash cards, xtramath, moby max

Mark your Calendar!

  • May 18th -Dine-to-Donate @Famous Dave's from 5-7
  • May 20th- Field Day!
  • May 21th - Geist 5K
  • May 24th- 2nd Grade Pizza Party
  • May 26th- Last Day of School!

Specials For next week

Monday 5/2- Day 2: PE

Tuesday 5/3- Day 3: Music

Wednesday 5/4- Day 4: Art

Thursday 5/5- Day 5: PE

Friday 5/6- Day 6: Music

Class Library Checkout!

Our next class library checkout day will be Tuesday, May 3rd but remember your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!

***This will be the last day for students to checkout books for the remainder of the school year. ***

We are Learning...


We are still working on novels. Some groups have started their 2nd novel. We are discussing how authors develop characters.


We will be reviewing skills from throughout the year. We are putting all of our skills together to solve multi-step problems.


We will be working on our opinion writing.

2nd Graders at Thorpe Creek Elementary will be issued a challenge to reduce, recycle and reuse. Students are now in the process of sharing their tools with the class. Our class chicks should arrive tomorrow. We will be incubating our chicks. We will candle the chicks and observe their growth. Our hope is the chicks will hatch before the end of the year. We will also be completing some engineering projects.