Mill Creek 2nd Grade

May 2-6

Mill Creek Carnival

Saturday, April 30th, 11am-2pm

2601 North Liberty Street

Independence, MO

Please Save the date for our Mill Creek Community Carnival. This annual event is always a memorable one for attendees. If you have never joined in on the fun, please plan to this year! There will be games,pony ride, dunk tank, food, a raffle, and FUN!

MATH

The first part of this week we will be finishing up our short unit on geometric shapes. Students will be practicing using graphing paper as well as becoming more familiar with connected vocabulary, such as quadrilateral. We will then move on to customary measurement and practice measuring with inches, feet, and miles.

Science

These last few weeks are learning about living things. We will be digging deeper into animals and their habitats. Students have researched animals or habitats and are creating a project to display their learning. We are also learning about plants and what all plants need to survive. In the classroom we are testing our growing abilities with a lima bean and cottons balls.

Reading

This coming week we are continuing to determine the importance of the text, and also discussing the author's purpose or lesson to be learned from the passage. you could easily practice this at home with fables or legends, such as Aesop's Fables.

Spelling

General spelling list for April 25 - 29


  1. fist
  2. best
  3. occasion
  4. division
  5. revision
  6. invasion
  7. explosion
  8. television
  9. woman
  10. women


Please remember to use Spelling City as a great resource. Currently we are on List 29 which can be found at SpellingCity.com/syc2nd (Nuelle) or spellingcity.com/layleebrown/ (Brown)

This is a resource used in the classroom for free games and practice for all students.

OverDrive

Mid-Continent Public Library overs a great resource for audio books and ebooks. The link is located below and students should be familiar with it. Once you click on the link below you will be prompted to put in your library card number. if you do not have one you may use mine, although we will reach our limit shortly if everyone starts adding on books. Ms. Nuelle's Library Card #: 20005017049847

Severe Weather Procedures- From Principal Miller

During severe weather, school personnel will be monitoring conditions through local news reports and the National Weather Service. Each school is equipped with radios for scanning the National Weather Service. All schools conduct tornado drills with students at least twice a year to ensure they are aware of procedures.

Tornado Warning

· Students and staff will move to designated safe places and proceed into the precautionary duck and cover position.

· Please refrain from coming to school to pick up your child during a tornado warning as staff will be keeping students safe and unable to respond to parent requests.

· Students will not be dismissed from school while the area is under a tornado warning.

· Students will be held at school and buses will not be allowed to transport students until the tornado warning has been lifted and the all clear is given.

Communication Procedures

  • Phones may not be answered during a tornado warning, as students and staff will be in the precautionary duck and cover position.
  • Parents will be notified via the SchoolMessenger notification system of any changes in transportation, as well as school delays associated with a tornado warning.
  • The ISD will share updates via the District website and ISD Facebook and Twitter as soon as information becomes available.

2nd and 3rd grade Music Program

Thursday, May 5th, 6pm

Mill Creek Gymnasium

We will be sharing with you "This Schoolhouse Rocks" which is filled with songs based on concepts the children have been learning about their classroom. The students are very excited to be working on their parts, and want to be sure we have as many families and students in attendance. There was a red form that was sent home March 22, requesting you to RSVP for this performance. If you need another form, please let your child's teacher know.

Students must be here at 5:45.

Please have yoru child wear a RED, YELLOW or BLUE T-SHIRT with no writing on it, and JEANS the night of the performance.

The mill Creek Music Facebook page has links to many of the songs in our program. If you have any questions please contact Amy HArles, our music teacher at amy_harles@isdschools.org or 521-5420.

FIELD DAY

Monday, May 16th, 1:30-3:30pm

2601 North Liberty Street

Independence, MO

Mr. Miller is working hard to coordinate and organize all event for Field Day.. This is a very special afternoon for students and we want to do our best to make it such! IF you may be available to volunteer for this event please look for a note coming home with more details. Thank you!

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 18th, 4pm

2601 North Liberty Street

Independence, MO

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