Mrs. Hamilton's 2nd Grade Class

March 22, 2019

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2nd Grade Choir Club Performance!

A job well done to our TCE 2nd graders that participated in the 2nd grade choir club this semester. They performed Friday morning and I heard they did amazing!
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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:

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

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!

FHS Children's Theatre Presents.....

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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 22nd: PTO Movie Night

March 29th - April 7th: No school - Spring Break

April 9th- 1:30-2:00 Book Fair Shopping

April 10th: 5:30-7:00 PTO Pancake Dinner, Book Fair is open, and young author books are on display in our gym

April 18th: Study Trip to Hamilton Trace Senior Living Community

April 25th- Study Trip to Flat Fork Creek Park

May 17th- Field 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, March 25: Day 2: P.E.

Tuesday, March 26: Day 3: Global Studies

Wednesday, March 27: Day 4: Music

Thursday, March 28: Day 1: Art

Monday, April 8: Day 2: P.E.

Tuesday, April 9: Day 3: Global Studies

Wednesday, April 10: Day 4: Music

Thursday, April 11: Day 1: Art

Friday, April 12: Day 2 P.E.

We are Learning


Last week in reading, we've been focusing on the characters we read about in a book series. We have noticed that the character in one book stays the same in other books in the same series such as Junie B. Jones or Jack and Annie in the Magic Tree House book series. We will continue this discussion next week and dig deeper!.


This week we will continue to finish up our FINAL drafts of our YOUNG AUTHOR BOOKS! We are almost finished and ready for them to be displayed at the Pancake Dinner! The kids are SO excited to share them with everyone!

During our mini-lessons we have started to focus on Opinion Writing!!! We will be reading "I wanna and Iguana" and "I wanna a new Room" along with many of the Pigeon books!!! Once our YA books are completely finished we will begin to write our own opinion books!

Word Study

Today we took our spelling test over the past 2 weeks spelling words. We will wait until after spring break for our new list to come home.

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, we will begin working on Geometry!!! We will start our study off with the book "Mummy Math" that tells all about the adventures you can have while learning about Geometry!! We will talk about 3D shapes and how many sides, vertices, and faces they have! Next we will begin working on our study of measurement.We will focus on using inches, feet, and yards to measure. We also talked about the difference between centimeters and inches as well as the difference between yards and meters.