Mrs. Hamilton

August 13, 2015

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A Memorable First Week of 2nd Grade!

Thank you for partnering with us to make our first week of 2nd grade a success! Students have worked hard to learn classroom and school-wide procedures and behaviors and have begun building relationships with new teachers and friends that will last throughout the year...and beyond! We are looking forward to the rest of our year as a team of learners!

Communication About Classroom Happenings This Year

This year you will be receiving the 2nd grade newsletter by email each Friday. The newsletter will contain important information regarding 2nd grade curriculum, upcoming events, and any other information your child's teacher needs to communicate to you, as well as, photos of us learning! If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of the newsletter each Friday, please let your child's teacher know.

You may also follow the 2nd grade teachers on Twitter to find out what we're up to throughout the week! We are excited to share our learning with you!

Mrs. Janutolo @MrsJanutolo

Mrs. K. King @MrsKing2nd

Mrs. L. King @mrslking2nd

Miss Kinney @MissKinney2nd

Mrs. Sieman @LindseySieman

Mrs. Hamilton @Hamilton2TCE

Homework and Behavior Calendar

Please review the calendar in the back pocket of your child's green go folder daily. It will contain information about your child's behavior, as well as, our related arts schedule. By initialing this daily, you indicate that you are aware of your child's wows and reminders and have checked his/her homework. More information about our homework schedule will be provided next week. Thank you for your support at home!

2nd T-Shirts and Green Go Folders

You will find an order form for 2nd Grade t-shirts and information about green go folders in your child's green go folder today. Please return this form and your payment no later than Friday, August 21st.

PTO Spirit Wear

Looking to build your family's Cardinal wardrobe? Please view the attached order form for optional spirit wear that may be purchased through our PTO.

Deadline: Tuesday, August 25th

All Checks Made Out to PTO

If interested, please place your order form and money in an envelope marked TCE Spirit Wear and return to school no later than Tuesday, August 25th.

Important Information for Next Week

Mark Your Calendar!

Tuesday, August 25th- Picture Day

Thursday, August 27th- Meet the Teacher Night (6:00-7:20 p.m.)

Monday, September 7th- No School, Labor Day

Next Week's Related Arts Schedule

Monday, August 17th- Day 4: P.E.

Tuesday, August 18th- Day 5: Music

Wednesday, August 19th- Day 6: Art

Thursday, August 20th- Day 1: P.E.

Friday, August 21st- Day 2: Music

We Are Learning...


In reading next week, we will be focusing on learning and applying expectations for reading workshop. This is the time set aside in our day for growing as readers! We will learn how to make appropriate book choices, how to set a purpose for reading, and how to think and talk about our reading before, during and after we read!


In writing next week, we will work on learning and applying expectations for writing workshop and building our writing community! We will learn to see ourselves as writers with important ideas to share and stories to tell. We will learn about different ways to write and set a purpose for our writing. We will also explore how to talk about and share our writing with others.

Word Study

Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. Next week we will begin to review some of the important sounds and patterns in our language, helping us to build a foundation for reading, writing, and spelling.


In math next week, we will establish procedures and expectations for math workshop. We will begin our study of Place Value to 100. Important math vocabulary words for this unit of study include place value, value, hundreds, tens, ones, base 10 blocks, digits, greater than, less than, equal to, 10 more, 10 less, even, odd, and compare.

Social Studies

In social studies next week, we will begin our study of communities. We will learn about our own classroom community, as well as, study the important features of our local community and the roles of the citizens who live there.