Mrs. Janutolo's 2nd Grade Class

September 19, 2014

Making History Come to Life

Mudsock Scrapbook Exploration

Students pored over The Mudsock Scrapbook photos and generated questions about the what our community was like in the past. Many questions were answered by our guest speaker and our visit to Conner Prairie!

A Visit From the Hamilton County Historian

Students learned much about the history of our local community from our expert guest speaker, Hamilton County Historian David Heighway.

Conner Prairie Fieldtrip

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Thank you to all of our wonderful chaperones for volunteering and making our filed trip a success!

Responsibility Student of the Month

Congratulations to Bernardo and Anna for being chosen as the Responsibility Students of the Month! Bernardo and Anna will be invited to eat lunch on the stage with Mrs. Curran! This month, we will be looking for students showing respect.

Important Information for Next Week!

Grandparent's Day

Don't forget that next Friday, September 26th is Grandparent's Day at TCE! The special event will take place from 9:10-11:35, with each grade level hosting a specific time slot.
Below is the timeline for the days’ activities:
  • 9:10-9:50 Kindergarten
  • 9:35-10:15 3rd Grade
  • 10:00-10:40 1st Grade
  • 10:30-11:10 2nd Grade
  • 10:55-11:35 4th Grade
We are looking forward to this special day!


Next week is Week 1 of homework! We will be taking our next Words Their Way spelling test and Wordly Wise vocabulary test on Friday, October 3.

Mark your Calendar!

Friday, September 26: Grandparent's Day!
Friday, September 26: PTO Movie Night!

Friday, October 8: Student 1/2 day for teacher professional development

Next Week's Specials

Monday 9/22: Day 3 P.E.

Tuesday 9/23: Day 4 Music

Wednesday 9/24: Day 5 Art

Thursday 9/25: Day 6 P.E.

Friday 9/26: Day 1 Music and Library

We are Learning...

Reading: We are learning to be problem solvers as we read! Readers have strategies for figuring out tricky words as they read!

Math: We are focusing on subtraction strategies to help us subtract quickly and fluently!

This week's math vocabulary:

  • difference- the answer to a subtraction problem
  • fact family- a group of related addition and subtraction facts

Writing: We are learning about the structure of a personal narrative. We are using mentor texts to help us understand the elements of personal narratives.

Social Studies: We are continuing to learn about the history of our community. We are studying books, old pictures, and timelines to learn more about Mudsocks!