Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class

March 13, 2015

Forces, Motion, and Marshmallow Shooting!

This week students applied what we have learned about forces and motion by having a marshmallow shooting contest! Students had to choose if they would use a short toliet paper roll or a longer paper towel roll. Next, they decided if they thought a small marshmallow or large one would travel the furthest. We also discussed where we should place the marshmallow inside the tube in order to get the best results. I was amazed to see all the learning that took place! What a great way to end our study of forces and motion!
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We earned enough class WOWS for a celebration!!!

This week our class earned enough wows to reach our classroom goal! The students brainstormed various ways they'd like to celebrate this accomplishment, then voted to help narrow it down to one. The students chose to have a P.J. day and they talked me into allowing them to bring a stuffed animal too! The date chosen for this celebration is next Tuesday, March 17th! Mark your calendar!!!

Children Museum Field Trip!

We had a wonderful time at the Children's Museum today! We watched the Paper Bag Princess and explored the museum. A big thanks to our chaperones for joining us on this fun day! I couldn't have done it without you!

Paper Bag Princess

We compared and contrasted the play we saw on our field trip to the book we read in class! Students noticed similarities and differences by thinking of the key details in both!

Digital Learning Day!

Today was Digital Learning Day! Digital learning is the instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student's learning experience. We spent time today researching the students questions for their Genius Hour Passion Projects!

Candy Bar Bingo!

The PTO will be hosting Candy Bar Bingo at TCE on Friday, March 20th from 6:00-8:30pm. The second grade teachers and Mrs. Hopper will be calling bingo numbers from 6:50-7:15. There will be a raffle at the event where you can bid on "Teacher Experiences!" My "Teacher Experience" that you can bid on will be to stay after school with me and a friend. We will eat pizza and enjoy a movie!


Additional note about Candy Bar BINGO!

HOUR PROJECT-AISLYNN'S ANGELS

Candy Bar Bingo is almost here! It is Friday, March 20th from 6:00 to 8:30. We are 4th graders in Mrs. Gibson’s class and for our Genius Hour project we want to help an HSE family. We are selling cookies, wristbands, and candles for Fishers Junior High student, Aislynn Ball, who has Gardner’s syndrome. The money will be donated to her family for Aislynn’s medical bills. Gardner’s syndrome is a type of syndrome that makes tumors grow all over your body.

The wristbands are $2.00 and the cookies are $1.00. The tea light candles are 50¢, the medium candles are $1.00 and the large is $1.50.

We will be selling from 6:00 to 7:30. Make sure to bring money to Candy Bar Bingo!

We hope to see you there!

Macy Summers, Braylee Vicari, Whitney Byard, Olivia Andrews, Ashley Lopez, & Ava Paul.

Report Cards

This Friday was the last day of the 3rd nine weeks! Report cards will be available on Skyward next Friday, March 20th. We will be working hard during the last nine weeks so we are ready for third grade!

Yearbook Orders

Yearbook orders are due by this Sunday, March 15, 2015. The cost of the yearbook is $15 per book. We encourage you to place an order on the website: Inter-state.com/yearbook. Enter in the code 748563 to place an order. All yearbooks ordered online, will be shipped to TCE. Checks should be made out to Thorpe Creek Elementary. Happy ordering!

Important Information for Next Week!

Week 1 of homework!

Our next Words Their Way spelling test and Wordly Wise Vocabulary quiz will be this Friday, March 27th!

Mark your Calendar!

March 20th: Report Cards posted in Skyward
March 20th: PTO Candy Bar Bingo Night!

March 30th: Body Safety Program 10:15-10:45

March 31st: 2nd Grade Choir Performance 6:00 PM (only participating students)

April 3-10th: Spring Break

Next Week's Specials

Monday 3/16- Day 3: Art

Tuesday 3/17- Day 4: P.E.

Wednesday 3/18- Day 5: Music

Thursday 3/19- Day 6: Art

Friday 3/20-Day 1: P.E.

We are Learning...

Reading: We will continue our study of traditional literature. We will be focusing on the moral or lesson of the story as we read fables and folktales.

Math: Today we began our math unit on Money. Students will work on identifying coins and how much they are worth, then they will work on counting a collection of coins.


Writing: We continue our wrapping up and conferring on our versions of our Magic Tree House stories.


Science: We will continue our study of the weather! We will be learning about the day-to-day patterns and the seasonal cycles of weather. We will learn how to use tools to observe and measure weather phenomena like precipitation, changes in temperature, wind speed and direction.