Miss Kinney's 2nd Grade Class

November 7, 2014

Book Fair!

The Fall Book Fair starts next week! It will be open Monday, November 10th-Friday, November 14th during the school days AND on Friday, November 14th from 4:00-7:00 pm prior to PTO Movie Night! Students may bring in money and purchase books during our class library time. Our class will shop the Book Fair on Friday, November 14th. If you choose to send in money for your child to shop, send it in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s name and teacher.

You are welcome to sign in at the office and shop with your child as well. However, you must have a background check on file in the office if you wish to shop during the school day with your child. You also must complete the anti-bullying training by watching this video from HSE’s website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx.

You can also shop the Book Fair Online starting November 5th-November 19th! Just visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/thorpecreekelem. Thank you for supporting the library and reading in our school!

Book Fair Donations

Thank you for allowing your child to donate to our classroom Book Fair fund! Students have had fun bringing in and counting up our total each day! I appreciate all of your support and help in building our classroom library. Tuesday, November 11th will be our last day to collect money!

Veteran's Day

On Tuesday, November 11th we will be honoring our military Veterans at TCE. Each class will be doing activities throughout the day to celebrate the brave men and women who fought for our freedom!

Dine to Donate

Please join the second grade teachers at Hot Box Pizza for our PTO Dine to Donate! The event lasts from 4:30-6:30 at the Hot Box on 116th and Brooks School Road. A percentage of all purchases will come back to Thorpe Creek! We hope to see you there!

Classroom Treasure Box

One student's "trash" is another student's "treasure!" If you have any old toys, birthday party favors, etc please consider donating them to our classroom treasure box! Thank you!

Student Council Canned Food Drive

Don't forget the TCE Student Council is holding their Canned Food Drive until November 14th. Please help the needy of Hamilton County by donating canned goods, boxed food, or staple food products. The Student Council thanks you for your support!

Important Information for next week!


Week B of homework!

Our next Words Their Way spelling test will be Friday, November 14th.

Mark your Calendar!

  • November 11: Veteran's Day
  • November 3-14: Student Council Food Drive
  • November 10-14: Scholastic Book Fair at TCE
  • November 26-28: Thanksgiving Break

Next Week's Specials

Monday 11/10- Day 5: Art

Tuesday 11/11- Day 6: P.E.

Wednesday 11/12- Day 1: Music

Thursday 11/13- Day 2: Art

Friday 11/14- Day 3: P.E. and Scholastic Book Fair at the Library

We are Learning...

Reading: We will continue to focus on the characters in realistic fiction stories. We will be studying character traits and how characters respond to challenges. We will be using a character's traits to predict how they will solve the problem in the story. We will also be discussing themes and symbolism in literature.

Math: We will wrap up our Time unit this week!

Writing: We will continue writing realistic fiction stories that have clear beginnings, middles, and ends.

Science: We are continuing our study of the sun and the moon! We are learning about the movement of the earth and the moon around the sun. We are also studying what causes the seasons!