The Wacky and Wild World of Wallace

February 22, 2019

Read Across America Day!

Our school will celebrate the joy of reading on Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1st. There will be a PTO sponsored mix-and-match, wacky hair, and dress as your favorite book character day. We will also do a school-wide "Drop Everything and Read" time from 3:10-3:25 that day. Your child is invited to bring in some of his/her favorite books from home and a small blanket to cozy up with white reading!

Candy Bar Bingo!

Candy Bar BINGO will be held here at TCE on Friday, March 1st! 6:00-7:30pm.Come enjoy a fun night out at TCE, where EVERYONE wins candy! There will be pizza sales in the café and raffle tickets sold for “teacher experiences”. We look forward to seeing you there.

Yearbooks Are on Sale

Yearbooks are on sale! The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. To order a yearbook this year, you will need to order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook . 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. Happy ordering!

TCE Cheer Club!!

Hello K-4 Students! Are you interested in learning more about cheerleading? Then this club is for you! Please read the attached information very closely and return your permission slip before next Thursday, March 7th. Go Cardinals! ~ Ms. Bradley and Miss Dyer (the flyer is attached to my email)

Daily Snacks

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:

fruit

veggies

cheese

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!

February 27th: B Present Studio Study Trip

March 1st: Read Across America Day

March 1st: Candy Bar Bingo 6:00-7:30

March 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)

March 21st: Spring Picture Day & TCE PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00

March 29th-April 5th: NO SCHOOL Spring Break


*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, February 25: Day 2: Global Studies

Tuesday, February 26: Day 3: Music

Wednesday, February 27: Day 4: Art

Thursday, February 28: Day 1: P.E.

Friday, March 1: Day 2: Global Studies

We are Learning

Reading

This week, we discussing different types of figurative language. This week we focused on similes, metaphors, and idioms. We learned that by adding these to our writing it makes it so much more vivid. It helps bring life to our books. The class has had fun looking for them each day during our reading time. A few days we wrote them on post-it notes, then shared them out the following day. I am hopeful we'll see some of these transfer over into our writing!

Word Study

Today was our spelling test over the past 2 weeks words. I will grade these over the weekend and send them home next week. Look for new word lists to come home Monday. Our next spelling test date will be Friday, March 8th!

Writing

Our opinion writing has taken a shift in focus from our versus papers to book reviews. These opinions papers are more focused on persuasive writing. This week we looked at a website, Spaghettibookclub.com, and read a bunch of different book reviews. We used our knowledge that we gained from these reviews to guide our reviews as we took notes on what we noticed and then shared these notes with the class. Next week we will choose which book we would like to review and start creating our own book reviews.

Math

We shifted our focus this week from money to measurement. The students worked with rulers, yard and meter sticks, tape measures, and even uncommon units of measurement this week. We worked on making estimations in length as well as making predictions of which measuring tool would be the best to measure different distances. The students seemed to have come into second grade with quite a good amount of prior knowledge about measuring and we will probably dive into deeper problems with measurement next week.
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Science

We talked about the differences between a physical and a chemical change. We used our Discovery Education online textbooks to guide us through discussions about the differences of the two. We ended the week by doing a Kahoot that helped us learn more about these differences as well.