Mrs. Sieman's 2nd Grade Class!

May 13, 2016

Lemonade Day was a Success!!

Chicks!

Our chicks went back to the farmer yesterday. We will miss them but are happy that they will have more space to roam around at the farm! They were getting quite big! It was such a fun experience watching them hatch and grow!
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TCE Garden

This week, we were able to help set up our 2nd grade garden! We were able to use our knowledge of measurement and symmetry to section our garden off and get it ready for flowers to be planted next week! So exciting!!
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Field Day

Field Day will be on Friday, May 20th. The theme this year is "Summer Olympics" and our class will be choosing a country to represent. We will be doing different activities outside for most of the morning so please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather . If you would like your child to wear sunscreen, please apply it before sending him/her to school. Also, if you are interested in volunteering for field day, please fill out the paperwork that was sent home earlier this week and return it as soon as possible. We are looking forward to this fun day!!

Summer Book Exchange

Need some different books to read this summer? Here is your opportunity to trade books that you’ve already read for some new ones! The book exchange will take place starting May 11th through the end of the school year! A flyer with more information was sent home this week in your child's green go folder.


2nd Grade Pizza Party

Permission slips for our 2nd grade pizza party were sent home today. Please return the permission form as soon as possible. Thank you! We are looking forward to a fun lunch celebrating all we have learned this year!

We are also still looking for volunteers! Please let me know if you are able help setup, serve, and clean up. Volunteers will need to arrive at 11:15. Thank you in advance for your help! Volunteers will need to have a background check on file, as well as completed the anti-bullying webinar!

Lunch Change for the last week of school

Monday: Soft Taco or Taco Scoops

Tuesday: French Toast/Pancakes

Wednesday: Calzones/Pull- Aparts/ Pizza Bites

Thursday: Chicken Patty/Hamburger/

Pizza/ Cheesy Breadsticks/ Fish & Mac & Cheese/ Chicken Nuggets

Fresh Thyme

On Tuesday, May 17th from 4:00-7:00pm, Fresh Thyme Market on 116th St. in Fishers is holding a Cultivating Communities fundraiser for TCE. 5% of all purchases during this time will be donated to TCE to support HSE21 inquiry based learning. No flyer is needed.

Late Yearbook Orders

The PTO is accepting late yearbook orders. The extra books will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. In order to have your name put on the list, you will need to pay for the book. The price of the yearbook is $20.00, and checks should be made payable to TCE PTO. Checks will be returned if there isn't a book available. Please contact me if you are unsure if you have ordered a book.

Important Information For Next Week

Next week is week 2 of homework!

Mark your Calendar!

  • May 18th -Dine-to-Donate @Famous Dave's from 5-7
  • May 20th- Field Day!
  • May 21th - Geist 5K
  • May 24th- 2nd Grade Pizza Party
  • May 26th- Last Day of School!

Next Week's Specials

Monday 5/11- Day 6: Music

Tuesday 5/12- Day 1: Art

Wednesday 5/13- Day 2: P.E.

Thursday 5/14- Day 3: Music

Friday 5/15- Day 4: Art

We are Learning...

Reading:

This week we will continue to focus on how to identify the main idea of a story!

Math:

We have wrapped up our study of money and are now focusing on measurement!
Writing:

We will continue our fairy tale writing unit. We are now publishing our final drafts! They are doing a GREAT job!
Science:

2nd Graders at Thorpe Creek Elementary will be issued a challenge to reduce, recycle and reuse. Students will be asked to think like a scientist in order to design a tool that meets a specific need. The materials for the tool MUST be reusable. We will wrap this up next week. The eggs arrived this week and then are in the incubator. We will begin candling them next week to observe and learn about the lifecycle of a chicken.

Word Study:

Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We will be focusing on 15 new vocabulary words. Those words are: reduce, reuse, recycle, engineer, design, environment, pollution, hazardous waste, compost, landfill, biodegradable, energy, disposable, and conservation.