Miss Mitchell's 2nd Grade News

September 28th- October 2nd

Events to Remember

Monday Day 4 Music

Tuesday Day 1 P.E. Don't forget to wear your gym shoes please!

Wednesday Day 2 Computer Lab

Thursday Day 3 Art

Tuesday- BLUE FROM THE COLTS @ 2PM WEAR YOUR COLTS GEAR! Bring Roadrunner rally money in by this day!


Friday - is a HALF DAY. No lunch served. Dismissal is at 12:01 PM


Monday- Cheeseburger on a Pretzel Bun

Tuesday- Cheese Omelet

Wednesday -Chicken and Noodles

Thursday- Cheese and Pepperoni Bites

Friday-- No Lunch

*Always an option

Turkey Sandwich

Pizza Pack



Specials Schedule:

Day 1: P.E.

Day 2: Computer Lab

Day 3: Art

Day 4: Music

****Wednesday's are Library Checkout days!

Our Schedule

9-9:30 Learning Clubs

9:30-10:45 Math Workshop

10:45-11:15 Lunch

11:15-12:25 Reader's Workshop (Word work)

12:25-1:00 Specials

*1:00-1:20 Wednesdays Library

1:00-2:00 Reader's Workshop

1:50 Snack (Please send in a healthy snack for your child)

2:00-2:25 Recess

2:25-3:00 Writer's Workshop

3:00-3:30 Science/Social Studies

3:30-3:40 Dismissal

Changes in transportation

PLEASE send in a note for ANY activity that your child is doing after school that is different. If they are typically a bus rider but have engineering, send a note each time.

If they are typically a car ride but have sculpting, send a note each time.

If I were to be absent and a substitute did not have a note, they would send them home their typical way.

For the safety of your child, PLEASE ALWAYS send a note if there is a change.


Yummy.. Yummy.. Snack!

This year we have lunch at 10:45 AM. We will need our energy in the afternoon for Reading and Writing. Please send in an approved snack and refillable water bottle every day!

Approved snacks are:





**Fruit and Veggie Chips are also okay, if spoons are needed, please send with

NO NUTS, no sugar in the first 3 ingredients, and no drinks besides water

- Miss Mitchell

Roadrunner Rally, Thursday October 1st

It’s time for the third annual Roadrunner Rally! The rally will be held Thursday, October 1, during the school day, and it is a time for all of us to come together as Roadrunners to raise money for our school. The donations are used to support our students in activities such as Math Bowl and Student Council; our teachers with supplies they may need for their classrooms and additional curriculum materials; and finally our community with PTO events like the Ice Cream Social and Grillin’ and Chillin’.

Please encourage your student to ask for pledges from family and friends, and use the Roadrunner Rally Pledge Form to keep track of the pledges received. We’ve also enclosed letters that can be mailed to out of town family and friends. Finally, new for this year, we are accepting online donations!

Last year the rally was a huge success. We more than doubled our fundraising goal of $6,000 by raising $12,875.50! We believe in our Roadrunners and think we can meet or even exceed last year’s total. Our goal is to raise $12,000, and if we do, everyone will celebrate with a special extra recess! Kids can win additional prizes by raising $50 or $100, and we will also award a grand prize to the top girl and boy fundraiser in each grade.

The completed pledge form and donations can be returned to the school in the envelope provided no later than TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th! Please ask out of town family and friends to mail their pledge form and money no later than Friday, September 25th, to ensure timely delivery to CRES.

The CRES PTO only holds two school fundraisers a year – the Roadrunner Rally and CRES Fest in the spring. We depend on the success of these events to continue our support of the Cumberland Road Elementary community in so many important ways. We’re excited to see the great things our Roadrunners accomplish by rallying around the school!

Sincerely, CRES PTO


Chaucie's Place

Cumberland Road Elementary is partnering again this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable from anyone.

We invite you to attend a Chaucie’s Place Parent Night to learn more about the Smart Steps program. Fall Creek Elementary will be hosting on Tuesday, September 15th from 6:00pm-7:00pm and Sand Creek Elementary will be hosting from 6:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, September 23rd. These meetings are open to all parents and/or guardians of Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade students. Please be advised that Parent Night is not open to children. To learn more about Chaucie’s Place visit: www.chauciesplace.org.


Over the next few weeks we will be working on retelling. We will start whole group retelling with FIRST, NEXT, THEN, and LAST. We will then work towards small group, partner, and then retelling a story all on our own!

Language Arts- Review Punctuation (Capitalization, Period, Exclamation Point, and Question Mark)

Read to Self- Building Stamina- Choosing a Just Right Book

Partner Read

Mini Lesson- Fiction

First, Next, Then, Last

Word work (Spelling) (10 words) I am working on setting up the students WORD WORK BINDER. In the binder they will have a choice of 5 words from a big list, 3 words from a sort (Long a and short a this week), and 2 challenge words! It will take us a few days to get into our routine and to pick our words. Please be flexible! We will work on the 10 words for 2 weeks!

Words are chosen from the 1st 100 sight words, Words Their Way, and Challenge Words

Buddy Study System

Day 1 -Choose, Write, and Build

Mix, Fix, Mix

Day 2- Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check

Day 3-Buddy Check

Day 4- Make Connections

Day 5- Buddy Test

Buddy study provides opportunities for children to apply principles for studying a specific list of words in active ways. The purpose is to develop word solving actions so that children can problem solve by working on words in isolation or while reading and writing continuously text. Rapid, automatic word solving is a basic component of fluency. It is important for comprehension because it frees children to focus their attention on the meaning and language of the text.

**There is no grade in spelling. The Buddy System is designed for continuous learning over all curriculum that spelling is applied and learned naturally. The children form this point forward will take their spelling test in their word work notebook in order to keep track of the words they have mastered and the words that they want to learn.

Weekly reading homework:

Students are to read for 20 minutes each night. They will write the Title (s) and pages read. Parents need to sign off each night! Please have your students keep their reading recording sheet in their RED GO Folder. That way I can see if they are doing the reading each night.


This week we will be writing our seed story! Everyone has picked a topic and we are now organizing our thoughts. We will then use FIRST, NEXT, THEN, and LAST to write our story! These stories will be in the hallway by conferences!


Building Number Sense

Mental Math Fluency

Problem of the Day

Math Packet- Problem Solving

Mini Lesson- Place Value

Over the next few weeks we will be working on Place value.

We will be able to:

Read and Write whole Numbers to 1000

Word Form

Standard Form

Expanded Form

Number Line

Ordinal Numbers

Determine Odd or Even

Ones, Tens, Hundreds, Thousands

Compare with <, >, =

Miss Mitchell

  • I will send out newsletters on Sunday evening
  • I always check my email in the morning, during the day, and in the evening
  • If you leave a message for me, I will return it during my prep time (12:30- 12:55) or after 4 PM
  • Please send all transportation changes in writing if you can or to the office before 2:00
  • If you do not get a reply e-mail from me about transportation, please call the school. I do not always get the chance to read emails right away or I could be absent