2nd Grade Weekly Newsletter

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Science Unit 3- Weather

Throughout this unit, students will show their learning by:

  • measuring and recording detailed observations of the weather
  • describing and comparing types of weather
  • creating a model of the water cycle
  • communicating information about the weather and seasons

Math Topic 3- Numbers to 1,200

Your child is learning to read and write numbers to 1,200. He or she will use place value, or the value of each digit in a number, to identify and record 3- and 4-digit numbers in expanded, standard, and word form. He or she will also use place value to write numbers in different ways. Last, your child will use mathematical reasoning involving place value to solve problems.

FitNic (A Letter From PTA)

Dear Hedgcoxe Family,

We would like to invite you to be part of the Hedgcoxe Family FitNic on October 8, 2015 at Hedgcoxe Elementary. This event will be a family event with food and fitness. We will have a wellness fair while families are taking laps to improve their health. All contributions from the event will be distributed for classroom enrichment and parent education programs, grade level field trips, youth protection/drug awareness, school assemblies, Fine Arts day, and scholarships just to name a few.

Our goal is to raise $12,000 to support our school. In order to reach our goal we need all hands on deck. We are asking for the students to ask family members and neighbors to support them in the fun run. We anticipate 25 laps or so; however, the donations must be a flat amount not per lap. Families will be running/walking from 5:45 until 6:30 on October 8th. Then we will celebrate our efforts at the “Family Picnic” with the usual fare along with some healthy additions. The Hedgcoxe Dad’s Club will be manning the grills!

Donations can be returned in the attached envelope or made online at hedgcoxepta.org. We will be keeping everyone updated on our progress and celebrating the financial milestones with special rewards for the students and teachers. All money is due by October 8th. If your company participates in any donation matching programs please let us know and we can help you with any paperwork needed.

In addition, we are looking for community sponsors so if you know a business that would like to join our wellness fair please let us know and we can send you sponsorship information.

Thank you for your consideration,

Golden LeBlanc

Hedgcoxe PTA VP Ways and Means

Tierney Thompson

Hedgcoxe PTA President


Spelling Pattern

Long U

10 example words have been added to help make brainstorming easier. There is now a space on the homework for your child to write their brainstormed words.

Long /ū/ Sound - Phonics by TurtleDiary


There are no additional math pages for homework this week. They have several problems to complete on their math box portion of the homework.

OPTIONAL: The math activity for this week is optional, but we encourage you to try the activity if time allows. It is very helpful for children to see math being used in the real world and why it's so important. *If you do this activity please snap a picture of your child and tag us on Instagram or Twitter. We'd love to see your child working with math at home and share the pictures with others in the class.

Reading Log

The students are required to read for at least 30 minutes weekly.

This can be done several different ways. Below are some suggestions.

  1. Read 10 minutes, for 3 nights
  2. Read 5 minutes, for 6 nights
  3. Read 30 minutes one night

Find out what works best for your family's schedule. The log is there as a guide, not a requirement.

The activity that goes with the reading log does not have to be done for each book they read. If they read a different book every night, they can choose one book to do for the activity. There is now a place under the reading log for them to use when answering the questions.

Math Facts Log

The math facts log is a place to record facts that stumped your child while practicing. If it took them more than 3 seconds to recall that 12+12=24, then write 12+12 on their log. This is to remind the students what facts they need to be working on in order to know them quickly. Knowing math facts in a timely manner is a great skill to have when using math. They should be practicing addition and subtraction. An example is now attached to the log


There is no writing portion this week.

Important Upcoming Events

  • Monday, September 28th: Author Visit (student event)
  • Wednesday, September 29th: Safety Clowns (student event)
  • Thursday, Septemer 30th: WATCh D.O.G.S Night
  • Friday, October 2nd: Hound Mart
  • Tuesday, October 6th: Spirit Night @ Mooyah (Legacy & Independence)
  • Thursday, October 8th: FitNic

Social Media

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