Miss Kinney's 2nd Grade Class!

September 25, 2015

Grandparents Day was a GREAT success!

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Picture Retake Day!

Picture Retake Day is October 1, 2015. If you received a picture proof or packet and would like another chance, please have your child bring the picture packet to the photographer on October 1st. If your child did not bring home a picture packet or proof, they may have been absent on Picture Day (which was August 25, 2015). So in that case, make sure the teacher knows that you would like them to take a picture on October 1st. You can still order packages online. If you would like a retake order form or have any questions about this, please contact Pat Lines in the TCE office.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences this year at TCE will be a little different this year! We are all conducting Student Led Conferences. These conferences allow your child to be an important part by having them share their accomplishments and help create goals for the year. Teachers will be sending out directions on Wednesday, September 30th, for parents to sign up electronically for a conference date by Monday, October 5th. Conferences this year will take place from Monday, October 5th through Wednesday, October 21st. We can’t wait to celebrate your child’s learning with you!

Fall Fundraiser

Information for the Fall Fundraiser has been sent home. This is a "no sell" fundraiser and all donations will go directly to the school! If you would like to donate, please return the completed form that was sent home last week with your child and include a monetary donation. You can also donate online at: httsp://paypal.me/TCEPTO

Thank you SO much for your support!


Next week is Week A of homework!

College GO! Week

This week was College Go! Week in Indiana! We have learned that it is never too early to start planning and talking about college!

Liger XC Mile

The 2015 Liger XC Mile will take place on Thursday, October 15th at Hamilton Southeastern High School. The race/walk is for ALL K-6th grade students in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. Please view the attached form for more information about this event!

Register Online:


Important Information for Next Week

Mark Your Calendar!

Friday, October 2nd- 1/2 Day for Students-Professional Development for Teachers students dismiss at 12:01.

Thursday and Friday, October 22nd-23rd-Fall Break-No School

Next Week's Related Arts Schedule

Monday, September 28th- Day 2: Art

Tuesday, September 29th- Day 3: P.E.

Wednesday, September 30th- Day 4: Music

Thursday, October 1st- Day 5: Art

Friday, October 2nd- Day 0: 1/2 Day for Students

Class Library Checkout Days:

Our next class library checkout day will be Friday, October 2nd, but remember, your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!

We Are Learning...


Good readers are problem finders and problem solvers. We notice problems in their reading and use a variety of strategies for figuring out tricky words and fixing up meaning! We will also continue to dive deeper into Realistic Fiction texts!


We are busy launching our realistic fiction stories! We will be writing about a realistic character that goes through a realistic solution. Students have enjoyed making up the internal and external traits of their characters!


In math next week, we will continue our unit on Properties of Addition. After that, we will start Subtraction!


In Science we will continue our unit on Sun and Moon! This is an exciting unit in which students will explore the moon phases, and its effect on Earth!