Miss Kinney's 2nd Grade Class

March 6, 2015

Children's Museum Field Trip

Our field trip to the Children's Museum is this Thursday, March 12th! We will be watching "The Paper Bag Princess" at the Lilly Theater. Permission forms and money were collected earlier this year. On the day of the field trip, students should wear our class t-shirt and pack a disposable lunch. We are looking forward to a great day!

Be sure to check Twitter next Thursday while we are on the field trip! I will be tweeting pictures throughout the day to keep you updated on all the fun we are having! @MissKinney2nd

Candy Bar Bingo!

The PTO will be hosting Candy Bar Bingo at TCE on Friday, March 20th from 6:00-8:30pm. The second grade teachers and Mrs. Hopper will be calling bingo numbers from 6:50-7:15. There will be a raffle at the event where you can bid on "Teacher Experiences!" My "Teacher Experience" that you can bid on will be to stay after school with me and a friend. We will eat pizza and enjoy a movie!

Digital Learning Day!

Digital Learning Day is next Friday, March 13th! Digital learning is the instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student's learning experience. On this day, we will be exploring the digital learning opportunities that are available to us at TCE! You can read more about it at http://www.digitallearningday.org.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbook orders are due by March 15, 2015. The cost of the yearbook is $15 per book. We encourage you to place an order on the website: Inter-state.com/yearbook. Enter in the code 748563 to place an order. All yearbooks ordered online, will be shipped to TCE. Checks should be made out to Thorpe Creek Elementary. Happy ordering!


Author Skype

This week we Skyped with Nancy Kelly Allen! Nancy has written around 40 children's books. Since we are studying folktales, Nancy shared her Cherokee folktale with us! She also shared some writing tips and allowed us to ask questions! It was an awesome experience!

Friction Ice Skating

This week we discussed friction and how it relates to force and motion. To begin the experiment, I asked students which material would create the least amount of friction; aluminum foil, wax paper, or lamination. After we took a vote and planned out our experiment, students were sent off to "skate!" We found out, lamination creates the least amount of friction, which allowed us to "skate" easier.

Exploring Symmetry

Important Information for Next Week!

Week A of homework!

Our next Wordly Wise Vocabulary quiz will be next Friday, March 13th.

Mark your Calendar!

March 12th: Children's Museum Field Trip
March 13th: Digital Learning Day

March 20th: PTO Candy Bar Bingo Night!

April 3-10th: Spring Break

Next Week's Specials

Monday 3/9- Day 4: Music

Tuesday 3/10- Day 5: Art

Wednesday 3/11- Day 6: P.E.

Thursday 3/12- Day 1: Music

Friday 3/13-Day 2: Art

We are Learning...

Reading: We continue our study of traditional literature. We will focus on the moral or lesson of the story as we read tall tales.

Math: We will wrap up our Geometry unit!

Writing: We will wrap up our persuasive writing unit with a celebration!

Science: We will continue our unit of forces and motion. We will be investigating the motion of objects when they are acted upon by forces such as gravity and magnetism.