Mrs. Blalock's Bulletin

Class Update 3/16/15

Dates and Events to Remember

  • March 16 - No School
  • March 18- Fun Fitness 7:15am Gym
  • March 19 Spring Math MAP 8:00am
  • March 23-26 Food Drive (2nd Grade-Individually wrapped Fruit Snack/Granola Bars)
  • March 30th-April 6 Spring Break

"Box Tops for Shamrocks" Media Center Contest

  • Please send in your Box Tops for Education labels and the grade level that brings in the most will win a treat. (March 9-20th)

MAP Practice Sites

  1. Math MAP-Excellent place to sharpen math skills.
  2. Prepdog-Take a practice test and sharpen your skills in math at this site.


  • Students will estimate and practice measuring lengths in inches, feet and yards. Students will measure with the appropriate tool and determine how much longer one object is than another and express the difference.

  • Students will continue to study facts by heart. They can practice facts on Quizlet to increase fact fluency. This site has interactive flashcards and games to help students learn facts by heart.

Language Arts

Students will read for information in print and digital text. They will use non-fiction text features to deepen their understanding and then create questions for peers to answer. In writing, students will begin drafting "I am" poems.

In Lesson 37, we will learn when to drop the silent e when the suffix begins with a vowel as in hiking. Spellingcity is a popular site to practice this lesson.

Social Studies

In social studies, we will continue discussing westward expansion and slavery.

SC Picture Book Nominees

We are enjoying reading books from the 2014-2015 SC Picture Book Nominees list. As we read and discuss each book in class, students are given the opportunity to submit an online Book Review. I am then signing their blue record sheet. We hope to turn in all record sheets by 4/24 to Mrs. Matney in the Media Center. By doing this, we can receive an invitation to a READING Breakfast Celebration in May.

See Media Messages Link above for more details.

  • Here is the link for the Book Review Form in case your child wants to complete an online Book Review at home. Remember to sign the blue form or send a note and I can sign it.

Scholastic Book Club- Optional

If you are interested in ordering books for your child, preview the following site.

Scholastic Book Club.

Our class code is HGT62 if the site asked for it. The link above should connect to our class page. We receive free books for our classroom with every order. Thank you!

Office Reminder

The feature allowing visitors to sign in without a license has been removed from Lobby Guard. Please remember that a driver's license, state issued ID, or military ID will be required to sign in with Lobby Guard.

LMES Spirit Wear

Here is the information and order form for new LMES Spirit Wear. Several Parents have asked about this, so I wanted to add it to our newsletter.

LMES Spirit Wear and Printable Order Form