Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class!
February 19, 2016
Read Across America Day!
Food 4 Souls Donation Drive & Random Acts of Kindness!
Study Trip to the Children's Museum!
Our next study trip to the Children's Museum is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16th. We will be seeing the play "True Story of the 3 Pigs" at the Lilly Theater. The cost of the study trip is $8.00. Permission forms were sent home on Monday and are due back to school by Friday, March 11th . We are also looking for 6 chaperones per classroom to attend the field trip. Please return the form that was sent home with your child ASAP if you are interested in attending and if you have a current background check on file, as well as watched the anti-bullying webinar. We are looking forward to a memorable experience!
Digital Learning Day!
Digital Learning Day was Wednesday, February 17th which is what HSE21 is ALL about. It's not about the iPads, but using them as tools to enhance and amplify our students' learning! We had so much fun while using our devices! We checked out some new apps. ChatterPix and Padlet were a few of their favorite! We also did some coding, practiced our word work (spelling words) on the IPADS and even wrote some stories all while using our devices!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!
The cafeteria will be trying some new menu items for the months of February and March.
March 4: “Big Daddy” CHEESE Pizza (Friday) (In place of Cheese Pizza)
March 10: Mozzarella Pull Aparts (Thursday) (In place of Cheese/pepp pizza bites)
Feb 29 & March 21: Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Monday) (In place of Beef Soft Tacos)
March 3 & 24: Cornbread (Thursday) (In place of pretzel)
Yearbooks are on sale!
Yearbook orders are due by March 16, 2016. The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. We encourage you to place an order on the website: www.inter-state.com/yearbook. Enter in the code 03573P to place an order. All yearbooks ordered online, will be shipped to TCE. Checks should be made out to Thorpe Creek Elementary. Happy ordering!
Middle of the Year Data
Mark your Calendar!
- February 22nd - Author Troy Cummings will visit TCE
- February 23rd- Choir Club Performance with Mr. Willard @ 6pm
- March 2nd- Read Across America Day
- March 14th- NO SCHOOL Flex Day
- March 16th- Field Trip to the Children's Museum
- March 18th- Candy Bar BINGO
Specials For next week
Monday 2/15- Day 1: P.E.
Tuesday 2/16- Day 2 Music
Wednesday 2/10- Day 3: Art
Thursday 2/11- Day 4: P.E.
Friday 2/12 Day 5: Music
Class Library Checkout!
Our next class library checkout day will be Friday, February 26th, 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...
Next week in reading we will begin our study on comparing and contrasting stories. What better stories to compare and contrast then FAIRYTALES!!! We will begin reading traditional fairytales and then branch out to other versions! Can't wait to see which is the class's favorite!
This week we have continued working on addition and subtraction with regrouping, but we also began learning about data and graphs! Next week we will continue looking at data and graphs, but we'll begin learning about telling time!
We will continue working on our magic tree house stories!
We will begin learning about lifecycles! We will learn what a cycle is, and identify cycles that occur everyday!
Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We will be focusing on 15 new vocabulary words. Those words are: cycle, seed, antenna, germinate, seedling, bulb, cone, bud, roots, photosynthesis, reproduce, disperse, pollinate, sapling, and adaptation.