Mrs. L. King

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! @MrsLKing2nd

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

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: 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!

Important Information for Next Week!

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

Week A of homework!

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

Our next Words Their Way spelling test will be March 20th.


Study your Wordly Wise Words

Read a book of choice for the remainder of the 20 minutes.


Have your child cut out his/her sort and sort the words into categories like the ones we did in school. Your child should read each word aloud during this activity. Ask your child to explain to you why the words are sorted in a particular way—what does the sort reveal about spelling in general? Ask your child to sort them a second time as fast as possible.

Practice Math Fact Fluency either with flashcards or apps.


Study your Wordly Wise Words. The quiz is on Friday.

Read a book of choice for the remainder of the 20 minutes.


Do a “buddy sort” with your child. Lay down a word from each category as a header and then read the rest of the words aloud. Your child must indicate where the word goes without seeing it. Lay it down and let your child move it if he or she is wrong. Repeat if your child makes more than one error.

Practice Math Fact Fluency either with flashcards or apps.

Next Week's Specials

Monday 3/9- Day 4: Art

Tuesday 3/10- Day 5: P.E.

Wednesday 3/11- Day 6: Music

Thursday 3/12- Day 1: Art and Library

Friday 3/13-Day 2: P.E.

We are Learning...

Reading: We work on summarizing and synthesizing the text we are reading.

Mrs. Jackson Math: We will continue our study on three- digit addition and subtraction.

Mrs. King's Math: We will finish our unit on Geometry. We will then start area and perimeter.

Writing: We will be finishing our All about books.

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.

Social Studies: We have each picked a musher to follow during the Iditarod. The race begins tomorrow. Students may want to check on their musher over the weekend. We will be using