Crew's News - Mrs. Copeland's Class

December 5, 2014

What are we up to?

Reading - Identifying, locating, and using non-fiction text features to help us better understand what we are reading.
Text Features Game:

Dictionary Skills: 2nd grade Lang. Arts - HH.1, HH.2
Compound Words: 2nd grade Lang. Arts - EE.1, EE.2 and 3rd grade Lang. Arts - QQ.3

Writing -
Learning how to write like a scientist (using a hypothesis and learning the scientific method). Creating lab reports to go along with our science experiments.

Math -
Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes


  • Grade Level Practice: 2nd grade - TIME (Q.3, Q.4, Q.5, Q.6, Q.8)
  • Need a Challenge?: 2nd grade - TIME (Q.9, Q17)

Science - Force and Motion unit

Here are the videos we are using in class to help us understand force and motion. The flocabulary link has a GREAT song that we are using daily!

Important Dates

  • December 6 - Scholastic Book Order Due
  • December 8-12 - Dance Kinetics Class (in school)
  • December 11 - Fun Run Informational Lunch (see email with attachment sent 12/5/14)
  • December 15 - Bricks4Kidz (Please pay $8 by 12/12)
  • December 18 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night (Cherry Rd.) 6:30pm-10:00pm
  • December 21 - Jan 3 - NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break


  • January 5 - Return to school
  • January 6 - Box Top Collection Day and SIC meeting at 4 pm
  • January 16 - Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL for students
  • January 19- MLK Day - NO SCHOOL

Winter Dress UP Days! (12/15 - 12/19)

Monday - Favorite ugly holiday sweater/t-shirt

Tuesday - Favorite childhood toy

Wednesday - Elf on the shelf (put on your elf hat and ears to bring in the season)

Thursday - Reindeer (dress like a reindeer-any reindeer attire will do)

Friday - Favorite winter pajamas

Christmasville is here...

Christmasville is here...

Dec. 4 - 7

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 6, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Event Flyer

ChristmasVille Lego Design Contest

Event Flyer

Buy Your Yearbook Today!

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks can be ordered online at

ID code: 11108515

Children's Attention Home Donation

Student Council is sponsoring a supply drive for the Children's Attention Home. The Children's Attention Home Inc. provides emergency shelter and nurturing services to abused, abandoned, and neglected children in S.C.
Please help us support them by donating the following supplies:

  • *Gift cards from any stores, but most often, gift cards to Wal-mart, Target, Belk, and Kohl's are most useful.
  • HE Laundry Detergent
  • Pull Ups size 2T(girls) size 3T & 4T(boys)
  • Size 5 Diapers
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels/Napkins
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • Cereal (Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Golden Grahams)
  • Individually wrapped snack foods
  • Men and Women's Socks

Donation Flyer

Last Town Hall Meeting - with Dr. Kelly Pew, Superintendent of Schools

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Brakefield at Riverwalk

1111 Brakefield Drive

6:00-7:00 pm

Event Flyer

Golf Squad at India Hook Elementary School

We are excited to be offering Golf Squad for Spring 2015 at India Hook Elementary School! This will be a twelve (12) week session open to grades K-5 meeting on Tuesdays starting January 27th. There is also an advanced class being offered on Thursdays starting January 29th for graduates of the Golf Squad Fall program and other more eexperienced players. Classes will run from 2:30 - 3:30. All classes are taught by golf industry professionals only. All class essentials are provided (handbooks, visors, ALL EQUIPMENT, all training tools, etc.). Simply show up and enjoy class! Each student receives the Golf Squad Handbook and Golf Squad visor to keep.

Please see the below web address for more information and to register your child

Holiday Partners

The program provides toys for children ages birth to 14 years.

Holiday Partners registration information

Holiday Partners registration information - Spanish

Scholastic Book Orders Due MONDAY

Shop Online:

One-Time Class Activation Code: L6J42

Dear Families,

You can shop and submit your order online or return the printed order form with payment. No matter how you order, every purchase you make earns FREE Books and educational supplies for our classroom. Orders are due by Monday, Dec. 8; this should allow enough time for the books to get here before the holidays. If I get enough orders in sooner, I will place the order sooner.

To Order Onine:

  • ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
  • SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books, value packs, and Storia eBooks
  • SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
  • All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!


As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! Have a great weekend!

-Mrs. Copeland