Mrs. Hamilton's 2nd Grade Class
February 19, 2016
Random Acts of Kindness!
Food 4 Souls Donation Drive & Random Acts of Kindness!
Adventures with Steve and Mocha!!
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!!!
Read Across America Day!!
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!
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 Tuesday, February 28th, 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...
We will continue our study of nonfiction texts. We will be learning how to gather information from informational texts so that we can become experts on a topic. We will focus on various nonfiction features and study them in more detail.
We will continue our topic on place value to 1,000. We will be using words, models, standard form and expanded form to represent numbers to 1,000. We will also be using our understanding of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits to compare two three-digit numbers.
We will continue our unit on nonfiction writing texts. Students will continue to research, gather, and write down information to help them write their nonfiction books.
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.