Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class!

February 22, 2019

Study Trip to B Present Studio

This Wednesday, Feb. 27th is our rescheduled study trip to B Present Studio. We will plan to leave TCE at 9:45, arrive at the studio and be ready for our class at 10:00, then head back and plan to be back to TCE by 11:00. Please have your child wear shorts and our class t-shirt this day. Each child will need to plan to bring a water bottle with his/her name on it and a yoga mat (if you have one...I'll have extras just in case). We are looking forward to a fun morning pushing our brains and bodies!

Read Across America Day!

Our school will celebrate the joy of reading on Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1st. There will be a PTO sponsored mix-and-match, wacky hair, and dress as your favorite book character day. We will also do a school-wide "Drop Everything and Read" time from 3:10-3:25 that day. Your child is invited to bring in some of his/her favorite books from home and a small blanket to cozy up with white reading!

Candy Bar Bingo!

Candy Bar BINGO will be held here at TCE on Friday, March 1st! 6:00-7:30pm.Come enjoy a fun night out at TCE, where EVERYONE wins candy! There will be pizza sales in the café and raffle tickets sold for “teacher experiences”. We look forward to seeing you there.

Yearbooks Are on Sale

Yearbooks are on sale! The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. To order a yearbook this year, you will need to order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook . We will not be accepting cash or checks this year. All orders are due by March 22nd. To place an order online, enter in the code 36760V. The yearbooks will be shipped to TCE and passed out to the students near the end of May. Happy ordering!

TCE Cheer Club!!

Hello K-4 Students! Are you interested in learning more about cheerleading? Then this club is for you! Please read the attached information very closely and return your permission slip before next Thursday, March 7th. Go Cardinals! ~ Ms. Bradley and Miss Dyer (the flyer is attached to my email)

Daily Snacks

Please consider sending a snack to school with your child each day. Our approved list (to keep all of our Cardinals safe - especially those living with food allergies) include:

fruit

veggies

cheese

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish

Skinny Popcorn


We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!

Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video

All who desire to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips, or eat lunch in the cafeteria must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, please contact the TCE office @ (317) 594-4310.

Mark Your Calendar!

February 27th: B Present Studio Study Trip

March 1st: Read Across America Day

March 1st: Candy Bar Bingo 6:00-7:30

March 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)

March 21st: Spring Picture Day & TCE PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00

March 29th-April 5th: NO SCHOOL Spring Break


*Just a reminder that we have early dismissal every Monday so that our teachers can continue their learning.

Related Arts Schedule for Next Week!

Monday, February 25: Day 2: Music

Tuesday, February 26: Day 3: Art

Wednesday, February 27: Day 4: P.E.

Thursday, February 28: Day 1: Global Studies

Friday, March 1: Day 2: Music

We are Learning

Reading

This week, we discussing different types of figurative language. This week we focused on similes, metaphors, and idioms. We learned that by adding these to our writing it makes it so much more vivid. It helps bring life to our books. The class has had fun looking for them each day during our reading time. A few days we wrote them on post-it notes, then shared them out the following day. I am hopeful we'll see some of these transfer over into our writing!

Word Study

Today was our spelling test over the past 2 weeks words. Look for new word lists to come home Monday. Our next spelling test date will be Friday, March 8th!

Writing

This week we began working on our young author book rough drafts. Each student got to choose which book they'd like to use for their young author book. They could choose to use a story or book they have already written this year or they should choose to write a new story. Those who chose to write a new story have been spending much of this week busy writing. For those who're using a previously written book, they have had a few tasks to complete to their books. For example if they are writing a book that could include onomatopoeia, I challenged them to add it, or if there was a place they could add a simile or metaphor I challenged them to add it. If they are writing a nonfiction books I challenged them to add 2 new non fiction text features as well as 3 new facts to each section. Be sure to ask your child what book he/she chose!

Math

This week in math we looked at various ways to find the area of complex figures. We also learned more about fractions. We have learned the top number of a fraction is called the numerator and the bottom number of a fraction is called the denominator. We learned that when the fraction has the same numerator and denominator it equals one whole. We also learned how to add and subtract fraction with like denominators. Next week we will look at equivalent fractions.