Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class

January 4, 20156

Rebuilding Gingerbread Town!

Students reviewed community and economic standards during a project to rebuild "Gingerbread Town!" I am so proud of their creativity and collaboration!
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Gingerbread House Decorating!

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Holiday Party

A big THANK YOU to all of our parent volunteers who helped with our holiday party! The kids had a great time!

Family S.T.E.A.M night!

Get excited and mark your calendars for our first TCE FAMILY S.T.E.A.M. NIGHT on Friday, February 5th from 5:30-7:30pm. STEAM is an educational term to describe real world opportunities for students to learn with science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. At the TCE FAMILY STEAM NIGHT, TCE students and their family members of all ages are welcome to come and participate in a variety of unique, educational STEAM experiences. Participants will travel as a family (children with their adults) to share in the learning process! Pizza will be available in the cafeteria for families to purchase. More details will be forthcoming! We hope you plan to be there!

Happy holidays from my family to yours!

Important Information for the week after Winter Break!


Students will be given their next set of Words Their Way spelling words and Vocabulary words on Tuesday, January 5th. The normal (week A) homework schedule will resume.

Mark your Calendar!

  • December 22-January 4: Winter Break
  • January 5: First day back for students
  • January 15: 1/2 day. Teachers Professional Development
  • January 18: NO SCHOOL- MLK Jr. Day
  • February 5: Family S.T.E.A.M night

Specials After Break!

Tuesday 1/5- Day 2: Music

Wednesday 1/6- Day 3: Art

Thursday 1/7- Day 4: P.E.

Friday 1/8- Day 5: Music

Class Library Checkout!

Our next class library checkout day will be Tuesday, January 5th, 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 to study nonfiction texts. We will be learning how to gather information from informational texts so that we can become experts on a topic. We will be comparing and contrasting different books on the same topic as we read.


We will begin our new topic on subtraction to 100 with and without regrouping.


We will begin a new unit on nonfiction writing texts. Students will understand the structure of explanatory and informational texts. They will learn how to write so that they can teach others.


We will begin a new topic on states of matter. Students will be studying the properties of liquids and gases. During this study we will be using balloons to help with experiments. Please let me know if your child has a latex allergy so we can plan accordingly!

Word Study:

Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. After break we will be focusing on 13 new vocabulary words. Those words are: state, property, solid, liquid, gas, mixture, solution, reaction, evaporation, matter, mass, condensation and dissolve!