Mrs. Finch's Class News

Vol. 1, Issue 27

Week of May 2nd-6th, 2016

May is here and this is the home stretch. In these final weeks we have many more things to accomplish before we welcome summer. I personally can not think of ending this year just yet. This is a special group of kiddos and I will enjoy every last moment I have with them before they become third graders.

Please be sure to take note of the events in this newsletter so that you can make arrangements not to miss our end of the year fun.

Thank A Teacher

Field Trip Information for Thursday, May 5th

2nd Grade Field Trip

Fort Worth Museum

Science and History

Thursday, May 5th, 2-16

Our Schedule:

9:00—Load Buses (Parents are welcome to follow us to the museum or meet us there at the front entrance)

10:00—Arrive at museum to get tickets. We will line up in classes and teachers will pass out tickets. Students will walk through museum with adult chaperone/small group.

11:15—Meet at the IMAX theater.

11:30—12:15—Watch IMAX film: Born to Be Wild. (There is limited seating available, so if you would like to watch the film with your child, please be sure to purchase a ticket ahead of time to avoid running out of seats.)

After IMAX film we will meet back out on the front lawn for a picnic lunch. We will have coolers to store sack lunches. However, the museum’s café will be open if you would like to purchase lunches there.

Once we are done with lunch, we will load buses and head back to school. You are more than welcome to have your child leave with you, but you must sign him/her out on the teacher’s sign out sheet.

Prices include both museum and IMAX film

Student’s Name: ______________________________________________ ($8.50)

Adult Chaperone:______________________________________________($16.00)

Amount Enclosed______________________________________________

All Money Is Due: April 28th (Cash Only)

Field Trip Chaperones

If you are going on the field trip with us this Thursday, your child will bring home a note with reminders on Wednesday. This note will have helpful information for you to know as you accompany us on a day of fun.

Academic Focus:


Target Skill: Media

Reading Strategy: Visualize

Vocabulary Strategy: Dictionary

Phonics: Review words

Grammar: Review: Nouns and Verbs

Writing: Narrative Stories

Math: Measurement

unit: inch

Social Studies/Science

Financial Literacy/ My Community

Animal Characteristics

Check out the limericks we have been writing!

Weekly Spelling Words (Review)

Words with long o and u w/silent e

1. doze

2. nose

3. rose

4. pole

5. close

6. cute

7. woke

8. mule

9. rode

10. role

11. tune

12. wrote


Monday--Tree Map

Tuesday--ABC Order (10 words)

Wednesday--Vowels/Consonants (same words as ABC order)

Thursday--5 Spelling Sentences or a Spelling Story

Bringing a Bio Poem to Life

I am excited to say that I have been experimenting with the green screen this past week. I'm hoping to get more videos in production.

Here is Noelle reading her bio poem. She will be on stage one day for sure!

College Colors

Wednesday, May 4th, 7:45am-3:15pm

1776 Texas Drive

Weatherford, TX

Wear your college colors or your favorite college shirt.

Field Trip

Thursday, May 5th, 9am-2pm

1600 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX

Roo Blue

Friday, May 6th, 7:45am-3:15pm

1776 Texas Drive

Weatherford, TX

Wear your Roo Blue. #roopride


Friday, May 6th, 2pm

1776 Texas Drive

Weatherford, TX

May's AFV assembly in the cafeteria.

2nd Grade Awards

Wednesday, May 25th, 1:45pm

1776 Texas Drive

Weatherford, TX

We will celebrate our second grade year in the cafeteria.

End of the Year Party

Thursday, May 26th, 1pm

1776 Texas Drive

Weatherford, TX

Details coming soon!

Field Day & Last Day of School

Friday, May 27th, 8am

1776 Texas Drive

Weatherford, TX

Details coming soon!