Sneak Peek

2T Edison School * January 18, 2016* Mrs. Tallman

2T Community

Valentine's Day:

Students will bring home an informative memo about Valentine's Day this week. Each student will be asked to bring in a cereal box for a creative writing project by Monday, January 25th. Please read all of the information to prepare the box before bringing it to school.

Science Fair:

The Science Fair will be on February 25th. Please return your Science Fair permission form to Mr. Ehert asap! Enjoy creating your projects!

Schedule Update:

This Wednesday is a Monday schedule! We will have Spanish class and computers on Wednesday. There will not be library or Health.

Spanish-Wednesday this week!

Please bring in a list of dates (birthdays) and any known family events for a student-created calendar. Students are making Spanish calendars and the Spanish teacher wanted children to be able to personalize them.


This week, we will take the Unit 2 assessment for Journeys. It will be a chance to review and practice the skills and strategies learned in our reading program. I will use the assessment to plan my instruction in the weeks to come. We will revisit the stories of Unit 2 about nature and chose our favorite story of the unit. The students will reread Unit 2 Journeys stories with partners and learn how to access Journeys online during computers this week. They will bring this information home, so that they can reread and review concepts learned in Journeys at home too!

WEB Biography Project

The WEB project for the Second Marking period was sent home Monday the 11th. Students are to read a biography and complete a project that is due by February 26th. I have many books available in the classroom and our Edison library has many biographies as well. The students will present their projects to the class and share their work with other classes as well! It is a good idea to have your child practice talking about their project before bringing it to school. I hope the students have fun learning about their person of choice. Happy reading!!!


We have been practicing our persuasive writing by writing reviews and written arguments. This week the students will be challenged to write a persuasive friendly letter. Next, we will end the unit by writing one last persuasive piece to be graded. Each student will write a final piece in which they will attempt to persuade someone to by writing a review. They will be encouraged to include a main idea, their opinion, as well as language that persuades their reader. As always, the students should write using accurate conventions including: sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation, and word study principles (spelling).

Social Studies

Our Earth

This week we will begin Unit 3 of our Social Studies curriculum, Looking At the Earth. We will explore the idea that geography of the Earth varies from place to place. The students will identify and describe the physical characteristics of various landforms, compare the features of different kinds of land, and distinguish regions of the United States. We will identify and learn about different landforms and bodies of water. We will learn about the 7 continents and the oceans of the world.


Chapter 1-4 Cumulative Review

Students complete assessment of Chapters 1-4.

Chapter 5 Introduction:

In this Unit we will learn to-

Understand the basics of multiplication and division.

Understand that multiplication and division involve the concepts of equal groups.

Make multiplication and division stories with pictures.

Interpret real world problems and use multiplication and division to solve them.

Chapter 5 Lesson 1 (Day 1):

Use equal groups and repeated addition to multiply.

Make multiplication stories about pictures.

Make multiplication sentences.

1/2 Birthday Celebrations Begin!

Happy 1/2 Birthday to Grace Davenport and Isaac Smith!

We celebrated both Grace and Isaac's 1/2 birthdays in class this past week! What a fun way to honor every Second Grader's Birthday during our school-year!

Safety Reminder

Please tell your children how they are to get home each day. Some parents find it works well to write this at the bottom of their child's agenda on each day. Students that are picked up from school should be aware that if for some reason their parent or pick-up person is late, they are to go to the front door and buzz back into the building. Mrs. Kredatus is always there to help in this situation and it keeps all students safe after school. If your child is to walk home, please encourage them to leave the school immediately and walk home. Crossing guards are there to help walking students for a limited time after school. Let's keep all of our students safe and try to review your family dismissal plans from time to time!

Mark Your Calendars:

January 18th- No School MLK Day

January 20th- Monday Schedule

January 29th- Character Counts Assembly

January 29th- Spirit Day and Feed a Spirit

February 9th- Friday Schedule

February 9th- PTA 7:00

February 12th- No School Teacher In-service

February 15th- No School

February 19th- PTA Family Dinner 6:00


Send a Note to Let Me Know:

Please send in a note or email to notify me if your child is leaving school early or coming to school late. I can order lunch for students arriving late to class and I will be better able to prepare homework and have students packed and ready to leave early without interrupting the class. Thanks!

• Please have your child put their name and number on all assignments.

*Please label all of your child's belongings!

*It is still warm in our classroom, please help your child to dress appropriately and to bring a water bottle each day!