Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class!

January 11, 2019

Study Trip to Flat Fork Creek-THURSDAY

Don't forget that we will be heading to Flat Fork Creek next Thursday!! We will plan to leave TCE at 9:30 and we will be back at TCE around 11:15! Please make sure to watch the weather for this day so that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. No need to pack a sack lunch as we will eat at school during our normal lunch time when we return.

Study Trip to B Present Studio

Our trip to B Present Studio is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30th. While at B Present Studio, our class will participated in a Confident Kids Class. They will encourage our class to be strong, courageous, and healthy. A positive message will be shared and discussed how we can apply it to our daily lives. Please make sure to send permission slips as well as payment in by Monday, January 14th!

Study Trip to Castleton Mall & Buca Di Beppo

This semester we will be learning about our local community through the world of commerce. Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, February 6th, 7th, or 8th we are going to Castleton Square Mall to learn about producers, consumers, goods, and services. Students will explore the world of retail by identifying whether stores provide goods and/or services, using cardinal directions on a map, and enjoying a meal at Buca Di Beppo®.



-February 6, 2019 - Hesch, King, & Wallace

-Febrary 7, 2019 – Dyer, Hamilton, Sieman

February 8, 2019- Bliell & Willis



CHAPERONE AND STUDENT TOTAL COST FOR THIS EVENT (trip and lunch included) ARE THE SAME PRICE, $10!


***Permission slips and funds are due Friday, January 18th.***

Report Cards

2nd 9 weeks report cards have been posted! Please log into Skyward to see your child's quarter two assessment. Please let me know if you have any questions at all!

TCE Storybook Theater Club

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Thorpe Creek Elementary Baton Club

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CogAT Testing App Request

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MealViewer App

MealViewer is an app that parents can use to view our school menu, nutrition and allergen information. The app is simple to set up and even easier to use. You will just need to go to your App Store and download "MealViever To Go".

STEAM Night

Mark your calendars for our TCE FAMILY STEAM NIGHT on Thursday,
January 31 from 5:30-7:00 pm. 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 and water will be available in the cafeteria for families to purchase. We hope to see you there!
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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


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

Optional Spelling Practice at Home

On Tuesday, a new set of words were sent home with your child. We will work with these words for two weeks at a time. Feel free to practice these sorts at home! Also, I will not be giving spelling tests over these words this year, but rather check with each student by checking to see if they can spell the words based on their spelling patterns.

Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!

Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.

Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.

Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.

Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.

Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!

Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.

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!

January 17- Study Trip to Flat Fork Creek Park

January 30- Study Trip to B Present Studio

January 21- No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day



*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, January 14: Day 1: Global Studies

Tuesday, January 15: Day 2: Music

Wednesday, January 16: Day 3: Art

Thursday, January 17: Day 4: P.E.

Friday, January 18: Day 1: Global Studies

We are Learning

Reading

This week during our reading we took some time to share about what makes a books one that we like. Each child then got a list of the 2019 top Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees. On the sheet there is a spot for a ranking, as well as comments. After reading them all, each student will have the opportunity to vote for his/her favorite book. We have taken this week to talk about book ratings and began talking about book reviews as well as book recommendations. I have loved all the book talk this week. We have some books lovers that I think have enjoyed all the new books as well!

Writing

This week during our writing time, students have been working very hard on their nonfiction books. As you can imagine with a class of 24, each student completes his/her book at various times. Some students have completed their books and have done an amazing job. Some are still working hard towards completing them. I couldn't be more proud of all the hard work they have put into them. I can't wait to share the finished products!

Math

This week in math we reviewed a little. I was honestly very impressed with how well they came back and how hard they were ready to work. We stepped up the game with rounding and practiced rounding money to the nearest dollar, ten dollar, and even hundred dollar. We also continued working on elapsed time. The new concept we will be focusing on over the next few weeks is measurement. We began talking about temperature and how to tell temperature by reading a thermometer. Next week we will continue practicing reading thermometers, but we will also go on to learn about inches and feet.

Word Work

On Tuesday, students received a new set of spelling words. In class, we will work on different sorts and activities to practice our spelling patterns. We will study these words for the next two weeks. Here are a list of word sorts that we do in class. Feel free to practice these words at home as well!


Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!

Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.

Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.

Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.

Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.

Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!

Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.

Science

We are back to work with our plant project. This week we formed interest groups and gathered all the questions they were in charge of researching. While at the library this afternoon, groups checked out books they thought might be helpful. Next week we will begin digging into some of the questions and see what we can learn.

Social Studies

Second grade will be studying economics over the coming weeks. We will deepen our understanding of goods vs. services, consumers vs. producers, needs vs. wants, and human, capital, and natural resources. We will culminate our study of economics with a study trip to Castleton Mall in February..