Mrs. Hesch's News
January 11, 2019
Study Trip to Flat Fork Creek-THURSDAY
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.***
TCE Storybook Theater Club
Thorpe Creek Elementary Baton Club
CogAT Testing App Request
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!
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:
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
Skinny Pop popcorn
We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!
Optional Spelling Practice at Home
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
Mark Your Calendar!
January 17- Study Trip to Flat Fork Creek Park
January 21- No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 31- Family STEAM night
February 6- Castleton Square Mall Study Trip
*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: Music
Tuesday, January 15: Day 2: Art
Wednesday, January 16: Day 3: P.E.
Thursday, January 17: Day 4: Global Studies
Friday, January 18: Day 1: Music
We are Learning
This week, we reviewed commutative property of multiplication. We also learned that we can use helper facts to help us solve unknown multiplication facts. Today, we did "Dollar Tree" math. I brought in "magic beans" from the Dollar Tree. These beans turn into a sponge when placed in water. I asked the students how we could do math with these beans. The students were paired up and then demonstrated math in some way.
-timed the bean opening into a sponge.
-compared their times to another pair.
-measured the bean before opening and remeasured after it was a sponge.
-smooshed the sponge as small they could make it and compared to another pair.
-compared sizes of sponges
-estimated the amount of water the sponge could hold
-weighed the sponge dry and then with water
-estimated how many milliliters of water the sponge could absorb in a measuring cup
-made a graph comparing the times it took for the bean to turn into a sponge