Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class!

February 15, 2019

Flat Fork Creek Study Trip

The weather finally decided to cooperate so we could take our rescheduled trip to Flat Fork Creek Park! Although it was a tad bit chilly, it was a perfect winter day for us to compare our special spot from our last trip to Flat Fork Creek Park in October. Each group got to revisit their special spot. While there, they made note of changes they saw and made observational drawings of it. They documented the weather and predicted what it would look like when we return late April. Ask your child if they noticed any changes in the creek or the wild life that they saw!

Happy Friendship (Valentine's) Day

Thank you to all of our volunteers who supported us (both in and out of class) in showing our appreciation for our friends during this week's Friendship Party. The students demonstrated their appreciation for others by making calming jars for themselves, handing out cards/letters/gifts of affirmation to each other, and dancing with one another! It fills our hearts to know that we have some many people whom can call friend. Again, thank you!

Yearbooks Are on Sale

Yearbooks are on sale! The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. To order a yearbook this year, you will need to order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook . We will not be accepting cash or checks this year. All orders are due by March 22nd. To place an order online, enter in the code 36760V. The yearbooks will be shipped to TCE and passed out to the students near the end of May. Happy ordering!

A Message from Global Studies!

Global Studies Newsletter


For Global Studies, we had a wonderful time celebrating Chinese New Year and learning about traditional Chinese desserts. Students learned a popular Chinese New Year song and how to say “xin nian kuai le” (happy new year) and “gong xi gong xi” (congratulations!), which are common greetings during Chinese New Year. They also learned the history of different types of traditional Chinese desserts, and watched street artists perform sugar art such as sugar painting and blowing candy. Finally they tasted Haw Candy Flakes, a snack that is made of a Chinese fruit – the haws.

Some students loved it so much that they wanted to know where they could get it. So here is the information. You can find it in Asia Mart located at 6103 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46250 (Castleton Mall area). (Adjacent to this message is a picture of the packaging.)

Next week students will start Global Studies in Spanish and I am super excited for them for this new language learning experience! Once again I am so grateful to have the opportunity to teach your child Chinese in the last 3 months. I hope they will continue their love in learning different languages and the world around them.

Ms. Sandra

Global Studies Teacher – Chinese

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

Skinny Popcorn


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

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!

February 18th: NO SCHOOL: President's Day

February 27th: B Present Studio Study Trip

March 1st: Read Across America Day & Candy Bar BINGO 6:00-7:30

March 14th: 2nd Grade Choir Concert (only for students in choir club)


*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, February 18: President's Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 19: Day 2: Music

Wednesday, February 20: Day 3: Art

Thursday, February 21: Day 4: P.E.

Friday, February 22: Day 1: Global Studies

We are Learning

Reading

This week in reading we we began talking about figurative language. We learned that figurative language is used by authors to help their writing become more interested to read. We learned that alliteration is the repetition of the same letter or sound in the beginning of words. For example the title Woodpecker Wants a Waffle. We also learned about onomatopoeia. Thats a big fancy word for sound words, such as POP, Bang, or RIPPPP! We have been hunting for both in books and noticing how much they improve the story!

Writing

This week we officially chose which book each child will be writing for our young authors books. Students each got to pick out the format they thought would best fit his/her book. Next week we will begin the editing process for those students choosing to rewrite a book they have already written this year, or continue writing if they are choosing to write a new book.

Math

This week, we learned how to find the area of a shape with a square or rectangle cut out of it. We continued practicing what we have learned about perimeter by solving word problems involving perimeter. We also practiced comparing fractions with like denominators on a number line. Next week we will learn how to find the area of complex shapes and look at adding fractions.