Miss Kinney's 2nd Grade Class

May 9, 2016

Project A.C.E.S.

Last Wednesday, May 4th, our school participated in A.C.E.S. or All Children Exercise Simultaneously! Millions of participants across the globe celebrated the annual event. All students in our school walked outside together for 30 minutes! What a fun way to promote healthy bodies!

4th Grade Lemonade Day!

Lemonade Week will be held during this week! 4th graders will be selling lemonade to the entire school during recess Monday, May 9th -Friday, May 13th! Last week I sent home a permission slip for this event! You will only need to write 1 note/permission slip for the ENTIRE week if your child plans to purchase lemonade each day!

Field Day

Field Day will be on Friday, May 20th. The theme this year is "Summer Olympics" and our class will be choosing a country to represent. We will be doing different activities outside for most of the morning so please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather . If you would like your child to wear sunscreen, please apply it before sending him/her to school.

2nd Grade Pizza Party

Permission slips for our 2nd grade pizza party were sent home last week. Please return the permission form and $3 to cover the cost of the pizza as soon as possible. Thank you! We are looking forward to a fun lunch celebrating all we have learned this year!

We are also still looking for volunteers! Please let me know if you are able help setup, serve, and clean up. Volunteers will need to arrive at 11:15. Thank you in advance for your help! Volunteers will need to have a background check on file, as well as completed the anti-bullying webinar!

Thank YOU!

I would like to send a big thank you out to all the parents and students who helped make Teacher Appreciation Week such a memorable and special week!

Important Information For Next Week

With the school year winding down, and many kiddos busy with sports, we will be finished with official homework for the year. I want to encourage all students to continue reading each night and working on fact fluency. Enjoy more relaxed evenings as a family! :)

Mark your Calendar!

  • May 18th -Dine-to-Donate at Famous Dave's from 5-7
  • May 20th- Field Day!
  • May 21th - Geist 5K
  • May 24th- 2nd Grade Pizza Party
  • May 26th- Last Day of School!

Next Week's Specials

Monday 5/9- Day 1: Music

Tuesday 5/10- Day 2: Art

Wednesday 5/11- Day 3: P.E.

Thursday 5/12- Day 4: Music

Friday 5/13- Day 5: Art

We are Learning...


This week we will be focusing on authors purpose and theme in poetry!


We will continue our study of the customary and metric systems of measurement!

We will continue to work on our poetry books!

2nd Graders at Thorpe Creek Elementary will be issued a challenge to reduce, recycle and reuse. Students will be asked to think like a scientist in order to design a tool that meets a specific need. The materials for the tool MUST be reusable. We will wrap this up next week. The eggs arrived this week and then are in the incubator. We will begin candling them next week to observe and learn about the lifecycle of a chicken.

Word Study:

Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We will be focusing on 15 new vocabulary words. Those words are: reduce, reuse, recycle, engineer, design, environment, pollution, hazardous waste, compost, landfill, biodegradable, energy, disposable, and conservation.