Mrs. Sieman's 2nd Grade Class!
April 22, 2016
April Students of the Month
For the month of April, TCE Cardinals focused on the character trait Safety! A big congratulations to Ben and Mason for being chosen as our April students of the month. They will celebrate by eating on stage with Mrs. Fiesbeck and Mrs. Curran! For the month of May, our focus will be on the character trait Self-Control!
International Firefighters' Day!!
2nd Grade Pizza Party
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!
Mark your Calendar!
- May 18th -Dine-to-Donate @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!
Specials For next week
Monday 5/2- Day 2: P.E.
Tuesday 5/3- Day 3: Music
Wednesday 5/4- Day 4: Art
Thursday 5/5- Day 5: P.E.
Friday 5/6- Day 6: Music
Class Library Checkout!
Our next class library checkout day will be Tuesday, May 3rd but remember your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!
***This will be the last day for students to checkout books for the remainder of the school year. ***
We are Learning...
We will continue our study of traditional literature. We will be studying different versions of fairy tales, fables, and folktales. We will be comparing and contrasting different versions and we will also discuss the theme of each version.
We have wrapped up our unit on time and graphing and will be starting a new unit on money!
This week, we began our Fairy Tale writing unit. We have been looking at the different elements that go into writing a good fairy tale. We will be continuing this next week!
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 focus on this for the remainder of the year!
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.