Mrs. Hamilton's 2nd Grade Class
February 8, 2016
Food 4 Souls Donation Drive
The cafeteria will be trying some new menu items for the months of February and March.
Feb. 12 & March 4: “Big Daddy” CHEESE Pizza (Friday) (In place of Cheese Pizza)
Feb 18 & March 10: Mozzarella Pull Aparts (Thursday) (In place of Cheese/pepp pizza bites)
Feb 29 & March 21: Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Monday) (In place of Beef Soft Tacos)
March 3 & 24: Cornbread (Thursday) (In place of pretzel)
Family S.T.E.A.M night!
Yearbooks are on sale!
Yearbook orders are due by March 16, 2016. The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. We encourage you to place an order on the website: www.inter-state.com/yearbook. Enter in the code 03573P to place an order. All yearbooks ordered online, will be shipped to TCE. Checks should be made out to Thorpe Creek Elementary. Happy ordering!
Pennies for Patients
Thorpe Creek Elementary students will be taking part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program from February 1-12. During this program, students will collect money to support LLS’s mission: to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Students will learn about service, leadership, philanthropy and how they can make a difference by changing patients’ lives. TCE has its own online giving page that students, parents and faculty can share with friends and family: http://events.lls.org/pages/in/ThorpeCreekElementarySchool
Thank you in advance for helping LLS to create a world without blood cancers!
For more information on the Pennies for Patients program, please visit http://www.studentseries.org/
Activities for next week:
Feb. 8th –12th bring in more spare change throughout the week
Mark your Calendar!
- February 5th- Family STEAM Night
- February 12th- Valentine's Day Party
- February 15th-No School-Presidents Day
- February 16th- No School-Flex Day
Specials For next week
Monday 2/8- Day 5: Music
Tuesday 2/9- Day 6: Art
Wednesday 2/10- Day 1:P.E.
Thursday 2/11- Day 2: Music
Friday 2/12 Day 3: Art
Class Library Checkout!
Our next class library checkout day will be Tuesday, February 9th, 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!
We are Learning...
We will continue our study of nonfiction texts. We will be learning how to gather information from informational texts so that we can become experts on a topic. We will focus on various nonfiction features and study them in more detail.
We will start our topic on place value to 1,000. We will be using words, models, standard form and expanded form to represent numbers to 1,000. We will also be using our understanding of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits to compare two three-digit numbers.
We will continue our unit on nonfiction writing texts. Students will continue to research, gather, and write down information to help them write their nonfiction books.
We will continue our unit of forces and motion. We will be investigating the motion of objects when they are acted upon by forces such as gravity and magnetism.
Word study in 2nd grade includes spelling, phonics, and vocabulary development. We will be focusing on 11 new vocabulary words. Those words are: friction, motion, speed, force, zig-zag, position, direction, gravity, magnetism, attract, and repel.