The Willis Weekly
January 18, 2019
Flat Fork Creek Park
Friendship Party on February 14th:
The Friendship Parties this year will be held on Thursday, February 14th from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. Information regarding volunteers will be sent home from room parents on Tuesday, January 22.
Students will be participating in a Valentine Exchange with their classmates. We have 23 students in our classroom. Please note that students may NOT distribute Valentines that include food, candy, or balloons. For your convenience, below is our class list:
Adelaide (Addie) K.
Chima O. Jr.
Abdalrahman (Abdal) S.
Damon T. Jr.
If you have any specific questions, please email me.
Second Grade Study Trip
We are so excited to start this new year (semester) learning about our local community through the world of commerce. Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, February 6, 7, or 8, we are going to Castleton Square Mall to learn more about producers, consumers, goods, and services. Students will explore the world of retail by identifying whether stores provide goods and/or services, use cardinal directions on a map, and enjoy a meal at Buca Di Beppo®.
- February 6, 2019 -- Hesch, King, & Wallace
- February 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!
***Study Trip permission forms were sent home on Wednesday of last week. Permission slips and funds were due today, Friday, January 18.*** (If you have not sent your permission slip, PLEASE SUBMIT IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!)
A Message from Global Studies!
Global Studies Newsletter
*** Important information regarding Chinese Snack Tasting is included in this newsletter and your response is needed if you decide to opt-out.***
In the recent two weeks 1st to 4th grade students have been learning how to say some animals in Chinese. 2nd-4th grade students are doing a great job using the verbs “like” and “have” to form sentences like “I have cats”, “You don’t have dogs”, “I like horses”, and “You don’t like snake”. They also learned how to ask questions like “Do you like horses?” and “Don’t you like rabbits?” in Chinese. I am so impressed with how quickly they learn! 1st grade students had lots of fun learning about the 12 Chinese zodiac animals and coloring Happy New Year 2019, the Year of Pig.
During the week of February 11, 2019, students will be tasting a Chinese snack during their Global Studies class. Please see picture below for the nutrition information. If you do NOT wish your child to taste the snack, please fill out the Opt-Out form by following the link below and submit your response by February 1st, 2019. We will also send out paper permission slips home for certain students with allergy concerns. Thank you for your attention!
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
We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!
Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video
Mark Your Calendar!
January 18- Study Trip Permission Slips were Due Today to Castleton Mall
January 21- No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 31- STEAM Night
February 6- Global Day of Play
*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 21: No School- MLK Day
Tuesday, January 22: Day 2: Global Study
Wednesday, January 23: Day 3: Music
Thursday, January 24: Day 4: Art & Library
Friday, January 25: Day 1: P.E.
We are Learning
Our primary topic of importance was using the number-line strategy to find the difference to two or three digit subtraction problems. In doing so, we were sure to use friendly numbers to subtract from our minuend (the larger number in a subtraction problem). Ask your child to demonstrate what she/he knows about using the number-line strategy to find the difference (the answer to a subtraction problem).