Mrs. King'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 Avery S. and Zain H. 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!

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TCE Garden!

Next Tuesday, we will be building our garden! 6 classes will work on building the 6 separate gardens, then other classes will help fill them with dirt, and everyone will plant! This Tuesday will be a work day for our class. Our class will be practicing and learning how to hammer nails into wood and remove them, screw screws, and learn a lot about leveling out the ground underneath it! Thank you to the parents who offered their time to come help us next week! We are so blessed to have such supportive parents! Watch twitter for pictures! To the side is a picture of our first little green bean that we will transplant into the finished garden!

Class WOW Reward!

This week has been an AWESOME week for our class. The 2 weeks following Spring Break were a bit rough. We are now finally back in our groove and they are doing awesome! This week we reached our class goal of 25 class WOWS. After voting, it was determined that they would like an extra hour of coding! We will do this next week to celebrate reaching our goal! Keep up the great work!

Severe Weather!

This week we got to practice what to do when severe weather is near! Our class did an amazing job of staying calm and relaxed during this time. I was so impressed with how they handled that scary situation! Awesome job to the entire class!
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Recyclable Items!

During the last few months of school, we will be collecting all different types of recyclable items. Feel free to send in anything from empty plastic containers, old boxes, or any other material students might want to make things out of! Thanks in advance for your help! We will be using them for an upcoming project, but also to help us learn more about measurement closer to the end of the year!

International Firefighters' Day!!

Next Wednesday, May 4th, is international Firefighters' Day! As a grade level, we feel that it is important to recognize and thank both police officers and firefighters. Like we did back in September (for the police officers), we would like to collect items to show appreciation to out firefighters. Items could be as small as a pack of gum to as big as a batch of homemade cookies. Snacks are best, but anything will work to show your appreciation. We would like to collect all items by Tuesday, May 3rd. We will be delivery the goodies to the local fire station on Wednesday!!

2nd Grade Pizza Party

Permission slips for our 2nd grade pizza party were sent home today. Please return the permission form by as soon as possible . Thank you! We are looking forward to a fun lunch celebrating all we have learned this year!

We are also 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!

Homework for Next Week!

***Math homework for Wednesday practice fact fluency!***

Mark your Calendar!

  • May 18th - Dine-to-Donate 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: Music

Tuesday 5/3- Day 3: Art

Wednesday 5/4- Day 4: P.E.

Thursday 5/5- Day 5: Music

Friday 5/6- Day 6: Art


Class Library Checkout!

Our next class library checkout day will be Friday, May 6th 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...

Reading:

This week we have been learning about the difference between inferencing and predicting. We will continue focusing on this, but we will also begin talking about fact and opinion!

Math:

We will continue learning about measurement, and perimeter and we will begin to learn about area as well!
Writing:

This week, we began learning about using a main idea sentence when writing. Next week we will continue working on main idea and working on awesome supporting details to support our main ideas!
Science:

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:

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.