Mrs. Hesch's News
January 18, 2019
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 from room parents will be sent home regarding volunteers.
Students will be participating in a Valentine Exchange with their classmates. We have 25 students in our classroom. Please note that students may NOT distribute Valentines that include food, candy, or balloons.
If you have any specific questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
Room 6 class list
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 6th, 7th, or 8th we are going to Castleton Square Mall to learn about producers, consumers, goods, and services. Students will explore the world of retail by identifying whether stores provide goods and/or services, using cardinal directions on a map, and enjoying a meal at Buca Di Beppo®.
-February 6, 2019 - Hesch, King, & Wallace
-Febrary 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 DUE TODAY! If you haven't returned your permission slips, please do so as soon as possible so that we can get our food count turned into the restaurant. ***
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!
The Great Kindness Challenge
Dear TCE Families,
Thorpe Creek is participating in The Great Kindness Challenge the week of January 28th to February 1st. The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive and encouraging initiative that is taking place in 103 other countries and over 19,000 schools. As part of the challenge each student will be encouraged to complete 50 acts of kindness in the week.
Another part of The Great Kindness Challenge includes raising funds to help support/build a clinic in a small community in Liberia. We would love for students to bring in change to support this cause! Thank you in advance for your support of the Kind Coins Campaign!
We will celebrate all the acts of kindness that are happening around Thorpe Creek with spirit days. They are:
Monday, January 28th
Crazy about Kindness- Wear your crazy socks day
Tuesday, January 29th
Hats off for kindness- Wear a hat day
Wednesday, January 30th
Team up for Kindness- Wear a sports jersey or favorite team color.
Thursday, January 31st
Cozy up for Kindness- Wear your P.J.'s
Friday, February 1st
Kindness Matters at TCE- Wear your TCE spirit wear
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!
Optional Spelling Practice at Home
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- Room 6 goes to Castleton Square Mall
February 8- Global Day of play for Room 6 (due to us being at the mall on the actual 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: Art
Wednesday, January 23: Day 3: P.E.
Thursday, January 24: Day 4: Global Studies
Friday, January 25: Day 1: Music