Mrs.Jackson's 2nd Grade Class

May 8, 2015

Recycling, Reusing, Reducing!

On Tuesday, a representative from Republic Services taught us about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling! Students will be using what they learned from our guest speaker for our final PBL. Teams are being challenged to design a simple tool made of reusable goods that meets a need or want!

Project A.C.E.S.

On Monday, May 11th our school will be participating in A.C.E.S. or All Children Exercise Simultaneously! Millions of participants across the globe will be celebrating the annual event beginning at 10 a.m. All students in our school will be walking/running outside together for 30 minutes! Students are encouraged to wear athletic shoes and dress for physical activity!

Students of the Month

During the month of April we focused on the character trait of safety. This month Jack Ryan and Jeremiah were caught showing safety. They will be invited to eat lunch with Mrs. Fiesbeck on the stage Monday, May 18th! Thank you to all the students who practice being safe each day!

4th Grade Lemonade Day!

Lemonade Week will be held during next week! 4th graders will be selling lemonade to the entire school during recess Monday, May 11-Friday, May 15th! This will take place during our "normal" recess time. Each cup is 50 cents, and exact change is appreciated! Each child who plans to purchase lemonade will need EITHER a printed copy of the attached permission slip, OR a hand written note. Feel free to write 1 note for the ENTIRE week if your child plans to purchase lemonade each day!

Field Day and Word Study Quizzes

Field Day will be on Friday, May 22nd. The theme this year is "International" and our class is representing the Netherlands! We will be doing different activities outside for most of the morning so please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather . If you would like your child to wear sunscreen, please apply it before sending him/her to school. Due to Field Day, we will be having our last Words Their Way spelling test and Wordly Wise quiz on Thursday, May 21st.

Pizza Party Volunteers

Please let me know if you are able to volunteer at our annual 2nd grade pizza party on Wednesday, May 27th. We need volunteers to 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!

Thank YOU!

I would like to send a big thank you out to all the parents and students who helped make Teacher Appreciation Week such a memorable and special week!

Late Yearbook Orders

The PTO is accepting late yearbook orders. The extra books will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. In order to have your name put on the list, you will need to pay for the book. The price of the yearbook is $20.00, and checks should be made payable to TCE PTO. Checks will be returned if there isn't a book available. Please contact me if you are unsure if you have ordered a book.

Important Information For Next Week

Week 1 of homework!

Our next Words Their Way spelling test and Wordly Wise Vocabulary quiz will be Thursday, May 21st due to Field Day on Friday.

Mark your Calendar!

May 22nd: Field Day

May 25th: No School Memorial Day
May 27th: 2nd Grade End of the Year Pizza Party
May 29th: Last Day of School

Next Week's Specials

Monday 5/11- Day 1: Art

Tuesday 5/12- Day 2: P.E.

Wednesday 5/13- Day 3: Music

Thursday 5/14- Day 4: Art and Library

Friday 5/15- Day 5: P.E.

We are Learning...

Reading: We will continue our unit on becoming experts through reading nonfiction! Students will use comprehension strategies and informational text features to understand informational texts. We will learn how to compare and contrast information from different sources on the same topic and deepen our understanding by asking questions.

Math: We will complete our unit on measurement, and begin our new unit on time! Students will learn to tell time to five minutes.

Writing: We will continue our nonfiction writing unit. Students will write informative/explanatory text in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. Students will be taking notes from different resources as they research and gather information for their book.

Science: We will begin our unit on Engineering. Students will be asked to think like scientists in order to design a tool that meets a specific need. The materials for the tool must be reusable so they will use 21st century skills (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking) to create innovative uses for previously used materials and objects.