ASPIRE WEEKLY

December 11, 2015

Dates to Remember

Dec. 12- Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 15- Lunch with the Principal, Spelling Bee Pre-Test

Dec. 16- Pajama Day

Dec. 17 - Holiday Class Parties, 12:00-1:00 for 2nd Grade

Dec. 18 - Early Dismissal 11:45, 2nd Grade Puzzle Exchange in Classroom

Dec. 20- Jan. 4- Winter Break

Holiday Party

The 2nd Grade classroom holiday parties will be Thursday, December 17 from 12:00-1:00.

If you haven't already, please send a 100 piece puzzle wrapped as soon as possible for our puzzle exchange on Friday, December 18. On the outside, it should read "To: A Boy/Girl From: Your Child's Name."
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Hour of Code

This week we participated in the Hour of Code initiative. Because statistics shows that there will be 1.4 million more computer science jobs by 2020, we find it important to expose students to coding. Here are some pictures from us practicing coding in MinecraftEdu. They had a blast!
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Class Objectives for Next Week

Math- Problem Solving, Money

Writing- Focusing On One Idea in Writing and How to Best Be Descriptive

Reading- Looking Closely at an Author's Craft

Science- Intro to Motion

Social Studies- Geography, Completing our "Perfect Country" Project

Spelling Bee Pre-Test

The pre-test for our school Spelling Bee will be held on December 15. Any child who receives a qualifying score may participate in the Glenhope Spelling Bee. This will be held on January 22. Please talk with you child to encourage them to participate if you'd like them to.

Glenhope Giving Tree

Glenhope’s Giving Tree for GRACE will be set up in the main hallway beginning Friday, November 20th! If you would like to help a family in need, please choose an ornament from the tree, and return the unwrapped item by Wednesday, December 16th.

Classroom Wishlist

If you'd like to purchase items for our classroom, you can check out our Amazon Wishlist. After talking with students, I've added books they'd like to see in our classroom library as well as other items I know we will need throughout the year.

https://amzn.com/w/22VP1ZZ3SZ9MR

Class Blog and Shutterfly Page

If you haven't already, be sure you bookmark our class blog and join our class Shutterfly page. These are two great ways to see what we are doing in our classroom.

Class Blog: http://aspire2nd.blogspot.com
Shutterfly Page: https://patton2ndaspire1516.shutterfly.com/