Mrs. L. King

March 20, 2015

Candy Bar Bingo!

Candy Bar Bingo is TONIGHT! The second grade teachers and Mrs. Hopper will be calling bingo numbers from 6:50-7:15. There will be a raffle at the event where you can bid on "Teacher Experiences!" My "Teacher Experience" that you can bid on will be to stay after school with me and a friend. We will eat pizza and enjoy a movie!


Additional note about Candy Bar BINGO!

HOUR PROJECT-AISLYNN'S ANGELS

Candy Bar Bingo is almost here! It is Friday, March 20th from 6:00 to 8:30. We are 4th graders in Mrs. Gibson’s class and for our Genius Hour project we want to help an HSE family. We are selling cookies, wristbands, and candles for Fishers Junior High student, Aislynn Ball, who has Gardner’s syndrome. The money will be donated to her family for Aislynn’s medical bills. Gardner’s syndrome is a type of syndrome that makes tumors grow all over your body.

The wristbands are $2.00 and the cookies are $1.00. The tea light candles are 50¢, the medium candles are $1.00 and the large is $1.50.

We will be selling from 6:00 to 7:30. Make sure to bring money to Candy Bar Bingo!

We hope to see you there!

Macy Summers, Braylee Vicari, Whitney Byard, Olivia Andrews, Ashley Lopez, & Ava Paul.

Report Cards

Report cards were available to be viewed on Skyward today. Please refer to the data sheet that was sent home recently for specific information regarding your child's reading level, fluency rate, and math facts. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. We will be working hard during the last nine weeks so we are ready for third grade!


Students will be bringing home two different math website log-in sheets. One is for xtramath and the other is for tenmarks. Xtramath is what we use at school to practice math fact fluency. Tenmarks is to study math topics. Both are free to use and can be accessed on a computer or device.

Schoolwide Map Project!

We are constructing a heritage map for the entire school! It will be displayed in the hallway so students can look to see where all of our families have come from! A form was sent home today for you to complete and return to school by next Friday, March 27th. Thank you!

Geist 5K!

Please see the attached letter from Mr. Cushman regarding the upcoming Geist 5K! Let’s walk, run, and be healthy together!

Spring Book Fair!

The Spring Book Fair is coming to TCE! It will be open Tuesday, April 14th – Friday, April 17th during the school days AND on Saturday, April 18th from 8:00-10:30 am during PTO’s Pancake Breakfast! Students may bring in money and purchase books during our class library time. Our class will shop the Book Fair on Tuesday, April 13th. If you choose to send in money for your child to shop, send it in a clearly marked envelope with your child’s name and teacher. You are welcome to sign in at the office and shop with your child as well. **You must have a background check on file in the office if you wish to shop during the school day with your child. You must also have completed the anti-bullying training by watching video from HSE’s website: http://www.hse.k12.in.us/ADM/parents/volunteering.aspx.** You can also shop the Book Fair Online starting April 8th – 22nd! Just visit http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/thorpecreekelem. Thank you for supporting the library and reading in our school!

Important Information for Next Week!

Week A of homework!
Our next Wordly Wise Vocabulary quiz will be Friday, March 27th!
Our next Words Their Way spelling test will be Thursday, April 2nd!


Monday

Study your Wordly Wise Words

Read a book of choice for the remainder of the 20 minutes.



Tuesday

Have your child cut out his/her sort and sort the words into categories like the ones we did in school. Your child should read each word aloud during this activity. Ask your child to explain to you why the words are sorted in a particular way—what does the sort reveal about spelling in general? Ask your child to sort them a second time as fast as possible.

Practice Math Fact Fluency either with flashcards or apps.



Wednesday

Study your Wordly Wise Words. The quiz is on Friday.

Read a book of choice for the remainder of the 20 minutes.



Thursday

Do a “buddy sort” with your child. Lay down a word from each category as a header and then read the rest of the words aloud. Your child must indicate where the word goes without seeing it. Lay it down and let your child move it if he or she is wrong. Repeat if your child makes more than one error.

Practice Math Fact Fluency either with flashcards or apps.

Mark your Calendar!

March 20th: Report Cards posted in Skyward
March 20th: PTO Candy Bar Bingo Night!

March 30th: Body Safety Program 10:15-10:45

March 31st: 2nd Grade Choir Performance 6:00 PM (only participating students)

April 3-10th: Spring Break

Next Week's Specials

Monday 3/23- Day 2: P.E.

Tuesday 3/24- Day 3: Music

Wednesday 3/25- Day 4: Art

Thursday 3/26- Day 5: P.E.

Friday 3/27-Day 6: Music

We are Learning...

Reading: We will continue our study of traditional literature. We will be using junior great books to help us understand fairy tales.

Mrs. Jackson's Math: Today we began our math unit on Money. Students will work on identifying coins and how much they are worth, then they will work on counting a collection of coins.


Mrs. King's Math: We will start our study of Area. Math fact fluency can really come in handy. Keep practicing multiplication.


Writing: We will start working on our Young Author books! We will be revising and editing a story that we wrote earlier in the year.


Science: We will start our study of the weather! We will be learning about meteorologists and weather as change.