Mrs. Hesch's News

February 1, 2019

eLearning

Don't forget that your child will need to have 4 out of the 5 activities from their first eLearning menu completed by next Thursday, February 7th! They will need to complete 2 of the 5 activities from the second E-learning document shared today. This assignment will need to be completed by next Friday, February 8th! Please let me know if you have any questions about these assignments or how to turn them in!

Friendship Party

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 let me know!

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®.


Our Study Trip is NEXT WEEK!


-February 6, 2019 - Hesch, King, & Wallace

-Febrary 7, 2019 – Dyer, Hamilton, Sieman

February 8, 2019- Bliell & Willis

Global Day of Play

On Wednesday, February 6, TCE will celebrate Global School Day of Play. Due to our study trip to the mall that day, Room 6 will celebrate on Friday, February 8th. Unstructured play is vital to the development of a child. Our goal is to teach children about the importance of play by making it a priority. On Friday, February 8th students can bring in their favorite toys from home. Toys brought from home should be school appropriate and fit into their backpacks. Thank you for helping us make this day a success!

Flat Fork Creek Park study trip- rescheduled

We were so disappointed when weather did not cooperate for our originally scheduled study trip to Flat Fork Creek Park. However, our class (along with Mrs. King, Mr. Wallace, and Mrs. Bleill's classes) will travel to Flat Fork Creek Park on Thursday, February 14th. We will leave for the park at 9:30a.m. We will spend about an hour and fifteen minutes at the park. We will go back to our original special spots at the park and observe how nature has changed for winter. We will see what wildlife we can see and the difference in weather/temperature from October (first study trip there) to now. We will leave Flat Fork Creek at 11a.m. No sack lunches are needed for this trip as we will return to TCE before lunch. Students will need to dress or bring winter clothing items. Please have your child dress in layers and bring boots, hats, gloves, and warm winter coats. There is no cost for this trip as you paid for all three study trips to Flat Fork Creek at the beginning of the school year. You gave permission for this trip as well.

Yearbooks Are on Sale

Yearbooks are on sale! The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. To order a yearbook this year, you will need to order online at www.inter-state.com/yearbook . We will not be accepting cash or checks this year. All orders are due by March 22nd. To place an order online, enter in the code 36760V. The yearbooks will be shipped to TCE and passed out to the students near the end of May. Happy ordering!

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!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?

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Daily Snacks

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:

fruit

veggies

cheese

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish

Skinny Popcorn


We appreciate donations for our students that are without a snack, as well. Thank you for considering!

Background Checks & Anti-Bullying Video

All who desire to volunteer, chaperone fieldtrips, or eat lunch in the cafeteria must have an approved background check on file and complete the Anti-bullying video. Background checks are good for 3 years. If you have questions about your background check, please contact the TCE office @ (317) 594-4310.

Mark Your Calendar!


February 6- Room 6 study trip to the mall!

February 8th- Global Day of Play

February 14th: Room 6 study trip to Flat Fork Creek Park and Classroom parties 2:15-3:00

February 18th: NO SCHOOL: President's Day


*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, February 4: Day 4: Global Studies

Tuesday, February 5: Day 1: Music

Wednesday, February 6: Day 2: Art

Thursday, February 7: Day 3: P.E.

Friday, February 8: Day 4: Global Studies

We are Learning

Reading

In reading, we learned that books have different tones or moods, and as readers we need to change how we read the book in order to match the tone/mood. We read A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon. Mrs. Hesch read it in a happy/upbeat way. However, the story sounded strange. The way Mrs. Hesch was reading it didn't match the tone/mood of the book. We decided that the tone/mood of the book was a mixture of confusion and sadness. We practiced by finding a picture book and identifying the mood/tone of the book. We then practiced reading in the way the book wanted to be read. Next week, we will continue to learn about how to be fluent readers.

Writing

We continued working on our opinion writing. This week, we learned how to form an opinion paragraph. We used the word"OREO" to help us remember all the pieces in our opinion paragraph. OREO stands for O-opinion, R-reasons, E-explanation, and O- opinion. We learned that we had to state our opinion clearly, back it up with reasons, provided explanations for our reasons, and finally re-state our opinion. We will continue working on our opinion and persuasive pieces in the coming weeks.

Math

This week, we continued to learn about money. We practiced adding and subtracting money. We learned that numbers to the right of the decimal point mean that it is fractions of a dollar. We discussed the tenths and the hundredths place. We learned that when adding and subtracting money it is important to line up the decimal points correctly. We will continue to practice and review how to add and subtract money.

Social Studies

This week, Mrs. Miller taught us about wants and needs. We worked with partners and identified if a statement was a want or a need. We learned that needs provide us something necessary for survival. These would be things like food, shelter, clothing, and water. We learned that wants are things that we do not really need to survive, but may enjoy. Some examples would be candy, toys, and movies. We also learned about goods and services. We learned that a good is something that we can buy and it is tangible for us. A service is something that is provided for us. We learned that items like toys, candy, and clothes are goods. We learned that haircuts, oil changes, and grocery delivery are services. We will continue to learn more about economics in the coming weeks.