Mrs. Lisa King

April 11, 2016

Spring Book Fair!!!

The Spring Book Fair is coming to TCE! It will be open Tuesday, April 12th – Friday, April 15th during the school days AND on Saturday, April 16th from 8:00-10:30 am during PTO’s Pancake Breakfast! Our class will shop the Book Fair on Tuesday, April 12th from 11:30-12:00. 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/thorpecreekelementaryschool. Thank you for supporting the library and reading in our school!

Young Author Books!

Students have been working hard on their young author books! Students were given a choice of genre and topics. Can't wait to show the books off at the upcoming PTO sponsored Pancake Breakfast!

Recyclable Items!

During the last few months of school, we will be collecting all different types of recyclable items. Feel free to send in anything from empty plastic containers, old boxes, or any other material students might want to make things out of! Thanks in advance for your help! We will be using them for an upcoming project, but also to help us learn more about measurement closer to the end of the year!

Homework for the week FOLLOWING Spring Break!

Our next Wordly Wise Vocabulary quiz is Friday, April 15th.

I am pushing Spelling back a week after Spring Break, so our next Words Their Way Spelling test will be, Friday, April 22nd.


Monday: Read a book for 20 minutes.

Tuesday: Study Math Fluency, flash cards, xtramath, moby max

Wednesday: Read a book for 20 minutes.

Thursday: Study Math Fluency, flash cards, xtramath, moby max

Mark your Calendar!


  • April 12-15th- Spring Book Fair in TCE library
  • April 16th- Pancake Breakfast 8-10:30

Specials For next week

Monday 4/11- Day 5: PE

Tuesday 4/12- Day 6: Music

Wednesday 4/13- Day 1: Art

Thursday 4/14- Day 2: PE

Friday 4/15- Day 3: Music


Class Library Checkout!

Our next class library checkout day will be Tuesday, April 19th, but remember your child may bring his/her books back at anytime. We will find a time for him/her to visit the library individually to get new books!

We are Learning...

Reading:

We will continue our study of traditional literature. We will be studying different versions of fairy tales, fables, and folktales. We will be comparing and contrasting different versions and we will also discuss the theme of each version.

Math:

We have wrapped up learning about geometry for the year. We will start a unit on graphing.
Writing:

We are working hard on wrapping up our young author books and working on our final drafts! The class has done such an amazing job on these. I am so excited for the students to share them at our upcoming Pancake Breakfast!
Science:

We will finish our Botany study. 2nd graders at Thorpe Creek Elementary will be issued a challenge to reduce, recycle and reuse. Students will be asked to think like a scientist in order to design a tool that meets a specific need. The materials for the tool MUST be reusable.