Mrs.Jackson's 2nd Grade Class
March 27, 2015
A few pictures from this week!
Schoolwide Map Project!
Body Safety Program
Thorpe Creek Elementary School and Hamilton Southeastern Schools are partnering this year with Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County, to bring Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children to our Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade students. Smart Steps is a child sexual abuse prevention and education program that empowers your child to say “NO!” to any unwanted touches that make them uncomfortable.
The program will be presented to all Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade students at Thorpe Creek Elementary school on March 30th and 31st. Each presentation is given in individual classrooms and will last approximately 30 minutes. Chaucie’s Place provides presenters for these presentations and at least one TCE school staff member will sit in on each presentation, as well. Although not required, each child's attendance in the program is strongly recommended.
If you have any questions or do not want your child to participate, please contact school counselors Mrs. Lisa Koers, 317-594-4310 ext. 2272 or Mrs. Jackie Fiesbeck, 317-594-4310 ext. 2287.
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 14th. 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!
PTO Pancake Breakfast
The TCE Pancake Breakfast will be on Saturday, April 18th from 8:00-10:30 am. During this time you may shop for books at the Book Fair, enjoy a pancake breakfast served by the PTO, and view the young author books that will be on display. The students are excited to share their hard work with you!
Important Information for Next Week!
Mark your Calendar!
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
April 14th-April 17th: Spring Book Fair!
April 18th: PTO Pancake breakfast from 8:00-10:30!
Next Week's Specials
Monday 3/30- Day 1: Art
Tuesday 3/31- Day 2: P.E.
Wednesday 4/1- Day 3: Music
Thursday 4/2- Day 4: Art and Library
We are Learning...
Math: We are continuing our study of geometry! Students will identify the attributes of plane shapes and solid figures.
Writing: We will keep working on our Young Author books! We will be revising and editing a story that we wrote earlier in the year.
Science: We will complete our study of the weather! We will be learning about the day-to-day patterns and the seasonal cycles of weather. We will learn how to use tools to observe and measure weather phenomena like precipitation, changes in temperature, wind speed and direction.