Mrs.Jackson's 2nd Grade Class

March 27, 2015

A few pictures from this week!

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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 last Friday for you to complete. Please return this to school as soon as possible. If you need another copy of the form, please let me know. Thank you!

Pajama Day!

Next Thursday is a PTO sponsored Spirit Day! Students are encouraged to wear their pajamas to school!

Word Study Quizzes

All Word Study quizzes (Words Their Way and Wordly Wise) will be given next Thursday, April 2nd due to spring break starting on Friday!

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.

Bottle Caps for Buddy Benches

The last day to turn in plastic bottle caps will be Wednesday, April 22nd. Please do not send them to school after that date. Thank you for your support in helping us get our Buddy Benches!

Geist 5K!

The deadline to register for the Geist 5K is Wednesday, April 1st! Please see the attached letter from Mr. Cushman for more informatio! 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 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!

Week 2 of homework!

Our next Words Their Way spelling test and Wordly Wise Vocabulary quiz will be next Thursday, April 2!

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...

Reading: We will completing our study of traditional literature. We will be focusing on the moral or lesson of the story as we read fables and folktales.

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.