Mrs. Sieman's Newsletter

March 22, 2019

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Pinheads Study Trip

This week we took our learning to Pinheads. While there we applied a little of what we've learned about forces and motion and how things move, as well as some of our math skills. The first of the 5 bowls the class was asked to bowl them a certain way: zig zag, fast, slow, straight, then they got to choose from there on out. We then wrote the total fraction of pins that they knocked down. When we got back to school we compared scores and graphed them by group! ! It was such a fabulous real world learning experience.

2nd Grade Choir Club Performance

A job well done to our TCE 2nd graders that participated in the 2nd grade choir club this semester. They performed Friday morning and I heard they did amazing!
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Yearbook Reminder!!!

It's not too late to order your 2018-2019 TCE yearbook! The online ordering site is open until March 22. 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.

Spring Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair is coming to TCE! It will be open Tuesday, April 9th – Friday, April 12th during the school days AND on Wednesday, April 10th until 7:00 pm during PTO Pancake Dinner! Our class will shop the Book Fair on Wednesday, April 10th from 11:00-11:30. 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. Please visit HSE's website for more info: https://www.hseschools.org/services/other/school-safety/visiting-and-volunteering. Thank you for supporting the library and the reading lives our students!

Southeastern Swim Club!!

Come join the fun! We are located at Hamilton Southeastern High School Natatorium New member evaluations/tryouts are being held:


Saturday, March 23rd: 9 - 11:00 am


Evaluations take approximately 15 minutes and a member of the SSC coaching staff will meet with you immediately afterwards to recommend placement with our programs, we also offer swim lessons. It is not necessary to attend each evaluation- simply pick one that is convenient for your schedule. If you are unable to attend these dates or would like additional information, please email Heather Streett at joinsoutheasternswimclub@gmail.com

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Daily Snacks

WE ARE STILL IN NEED.....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!

March 29th - April 7th: No school - Spring Break

April 10th: 5:30-7:00 PTO Pancake Dinner, Book Fair is open, and young author books are on display in our gym


*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, March 25: Day 2: Art

Tuesday, March 26: Day 3: P.E.

Wednesday, March 27: Day 4: Global Studies

Thursday, March 28: Day 1: Music

Monday, April 8: Day 2: Art

Optional Spelling Practice at Home!

We will work with these words for two weeks at a time. Feel free to practice these sorts at home! Also, I will not be giving spelling tests over these words this year, but rather check with each student by checking to see if they can spell the words based on their spelling patterns.

Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!

Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.

Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.

Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.

Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.

Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!

Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.

We are Learning

Reading

Last week in reading, we've been focusing on the characters we read about in a book series. We have noticed that the character in one book stays the same in other books in the same series such as Junie B. Jones or Jack and Annie in the Magic Tree House book series. We will continue this discussion next week and dig deeper!.

Writing

Last week, we began our study of opinion writing! We read the books The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Back to kick off our unit. The kids then used an organizer and then wrote about what color they thought was the best and shared their writing with others. We then read the book, I Wanna Iguana. The kids were able to use an organizer and next week they will write about what pet they think is best! We will continue our study of opinion writing next week!

Word Study

Below are the sorts we will practice in class!! We will continue for a third week our words and get new words when we return from Spring Break!


Repeated Sort: Students will sort their words. Then check their words using the answer key. Then sort their words again!

Draw and Label: Students choose 10 of their words. Then they will draw a picture of each world and label it.

Blind Sort: Using given guide words, or headers, students spell or write in words in the correct category as a partner calls each word aloud without showing it.

Writing Sort: Students write their words under the correct category.

Speed Sort: Students sort words quickly under the correct categories (use a timer to see how fast they can do it!) Students love to beat records and to set goals for themselves.

Word Hunt: Students hunt through their own reading and writing for words that are additional examples of the sound, pattern, or meaning unit they study!

Buddy Sort: Using the given headers, students sort their words with a partner, then discuss. They will then check their work with their answer key.

Math

In math, we have been working on our study of measurement. Last week, we focused on using inches, feet, and yards to measure. We also talked about the difference between centimeters and inches as well as the difference between yards and meters. This week, we will continue our study of measurement!