Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class

January 23, 2015

Studying Matter with Root Beer Floats!

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Culture Project

The video below is a song Mr. Willis (our student teacher) made for our upcoming culture projects! Each 2nd grade teacher shared a piece of their culture with all the 2nd graders at TCE! Mr. Willis shared that he is an African American! I can't wait to see the student presentations and learn more about all the students in 2nd grade!
Mr. Willis sharing his culture PBL entry event

Valentine's Day

It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away. Please look for more information regarding our class party soon from our room parent volunteers. I have attached a class list if your child is participating in the Valentine's Day card exchange. Please remember that if your child participates then they should make a card for every student. Also, HSE policy states that students may not pass out food/candy with cards.

Culture Fair!

Mark your calendar for our Second Grade Culture Fair! All guardians/parents are invited on the morning of February 6th! Details regarding your child's designated presentation time will be sent home early next week.

Message from the PTO Regarding Clothing Donations!

This year while you clean out your closets, we would like you to donate your children's clothes to us. We are collecting clothes to donate to the Department of Children's Services. They are in need. Any size from newborn to young adult would be appreciated. You can drop them off at school. Contact Denise Huston for any questions at 317-626-9940 or denise.huston311@gmail.com.

Important Information for Next Week!

Homework

Week A of homework!

Our next reading test and Worldly Wise vocabulary test will be Friday, January 30th!

Our next Words Their Way spelling test will be on Thursday, Feb. 5. Please note the date change due to the culture fair Friday!

Mark your Calendar!

February 6th: Student Half-Day for Professional Development (Dismissal at 12:01pm)

February 6th: 2nd Grade Culture Fair

February 16th: President's Day (no school)

February 17th: School scheduled due to snow cancellation

February 20th: Candy Bar BINGO

Next Week's Specials

Monday 1/26- Day 6: Art

Tuesday 1/27- Day 1: P.E.

Wednesday 1/28- Day 2: Music and Library (I'll be out all day to take my daughter to her well check appointment and the dentist)

Thursday 1/29- Day 3: Art

Friday 1/30- Day 4: P.E.

We are Learning...

Reading: We are completing our study nonfiction texts. We will be comparing and contrasting different books on the same topic that we have read.

Math: We will finish our topic on 2-digit subtraction and begin a new topic on place value to 1,000. We will be using words, models, standard form and expanded form to represent numbers to 1,000. We will also be using our understanding of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits to compare two three-digit numbers.


Writing: We are starting to write our Magic Tree House drafts! Students will be adding specific details and doing research to include more facts. We are also learning how to add nonfiction features to our writing so that our readers can learn more!

Social Studies:
We will be learning about the different aspects of culture. Students will be focusing on heritage, education, family structure and religion.