Mrs. King's 2nd Grade Class

March 22, 2019

Just a reminder...

Just a reminder I will be gone next week. Please send in a written note if you have any changes in dismissal. I do plan to check email sporadically, but wifi access might be spotty. Our perm sub Mrs. Whitehouse will be in there all 4 days, so they will be in great hands. I hope you all have a wonderful spring break and look forward to hearing all about it when we return! Safe travels if you are leaving and warmer spring like wishes for those staying!
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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 drew the path our ball took then wrote the total fraction of pins that they knocked down. When we got back to school we compared scores and also learned about mean, median, and mode! 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 . 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.

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

Haiti Passion Project

I am Lania from Mrs. Wallace's class.

Did you know it is almost one month until spring vacation? My family and I are doing something extra special. We are traveling to the country of Haiti, where I was born. Haiti is very beautiful, yet a poor country. The children need our help. They told my mom they really need backpacks and peanut butter. Can you help by donating a new or gently used backpack and a fresh jar of peanut butter? We will be collecting these items until the 22nd in a box by the front office.

Thank you TCE cardinals and together we will bless Haiti!

FHS Children's Theatre Presents.....

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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:




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 22nd: PTO Movie Night

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

April 9th- 1:30-2:00 Book Fair Shopping

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

April 25th- Study Trip to Flat Fork Creek Park

May 17th- Field Day

*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: Music

Tuesday, March 26: Day 3: Art

Wednesday, March 27: Day 4: P.E.

Thursday, March 28: Day 1: Global Studies

Monday, April 8: Day 2: Music

Tuesday, April 9: Day 3: Art

Wednesday, April 10: Day 4: P.E.

Thursday, April 11: Day 1: Global Studies

Friday, April 12: Day 2 Music & Library

We are Learning


This week, we turned our fairy tale focus to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We decided to create a chart documenting the characters, problem and solution from each version we read. On Friday we voted for our favorite. Next week we will be hearing various versions of Cinderella. Next week we will focus more on the lessons or moral presented in the story.


We are working so hard on our Young Author books and can not wait for you to see our finished product. These will be displayed at the Pancake Dinner the evening of April 10th. Hope to see each of you then!

Word Study

Today we took our spelling test over the past 2 weeks spelling words. We will wait until after spring break for our new list to come home.

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 continuing our work with division. When doing long division it can be hard to remember the order and steps you take. To help I asked the class to think of a family. The dad= division, the mom= multiply, the sister=subtract, brother= bring down, Rex (the dog)= remainder. Once I showed them this trick, they seemed to do a lot better. We will continue to practice. It is a very tricky skill to learn. This week we also earned about mean, median, and mode. Next week we will focus on looking at various graphs. We will learn how to read them and when we return from break we will work on creating some!