Crew's News - Mrs. Copeland's Class

December 12, 2014

We really enjoyed our Dance Kinetics classes this week! We learned all about Newton's 3 Law's of motion. Along with a group of classmates, your child created a dance to explain each law - I'm sure they are all eager to perform them for you at home! :)

CogAT Scores

CogAT scores and a letter explaining the results were sent home today in your child's red folders. Please look over them and read the letter to interpret the scores. If you have any questions about your child's scores, please send them to me and I will forward them to our GT teacher.

What are we up to?

Reading - Identifying, locating, and using non-fiction text features to help us better understand what we are reading.


  • Dictionary Skills: 2nd grade Lang. Arts - HH.1, HH.2
  • Compound Words: 2nd grade Lang. Arts - EE.1, EE.2 and 3rd grade Lang. Arts - QQ.3

Writing -
Learning how to write like a scientist (using a hypothesis and learning the scientific method). Creating lab reports to go along with our science experiments.

Math -
Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes

Stop the Clock Game:


  • Grade Level Practice: 2nd grade - TIME (Q.3, Q.4, Q.5, Q.6, Q.8)
  • Need a Challenge?: 2nd grade - TIME (Q.9, Q17)

Science - Force and Motion unit

***Make sure you ask your child about their force and motion dance classes!***

Here are the videos we are using in class to help us understand force and motion. The flocabulary link has a GREAT song that we are using daily!

Important Dates

  • December 15 - Bricks4Kidz (Please pay $8 by 12/12)
  • December 18 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night (Cherry Rd.) 6:30pm-10:00pm
  • December 21 - Jan 3 - NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break


  • January 5 - Return to school
  • January 6 - Box Top Collection Day and SIC meeting at 4 pm
  • January 16 - Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL for students
  • January 19- MLK Day - NO SCHOOL

Winter Dress UP Days! (12/15 - 12/19)

Monday - Favorite ugly holiday sweater/t-shirt

Tuesday - Favorite childhood toy

Wednesday - Elf on the shelf (put on your elf hat and ears to bring in the season)

Thursday - Reindeer (dress like a reindeer-any reindeer attire will do)

Friday - Favorite winter pajamas (**Don't forget to send in your goodies so we can decorate snowman cookies!)

To help celebrate these fun dress up days, if anyone would like to send in a special snack (maybe to match the theme of the day?) please let me know! We would love to share some of your families traditional holiday snacks! :)


IHES is so fortunate to have wonderful parents willing to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please be sure to follow the application process outlined below.

All volunteers must go through the application process to get an ID card and to be an approved volunteer. Name on volunteer card and state issued id should match.

Jingle All the Way!

Next week between 7:10-7:30 and between 2:20-2:45 we would love to have music in the atrium as students are arriving and leaving. If you play piano or another instrument or would like to sing, please complete the form on the following link.

Buy Your Yearbook Today!

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks can be ordered online at

ID code: 11108515

Children's Attention Home Donation

Student Council is sponsoring a supply drive for the Children's Attention Home. The Children's Attention Home Inc. provides emergency shelter and nurturing services to abused, abandoned, and neglected children in S.C.
Please help us support them by donating the following supplies:

  • *Gift cards from any stores, but most often, gift cards to Wal-mart, Target, Belk, and Kohl's are most useful.
  • HE Laundry Detergent
  • Pull Ups size 2T(girls) size 3T & 4T(boys)
  • Size 5 Diapers
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towels/Napkins
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • Cereal (Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Golden Grahams)
  • Individually wrapped snack foods
  • Men and Women's Socks

Donation Flyer

Golf Squad at India Hook Elementary School

We are excited to be offering Golf Squad for Spring 2015 at India Hook Elementary School! This will be a twelve (12) week session open to grades K-5 meeting on Tuesdays starting January 27th. There is also an advanced class being offered on Thursdays starting January 29th for graduates of the Golf Squad Fall program and other more eexperienced players. Classes will run from 2:30 - 3:30. All classes are taught by golf industry professionals only. All class essentials are provided (handbooks, visors, ALL EQUIPMENT, all training tools, etc.). Simply show up and enjoy class! Each student receives the Golf Squad Handbook and Golf Squad visor to keep.

Please see the below web address for more information and to register your child

Attention Pirate After-school Program Parents (not challenger) -

If you need to pick-up your child after 3:00 pm, but before 5:00 pm, please call 803-985-1611.

Library Media Center Facebook Page

The library media center now has a Facebook Page -

Hour of Code is here...

The Hour of Code is an introduction to computer science and programming. Last week, fifth grade students were introduced to computer science and encouraged to participate. This week, second and fourth grade students are participating during their media center lessons. Next week, third grade students will get a chance to try it out during their media center lessons.

The Hour of Code (Computer Science Education Week) runs from December 8-14, 2014.

To Learn More

Event Flyer


As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! Have a great weekend!

-Mrs. Copeland