Second Grade News

October 2 - 5, 2017

Dates to Note

Oct. 2 - 5 Library week for Second grade

Davis- Monday


Lee- Wednesday

Read- Thursday

Oct. 2 - Go Blue! Wear Blue for bullying prevention

Oct. 4 - International Walk to School Day

Progress reports available to view on Skyward.

Oct. 6 - No school for students:

Professional Learning Day for teachers

Oct. 9 - School holiday

Oct. 10 - OCT Spring Creek BBQ Night 5:00-8:00 pm

Mrs. Archer, Mrs. Lee, and Mrs. Davis will be there 6:30-7:00.

Ms. Read will be there 7:00-7:30.

Oct. 12 - Watch D.O.G.S. Pizza Kick Off - 6:30 - 7:30

Oct. 13 - Tip Your Hat to Our Veterans day - pay $1 to wear a hat

Oct. 16 - 20 Second grade CogAT administration


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Spelling Update

This week we are on Week 1 of our next two-week cycle of Words Their Way Spelling. Students should be bringing home their new sorts.

It's Important to Carve Out Time for Reading!

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O.C. Taylor Tigers salute our Veterans!

In honor of Veterans Day, we will collect Wal-Mart gift cards to donate to the Ft. Worth Veterans Hospital. Local veterans can use these gift cards to buy groceries, medications, household needs and even gas. Please turn in gift cards to your teacher or the OCT front office by Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Tip Your Hat to our Veterans day is Friday, Oct. 13, and Friday, Nov. 3. Bring $1 to school to donate to the local veterans hospital and wear a hat to school! This is a FUN and EASY way to make a donation in honor of our veterans.

If you have a picture of a veteran you wish to hang on the Wall of Honor, please label your picture with your name, the veteran’s name and the branch of the military they served in. Turn in your pictures to your teacher or Mrs. Vencill by Wednesday, Nov 8. Your pictures will be returned to you after Veterans Day.

Our 3rd and 4th grade students are preparing music to perform at our annual Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 a.m. in the OCT cafeteria. 3rd and 4th grade students should wear red, white, and blue for our performance. There is a reception in the library immediately following the program for Veterans, honored guests, and their families. If you know a veteran who would like to speak during our Veterans Day program, please contact Mrs. Vencill at

What We're Learning

Reading - Main idea; using evidence to support thinking

Math – Problem solving strategies;

breaking apart numbers up to 120

Social Studies - Researching national symbols

Science - Basic needs of animals; ladybug observations