Iroquois Point Elementary

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Mrs. M. Carter » GRADE 2 Room E-1

GRADE 2 Room E-1

One hundred years from now

It won’t matter

What kind of car I drove

What kind of house I lived in

How much money I had in the bank

Nor what my clothes looked like


The world may be a little better

Because I was important

In the life of a child

Author: (excerpt from “Within My Power” by Forest Witcraft)


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5/29: Field trip refund is now available for pick up at the office. If you are unable to come this week, you may pick it up any time during the summer break. Parent, no other person, must sign to acknowledge receipt of the refund. Child cannot sign for refund.

Field Trip Refund

If you purchased snacks for the cancelled field trip, the refund for snacks was sent home with your child on Wednesday, May 23 with a pink note in the Student Planner.  As for the rest of the refund, please expect it next week.  The office is trying to find the most efficient way to provide refunds to 100+ students.  A note will be stapled in your child's Student Planner as soon as your refund becomes available.  Thank you for your patience. 

Buyer, seller, producer, consumer, goods, and services...these are some of the vocabulary words we used as we played the Economics game.  We created our own little E-1 Shopping Center and experienced being a buyer or seller (producer/consumer) of goods and services.  
Your child is learning to write in cursive!  As a parent and teacher, I feel cursive writing is an important skill to learn (even though it is not part of our Common Core Standards). This is a great age to start.  Each child is taking home a cursive writing packet to practice on.  For the next few days, we will continue to learn more of the letters.  Please continue with your child during the summer.  

Quarter 4 Celebration

Aloha Parents,

On Wednesday, May 30, our class will be having our End of the Year Celebration with pizza and dancing.  Pizza will be served for lunch.  Feel free to bring in any snacks your child would like to share with the class.  
Your child's Fourth Quarter Report Card is going home on the last day of school, Thursday, May 31.  Report cards for students who have negative lunch accounts or/and overdue library books will be sent to the office for parent pick-up.  

Wednesday, May 30- Fourth Quarter Ali'i Awards Assembly in the Cafeteria at 9:10 a.m.

Students who received an invite on Tuesday, May 22 will be given awards based on 1) Attendance  2) Behavior or/and  3) Academics.  

Attendance Awards:

Perfect attendance for 4th quarter & Year- Students who come to school every day, on time.

Behavior Awards:

ABC  award for Acting responsibly, Being respectful, and Caring for others.  2 students per class who consistently exhibit the IPES Behavior Expectations, are a positive influence, and display the General Learner Outcomes.  These students are chosen by their peers and approved by the teacher.

 Academic Award:

Top iReady Diagnostic Scores- 2  for Reading and 2 for Math per class.

iReady Personal Gain Award- students who achieved significant growth. 2 for Reading and 2 for Math per class.

Ulu Pono- Four students who showed significant overall academic growth in the quarter.  

May 23 Field Trip Cancelled



Aloha Grade 2 Families,

It was brought to our team’s attention Monday afternoon that the movie we intended to see for our field trip, Show Dogs, had some concerning sexual content. After reading many reviews and discussing our options as a grade level, we have decided to cancel tomorrow’s field trip with our administrator’s approval. Due to the controversial nature of the themes in question, we did not feel that we, as educators could conscientiously follow through with our field trip plans. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we were unaware of the issue until the information became available upon the film’s release on Friday. In lieu of the field trip, we will be having a movie day at school. We will show a G rated movie in the cafeteria and provide popcorn for the students. We will also be having a grade level picnic for lunch, so please still send a home lunch with your child. Refunds for admission and optional snack packs (if purchased) will be sent home with your child. Thank you for your understanding and Kokua!


Grade 2 Team


Creating Our Own Dance 3

Students worked together in small cooperative groups to plan, create, and practice their own dance using movements from the cultural dances we learned about.

E1's Annual Mother's Day Celebration

Please note that our Mother's Day Celebration is this Friday, May 11 at 1:30 in the cafeteria.  Your child will present his/her gift to you after our performance.  So, it would be great if you or someone in your family could be there to receive your child's gift.  Please turn in the yellow form that was sent home two weeks ago to let me know of your attendance.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Field Trip Due Date Reminder

Last day to turn in field trip permission form and money is Wednesday, May 9.  This is our last field trip of the year.  If you haven't done so already, please send form and money with your child as soon as possible.  We are also still in need of 3 parent chaperones who have already completed the IPES chaperone training. 

Maori Poi Ball Dance

We are learning about various cultural dances such as Hula, Native American Fancy Dance, and Maori Poi Ball Dance. Our class created our own poi balls and are learning about elements of dance, purpose of dance, and expressing feelings and ideas through dance.