Iroquois Point Elementary

IB Learner Profile: Principled, Open Minded, Thinker, Reflective, Caring, Knowledgeable, Communicator, Risk Taker, Reflective, and Inquirer.
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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I.B. Brochure Project due March 7

Second grade students have an I.B. Community Brochure Project due on March 7.  Attached is the letter explaining the project, checklist, and oral presentation rubric.  Your child is taking home a hard copy of the letter, checklist, presentation rubric, a scaled down sample, and the brochure paper on Wednesday, Feb. 21.   Oral presentation will be graded.  


Thank you families for donating your cans and bottles to be recycled!  I would like to especially thank our parent volunteers who helped with sorting and transporting- Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. Kaolowi and her son, Mrs. Pagan, and Mr. Perreira.  Our class had the most volunteers on the grade level!  Thank you for your commitment!!  

HI-5 Recycling Reminder

Friday, 2/16 is the last day to bring in your HI-5 recyclables for Grade 2.  It's best to bring them in by 9 am Friday as parent volunteers will be sorting them. Drop off cans and bottles at our school's recycling bins near A-1 at the front of the school.  Money will benefit second grade students, which will be used to offset the cost of our last field trip of the year or other activities.  Thank you!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Check out the 100 reasons we love second grade displayed in front of our classroom.  
Cooperative Learning & Scientific Thinking-- our class has been having a lot of fun learning about Matter!  Our last inquiry was to design a shirt fit for a sunny or rainy weather using various types of materials and the idea that "Properties of matter influence design choices."  

HI-5 RECYCLING (Jan.20-Feb.16)

Not sure what to do with all those cans and bottles from Superbowl? Please drop them off at our school's recycling bins in front of A building and we will recycle them for you!!  Money from recycling will benefit Grade 2 students!   

Aloha Parents,
Your child's Second Quarter Report Card is going home on Wednesday, January 17.  Please check your child's backpack for a large manila envelope.  Please sign and return page 4 of the report card in the envelope.  You may keep the other contents at home. 
Also, our class is in need of an electric pencil sharpener.  If you have an extra one at home that you are no longer using and would like to donate it, our class would be more than happy to accept it.  Thank you!  :-)
The information below is taken from your child's Spelling Homework Schedule (taped on the inside cover of your child's Spelling Notebook) & Homework Policy (sent home & signed by parent in the beginning of the year; your copy should be in your child's Homework binder--please let me know if you need another copy).   
In quarters 3 and 4, dictation sentences will be included in your child’s weekly spelling tests. Teacher will read each sentence four times and your child will write every word using correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation marks. High frequency words, previously learned words, and words that follow the week’s spelling pattern will be used in the sentences. This will show how your child is applying the skills s/he is learning in school.
Students will take home their spelling test from the previous week to correct and have parent sign. If any one of the spelling words is misspelled, the student is to write each misspelled word 3 times for practice next to the misspelled word or on the back of the paper. Do not erase any of the mistakes on actual test. If any of the words are misspelled or there is incorrect use of punctuation and capitalization in dictated sentences, the student will rewrite the entire sentence correctly only once. 
1.  Reading Log
2.  Home Projects
3.  iReady Lessons
1.  Comprehension Questions
2.  Math
3.  Language Arts (i.e. daily Spelling) 

Ali'i Awards Assembly 1/17/18

Wednesday, January 17- Second Quarter Ali'i Awards Assembly in the Cafeteria at 9:10 a.m.

Students who received an invite on Wednesday, January 10 will be given awards based on 1) Attendance  2) Behavior or/and  3) Academics.  

Attendance Awards:

Perfect attendance for 2nd quarter- 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 Awards:

-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:

Students who showed significant overall academic growth in the first semester.

Just a reminder that Winter Break is 12/22-1/8.  Students return on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  We will have P.E. so please remind your child to wear shoes and bring a water bottle.  Happy Holidays!!

E1's Winter Celebration

Thank you for allowing your child to participate in our Winter Celebration on Tuesday, December 19. We appreciate the snacks brought in to share with our friends. The children all worked hard this semester and we wanted to celebrate our accomplishments and the friendships we've developed with each other. We ate, talked, danced, sang, and played a game outside!

Reminder: 2017 Winter Performance

When:  Thursday, December 21 8:30-10:00 (Cafeteria opens at 8:00 for seating.)
Attire:  Green or red top and dark colored bottoms.
*If you wish to sign your child out after our performance, you may do so from our classroom.  


Congratulations to students who have been consistent at meeting their monthly reading goals (Reading Log & i-Ready)!  Your child received a free popcorn coupon or/and pizza coupon from Pizza Hut.  The purpose for reading daily is to practice and become better readers.  Just a friendly reminder that Reading Log and completing i-Ready lessons are required homework. Your child's clever account information for i-Ready is adhered to the inside cover of the Student Planner (since August).  Please let me know if you have questions.  Thank you for your support!