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New Items for this Week: October 21-29

Dear Parents and Students,

The Kiddos are excited for the Kona Ice tomorrow from the PTA for meeting and exceeding our fundraiser goal!!   A special thank you to all families who supported our school!!

Please be looking for a paren-teacher reminder/confirmation letter coming home about conferences on Nov. 4 and 9.  

Next Friday the 29th is our Halloween celebration and Boo Breakfast, please see the note below. 


Halloween Bickel Boo Breakfast

Families, please see our Halloween celebration note by clicking on the link below.

Halloween Note


I sent home the homework math book to keep at home to complete as directed in the website "Bickel Bulletin" on  Please follow in the homework section of this website for what homework lessons will need to be turned in when. Each lesson has a follow up homework lesson to be completed at home.  The backside of each homework page is a review page that is your choice if you would like your child to complete that page.  Then the homework page can be turned in the following day to school after completion. 

If anyone is interested in donations we are in need of more pencils, and small trinkets like art supplies, small toys, and small notebooks for our Bickel Buck Auction box.  These items are on my grocery list, but just thought I would also send a shout out!!  Thanks for all you do!!heart

  Next week, we will continue our  first science unit: Thinking and Acting Like a Scientist and notebooking skills.

We will continue our introduction Reader's and Writer's workshop lessons next week.  We will also be decorating our Writer's Workshop folders with pictures of family and friends.  If possible please send in a few pics of the kiddos with their friends and family to glue to their folder. Thanks in advance for your time and patience. In writer's workshop we are learning to write small moment stories and will write a special Halloween haunted house story.  We are also working on capitals and punctuation. We will begin learning about and using Nouns, adjectives, and verbs in our writing as well.  In Reader's workshop we are learning about reading stamina, being fluent readers, and comprehension strategies such as Check for Understanding. 

Next week  our Phonics lessons will focus on beginning and ending blends, silent e, long vowel teams, trigraphs,making words, r-controlled vowels and playing Guess My Rule to spotlight different spellings.

Here is a link to our supply list:

Our Specials this week are as follows:


Friday Oct.22: Technology  3:15-4:00

Monday Oct.25: Gym 3:15-4:00

Tuesday Oct. 26: Art 3:15-4:00

Wednesday Oct 27:  Music 3:15-4:00

Thursday Oct. 28: Tech 3:15-4:00

Friday Oct. 29:  Gym 3:15-4:00



If you can not make it, please just see the attached link for our curriculum slide show.

Second grade curriculum slide show



Thank you so much to our parents who have donated to our STEM activities!  The kiddos are having a great time creating, building and engineering!

Our STEM materials wish list on amazon. If you are interested in donating to our classroom wish list please check out the link. Items will be sent directly to my house. STEM stands for Science,Technology, Engineering and Math.  I would to be able to provide more creative building and art activities for my students. Here is the link:

Please join Remind 101.  I hard copy was sent home in the beg. year pkt.  Also here is the link;



Please sign-up for our classroom Remind Page.  The information and directions are in the meet and greet packet.  I send a lot of important last minute messages or reminders throughout the year, so it is wonderful to be able to connect with you in an instant. 

Please see the class calendar as it has lots of important dates for up-coming months! Also please see the homework page for directions for math homework dates. 



Mrs. Michelle Bickel





"In teaching others we teach ourselves"  - Proverb