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Important School Times

School starts at 8:00 Students arriving before 7:50 need to go to the cafeteria or the gym. Morning Car Rider Drop Off will be at the front of the building. 2nd Grade Lunch: 11:30 Recess @ 12:00 Lunch Prices: $2.30 Milk only: $.50 Breakfast Prices: $1.25 School ends at 3:15 Students are dismissed in waves. Car riders are picked up in 2 different spots depending on your last name. A-L front of building M-Z East Right Side Entrance. (Families or Carpools with more than one name in car riders should pick one dismissal spot and use it year round.)

Welcome to our web page

Welcome to the 2017/2018 School Year! This is your web page to learn all about our class, find out information on upcoming events, and keep up to date on current events.


Questions or Comments about our website? Feel free to email the webmaster.... Mrs. Thompson

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Link to school menus


Calendar (click circled dates for information)


Meet Mrs. Thompson

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Growing Up

While growing up my dad was in the Navy. We moved several times before my dad retired here in Arkansas. I have lived in Tennessee, Florida, and Texas. My family and I moved to North Little Rock when I was starting the 3rd grade. I have lived in this area for a long time. I have 2 sisters. I am in the middle. I am the only teacher although my little sister works in a school as a speech pathologist.

What I love

My family is important to me. I have 3 wonderful children. Sam is the oldest and is 30. Sam lives in In Cabot with his wife Candace. He is the wonderful father of my granddaughter Natalija. Micale is my only daughter. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and Universtiy of Arkanasas Medical School. She is a nurse. Micale and Jeff got married this summer and now live in Tulsa. Grant is my young man. He is in 9th grade at the Freshman Acadamy . He runs cross country and plays the trombone. He also enjoys playing his guitars and banjo at the house. Grant and I are the proud pet parents of a 1 year old puppy. Zeus is a Lab mix rescue that is very spoiled. He loves to go to Sonic and get an ice cream cone. When I have free time I love to cook, bake and read. I do most of my reading in the summer when I have more time. My favorite vacation spot is the beach. I go every summer (and any other chance I get.) I am rarely seen without my cup of coffee in the mornings. If I need an afternoon pick me up then I grab a sonic Diet Vannilla Dr. Pepper.


I attended college in Arkansas. I recieved my BSE in education from UCA in 1989. I am certified to teach 1-6 grade and JR High social studies. Previously I have taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. This is my 9th year to teach 2nd grade. This is my 28th year to teach school! I have taught all but one year in Cabot.



Zeus wtih Micale's dog Sophie.

Why the Giraffe?


Giraffe Facts (click on each web site)

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Why the giraffe?

* The giraffe is very peaceful. Giraffes will rarely fight with one another. * Giraffes will stretch their long necks to reach leaves that are almost out of their reach. They will bypass what is easy for them. * The water hole is where predators wait. The giraffe must take an awkward stance to get a drink. Just taking a drink means the giraffe is taking chances. *The giraffe takes big steps with its long legs. *The giraffe has to pump a lot of blood up its long neck. The giraffe has the biggest heart of all the mammals. *If threatened the giraffe herd will circle around and not leave any other giraffe in their herd behind. So the giraffe is my class mascot because: I want my students to be peaceful and kind to one another in the class and to our peers. I want students to stretch beyond what is easy and take chances with new learning. Students will make big steps and embrace new ideas. I want all my students to have big hearts and take care of one another.



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I have found that although it was once expected that children came to school with the understanding that they are treat to adults and their peers with respect, that is not the case today. What can I do to help change that trend? For the 2011-2012 school year my class will embark on the journey to become bucket fillers.

What is a bucket?

A bucket represents a person’s mental and emotional health or self-concept. Many children have empty buckets through no fault of their own. Young children are dependent on others to fill their buckets. Your positive, caring, encouraging words and actions fill buckets.


Bucket Filling will be a great way to build classroom community, trust, and respect within our classroom. The importance of creating bucket filling classrooms complements the importance of creating bucket filling families. Parents and teachers work hand-in-hand in being role models for students.

I want to teach students to become bucket fillers and not bucket dippers.

* Bucket fillers are kind, generous, and considerate. Bucket fillers do things that fill others' buckets. Filling a bucket is as easy as using good manners or smiling at someone as you pass by.


In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well.

It is nice to be nice.

Activity Schedule

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Monday 2:10-3:00


Thursday 2:10-3:00

Library Bring your book back today.

Tuesday 1:15-2:05

PE (wear shoes for PE)

Friday 1:15-2:05

Computer Lab

Wednesday 1:15-2:05



ABC's of 2nd Grade

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Attendance: School is very important. The tardy bell rings at 8:00. Art: Students have art on Monday Absences: Students will be given make up work the day they return to class. If your student is going to be absent for more than 1 school day you may request that absent work be sent home. However, many activitities that are done in class cannot be sent home as "make up" work.


Birthdays: Of course we celebrate! I think birthdays are very important and students are recognized in class on their birthday. Then, we have a Birthday Bash to celebrate all of the birthdays for the month at the end of the month. This gives me time to plan for our celebration. Parents are welcome to attend as well. Breakfast: Students may eat breakfast in the cafeteria before 8:00 each morning.


Car Riders: Please make sure you have the laminated name card displayed in your car at pick up. This lets the duty teacher know who to load and provides safety to your child. If you don't have the sign available you should be asked to show ID. Communication: Parent communication is very important to me. Student's papers and behavior will come weekly (Monday Papers.) I will also include spelling and any office notes. Clothing: Our classroom air conditioner is hard to control. When running the air it can get quite chilly. Students are encouraged to bring a light jacket if they are prone to getting cold. Please make sure your students wear sneakers on PE day.


Dismissal: Car Riders are dismissed at 3:10. The district will send out reminders for early dismissal days. Snow Days are posted on the district web site, announced on local news stations, as well as through automated phone calls. Discipline: Students earn tickets for good choices. When negative choices are made students sign the behavior notebook. Behavior is reported weekly to parents via the red folder and Monday Papers.


Envelopes: When sending money (cash or check) to school, please put it in a sealed envelope labeled with your child’s name and what the money is for. This insures all the money gets to the right place.


Grades: Our school district has a standards based report card. 4 Above grade level expectations 3 At grade level expectations 2 Approaching grade level expectations 1 Skill needs to be worked on more and assessed again. Our district has four 9 week terms to the school year.


Folders: Folders will be sent home daily . However, papers will be sent home each week on Monday or the first school day of the week. Please sign and return the behavior slip and folder to school the next day. Field Trips? Yes we we do! We will take an end of the year trip sometime in May. Other times, we have the opportunity to travel to the high school to watch the fall or spring play.



Illness: The question of when to keep your child at home from school is often a difficult one, especially when decisions must be made first thing in the morning. It is important, however, to keep your child at home if he/she is ill or running a fever the night before. This rule of thumb will help to keep down overall absences.


Mad Minutes: Students will complete a Mad Minute in math everyday. These are done to increase computation fluency. Students are rewarded for becoming a member of the 40's Club each 9 weeks. Music: Wednesday


Newsletters: A class newsletter, Thompson Times, will be sent home each Monday. The newsletter is a great way for parents to know what we are learning, up coming events, and other important information about school and our class.


Homework: Students are assigned a homework packet on Monday. They are expected to have it returned to school by Friday. (Students are welcome to turn homework in early.) Handwriting: Students will be assessed on handwriting usuing the following: O = Outstanding S = Satisfactory N = Needs improvement Students will start cursive 2nd sememster.


Lunch: 2nd Grade eats lunch from 11:30-12:00 Lunch Money: Lunch is $2.00 each day Did you know you can pay lunch money online using the district ap? It is easy and convienient. Library: Students may check out 2 books from the school library. Our check out day will be Monday.


Transportation: School policy is to send students home the "offical" way we have on record. If your student needs to make a change in their way home please send a note or call the school. See safety. :O) Tickets: Students can earn tickets in the classroom. These are collected until the end of the 9 weeks. Tickets will be used to participate in a bash with other students.


Your child’s safety is a top priority. We take every precaution when your child is in our care. When you come into the building during the day, please sign in at the office and get a visitor pass. All outside doors (except the front door) are locked during the day. Snack: Please send a healthy snack for your child each day.


Responsibilities: We discuss our responsibilities to our class, to our friends, to our school, and to ourselves. We are learning how to do the right thing and be the best we can be. Readling Logs: Students are asked to read at home each month as part of their homework.


Parties and Celebrations: There will be three parties this year: Christmas, Valentine’s, and End of the year. PE: Please make sure to wear sneakers on PE day ( Tuesday) PTO - Please make sure you join our Parent/Teacher Organization. We need several volunteers to help with special activities and fundraising each year. Getting involved in our school activities is a great way to show your child how interested and committed you are to supporting their education!


Quality Work is expected daily in our classroom. Questions ??? - Ask away! If I don't have the answer, I'll find out for you as soon as I can! No question is a bad question - I want to keep you informed and updated about what is happening in our classroom!


Website: There are many good resources for parents and students on the website. Check it regularly to find information about curriculum, special events, and school news . Water: Water is a very important ingredient for learning. We want to keep our brain hydrated for learning! Please make sure your child has a refillable water bottle daily.


You can help make your child feel successful this year by: reading to your child daily, discussing the school day, asking about reading, math, writing, music, art, or PE. Talk positively about school. The way your child perceives your feelings about his/her school and teachers will have a direct effect on how he/she feels about them.


X-Citing: I have lots of exciting things planned for our year. Keep checking the web site to keep up!


ZZZZ: Second graders function more productively in class with a good night’s sleep. Establish a bedtime routine that allows your child to get 10 hours of sleep each night.


Quick Cash

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Box Tops for Education/Tyson Box Tops

Box Tops for Education are an easy way to earn money for our School. Each box top is worth 10 cents.

Cambell's Soup Lables

Cambell's soup labels are a "souper" easy way to raise money for our school.

Parental Help

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Parents are always asking how they can help at school. On this page you will find several opportunites to help our class and our school.

Library Media Center

Our Library Media Specialist needs parents twice a year to help with book fair. These parents help man the check out and help students pick books. Time Commitment: Once or Twice a year for 1 hour, 1 day, or 1 week. Our Librarian also needs parent volunteers to help reshelve books and materials that students and teachers have returned. Time Commitment: Contact Librarian

Making Copies

Parent to make copies and laminate. Just let me know the day/time you are available and I will have my folder ready.

Homeroom Chairperson

Homeroom moms are in charge of helping the teacher plan 3 offical holiday parties each year: Fall, Christmas and Valentines. They also plan the end of the year party. These parents are then in charge of organizing the party for the class. Occasionally they are asked by PTO to help out at other times with events such as Teacher Appreciation and Parent Teacher Conferences. Time Commitment: School Year

VICS Worker

A VICS worker comes to school once a week and copies, laminates, and cuts items from the Ellison machine. Time Commitment: About an hour a week


Class Pictures


Mrs. Thompson loves giraffes.

Computer Station 1

Reading Tub

Homework All Stars

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1st 9 Weeks

2nd 9 Weeks

3rd 9 Weeks


No Missing or Late Homework

Reading Log Completed

Mountain Movers

40's Club

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Do you know your math facts? If so you can be a part of the 40's club!


Lost Tooth Club

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Fiona Kenley


Back to School Pictures


Fire Safety


October is Fire Safety Month

No Bullying


Red Ribbon Week




650 Pairs of Socks!

One Book One School

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Box Car Children

The benefits of reading aloud are remarkable. Studies have shown that reading to children helps them to listen better and longer, to build bigger vocabularies, to understand concepts better, to feel positive about both books and learning – and much more. When an entire school reads the same book, the buzz and excitement around the book augments these benefits. Reading a book together brings the added joy of building and expanding a sense of community among students, parents, teachers, and staff – and beyond. In some schools, bus drivers and custodial and cafeteria staff clamor to be included. And when a library or church or community group or commercial donor becomes involved, that sense of fostered community is exponential. ( Each student was sent home a copy of Socks by Beverly Cleary! We are excited about our school wide book and encourage each family to read and enjoy this pet adventure.


Great Websites


Poetry Fun

Students and Parents

A Great Teacher Website: Proteacher

Student Web Pages (please let me know of any broken links)

My Graphics Source

The Troll Song (we listented to in class)

Field Trip

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Family Farm in Malvern is our spring field trip destination. Check out the fun we had several years ago.


And we are off.......

Petting Zoo

Fishing for brim and catish

Train Ride



Paddle Boating

Field Trip (2)


Christmas Party