# What's New In C2

## Literacy

Looking ahead, this week our learners will be focusing on the author's purpose of nonfiction text, as well as finding reasons that support the author's purpose.

[Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.]

[What did the author say to help you understand why the author is answering, explaining, or describing something in a nonfiction text.]

Upcoming Skills: (When we come back from our Spring Break)

RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical evernts, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

## Cursive

Cursive- We are more than halfway through the year! If you would like to assist your learner with additional practice, please do not hesitate to utilize some of the resources below.

## Math

Looking ahead, we are finishing up our word problems, and we are focusing on the following skills listed below through whole group, small group, and number talks!

Current standards:

2.MD.7 I can write and tell time to the nearest five minutes on an analog or digital clock.

2.MD.7 I can use a.m. and p.m. properly when telling time to the nearest five minutes.

2.MD.8 I can create and solve money words problems using quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.

Upcoming Standards: (When we come back from our Spring Break)

2.MD.8 I can create and solve money words problems using quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.

2.MD.A.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

Other things you can work on:

Fact Fluency- Use flash cards, Front Row, or you can ask your child various single digit math facts

Money- Knowing the value of each coin, learning to add them up

Time- To the nearest 5 minutes or minute (to the minute would be EVEN better to prepare them for 3rd!)

Regrouping - Knowing when to borrow from the tens place and carry (Addition and Subtraction).

Below you will find some parent tips to support 2nd grade math and some FUN ideas you can do as a family.

## Parent Teacher Conference Day!

The year is coming to an end and we are available to speak with you about your child's progress so far in second grade! You are welcome to reserve a time according to your lead learner's sign up procedure. We want to remind you that this round of conferences are optional.

## Lee Family

We recruited the second most blood donors for our American Red Cross School K-2 Competition! Thank you guys for donating your time and blood!

Thank you for recruiting blood donors you guys! Because of you, we come back to an ice cream party!

## We learn by doing! :)

When we return from the break we will be working on Informative writing. To kick this off students were able to go to different sessions to learn how to draw or learn something more about Math!

## Steindorff Family

Congrats Kayla and Andrew for reading 100 books!

Congrats Elly for keeping the quote!

Throughout the year, our classes will be doing a variety of activities that will require or be enhanced by certain materials. Some families ask how they help from time to time. Below each lead learner has listed items that would be used for classroom activities and projects. Thank you!

Mrs. Barner - Erasers

Mrs. Davis - recess toys, eraser caps
http://a.co/e4A773p

Mrs. Franklin -http://a.co/3ZBnxQD

Miss Lee - http://a.co/hLoZLNt

Mrs. Moore - https://amzn.com/w/IEF5B4GF3FJ

Mrs. Steindorff - Recess toys, Lysol spray

https://amzn.com/w/3TULHQCAK3N9W

Miss Whiten - https://amzn.com/w/1QO630RUM8FET

## Thank you!

We would like to take the time to thank each and everyone of you for coming out to support our blood drive Wednesday, March 7th. We are excited to see our learners walk around school with their medals on Tuesday, March 20th!

March 1 - Read Across America (wear college t-shirt)

March 9 - Charlotte's Web field trip money due

March 12 to 16 - Spring Break

March 19 - Spring Parent Conferences (as needed)

March 20 - Learner's day back

March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day

(wear yellow + blue + crazy socks)

March 30 - No School

April 12 - Kindergarten Kickoff (Open house for little ones)

April 13 - Field trip to Davis Theater "Charlotte's Web" (\$14)

April 20 - McWane Center money due (\$37)

May 10 - Field trip to McWane Center

## Nancy's Italian Ice on Wednesdays!

Don't forget - Pike Road C6 students will be selling Nancy's Italian Ice! There will be one flavor of the week, and students must bring \$2 on Tuesday to have one waiting for them on Wednesday afternoons at 2:00!

## PTSA Popcorn Fridays

In case you didn't hear! This is the 1st Friday of every month! You can send in \$2 for popcorn and \$3 for popcorn and a juice if you haven't already bought it for the rest of the year! :)

## Important Information

School Operating Hours

School Start Time: 8 AM

School End Time: 3 PM

Community 2 "Specials" Block:

12:29 - 1:14

Community 2 Lunch Block

Barner/Whiten: 11:05 - 11:30

Davis/Moore: 11:09 - 11:34

Steindorff/Lee: 11:13 - 11:38

Franklin: 11:17 - 11:42

**Breakfast \$2.00

**Lunch \$3.50