What's New In C2

December 3rd- 15th

Merry Christmas From Your C2 Family!

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As we wrap up our author study on Jan Brett, we have learned how authors use illustrations to help readers understand the overall plot of the story (RL 2.7). If you haven't had a chance to read one of her books it's a must on the Christmas list! Her amazing attention to detail in her illustrations helps the book truly come alive!

When we come back from the break we will learn how to identify the main idea of a text. We will also learn how authors use key details to support the main idea of a text. It's important that they can also learn to determine the main idea of a multi-paragraph text and the focus of specific paragraphs.

Learners will also take a closer look at characters within a text by analyzing how the author introduces the characters, describes them, and develops their character and personalities throughout the story.

Other things you can work on:

Identifying and using nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs - This is a skill that gets practiced every week during mentor sentences.

Cursive- We will all be on cursive writing beginning in January! You can assist your child with this by helping them practice their lowercase letters at home!


All learners have been working hard learning addition. Some have started subtraction and others will start soon! Please work with your child on the progression of adding and subtracting. Start by adding/subtracting within 100 and moving towards 1000. They also need to be able to know when they will need to regroup.

Current standards:

2.NBT.5: I can add and subtract two-digit numbers. (ex. 34+78 72-38)

2.NBT.6: I can add up to four 2-digit numbers. (ex. 23+45+89+17)

2.NBT.B.7 I can use strategies to add numbers within 1000 and know when to regroup. (ex. 367+892)

2.NBT.B.7 I can use strategies to subtract numbers within 1000 and know when to borrow. (ex. 612-398)

Other things you can work on:

Fact Fluency- Use flash cards, Xtra Math, 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

See the link below for great strategies to help your child practice subtraction with regrouping!

The BarnWhites Family

Davis Family

Welcome to the 100 Book Club!

Gunner, Knox, and Dylan
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Lee Family

Merry Early Christmas! From Our Family To Yours!

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Sing Along-Read Along with C2 Lead Learners and Mr. Van Egmond

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Franklin Family

Moore Family

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Congratulations to Mr. Ian Barnett for reading 100 books!!!


Steindorff Family

Congrats Jane for reading 100 books!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Making Gingerbread Friends

Visiting C4's Animal Expo

American Symbols Play Pratice

Starting the week of Jan 10th we will begin practicing, as a community, 3 days a week. If your child has a part please make sure they are practicing their lines! This is an exciting opportunity for us as a community and we can't wait for our final production date on February 22nd.

American Symbols Cast

Uncle Sam - Zaylon Johnson

Rose - Evie Knight

Bald Eagle #1 - Mary Handley Trotman

Bald Eagle #2 - Bailey Dees

Bald Eagle #3 - Crystal Burton

Bald Eagle #4 - Lakyn Anderson

Statue of Liberty - Milly Clare Dunnington

Pedestal for the Statue of Liberty - Ava Crane

Paparazzi #1 - Caiden Thomas

Paparazzi #2 - Isabella Chappel

White House - Caroline Duncan

Secret Service Agent #1 - Aiden James

Secret Service Agent #2 - Hudson Mann

Star Spangled Banner - Carly Vaughn

Washington Monument - Livia Dwyer

Fan of the Washington Monument #1 - Braylon Davis

Fan of the Washington Monument #2 - Ansley Crimi

Fan of the Washington Monument #3 - Madilyn Henley

Tomato Juice (official beverage of Ohio) - Natalie Coker

Praying Mantis (official insect of Connecticut) - Brady Adams

Strudel (official pastry of Texas) - Braylon Barker

U.S. Constitution - Aden Williams

Declaration of Independence - Jude Williams

*Please email your child's lead learner with any questions or comments you may have about your child's part.

Mark Your Calendar!

December 18 - Jan. 1- Winter Break

January 15th- NO SCHOOL

January 22, 23, 24 - C2 Field Trips to Rosa Parks Museum and AL Dept. of Archives

January 23- PRES PTSA General Membership Meeting, 6pm

February 19 & 20 NO SCHOOL

February 22 - C2 Play "American Symbols" - 6 PM

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

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! :)

Lead Learner Wishlist

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 - Book Bins

Mrs. Davis - 5 q-tip storage containers, recess toys

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

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

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

Mrs. Steindorff - Snacks


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

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