Trail Blazer News

March 14th-18th

Trail Blazer of the Week: Betsy!

Jo Jo: What is your favorite food?

Betsy: Shrimp.


Jo Jo: What is your favorite T.V. show?

Betsy: Liv and Maddie.


Jo Jo: What is your favorite book?

Betsy: Charlotte's Web.


Jo Jo: What is your favorite holiday?

Betsy: Christmas.


Jo Jo: What is your favorite song?

Betsy: "Stitches."


Clara: What is your favorite color?

Betsy: Blue.


Clara: What is your favorite animal?

Betsy: Sea Turtles.


Clara: What is your favorite movie?

Betsy: McFarland USA.


Clara: What is your favorite instrument?

Betsy: Piano.


Clara: What is your favorite Daily 5 choice?

Betsy: Work on Writing.


Clara: What is your favorite day of the week?

Betsy: Friday.

Sidewalk Chalk Arrays

We took advantage of the beautiful weather and practiced making arrays with sidewalk chalk. Learning is so much fun!
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Wish List: Items that we currently need.

Important Dates

Tue., Mar. 15th - Chicken Dinner & Math Carnival 5:30-7pm in the cafeteria & gymnatorium


Fri., Mar. 18th - 6 pm Light the Night Auction at YMI Cultural Center


Sat., Mar. 19th: Spring Grounds Work Day


Thurs., Mar. 24th: Family Voices/Community Outreach - Grant Center, 5:30-7:00pm


Mon., Mar. 28th - Fri., Apr. 1:Spring Break.


Thu., Apr. 7th: PTO Meeting 6 pmat the Burton Street Community Center- (only Thurs. meeting)


Mon., Apr. 18th: Last Day of Spring After School Arts


Mon., Apr. 18th: Individual and Group Picture Day

Career Day

Students are encouraged to dress up as the career they would like to have when they grow up on Wednesday, March 16th.
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What We are Learning

Reading: We are currently focusing on fairy tales from diverse cultures.


  • RL.2.2 - Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.


Writing: We are working on a folktale writing unit. Students using their knowledge of story elements found in fables and fairy tales to create their own story.


  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3
    Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.


Fundations: We will begin Unit 12 on Monday. This unit is only one week long. We are focusing on double vowel syllable

  • RF.2.3 Know and apply grade -level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding.


  • RF.2.3. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.


  • RF.2.3. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one syllable words.


Math: We are focusing on composing arrays from rows and columns, and counting to find the total number of objects.


CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.C.4: Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.


Science: We will continue Dr. Bob's Sound School next week. The kids are really enjoying the curriculum!


  • 2.P.1 Understand the relationship between sound and vibrating objects.


Social Studies: Students will learn about different cultures within our community.


  • 2.C.1 Understand how various cultures influence communities.

I Spy Arrays Partner Game!

This week we worked with a partner to find arrays hidden around the classroom. Students worked together to identify row and columns, and to create repeated addition equations (some students are even creating multiplication equations)!
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