What's New in C2

April 18-22

Learning in C2

Literacy: April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, learners are reading and writing poems. Poets use language to help readers develop a mental image, and learners are practicing creating visualizations from poems. We are also learning about different tools authors use to help their works come alive for readers (alliteration, onomatopoeia, simile, etc.). Learners have begun to write and publish their own poems. We have many talented learners who's writing is truly shining at this time.

Math: We are wrapping up measurement, time, and money. We would like to encourage learners to continue practicing basic addition and subtraction facts on a daily basis. Your child's ability to instantly recall basic facts will support him or her as more complex operations are encountered in years to come.

Project Work Conversation Starters: Use the following questions to learn more about your child's project work.

  • What is the focus of your project?
  • Why is your project important?
  • What have you accomplished this week during project time?
  • What has gone well this week during project time?
  • What has not gone well this week during project time, and what are your ideas for improving it?

Encourage your child to search for answers to questions and to record them. Often times learners bring in things they've done at home and are able to help further the experience and project in class.

Alexander Family

Davis Family

We were thrilled to welcome Martha Howard from Williams Sonoma for a lesson on making buttercream icing, a cake decorating demonstration, and a chance to practice our icing techniques. Our project on restaurants and food is coming along well!

Housley Family

Steindorff Family

Franklop Family

Important Dates

April 25: Professional Learning Day for Lead Learners (No school for learners.)

April 29: K-6 Field Day: Patriot Games

May 18: Mrs. Steindorff's Birthday

May 23: C2's "Last Week Luau"

May 26: Last Day of School

Last Week Luau

Don't forget to mark your calendars!

For the luau, we will have six stations, and each class will rotate through each station:

  • Musical Beach Towels
  • Beach Float Relay
  • Limbo
  • Coconut Over-Under Relay
  • Beach Ball Parachute
  • Snack

If you can help by sending an item for these stations, please sign up using the link below. If the item is not consumable, write your name on it, and we will see that it is returned to you after our celebration.

We need a few parent volunteers to run the stations. These parents will set up a station at 9:00 and run it from 9:30 to 11:00 as each class rotates through. If you can help with this, please sign up using the link below. All the materials for the station will be provided. A Lead Learner will help you with the set-up and explain how to run the station. All you have to do is show up!

At 11:00, the entire community will participate in a fun relay, and we ask a parent volunteer from each class to help with this. If you are able to help with this, please sign up using the link below. Your Lead Learner will explain how you will help at the beginning of the relay at 11:00. (The details of the relay will remain a secret until that time. Volunteers' feet may get wet.)

The picnic will last from 11:30 to 12:15, and we invite all parents to attend! A form will come home soon for you to indicate whether your child will purchase a lunch from school or bring his or her lunch from home.


Due to the nature of our learning, our students go through a lot of supplies. We happily order and buy supplies regularly, but these are some of the most frequently needed items. *We are grateful to receive items, but it is in no way expected.*

Miss Alexander’s Family

Mrs. Davis’ Family

Mrs. Franklin’s Family

  • Color Expo Markers

  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray

  • Monopoly Jr., Scrabble Jr.,Machi Koro, Boggle, Bananagrams, Math Dice Jr.,Legos, Books :)

Mrs. Housley’s Family

  • Clorox wipes

Mrs. Steindorff’s Family

Miss Waldrop’s Family

  • Clear page protectors

  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • Whiteboard Erasers
  • Expo Markers
  • Books! :)