Trail Blazer News
Mystery Readers: Two Friends that Mrs. Garrett has had since Kindergarten!
Thu., Feb. 18th: Family Voices/Community Outreach Night at the Montford Center
Fri., Feb. 19th: Early Release Day, PTO provides lunch for staff
Mon., Feb 22nd: NO SCHOOL - Workday
Mon., Feb. 29th: Tea & Talk with the Superintendent for Claxton Families - 7:30-9am
Tue., Mar. 1st: PTO Meeting 6 pm at the Grant Center
Fri., Mar. 11th: Early Release, PTO provides lunch for staff
Tue., Mar. 15th - Chicken Dinner & Math Carnival
Fri., Mar. 18th - 6 pm Light the Night Auction at the Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr., Asheville - casual dress
We enjoyed having a former Trail Blazer as a Mystery Reader this week! We would LOVE to have you read to us! Please follow this link to sign-up!
What We are Learning
Reading: We are focusing identifying the main idea of a multi-paragraph text. We are also focusing on our RAPS strategy (Restate, Answer, Prove it, and Summarize) as we practice written comprehension.
RI.2.2 - Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Writing: We are working on an opinion writing unit. Students are learning how to state an opinion and back it up with reasons that support their claim. We are currently writing about our favorite foods.
W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, uselinking words (e.g.,because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Fundations: We will continue Unit 9 on Monday. We are focusing on r-controlled vowels. Please see your child's homework folder for more information.
- 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 will continue our geometry unit on Monday. We are focusing on regular and irregular polygons: triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, and hexagons.
2.G.A.1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles, or given number of equal faces.
Science: We will begin Dr. Bob's Sound School next week. Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool (DBSS), the hallmark educational project of the Bob Moog Foundation, is an innovative, experiential 10-week curriculum that teaches second-grade students the physics of sound using both acoustic and electronic musical instruments including the theremin, and technological tools, like oscilloscopes. The information taught through the musical instruments is supplemented by custom educational materials developed by the BMF educational team. Please follow this link to learn more about DBSS. We will perform at the Orange Peel on April 14th along with all of the other ACS elementary schools. We would love for you to join us. There will be more information to come.
- 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.