What's New In C2

October 2 - October 13


We will continue our study of folktales by reading fairy tales, tall tales, and American legends.

We will be learning many different skills through folktales.

Fables include stories such as The Tortoise and The Hare, The Lion and The Mouse, and The Ant and The Grasshopper. Our focus through teaching these fables is for learners to be able to recount/retell the fable to determine their central message or moral.

Fairy tales include stories such as Cinderella, Goldilocks, and The Three Little pigs. We will focus on various skills such as compare and contrast, 5 w's and how, story elements, and the elements of a fairy tale.

Tall Tales will include stories such Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, Annie Oakley, and Slue Foot Sue. We will focus on elements of a tall tale including exaggerations, why we still tell them today, and how they relate to the cultural history of the United States.

Coming up in the next couple of weeks, second graders will be learning how to determine point of view when reading fictional stories. They will also learn how to speak in different voices for different characters.

We will also be doing a deeper study of vocabulary and will be learning how to use glossaries and dictionaries. We will celebrate our learning on October 31 with a Vocabulary Parade (more info coming soon from your lead learner).

We are working on our Dolch sight words in second grade. Your child has been assessed on these words and we will be learning the second grade list of words this year. Practice at home is always encouraged! If you are looking for some resources to work with your chiild on their sight words, check these out:


We are wrapping up place value and skip counting this week and will move into adding and subtracting 10 and 100 from any number through 1000.

2.NBT.8 - I can add and subtract 10 or 100 to any number from 100 to 900 in my head.

After we have completed that standard, we will begin learning about various addition strategies to help launch us into an addition unit.

2.NBT.9 - I can explain why adding and subtracting strategies work using what I know about place value.

Ongoing standards:

Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

The BarnWhites Family

Field Trip Fun!!

Fire Safety Week

Davis Family


Franklin Family

Congratulations to Braylon for Reading 100 Books!

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We've been learning a lot about the parts of a honey bee! We even learned a song to help us remember!


Lee Family

Pike Road Fire Rescue Team came out to see us!

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Moore Family

The main parts of a Honeybee!


Spirit Week for PRHS Homecoming!

We loved getting to celebrate Spirit week for Homecoming last week! :)
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Celebrating 30 minutes of Read to Self!

I am so proud of each of your children as they have worked hard (1 minute at a time) to building their stamina to 30 minutes!!
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We had SUCH a fun day filled with fishing, digging for critters, touring Discovery Hall, learning about pollination, observing different types of bees!

Steindorff Family

Upcoming Events

Watchdog Dads Pizza Party - October 17

Vocabulary Parade - October 31

Veterans Day (No School) - November 10

PTSA General Meeting - November 14

Cookie Dough Sales End - November 17

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October Lunch Menu

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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 - http://a.co/h1AhBGt

Mrs. Davis - 5 q-tip storage containers

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

Whiten/Barner: 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