# What's New In C2

## Literacy

As we wrap up our literacy focus on main idea and supporting details, we have learned how to infer the main idea and details in both fiction and non-fiction texts. Learners are doing a great job with this! Below you will find an image that you can use when reading with your child at home to continue practicing this skill.

Next week we will continue reading non-fiction texts, but focus our attention on the author's purpose. Learning will be expected to identify what the author wants them to know.

Standard

RI.2.6, I can identify if the author is explaining, describing, or answering when reading a nonfiction text.

Other things you can work on:

Identifying and knowing how to properly write and spell irregular plural nouns, past tense irregular verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.

Cursive- We have all officially begun teaching cursive! You can assist your child with this by helping them practice their lowercase letters at home!

## Math

All learners have been working hard learning addition and subtraction. 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.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)

Upcoming Standards

2.MD.7 I can write and tell time to the nearest five minutes on an analog or digital clock.

2.MD.7 I can use a.m. and p.m. properly when telling time to the nearest five minutes.

2.MD.8 I can create and solve money words problems using quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.

Other things you can work on:

Fact Fluency- Use flash cards, Front Row, 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 (to the minute would be EVEN better to prepare them for 3rd!)

Below you will find some parent tips to support 2nd grade math and some FUN ideas you can do as a family.

We enjoyed celebrating the 100th Day of School last Friday, February 2. Check out these fun memories from our 100th Day of School.

## #BEEthechange

As we wrap up our unit on the Honeybees, our final mission is to encourage each learner to BEE kind, BEE happy, BEE themselves, and BEE the change that our world so desperately needs!

## Valentine's Day Parties

Next Wednesday each family in C2 will be having a party in their classroom. Please check with your lead learner for the times of your learner's party.

## American Symbols Play Practice

C2 has been working hard practicing for our American Symbols Play. 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.

## Does Your Child Have A Part In The Play?

Parents, if your child has a part in the play you are responsible for creating a costume! This is where your child gets to be creative! We would like all costumes turned in by February 16th.

February 13 - Spring Picture Day

February 15 - PTSA General Membership Meeting, Multicultural Night

February 16 - PRES Petting Zoo

February 19 & 20 - NO SCHOOL

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

March 12 to 16 - Spring Break

## Free Dental Exams

"We are fortunate enough to have a local dental office come offer free dental exams for our learners. This is just a visual exam, and there will not be any dental tools are used. If you are interested in your child getting the exam, please fill out the consent form sent home by your lead learners. All consent forms need to be returned by Friday, February 16th. The Dentist will be here on Thursday February 22. All learners who have turned in the consent forms by February 16th will briefly be pulled from class for their exam."

## Hoops for Heart

ATTENTION KINDERGARTEN, C1, AND C2!

Hoops for Heart kicks off this week at PRES! Last year, we raised over \$5000 for the American Heart Association and came in 14th out of over 100 schools in our region! This year, we want to do even better. So, C-K, C1, and C2 parents are asked to register their C-K, C1, or C2 Learner online at heart.org/jump. Donations will be done online so the sooner your child registers, the sooner they can start collecting donations and earning prizes!

## 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

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! :)

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 - recess toys, eraser caps
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Mrs. Franklin -http://a.co/3ZBnxQD

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

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

Mrs. Steindorff - Snacks

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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