Trail Blazer News

January 20th - 22nd

Addie Katherine's jokes

Q: Which flower talks the most?

A: Tulips of course, because they have two lips.

Q: After many years a prisoner is finally released. He runs around saying, "I'm free! I'm free! I'm free!" A little kid walks up to him and says, "So what? I'm 4."

Q: Why did the boy bring a ladder to school?

A: Because he wanted to go to high school!!

Q: Why did the girl smear peanut butter on the road?

A: Because she wanted it to go with the traffic jam!!

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Wish List: We would greatly appreciate your support!

  • Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers
  • Painter's Tape
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Important Dates

1/15/16: End of 2nd Quarter

1/18/16-1/19/16: No School

2/1/16: Spring After School Arts Begins

2/1/16: ACS Board Meeting 6:00

2/2/16: PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00

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Thank you, Maggie, for reading to us!

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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 will begin a new opinion writing unit on Wednesday. Students will learn about how to state an opinion and back it up with reasons that support their claim.

  • 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, use

    linking words (e.g.,because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Fundations: We will begin 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 begin a new geometry unit on Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.
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