# What's New in C2?

## Next Week

Leap Day Learning Fun: Monday is Leap Day, and we have a fun day of learning planned. Learners will put together a time capsule to be opened on the next Leap Day-- in 2020! In the capsule will contain a timeline of their lives (2nd Grade Social Studies Standard), their measurements (2nd Grade Math Standard), a list of their current favorite things, and a letter to his or her "sixth grade self" describing the first year at PRS (2nd Grade English Language Arts Standard). We'll also conduct an investigation on matter (2nd Grade Science Standard). We are looking forward to an exciting day!

Literacy:
We are continuing to gain a deeper understanding characters in a story. This is a higher-order thinking skill, and it requires learners to analyze a character's traits, motives, and actions. Learners will also be moving toward writing opinion-based texts by stating an opinion, supporting the opinion with facts, and concluding by restating the opinion.

Math: Measurement plays a big part of second grade math, and we began by learning the many, varied tools with which we may measure. From there, learners used nonstandard units (cubes, paper clips, popsicle sticks) to practice foundational concepts of measurement. Now, we'll use our foundational knowledge and apply it to standard measurement (inches, feet, centimeters, and meters). Finally, learners will analyze measurements by making comparisons.

Projects: Learners are making progress on their project work! We are planning to host a "C2 Showcase" in March to share our hard work with YOU! Stay tuned for more information about that event.

## Class Pictures

Click the link below to to see your class proofs. You may purchase their group pictures directly from the Total Image Site or send payment to school with your child. Please make checks payable to "Total Image". The deadline for orders is March 31st (week after Spring Break). You will be able to view all photos from there by clicking "thumbnails."

Prices:
5 x 7 = \$10
8 x 10 = \$12

## Important Dates

February 29: LEAP Day Learning Fun

March 2: Dress like your favorite book character.

March 2: Lanark Field Trip Forms and Money Due

March 4: Crazy Sock Day

March 11: Hat Day

March 12: Mayor's Marathon Challenge (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE BELOW)

March 18: Twin (or Triplet or Quadruplet...) Day

March 21-25: Spring Break

March 28: Professional Learning Day for Teachers (No school for students.)

April 1: Field Trip to Lanark (See Information Below)

## Time Change: Mayor's Marathon Challenge

If your child has registered to participate in the Mayor's Marathon Challenge on Saturday, March 12, please be aware that the time of the race that was on the form is incorrect. The Mayor's Challenge will begin at 1:00 pm. Participants should arrive by 12:30 pm.

## Lanark Field Trip

C2 will visit Lanark in Millbrook on Friday, April 1. We will leave school at 8:30 and return no later than 2:30. While there, we will visit Discovery Hall for a live animal presentation, observe living things in a pond ecosystem by seining with nets, and receive a guided hike on the AWF property. FIELD TRIP FORMS AND MONEY ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2.

## Snack Options

We want to encourage our learners to make good choices about food. Continuing this week, please allow your child to help choose a healthy snack to bring to school each day. Also, please begin sending unflavored water for snack (no juices, Gatorades, tea, etc.). If you do not wish to send water, your child may visit the water fountain during snack. Thank you for your support!

## Mr. Matt Visits C2

Each month, C2 welcomes Mr. Matt from the Pike Road Library Branch to our classrooms for a special read aloud. This month, he read The Big Brag by Dr. Seuss and How Chipmunk Got His Stripes by Joseph and James Bruchac. Both books had powerful messages about humility, and Mr. Matt brought each book to life for us. We encourage learners to visit Mr. Matt at the Pike Road Library Branch often!

For the month of March, Patriots in Community K through Community 4 will be celebrating Read Across America! We'll celebrate each Friday with different dress up opportunities. Please remember to adhere to the dress code on each of these days (no pajamas, etc.). See the schedule below.

## Wish List

* Please do not feel obligated to donate. We would be grateful to receive items, but it is in no way expected. 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.

Miss Alexander’s Family

Mrs. Davis’ Family

Mrs. Franklin’s Family

• copy paper

Mrs. Housley’s Family

Mrs. Steindorff’s Family

Miss Waldrop’s Family

• Clear page protectors

• Lysol Disinfectant Spray
• Whiteboard Erasers