What's New in C2?
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.
Miss Alexander's Family
The learners are writing letters to me to persuade me to buy a class pet.
Mrs. Davis' Family
Learners are working diligently to create a medieval "shoppe" for the inner portion of the castle. They are now busy creating a monetary system for trade.
C2 Learners enjoyed making "Green Eggs & Ham", the healthy way!
Mrs. Davis' Family
Mrs. Housley's Family
What a treat! We loved viewing and interacting with exhibits at "A Day at the Museum: Celebrating African American History".
Mrs. Steindorff's Family
We have enjoyed learning about measurement this week!
C2 in Action!
A small committee of Patriots are meeting to plan how all C2 learners can have a turn at our Lego wall.
Mrs. Housley's Family
5 x 7 = $10
8 x 10 = $12
February 29: LEAP Day Learning Fun
March 1-18: Read Across America
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
Mr. Matt Visits C2
Read Across America
Parent Volunteer Opportunity: Lunch Heroes
Our C2 lead learners would love your help! Please consider volunteering for a lunch shift for your child's class. It’s a great way to see your children during the school day, meet their friends, and help the lead learners all at the same time. Plus, the learners love seeing their parents and grandparents helping out with their class in the lunchroom! Younger siblings are always welcome to come with you during your volunteer slot! General duties include walking your child's class to the lunchroom, assisting them in line, and sitting with them at the lunch table. After lunch, you will remind them to pick up their trash and clean up their area, line them up and walk them back to the classroom. Click the link below to find a time slot for your child's class that works for you! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084badab2ca31-c2lunchroom
If you haven't already signed-up take the opportunity to be a Mystery Reader! Mystery Readers are special guests who come to our classrooms to read a story to students. Mystery Readers can be parents, grandparents, older siblings, or other relatives. Click the links below for more information about becoming a Mystery Reader for your child's class.
- Miss Alexander's Family: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4faead29abfc1-mystery
- Mrs. Davis's Family: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084BADAB2CA31-mystery
- Franklop's Family:
- Mrs. Housley's Family: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4cabaf23a0f58-mystery
- Mrs. Steindorff's Family: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ea4a62fa5f49-mystery
* 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
Amazon Wish List: http://amzn.com/w/3ULNRYN5R2BLE
8 ½ x 11 paper (white and colored)
Mrs. Davis’ Family
White poster board
Amazon Wish List - http://amzn.com/sl/3URB63P4SU3ZF
Mrs. Franklin’s Family
Mrs. Housley’s Family
Mrs. Steindorff’s Family
- Clorox Wipes
- Amazon wish list: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3TULHQCAK3N9W/ref=cm_wl_list_o_1?
Miss Waldrop’s Family
Clear page protectors
- Lysol Disinfectant Spray
- Whiteboard Erasers