# What's New in C2?

## September 25-29th

Tell me something that made you laugh today.

Where is the coolest place at the school?

If I called your teacher tonight, what would she tell me about you?

How did you help somebody today?

Tell me one thing that you learned today.

What is something that has been a challenge for you at school?

What are you learning to do in Math? Can you show me?

When were you the happiest today?

Who would you like to play with at recess that you’ve never played with before?

Tell me something good that happened today.

What word did your teacher say most today?

What do you think you should do/learn less of at school?

Who in your class do you think you could be nicer to?

Where do you play the most at recess?

Who is the funniest person in your class? Why is he/she so funny?

What was your favorite part of lunch?

If you got to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you do?

## Literacy

We have started learning about folktales beginning with fables and have spent the last week learning about Tall Tales. These include stories such as Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, Davy Crockett, etc. Our focus through teaching these folktales is for learners to be able to recount/retell the story to determine their central message or moral.

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

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 child on their sight words, check these out:

## Math

We are wrapping up our final weeks in place value. Please see the areas below we are working on specifically.

Upcoming standards:

2.NBT.1a- 100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens called a "hundred"

Ex. How many tens are in 130? Answer: 13

2.NBT.3- Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.

Ex. for the number 567

Standard form- 567 (just the number)

Expanded from- 500+60+7

Word form- five hundred sixty-seven

2.NBT.4- Compare two three digit numbers on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Ex. 678<876

Ongoing standards:

2.OA.B.2
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.

## Oh The Many Ways To Learn

While learning about Venn Diagrams and their purpose, we created a fun rap to help us remember. Check out our Venn Diagram rap below!!
https://youtu.be/kcmGu9ztKM8

## Class Elections

We had our preliminary elections for our Class President and Class Vice President. This has been an awesome way to authentically teach the voting process [2.SN.1]. The following learners below were elected by their peers as candidates for President and Vice President. Each learner was given a state, and the electoral vote of their state represented the amount of votes their vote was worth. It has been pretty amazing to see the strategies these candidates have used in campaigning for the elections. Keep scrolling below to see who was voted as the top two candidates for each position.

## Next week is Spirit Week!

Next week is PRHS Homecoming week!

PRES will be cheering them on with SPIRIT WEEK as we dress up each day!

Monday- Celebrity/Movie Character Day

Tuesday- Twin Day

Thursday- Patriot Gear

October 6- Parent/Lead Learner Conferences (End of the 1st 9 weeks)

NO SCHOOL for learners

October 9- Columbus Day, NO SCHOOL

October 13- C2 Field Trip to Lanark

## Sweetcreek Scarecrow Contest

Be sure to stop by Sweetcreek Farm Market in the upcoming weeks to see the 2nd annual scarecrow contest! You may even see some scarecrows that have been made my PRES classes and learners.

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
http://a.co/e4A773p

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