What's New in C2?

Battle of the Books

C2 and C3 have come together for Battle of the Books. Similar to March Madness for basketball, we have started with the sweet 16 books that were selected by C2 and C3 lead learners and our administrators. We will use the bracket to narrow down and find the 2017 Book of the Year!

Literacy

Daniel

This week:

Next Week:

I can recall main idea and details in a text.

Davis

This past week:

• RI 2.6 - I can tell the author's main purpose in fiction and nonfiction writing.

Next Week:

• RL 2.5 - I can describe how a story is written including the important parts of a beginning and an ending.
• SS 2.6 - Describe how and why people from various cultures immigrate to the United States.

(We'll be reading books about immigration and summarizing the story structure of each)

Franklin and Moore

This week:

• I can form and write my own opinion.
• I can determine the who, what, where, when, why, and how from a passage

Next Week:

• I can tell form and write my own opinion
• I can determine the main idea as well as refer back to the text to find the who, what, where, when, why and how from a passage

Steindorff

This week:

• RI 2.6 - I can tell the author's main purpose in fiction and nonfiction writing.
• I can determine and use prefixes

Next Week:

• RL 2.5 - I can describe how a story is written including the important parts of a beginning and an ending.
• I can determine and use suffixes

Whiten

This week:

Next Week:

Math

Daniel

This week:

I can estimate lengths.

I can figure out how much longer one object is that another.

Next Week:

I can estimate and measure objects.

Davis

This past week:

• 2.MD.3 - I can estimate lengths.

Next Week:

• 2.MD.4 - I can measure to figure out how much longer one object is than another.
• 2.MD.5 - I can use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve measurement word problems

Franklin and Moore

This week:

• I can estimate lengths
• I can identify and name 2D shapes
• I can identify the faces, vertices, and edges on 3D shapes

Next Week:

• I can estimate lengths
• I can identify rows and columns
• I can partition a shape

Steindorff

This week:

• I can estimate lengths.
• I can use subtraction strategies to solve subtraction problems

• Next Week:

• I can estimate and find the actual length of various objects
• I can use subtraction strategies to solve subtraction problems (we are working to solve 3 digit minus 3 digit subtraction problems)

Whiten

This week:

Next Week:

Projects

Daniel-

Davis - We've completed our motorized digital aircraft projects and are beginning to learn about all the different places that aircraft can fly. We are studying maps and geography! We are learning about intermediate directions and the compass rose, latitude and longitude, states, continents, oceans, and more! After spring break, we'll begin our study on butterflies and metamorphosis.

Franklin and Moore

As we continue to study Bees we are wrapping up our phase "Becoming the Bee" and are beginning our next stage which is "Becoming the BeeKeeper." We have been hard at work creating our own bees and will finalize those this week and put them on display! We are getting more excited each day as we prepare to welcome our Bees for the PR hive at the end of the month!

Steindorff

Whiten

Cursive Writing

We are now wrapping up our study of the lowercase letters and moving into learning how to form the upper case letters.

We will learn them in this order:

• Slim 7 Group: P, R, B, H, K
• Umbrella Tops and Eggs: C, E, A, O, Q
• High Hills and Deep Valleys: N, M, U, V, Y
• Sneaky Snake Tops: T, F
• Half Hearts: X, W, I, J
• Fat Bellies: G, S, L, D, Z

PRS Celebrates Read Across America

For the month of March, Patriots in Community K through Community 4 will be celebrating Read Across America! We'll celebrate each Thursday 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.

Estimating Inches, Feet, and Yards

...with items in our classroom!
Estimating Inch, Foot, Yard

Franklin & Moore Family

A sweet learner came in with a game she had created and wanted her classmates to participate in! During this game students were to bring in various supplies and compete as teams to create their own BEE!....Welcome to "Bee Creators..."

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

We loved getting to dress up as our favorite book characters!

Steindorff Family

Thank you to our special guest readers for coming to read to us! We loved having you!

Important Dates

March 14: C2 POP

March 20-24: Spring Break

March 27: No School for learners

March 28-29: Spring pictures (individual)

March 30: Field Trip Money Due

April 3: Spirit Night at Pieology

April 14: No school

April 19: Eat South & Harriet 2 Field Trip (see form below)

April 17: Professional learning day for lead learners (NO SCHOOL for students)

April 28: Field Day (CK - C6)

May 2-4: PRS Book Fair

Family Wish Lists

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!

Daniel

• Kleenex tissues
• Expo markers (wide tips)

Davis

Franklin

• Mrs. Franklin's Amazon Wish List- WISH LIST!
• Expo Markers-regular size- color :) and skinny

Moore

Steindorff

Whiten

Important Information

Our Vision

Our students are lifelong learners who use their knowledge, skills, and influence to make the world a better place.

Our Mission

To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.

School Hours

Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:20 AM.

Bell rings at 8:00.

Dismissal begins at 3:00.

School Address

500 Avenue of Learning Pike Road, AL 36064

School Phone Number

334-420-5310