Trail Blazer News

February 8th-12th

Student of the Week: Phoebe

Addie Katherine: What is your favorite food?

Phoebe: Macaroni and cheese


Addie Katherine: What is your favorite game?

Phoebe: Sorry.


Addie Katherine: What is your favorite T.V. show?

Phoebe: Game Shakers.


Addie Katherine: What is your favorite movie?

Phoebe: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Addie Katherine: What is your favorite lunch?

Phoebe: Wendy's.


Addie Katherine: What is your favorite teacher?

Phoebe: Mrs. Morris


Jessica: What is your favorite color?

Phoebe: Black and gold.


Jessica: What is your favorite party?

Phoebe: Christmas.


Jessica: What is your favorite day of the week?

Phoebe: Friday!


Jessica: What is your favorite baseball team?

Phoebe: The Red Socks.


Jessica: What is your favorite breakfast.

Phoebe: Crepes.

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100th Day of School

Monday, February 8th will be our 100th day of school. Your child is invited to dress like a 100 year old as part of our celebration. This is not a requirement. I look forward to celebrating how much we have learned in 100 days.
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Valentine's Day

We will celebrate Valentine's Day on Friday, February 12th. Your child may bring Valentine’s Day cards for the class if they are interested, but it is not a requirement. Please see the back of the note sent home on Thursday for a list of student names.

Wish List: We would greatly appreciate your support!


  • Watercolor paint trays for a lesson on Tuesday.
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Important Dates

Mon, Feb. 8th: 100th Day of School! You student may dress like a 100 year old to celebrate.


Fri, Feb 12th: Your child may bring Valentines for the class if they are interested. Please send enough for each child. A note was sent home last week with a class list.


Thu., Feb. 18th: Family Voices/Community Outreach Night at the Montford Center


Fri., Feb. 19th: Early Release Day, PTO provides lunch for staff


Mon., Feb 22nd: NO SCHOOL - Workday


Mon., Feb. 29th: Tea & Talk with the Superintendent for Claxton Families - 7:30-9am


Tue., Mar. 1st: PTO Meeting 6 pm at the Grant Center


Fri., Mar. 11th: Early Release, PTO provides lunch for staff


Tue., Mar. 15th - Chicken Dinner & Math Carnival


Fri., Mar. 18th - 6 pm Light the Night Auction at the Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr., Asheville - casual dress

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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 are working on an opinion writing unit. Students are learning how to state an opinion and back it up with reasons that support their claim. We are currently writing about our favorite foods.


  • 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 continue 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 continue our geometry unit on Monday. We are focusing on regular and irregular polygons: triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, and hexagons.


  • 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. Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool (DBSS), the hallmark educational project of the Bob Moog Foundation, is an innovative, experiential 10-week curriculum that teaches second-grade students the physics of sound using both acoustic and electronic musical instruments including the theremin, and technological tools, like oscilloscopes. The information taught through the musical instruments is supplemented by custom educational materials developed by the BMF educational team. Please follow this link to learn more about DBSS. We will perform at the Orange Peel on April 14th along with all of the other ACS elementary schools. We would love for you to join us. There will be more information to come.


  • 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.
WLOS-DBSS
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