What's New in C2

February 16-19

Next Week

Literacy: We are beginning 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'll start by learning the many, varied tools with which we may measure. From there, learners will use nonstandard units (cubes, paper clips, popsicle sticks) to practice foundational concepts of measurement. Then, 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.

Important Dates

February 21: Mrs. Franklin's Birthday

February 25: Multicultural Festival and Taste of the World PTSA Meeting 6:00 PM

February 26: "A Day at the Museum: Honoring African American History" 1:30-2:30 PM

February 29: Leap Day Learning Fun (More information to come!)

March 1-18: Read Across America

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

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.

Snack Reminder

We want to encourage our learners to make good choices about food. Beginning Monday, 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!

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 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.
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Alexander Family

Davis Family

Mrs. Howard, our teaching intern, began her full two weeks of teaching this week. We have enjoyed learning from and with her! This week, the children worked hard to add details both to their writing and to their medieval times projects. We can't wait to share our finished product!

Franklop Family

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The Franklop Family enjoyed a visit from our mystery reader (Dr. Loch) who read a story about a 3 legged dog named Trouper and even brought in a 3 legged dog named Bella who let all of us listen to her heartbeat! :)

If you haven't been a mystery reader yet, please consider coming! :)

Housley Family

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Entomologist, Kitty Simpson, joined our class as a field expert this week. We learned all about insect classification!
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Learners used the Decision-Making talent to determine which project ideas would best serve our purpose in sharing our excitement about insect observation.

Steindorff Family

Parent Volunteer Opporunity: Lunch Bunch

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 his or her friends, and help lead learners all at the same time. Plus, children love seeing their parents and grandparents help out with their class in the lunchroom, and 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

Parent Volunteer Opportunity: Mystery Readers

Our Patriots LOVE having Mystery Readers, and we'd love for you to get in on the fun! Click the button below for more information about becoming a Mystery Reader for your child's class.

What's for Lunch?

Monday 2/22

Chicken Alfredo, Sweet Peas, Breadstick

Tuesday 2/23

Beef Tips w/ Rice, Buttered Carrots, Assorted Veggies

Wednesday 2/24

Baked Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Fresh Roll

Thursday 2/25

CHEESEBURGER THURSDAY

Friday 2/26

TACO BAR

Field Trip: Lanark

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.
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Food for Thought

The following links can help us all (parents, teachers, administrators) to better understand children's needs. We hope you find these reads both interesting and informative!
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