Trail Blazer News

February 29th-March 4th

Trail Blazer of the Week: Steel

We are very excited about our new addition! Thank you, Amanda and Betsy, for picking him out for us. He is the best fish! The students take turns working next to him. He loves to listen to the Trail Blazers read!

Addie Katherine: What is your favorite food?

Steel: Cat food.

Addie Kathrine:What is your favorite color?

Steel: Blue

Addie Katherine: What is your favorite game?

Steel:Sharks and Minos

Addie Katherine: What is your favorite sport?

Steel: Fishball [baseball].

Addie Katherine: What is your favorite football team?

Steel: The Fishies.

Camron: What is your favorite football team?

Steel: Carolina Panthers

Camron: what is your favorite color

Steel: blue

Camron :What is your favorite song

Steel: "Oh Ooh, Ah Ah,Ay Ay, Turn Up

Jessica :what is your favorite food ?

Steel: Pizza.

Jessica : what is your favorite habitat?

Steel : A water tank.

Jessica: What is your favorite desert?

Steel : Jello .

Jessica :what is your favorite color?

Steel: Blue .

Jessica: Who is your best friend?

Steel : Evan .

Steel the Betta Fish

Water Garden Fish Tank

My friends, Kim and Megan, sent us a water garden fish tank. We are currently growing wheatgrass and radish sprouts on the top of the water garden. Students took turns planting the seeds this week and they are already beginning to sprout.
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Trail Blazers put kindness out into the world this week by writing friendly letters to a Mystery Reader that is in the hospital.

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Wish List

Important Dates

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

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

Tue., Mar. 15th - Chicken Dinner & Math Carnival 5:30-7pm in the cafeteria & gymnatorium

Fri., Mar. 18th - 6 pm Light the Night Auction at YMI Cultural Center

Sat., Mar. 19th: Spring Grounds Work Day

Thurs., Mar. 24th: Family Voices/Community Outreach - Grant Center, 5:30-7:00pm

Mon., Mar. 28th - Fri., Apr. 1:Spring Break.

Thu., Apr. 7th: PTO Meeting 6 pmat the Burton Street Community Center- (only Thurs. meeting)

Mon., Apr. 18th: Last Day of Spring After School Arts

Mon., Apr. 18th: Individual and Group Picture Day

Addie Katherine Leading Morning Jumpstart!

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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 finish Unit 10 on Wednesday. We are focusing on double vowel syllables.

  • 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 are focusing on partitioning circles and squares into halves, thirds, and fourths.

  • 2.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

Science: We will continue Dr. Bob's Sound School next week. The kids are really enjoying the curriculum!

  • 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.

Dr. Bob's Sound School


This week we discovered that sound is produced when an object vibrates. Ask you child about what they discovered when they put tuning forks on their hands, foreheads, and in water.
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