What's New in C2

Think~Innovate~Create (October 31 - November 10)

Curriculum Corner

Literacy

  • RI 2.1 - Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • RI 2.5 - Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
    http://www.education.com/game/text-features/
  • RI 2.7 - Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.


Right now, our second graders are learning about informational, non-fiction text through the study of many different things, including:

* Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving

* The election and voting process

* Through studying their class-chosen project


We are also pairing some of these nonfiction texts with fictional texts so children can become familiar with comparing the two to see the differences.

Cursive Handwriting

Through January, we are focusing on learning the lowercase letters. We are learning them in this order:


  • The Clock Climbers: a, d, g, q, c
  • The Kite Strings: i, u, w, t, j, p, r, s, o
  • Loop Group: h, k, b, f, l, e
  • Hills & Valleys: n, m, v, y, x, z

Math

Double Digit Addition & Subtraction with regrouping
(2.NBT.5 - 2.NBT.6 - 2.NBT.7-2.NBT.8 - 2.NBT.9 -2.OA.1 - 2.OA.2)
Fact fluency within 20
Add up to four two-digit numbers
Use strategies to add/subtract
Mentally add/subtract 10
Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work within 100


Things to try at home:

Social Sciences

SS 2.1 - Demonstrate the voting process, including roles of major political parties


SS 2.2 - Describe the significance of national holidays, including Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day

SS 2.11 - Interpret legends, stories, and songs that contributed to the development of the cultural history of the United States. Examples: American Indian legends


Flocabulary - Veteran's Day Video

Scholastic - What is Thanksgiving? (password: prs123)

Having a blast at the Fall Fun Fest!

Many, many thanks to our parents and volunteers who made this happen. The children had a blast visiting the 4 different games, the animal experience, the Sweet Creek hayride, and the DC Kids Bounce house. We are so grateful for your support in creating this experience for the children!

Daniel Family

Vocabulary Parade
C2 Fall Festival 2016
Election Day 2016

Vocabulary Parade

Check out our wonderful words on "flight!"
https://youtu.be/udSnzCj8OJc

If I Were President...

If I Were President

Franklin/Moore Families

Vocabulary Parade on Sound

We had so much fun seeing and listening to the thought, design, and hard work that went into make their words come to life! Although we wish we could share them all here are just a few!

Steindorff Family

Eric Snitil's Visit

Last Friday, Meteorologist Eric Snitil from WSFA came to visit our class to answer questions, teach us more about the weather, and even let us tour the Storm Tracker Weather Mobile!

Meet our new family member, Bella!

Vocabulary Parade FUN!

We all chose words to go along with our project on water. I loved seeing all of the creative ways to show their vocabulary words. GREAT JOB!

Whiten Family

Vocabulary Parade

Can you guess our vocabulary word?

The learners did an awesome job creating costumes to match their vocabulary word. Here are just a few of our costumes that we had in Miss Whiten's Family.

Class Election and Democracy

We've been learning about US History the past two weeks and the learners took a great interest in creating a our own class democracy which consisted of creating our own Preamble, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Class Laws. With that, we discussed the upcoming election and we decided to elect candidates to run for our Class President and Vice President.

We Love Math Yes We Do!!

Addition has been a hit in Miss Whiten's Family, whether or not we're adding two-digit numbers or five-digit numbers WE LOVE MATH and all the challenges it brings.

Project Updates

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!

How to Instill the Love of Reading

Foster students' passion for reading by starting in their comfort zone, surrounding them with books, reading books aloud, and modeling your own love of reading.

A FACEBOOK PAGE FOR SECOND GRADE PARENTS

There is a Facebook page for the parents of Community 2. It is a closed group so search "Pike Road School Community 2 Parents" on FB. It is a way for parents to communicate with one another. This group is for all 2nd grade families.

Reflections: What Is Your Story?

It’s that time of year again! The Reflections Art Contest is back. This year’s theme “What is your Story?” All students-preschool through 9th grade are encouraged to submit art work in any of the following six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Reflections recognizes students at the Local, Council/Region, State and National levels.

At each level, all entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit. Students may enter any or all of the six art categories. Multiple entries within a single arts category is permitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student and created specifically for the Reflections program based on the national theme. Each entry must also conform to the guidelines developed by the National PTA. Please visit the Alabama PTA website http://www.alabamapta.org/reflections for more information and for General Entry Forms and Guidelines 2016 - 2017. Deadline this year will be November 30th for Pike Road School. Please turn in all entries to the school office.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda Hargrove at: amandahargrove@bellsouth.net or 334-294-7623.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8dpI20guJg

PRS Winter Wear Order Form - Due 11/16

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Pike Road Athletics also has new options available to show your Patriot Pride! Click here to view the latest Patriot gear. To order, visit www.bsnteamsports.com and enter access code: patrio2J89

Please note, all orders are due November 12 and will arrive in approximately three-four weeks.

PTSA Meeting - 11/15

General PTSA Meeting is Nov. 15 at 6pm in the lunchroom. You will not want to miss this meeting. You will hear announcements from the PTSA, the administration of PRS, and our guest speaker Tommy McGregor (click http://thetransmission.org/pr/ for his bio). He will be talking about how to keep your children safe on social media. He has written many books, but the one he will be sharing about is "Selfie". If you have any questions about the meeting or something you would like Tommy to address during his talk, please email Jessica Hussey jmhussey23@gmail.com.

Lost and Found

As the temperature begins to change, we find ourselves collecting more and more items for lost and found. Please speak with your child about any missing items they might have. We will be donating all items on Friday, November 18.


Parents: as a way to help both your child and their Lead Learner, it is wonderful to have all items/tags labeled with your child's name.

PRS Polar Express

The Polar Express will be November 29th, from 5:30-7:30 for ages 4 through 6th grade. Entry for early birds will be $5 per child (parents and children 3 and under free). Or at the door $8. Tickets include admission, photo with Santa, hot chocolate, games and activities. Additional concessions will be available for sale.Canned food donations will be accepted to benefit Pike Road's food pantry. To help with Polar Express, please sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4faca72ea6fe3-prspolar
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Christmas 5K and Character Breakfast

Join the Pike Road Patriots Athletic Booster Club December 10th from 8:00 am to 10:30 a.m. for our first annual Christmas 5K and Character Breakfast located at Pike Road School! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast as you meet and greet your favorite animated characters. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause from 9:00 am to 10:30 a.m. Don't miss out on our early bird special, which will end November 24th at midnight: $35 per person for the Christmas 5K (including a T-shirt) and $10 per person for the Character Breakfast. After November 24th, tickets for the Christmas 5K will be $45 per person (without a T-shirt) and the Character Breakfast will be $20 per person. All proceeds go to benefit Pike Road Athletics. Please contact pikeroadbooster@gmail.com with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there and GO PATRIOTS!


To register for this event please visit https://store10366218.ecwid.com/.

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Mark Your Calendar

November 11 - No School

November 14 - Spirit Night at Sommer's Place

November 15 - PTSA Meeting

November 16 - Fall/Winter Clothing Order Forms due, PRS Polar Express ticket orders due

November 21 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break

November 29 - PTSA Polar Express

November 30 - Reflections due

December 10 - Christmas 5K and Character Breakfast

What's For Lunch?

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Grandparents Contact Info

Many families benefit from the wisdom, devotion and love of grandparents. They enrich our lives in countless ways. As a school system, we would like to connect with grandparents for special events. Hence, we would encourage you to share contact information for your child(ren)'s grandparents with Pike Road Schools. Thank you.

Classroom Wish List

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


Davis

Franklin

Moore


Steindorff

Whiten

PE Health & Wellness Wish List

Click Here to view Coach Hines' wish list for items needed for physical education
password: prs123
Scroll down, and click on "Tumblebooks"

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