# What's New In C2

## Literacy

Currently, our C2 learners are continuing to work on:

POETRY!

Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song. This will be a 3-4 week long study, including:

I. Introduction to Poetry

II. Figurative Language & Mental Imagery

III. Types of Poetry

## Book Fair Coming!

The Scholastic Book Fair is next week! The book fair can only be successful with parent/grandparent volunteers. Sign up here to help! The book fair will start (for learners) Tuesday, May 1 and run through Thursday, May 3 during school hours (8:30- 2:30). Monday, April 30 parents will be able to come in, shop, and purchase books from the book fair from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM. All of the proceeds from the book fair will be donated to Pike Road Elementary School's new library.

## Cursive

Cursive- We are more than halfway through the year! If you would like to assist your learner with additional practice, please do not hesitate to utilize some of the resources below.

## Math

We are finishing up our study on time and money. Looking ahead, we will be focusing on the following skills listed below through whole group, small group, and number talks!

Standards we are working on:

2.MD.1 - Choosing and using the appropriate measurement tools (ruler, yardstick, meter stick, measuring tape)

2.MD.2 - Accurately measuring to the nearest inch and centimeter

2.MD.3 - Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

Things coming up:

2. G.1 Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

2.G.2 Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.

2.G.3Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a 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.

2.OA.4 Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

Other things to practice:

Fact Fluency- Use flash cards, Front Row, or you can ask your child various single digit math facts

Money- Knowing the value of each coin, learning to add them up

Time- To the nearest 5 minutes

Regrouping - Knowing when to borrow from the tens place and carry (Addition and Subtraction).

Below you will find some parent tips to support 2nd grade math and some FUN ideas you can do as a family.

## Video slideshow of our past 3 weeks!

Field day, C1 visits C2, and Breakout Box
https://youtu.be/2G6NPnQhISQ

## Lee Family

Happy Measuring!

We welcome the upcoming second graders!

Field Day was MAGICAL!

Charlotte's Web at the Davis Theatre

#toocutetohandle

## Moore Family

We LOVED having a C1 class visit on Thursday to learn about Community 2. Each learner chose something they wanted to teach!

## Steindorff Family

Field day FUN!!

April 28: Youth Cheerleading Registration at Town Hall 9:00- 11:00 am

April 30: Parents can shop at the Book Fair 2:30- 6:00

May 1- 3: Book Fair

May 4: Lovely Lunch! Come enjoy lunch with your child!

May 5: Crawfish Boil benefiting Pike Road Schools in The Waters

May 10: Bring gift card for Lead Learners ( McWane Field Trip!!!)

May 11: Luncheon for Lead Learners - volunteers needed!

May 18: Talent Show

May 21: Last Week C2 Luau

May 24: Last day of school for learners

May 29- June 1: Basketball Camp

## Talent Show!

C6 is hosting a talent show May 18th. There will be two “sets”. Learners in C4 - C6 will perform from 8:30- 10:30 am. Learners in CK- C3 will perform from 12:30- 2:00. Parents are invited to come watch our talented Patriots, but be prepared to bring a \$1.00 (per show) donation to benefit the Humane Society. Also, please be sure you bring your driver’s license or state- issued ID and check in with the front office.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation week is May 7th - 11th. Please see the schedule below.

Tuesday, May 8th: Students bring/make a card for their lead learner - tell them what you love about them and how much you appreciate all of their hard work

Thursday, May 10th - bring a gift card for the lead learners and specialists - Target, Wal-Mart, Office Max, favorite restaurants, etc...

Friday, May 11th- The PTSA will be hosting a luncheon for the Lead Learners from 11:00 -12:30. We will be needing parent volunteers to sit with each class during this time so the teachers can enjoy the luncheon. If you would like to help, click here to sign up. Below is the link to the list of our lead learner’s favorite things.

Cheerleading Registration for ages 5 - 12 will take place this Saturday, April 28th at Town Hall. Pricing and important dates can be found in the flyer below. For questions, please email prcheer@gmail.com

PRES Yearbooks will be for sale online until May 2nd. Click here to go to the Total Image page where you can purchase yours today! Don’t miss your opportunity to own the first PRES Yearbook!

## Nancy's Italian Ice on Wednesdays!

Don't forget - Pike Road C6 students will be selling Nancy's Italian Ice! There will be one flavor of the week, and students must bring \$2 on Tuesday to have one waiting for them on Wednesday afternoons at 2:00!

## PTSA Popcorn Fridays

In case you didn't hear! This is the 1st Friday of every month! You can send in \$2 for popcorn and \$3 for popcorn and a juice if you haven't already bought it for the rest of the year.

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!

Mrs. Barner - Erasers

Mrs. Davis - recess toys, snacks
http://a.co/e4A773p

Mrs. Franklin -http://a.co/3ZBnxQD

Miss Lee - http://a.co/hLoZLNt

Mrs. Moore - https://amzn.com/w/IEF5B4GF3FJ

Mrs. Steindorff - Recess toys, Lysol spray

https://amzn.com/w/3TULHQCAK3N9W

Miss Whiten - https://amzn.com/w/1QO630RUM8FET & http://a.co/0c20gP0

https://youtu.be/vNxSUgpwubc

## Important Information

School Operating Hours

School Start Time: 8 AM

School End Time: 3 PM

Community 2 "Specials" Block:

12:29 - 1:14

Community 2 Lunch Block

Barner/Whiten: 11:05 - 11:30

Davis/Moore: 11:09 - 11:34

Steindorff/Lee: 11:13 - 11:38

Franklin: 11:17 - 11:42

**Breakfast \$2.00

**Lunch \$3.50