Trail Blazer News

February 23rd-26th

Student of the Week: Zoe

Jessica: What is your favorite food?

Zoe: Mashed Potatoes.


Jessica: Who is your best friend?

Zoe: Lila.


Jessica : What is your favorite color?

Zoe : Dark red


Jessica: What special evenings do you have?

Zoe : Game night


Jessica: What is your favorite dessert?

Zoe: Ice cream.


Addie Katherine: Who is your favorite teacher?

Zoe: Mrs. Morris.


Addie Katherine: What is your favorite day of the week?

Zoe: Sunday.


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

Zoe: Dinosaurs.


Addie Katherine: What is your favorite movie?

Zoe: Home Alone.

Dr. Bob's Sound School

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Important Dates

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 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.

Chinese New Year Celebration

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