Trail Blazer News

March 21-24th

Trail Blazer of the Week: Stephen!

Clara: What is your favorite color?

Stephen: Blue.


Clara: What is your favorite animal?

Stephen: Snakes and other reptiles.


Clara: What is your favorite movie?

Stephen: Star Wars.


Clara: What is your favorite specialist?

Stephen: P.E.


Clara: Who is your favorite teacher?

Stephen: Mrs. Morris.


Clara: What is your favorite book?

Stephen: The second Harry Potter.

Enjoying smoothies with the wheatgrass and sprouts we grew on top of our water garden!

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Making (Array)nbows

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Career Day

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Future UNC Basketball Player

Future Archaeologist

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Career Fair Fun!

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Brody found Papa Echo!

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Wish List: Items that we currently need.

Important Dates

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


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


Friday, March 25th - 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

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Sound School

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What We are Learning

Reading: We are currently focusing on fairy tales from diverse cultures.


  • RL.2.2 - Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.


Writing: We are working on a folktale writing unit. Students using their knowledge of story elements found in fables and fairy tales to create their own story.


  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3
    Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.


Fundations: We will begin Unit 13 on Monday. We are focusing on double vowel syllable

  • 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 composing arrays from rows and columns, and counting to find the total number of objects.


CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.C.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.


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.

St. Patrick's Day Fun!

A sneaky leprechaun destroyed our classroom and left us treats!
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Worth More Than Gold Writing

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Lucky Charm Arrays

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