# What's New in C2?

## From our hearts to yours...Have a Happy Valentines Day!

C2 Lead Learners (Left to Right... Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Steindorff, Miss Waldrop, Mrs. Franklin, Mrs. Housley, and Miss Alexander)

## Learning in C2...

Literacy- We are continuing to dig deep into nonfiction text this week. As you may recall, last semester, we spent a couple of weeks on identifying the 5 W's and How in a fictional text. Now, we are transferring that knowledge to nonfiction texts. Students will be reading and studying various pieces of nonfiction literature (magazines, library books, websites, etc) and will be able to identify the "who," "what," "when," "where," "why," and "how" and why they are important pieces of information to be able to gain from a nonfiction text.

Next week, we are going to be changing gears. We'll be moving into character analysis. More specifically, we are looking at the standard RL 2.3 - "I can tell how characters in a story respond to parts in a story."

Writing - We are now focusing on Opinion Writing. During our focus on Opinion Writing it is important that your child:

States his/her opinion in the beginning

States details and reasons to support his/her opinion using link words like "because" and "also."

Provide a concluding statement.

Math- This week we have been continuing our study of shapes, but have learned how to apply fractional concepts to it. We have been focusing on partitioning rectangles into rows and columns, creating equal-sized squares.

Next week, we'll look into the division of shapes a bit deeper. For instance, learners will be required to divide rectangles and circles into halves, thirds, and fourths.
For more information or to work on this at home, follow this link - https://learnzillion.com/resources/72619-partition-rectangles-and-circles-into-equal-shares-2-g-a-3

Project Work- Classes are gathering information about their topics through field expert visits, books, observation, and online sources. As learners are ready, they will be guided toward the design phase of the project.

## C2 Lego Wall

As some of you may remember, C2 requested funding at the beginning of the year through Donor's Choose. Thanks for spreading the word! Last fall, our grant was fully funded and we received the items! The Franklins installed the wall and the learners have excitedly been building ever since. We are truly thrilled to have this wonderful, engaging addition to our hallway. Many thanks for your generosity!

## Save these dates...

February 15 - No School for students, Professional Learning Day for Teachers

February 16- Patriots’ first soccer game at Trinity Presbyterian School

February 17-Patriots’ first baseball games at Robert E. Lee High School

February 21- Mrs. Franklin's Birthday

February 25- Multicultural Festival and Taste of the World PTSA Meeting 6:00 PM

February 26 - "A Day at the Museum: Honoring African American History" 1:30-2:30 PM

February 29 - Leap Day (More information to come about how each family will celebrate this)

February 29 - March 4 - Read Across America Week

March 12 - Mayor's Marathon

March 21- Spring Break

March 28- No School for students, Professional Learning Day for Teachers

## C2 Needs YOU! :)

Our C2 lead learners would love your help! Please consider volunteering for a lunch shift for your child's class. It’s a great way to see your children during the school day, meet their friends, and help the lead learners all at the same time. Plus, the learners love seeing their parents and grandparents helping out with their class in the lunchroom! Younger siblings are always welcome to come with you during your volunteer slot! General duties include walking your child's class to the lunchroom, assisting them in line, and sitting with them at the lunch table. After lunch, you will remind them to pick up their trash and clean up their area, line them up and walk them back to the classroom.

Click here to find a time slot for your child's class that works for you! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084badab2ca31-c2lunchroom

## What's for lunch...

Monday 2/15

NO SCHOOL

Tuesday 2/16

Stuffed Crust Pizza, Tater Tots, Fresh Salad Bar

Wednesday 2/17

Steak Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes, Italian Veggies

Thursday 2/18

CHEESEBURGER THURSDAY

Friday 2/19

HOT WING FRIDAY!

Monday 2/22

Chicken Alfredo, Sweet Peas, Breadstick

Tuesday 2/23

Beef Tips w/ Rice, Buttered Carrots, Assorted Veggies

Wednesday 2/24

Baked Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Fresh Roll

Thursday 2/25

CHEESEBURGER THURSDAY

Friday 2/26

TACO BAR

Monday 2/29

Chicken Nuggets, Corn on the Cob, Salad Bar

## Wish Lists...

* Please do not feel obligated to donate. We would be grateful to receive items, but it is in no way expected. Due to the nature of our learning, our students go through a lot of supplies. We happily order and buy supplies regularly, but these are some of the most frequently needed items.

Miss Alexander’s Family

• copy paper

• 8 ½ x 11 paper (white and colored)

• file folders

Mrs. Davis’s Family

Mrs. Franklin’s Family

• copy paper

Mrs. Housley’s Family

• Post-It Notes (3" x 3")

Mrs. Steindorff’s Family

Miss Waldrop’s Family

• Clear page protectors

• Lysol Disinfectant Spray
• Whiteboard Erasers

## Health and Wellness Equipment Drive

PRS is graciously accepting new or used equipment to help enhance the Health and Wellness program. Any equipment that is in working condition will be greatly appreciated. Donated items can be brought to Coach Klinger in the Gym between 7:00 and 8:15 a.m. Suggested Items: basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, volleyballs, kickballs, yoga mats, wiffle golf balls, 14 foot jump ropes, ping pong balls, bean bags, hula hoops and stacking cups.

*Don't forget to always wear appropriate shoes to Health and Wellness.