What's New in C2?

Think~ Innovate~ Create (February 13 - 24)

From our hearts to yours...We hope you had a Happy Valentines Day!

Learners and Lead Learners enjoyed celebrating February 14th together last week!

Curriculum Corner

Literacy

Daniel

  • I can tell the main idea of a piece of nonfiction, including focus of important paragraphs.
  • I can write a friend letter including commas in the greeting and closing.
  • I can identify adverbs and adjectives.


Davis

This Week:

  • I can tell the main idea of a piece of nonfiction, including the focus of important paragraphs.

Next Week:

  • I can tell the author's main purpose in nonfiction writing.


Franklin and Moore Family

This Week:

  • I can compare and contrast nonfiction text
  • I can identify and explain nonfiction text features. (labeling a worker honeybee)

Next Week:

  • I can tell the main idea of a piece of nonfiction, including the focus of important paragraphs.
  • I can form and write about my own opinion


Steindorff

This Week:

  • I can tell the main idea of a piece of nonfiction, including the focus of important paragraphs.
  • I can write a report documenting my boat project.

Next Week:

  • I can tell the author's main purpose in nonfiction writing.

Whiten

This Week


  • I can write an informative writing piece based off of a topic I researched.
  • I can ask questions and record responses from an interview.
  • I can frequently use and identify adjectives and adverbs in my writing.

Next Week


  • I can tell the author's main purpose in nonfiction writing.
  • I can form and write my own opinion based off of a text or topic.
  • I can tell the main idea of a piece of nonfiction, including the focus of important paragraphs.

Math

Daniel

  • I can identify shapes by its vertices, lines and faces.
  • I can tell time to the five minutes.
  • I can count money within word problems.
  • I can create an array with columns and rows to identify the number of units in the rectangle.


Davis

This Week:

  • I can measure the length of objects by using appropriate tools to the nearest whole unit. (e.g. rulers, yardstick, meter stick, measuring tape)

Next Week:

  • I can measure the length of an object using different lengths for the two measurements to the nearest whole unit.
  • I can recognize what units of measurement are comparable. (e.g. inch/cm, m/yard)


Moorelins

This Week:

  • I can subtract within 100 and 1,000.
  • I can identify a shape by its sides, vertices, and faces.

Next Week:

  • I can estimate and measure to the nearest inch.
  • I can measure the length of an object using different lengths for the two measurements to the nearest whole unit.
  • I can measure the length of objects by using appropriate tools to the nearest whole unit. (e.g. rulers, yardstick, meter stick, measuring tape)
  • I can recognize what units of measurement are comparable. (e.g. inch/cm, m/yard)


Steindorff

This week:

  • I can use subtraction strategies to solve simple subtraction equations.

Next Week:

  • I can solve subtraction equations within 1000


Whiten

This Week:


  • I can use subtraction strategies to solve equations within 1000.
  • I can mentally add plus 10, minus 10, plus 100, and minus 100.
  • I can create my own money word problems.
Next Week:



  • I can solve addition and subtraction word problems.
  • I can use subtraction strategies to solve equation within 1000.
  • I can identify shapes by it's sides, vertices, and faces.

Projects

Learners are making progress on their project work!


The Daniel family is working hard to make welcome packs for children new to PRS. We are working on Buddy Benches, too.


The Davis family has presented their 3D models and digital presentations of motorized aircraft and are completing their famous aviators and astronauts research and measurement project.


The Moores and Franklins have begun a study on bees.


The Whiten family has chosen to move their project focus on uniting different cultures through health and food.


The Steindorffs have finished up their study of water transportation and are publishing their project reports.

Cursive Writing

We are now wrapping up our study of the lowercase letters and moving into learning how to form the upper case letters.


We will learn them in this order:


  • Slim 7 Group: P, R, B, H, K
  • Umbrella Tops and Eggs: C, E, A, O, Q
  • High Hills and Deep Valleys: N, M, U, V, Y
  • Sneaky Snake Tops: T, F
  • Half Hearts: X, W, I, J
  • Fat Bellies: G, S, L, D, Z

Raptor Trek Experience - February 15

PRS Celebrates Read Across America

For the month of March, Patriots in Community K through Community 4 will be celebrating Read Across America! We'll celebrate each Thursday with different dress up opportunities. Please remember to adhere to the dress code on each of these days (no pajamas, etc.). See the schedule below.
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Daniel Family

Hidden Figures

The learners worked in groups to learn about Hidden Figures! They researched and created digital timelines, created a replica of the invention of their Hidden Figure and shared the information to others learners!


Gavin was sharing about Marie Van Britton Brown. She was the inventor of a surveillance system.

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Davis Family

Famous Aviators and Astronauts

Check out our presentations for the Hidden Figures Museum!

Moore & Franklin Family

Steindorff Family

Whiten Family

Random Acts of Kindness Week Collaboration

We collaborated with C5 and challenged the learners to a 4 Days of Kindness movement. We wrote kind letters to our janitors, lunch staff, teachers, and friends. The learners enjoyed spreading kindness throughout our school to those who would least expect it.

For The Love Of Learning

Important Dates

February 21: Mrs. Franklin's Birthday

February 22-23: "A Day at the Museum: Honoring Hidden Figures in History"

March 1-18: Read Across America

March 9: Spirit Night at Newk's

March 10: No School for learners, Parent Conferences offered

March 14: C2 POP

March 20-24: Spring Break

March 28-29: Spring Pictures (individual)

April 14: No School

April 17: Professional Learning Day for Teachers (No school for students.)

Snack Reminder

We want to encourage our learners to make good choices about food. Beginning Monday, please allow your child to help choose a healthy snack to bring to school each day. Also, please begin sending unflavored water for snack (no juices, Gatorades, tea, etc.). If you do not wish to send water, your child may visit the water fountain during snack. Thank you for your support!

What's for Lunch?

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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!

Family Wish Lists

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

  • Kleenex tissues
  • Expo markers (wide tips)


Davis

Franklin

  • Mrs. Franklin's Amazon Wish List- WISH LIST!
  • Expo Markers-regular size- color :) and skinny

Moore


Steindorff

Whiten

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