# What's New in C2

## Battle of the Books

We've completed the final round of our book battle, and the final two winners were announced earlier this week. Throughout this week, the "Final 2" were "read off" (See the books in bold listed below) against each other to determine which book would be deemed C2's 2016 "Book of the Year!"

• I Want My Hat Back vs. Memoirs of a Hamster

AND with a final score of 90 to 44 votes the WINNER IS...

Memoirs of a Hamster!!!

## Literacy

Coming up next week:

Types of Figurative Language- (See the picture below)

Poetry- This involves describing how words and phrases (regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning.

## Math

In this unit we are looking at Measurement, Time, and Money.

Measurement-

Estimating and measuring lengths using different units of measure.

Comparing lengths and determining their difference.

Solving word problems involving various units of measure.

Time- Reading and even writing time to the nearest five minutes using AM and PM.

Money- Solving word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, nickels, and pennies using \$ and ¢ symbols appropriately.

Example: If you have 1 quarter, 2 dimes, and 7 pennies, what is the value?

## Social Science

This next week we will be reflecting on what we learned on our Field Trip to Lanark (Alabama Nature Center). During our time there, we focused on these standards:

Social Studies 2.8 - Describe how scarcity affects supply and demand of natural resources

Social Studies 2.10 - Recognize benefits of recreation and tourism at state and national parks (Alabama)

Science 2.6 - Study how animals disperse seeds or pollinate plants (e.g., animals brushing fur against seed pods and seeds falling off in other areas, birds and bees extracting nectar from flowers and transferring pollen from one plant to another).

Science 2.7 - Obtain information to illustrate that there are many different kinds of living things and that they exist in different places on land and in water

Science 2.10 - Collect and evaluate data to identify water found on Earth

## Mark your calendar!

April 4: New FreshGrade reports generated

April 5: Community viewing of "Most Likely To Succeed" film, 6 PM (St. James)

April 5-7: PRS Book Fair (C2 official time is between 10-10:45)

April 25: Professional Learning Day for Lead Learners (No school for learners).

April 29: K-6 Field Day

May 18: Mrs. Steindorff's Birthday

May 26: Last Day of School

## Lego Wall

Representatives from each family are working together to solve the problem, "How can all C2 Patriots use the Lego Wall fairly?" They meet each day for twenty minutes goal for the day's meeting, and then they receive feedback from Lead Learners. As you'll notice below, it is still a work in progress, but this student-driven committee is well on its way to solving a real-world problem!

## Pre-order your Yearbook now!

PRS Patriots - Yearbooks are now being pre-sold at a discounted price of \$45. We will have a 200 page yearbook coming out this year! This will be the first of many PRS Yearbooks and you'll want to commemorate the Pike Road Schools charter year. Please send cash or check (made out to Pike Road Schools) by April 11. The price will go up to \$55 after the 11th.

## Captured any special moments from this year?! We need your help!

Parents,

We need your help! We are looking for great photos that you may have taken this year. We are currently putting together our yearbook for Pike Road Schools. If you have any great shots that includes three or more PRS students, we are asking you to upload these pictures to our yearbook photos website. If you click on the link below, you will be taken to a folder that the lead learners can access as they design their pages. From that page you can click add images and select photos from there, or you can simply drag and drop photos into that web based folder. We appreciate your help in this endeavor! We are excited about the yearbook, and we are so thankful for your help.

Please note that yearbooks will be on sale when we return from Spring Break. The cost of a yearbook is \$55, but if you purchase before April 11, the cost is only \$45. You will be able to pay online or send in cash or check with the student.

You can find the link to upload photos here: C2 Link: http://lpx.me/KR8V-YRU6-98GC/

## 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

Mrs. Davis’ Family

Mrs. Franklin’s Family

• Color Expo Markers

• Lysol Disinfectant Spray

• Monopoly Jr., Scrabble Jr.,Machi Koro, Boggle, Bananagrams, Math Dice Jr.,Legos, Books :)

Mrs. Housley’s Family

• wide-ruled notebook paper
• Clorox wipes

Mrs. Steindorff’s Family

Miss Waldrop’s Family

• Clear page protectors

• Lysol Disinfectant Spray
• Whiteboard Erasers
• Expo Markers
• Books! :)