What's New in C2

Sept.1st - 8th

What a Wonderful Thing It Is To Be in C2!

We look forward to welcoming you all to OPEN HOUSE September 7th. Join your C2 lead learners for a night at PRS!


YOU. Your child want's to bring you, parent and other siblings, to come take a look at their learning space.


This is a time for your child to tour you through their classroom and hear all about life in Community 2!


Thursday, Sept 7th @ 6:00-7:00


In the C2 learning spaces.


Move beyond "fine" and "nothing" by asking your child to describe his or her world. The trick is to ask about things that are specific, but still open-ended. It's also great to start the conversation with an anecdote from your own day. Try one of these conversation-starters:

  1. Tell me about the best part of your day.
  2. What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
  3. Did any of your classmates do anything funny?
  4. Tell me about what your lead learner read to your class.
  5. Tell me about what you read today.
  6. Who did you play with today? What did you play?
  7. What's the biggest difference between this year and last year?
  8. Which quiet station did you go to today? What did you do there?
  9. Which free exploration station did you go to today? What did you do there?
  10. With whom did you sit at lunch?
  11. Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?
  12. Are you working on a project right now? How's it going?
  13. What's something that you are looking forward to at school?
  14. Did you have Art, Music, Drama, or PE today? What did you do there?

Curriculum Corner


We are continuing to finish up beginning of the year assessments and establishing our learning expectations.

These may include, but are not limited to:

* Reading comprehension

* Oral reading fluency assessment

The learners have listened to many different enriching pieces of children's literature that build community and set a positive tone for the year. Ask your child about their favorite one thus far!

In the coming weeks, your child will be focusing on describing the overall structure of a story. Standard L2.2a. Describing the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

Many of us are doing this through an author study. This is where we focus on one author to analyze various characters and patterns within each book.

Part of your child's day will include, but is not limited to:

Mentor Sentences. This is where we focus on a single sentence from a book and we study what they author did well and how we can incorporate similar patterns and sentence structure into our own writing.

Word Work:

Every 6 days, your child will receive a new list of spelling words (20-24) that focus on a specific skill. They will work in small groups each day practice the words, sorting the words, writing the words, and playing games with the words. The goal is for them to learn the rule of that particular spelling pattern so that any other new word that fits this pattern will be spelled correctly since your child is learning the RULE not just the WORD.

Example: /oa/ and /ow/ - the /oa/ spelling as in “boat” only occurs between two consonants, and is never at the end of a word (barring 1-2 odd circumstances) and the /ow/ spelling as in “slow” always occurs at the end of a word.


We are continuing to work with your child and building their math brain. We've They are learning how to use mental math to complete various computations with their peers.

These include place value, time, coins, adding/subtracting, etc.

Finishing standards:

2.OA.3 I can tell if an number is odd or even.

Video to practice this standard

2.MD.10 I can show data on a picture graph and a bar graph. I can analyze data in a bar graph.

Khan Academy practice (bar graphs)

Other practice

Current standards:

Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s

Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g., 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases:

Upcoming Standards:

100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens — called a "hundred."

The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones).

Ongoing standards:

Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

The Barnwhites

Davis Family

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Davis Photo Slideshow


Franklin Family

Lee Family

Moore Family

Steindorff Family

Mark Your Calendars!

September 4 - Labor Day, no school

September 6 - Picture Day

September 7 - C2 Open House & Curriculum Night

September 8 - Pep Rally at 1:15 PM

September 15 - PTSA Back to School Bash

October 6 - Parent/Lead Learner Conferences (End of 1st 9 weeks)

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Kindness Box for Texas School

We have learned about the Hurricane Harvey victims in the south Texas area and the learners at PRES have come up with a way to make a difference! We have decided to "adopt" Wharton High School in Wharton, Texas. We have set up drop off locations in the building and plan on shipping the boxes to them after September 12th to help them recuperate some of their losses after this devastating experience.

What should a kindness box contain you may ask?

Markers, pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, folders, STEM kits, art supplies, stickers, erasers, reward items, birthday prizes, post its, tape, really anything that would bless a classroom. Please do not send food. Gift cards are also greatly appreciated.

PE Corner

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Pike Road Schools PTSA ONLINE Store

Click HERE to purchase form the spirit store. You can also purchase back to school bash wrist bands and PTSA membership.

September Lunch Menu

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Lead Learner 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!

Mrs. Barner - http://a.co/h1AhBGt

Mrs. Davis - 5 q-tip storage containers

Mrs. Franklin -http://a.co/3ZBnxQD

Miss Lee - http://a.co/hLoZLNt

Mrs. Moore - https://amzn.com/w/IEF5B4GF3FJ

Mrs. Steindorff - https://amzn.com/w/3TULHQCAK3N9W

Miss Whiten - https://amzn.com/w/1QO630RUM8FET

Important Information

School Operating Hours

School Start Time: 8 AM

School End Time: 3 PM

Community 2 "Specials" Block:

12:29 - 1:14

Community 2 Lunch Block

Whiten/Barner: 11:05 - 11:30

Davis/Moore: 11:09 - 11:34

Steindorff/Lee: 11:13 - 11:38

Franklin: 11:17 - 11:42

**Breakfast $2.00

**Lunch $3.50