What's New in C2
Sept.1st - 8th
What a Wonderful Thing It Is To Be in C2!
Thursday, Sept 7th @ 6:00-7:00
HOW WAS YOUR DAY?
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:
- Tell me about the best part of your day.
- What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
- Did any of your classmates do anything funny?
- Tell me about what your lead learner read to your class.
- Tell me about what you read today.
- Who did you play with today? What did you play?
- What's the biggest difference between this year and last year?
- Which quiet station did you go to today? What did you do there?
- Which free exploration station did you go to today? What did you do there?
- With whom did you sit at lunch?
- Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?
- Are you working on a project right now? How's it going?
- What's something that you are looking forward to at school?
- Did you have Art, Music, Drama, or PE today? What did you do there?
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.
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.
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)
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:
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).
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.
Practicing our teamwork through 60 second "silent puzzles"
Learning about even/odd through practicing various math games on the standard
8/21 Solar Eclipse
Wow! What an experience!
Davis Photo Slideshow
We loved making and eating our Solar Eclipse cookies!
Where did the sun go?
We all enjoyed getting to see the solar eclipse.
Taking a nature walk to collect data on animals we see around school. We have used this data to learn and make different graphs this week.
Recess is not just for playing, we have found so many insects, bugs, and critters.
We have started learning about structures and making our OWN!
We have had 6 student birthdays since school has started! We love to celebrate with each other!
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)
Kindness Box for Texas School
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 Lead Learners
- PRES Physical Education Amazon Wishlist
- C2 goes to PE 2-3 times per week from 12:29-1:14
- Tennis shoes are very important for physical activity - make sure your child has appropriate shoes on their PE days.
September Lunch Menu
Lead Learner Wish Lists
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
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