What's New in C2

May 9th -13th, 2016

Learning in C2

Literacy: We are concluding our study of poetry and have truly enjoyed learning and reading your children's original poems they've created!

Math: We are wrapping up measurement, time, and money. We are moving into our final unit on data and graphing - focusing on tally charts, bar graphs, and pictographs. Have your child practice asking family members or friends in the neighborhood a survey question and tallying the data.

We would also like to encourage learners to continue practicing basic addition and subtraction facts on a daily basis. Your child's ability to instantly recall basic facts will support him or her as more complex operations are encountered in years to come!

Science/Social Studies:
Franklops - Seed Dispersal, Continents (social studies), and weathering/erosion.

Alexander - insects and plant growth needs

Davis - weathering and erosion, supply and demand (social studies)

Steindorff - growth needs of plants

Housley - growth needs of plants

Project Work Conversation Starters: Project time is winding down in C2 and our learners have learned so much from this process!

Alexander - insects and animals

Davis - restaurants and food

Franklops - Nature Trail, Beehives, Blood

Housley - insect habitats

Steindorff - pets

Use the following questions to learn more about your child's project work.

  • What is the focus of your project?
  • Why is your project important?
  • What have you accomplished this week during project time?
  • What has gone well this week during project time?
  • What has not gone well this week during project time, and what are your ideas for improving it?

Encourage your child to search for answers to questions and to record them. Often times learners bring in things they've done at home and are able to help further the experience and project in class.

May Lunch Menu

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Important Dates

May 18: Mrs. Steindorff's Birthday

May 23: C2's "Last Week Luau"

May 26: Last Day of School

Alexander Family

Davis Family

Trip to Cuco's

Davis family site visit to Cuco's

Franklop Family

Housley Family

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Steindorff Family

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Last Week Luau

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Don't forget to mark your calendars! Monday, May 23, C2 will celebrate the end of our 2nd grade year with a Luau.

For the luau, we will have six stations, and each class will rotate through each station:

  • Musical Beach Towels
  • Beach Float Relay
  • Limbo
  • Coconut Over-Under Relay
  • Beach Ball Parachute
  • Snack

If you can help by sending an item for these stations, please sign up using the link below. If the item is not consumable, write your name on it, and we will see that it is returned to you after our celebration.

We need a few parent volunteers to run the stations. These parents will set up a station at 9:00 and run it from 9:30 to 11:00 as each class rotates through. If you can help with this, please sign up using the link below. All the materials for the station will be provided. A Lead Learner will help you with the set-up and explain how to run the station. All you have to do is show up!

At 11:00, the entire community will participate in a fun relay, and we ask a parent volunteer from each class to help with this. If you are able to help with this, please sign up using the link below. Your Lead Learner will explain how you will help at the beginning of the relay at 11:00. (The details of the relay will remain a secret until that time. Volunteers' feet may get wet.)

The picnic will last from 11:30 to 12:15, and we invite all parents to attend! A form will come home soon for you to indicate whether your child will purchase a lunch from school or bring his or her lunch from home.

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Wish Lists...

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. *We are grateful to receive items, but it is in no way expected.*

Miss Alexander’s Family

Mrs. Davis’ Family

  • No items needed at this time. Thank you!

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

  • rocks, sticks, cans, pine cones, pine straw, etc. for our insect habitat

Mrs. Steindorff’s Family

Miss Waldrop’s Family

  • Clear page protectors

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

Spend Your Summer At The Library!

The most powerful thing you can do this summer to prevent "summer slide" is to have your child read EVERY day. Look below for the summer events at the Pike Road Public Library. Join the library's reading book challenge to reward the summer reading you are doing at home.
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PRS 2016-2017 Calendar

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