Trail Blazer News

August 31st-September 4th

Cameron's Interview

Conducted by our Communication Crew

Elise: What do you like about school?

Cameron: It is fun

Elise: What is your favorite song?

Cameron: "What Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

Elise: What is your favorite stuffed animal?

Cameron: Pikachu

Elise: What is your favorite thing to do?

Cameron: Play with my brother.

Clara: What is your favorite color?

Cameron: Red.

Clara: What is your favorite food?

Cameron: Tuna.

Clara: What is your favorite animal?

Cameron: Pig

Clara: What is your favorite letter?

Cameron: A

Kathryn: What is your favorite book?

Cameron: Sonic Boom

Kathryn: What is your favorite movie?

Cameron: Mario.

Kathryn: What is your favorite food?

Cameron: Noodles.

Kathryn: What is your favorite number?

Cameron: 9

Kathryn: Who are your best friends?

Cameron: Kendall, Ry'Mere, and Phoebe.

Kathryn: What is your favorite sport?

Cameron: Football.

Kathryn: What is your favorite specialist?

Cameron: P.E.

What is your favorite thing to do at home?

Cameron: Play my Wii.

Head over to the Leader in Me website for amazing parent resources and ideas for incorporating the 7 Habits at home! There are even interactive games for kids to complete that relate to the 7 Habits. Check out the video for an overview.
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Wish List: We would greatly appreciate your support!

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Important Dates

9/1/15: PTO Meeting from 6:00-7:00.

9/3/15: Second Grade Open House in the Media Center at 6:00 p.m. The second grade team will explain curriculum and homework for the parents.

9/7/15: No School!

9/11/15: Day of Caring (Grounds Work)

9/22/15: International Potluck 5:30-7:00 p.m.

9/25/15: Student-Led Conferences (No School)

9/28/15: No School (Teacher Workday)

What We are Learning

Reading: Students are building stamina with the various Daily 5 Choices: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work on Writing, Word Work, and the Wonder Center. The Daily 5 structure includes 3 brief engaging focus lessons that are each followed by a round of student choice, which empowers students to choose learning activities that they are interested in. We are currently focusing on "Checking for Understanding" as our comprehension strategy, and answering the who, what, when, where, why, and how questions to show understanding grade-level texts.

  • RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

Writing: We will begin our Personal Narrative unit this week, and students will continue to use the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, conferencing, and publishing).

  • W.2.3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Fundations: We finish Unit 1 with our test on Friday. Please see your child's homework folder for more information.

Math: We will begin our place value unit this week, while continuing to practice our Daily 3 math structure.

  • Read, write, and represent numbers within 1,000 using base ­ten numerals, number names, and expanded form (2.NBT.A.3)
  • Compare two three ­digit numbers based on the meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits using <, >, and = (2.NBT.A.4)

Science/SS: We will continue to use our Science and Social Studies time this week to focus on the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. For more information on the 7 Habits follow this link:

A Peek into our First Two Weeks! :)