# What's New in C2

## A Great Beginning

Parents, we have truly enjoyed getting to know your children this past week and a half. Each day brings with it a new excitement and hope for what all this year will hold. Thank you for entrusting us with your precious children! We can already see that our 2nd grade year is off to a terrific start.

## Literacy

The first 3-4 weeks of school are usually spent getting to know your child as a reader and a writer. These first 7 days have been spent doing preliminary assessments to give us baseline information for the year.

These may include, but are not limited to:

* Beginning of the year writing assessment

* Spelling/phonics assessment

* Sight word recognition

Along with beginning of the year assessments, the learners have listened to many different enriching pieces of children's literature that build community and set a positive tone for the year.

## Math

The first week of math is all about setting a purpose and using materials appropriately. We've been learning what math is all about and what your child hopes to learn in math this year. We've also learned the difference between toys and math tools. Learners have practiced working with various math tools and determined their appropriate uses.

Starting this week, your child is building their math brain through the use of number talks. They are learning how to use mental math to complete various computations with their peers. Want to learn more about number talks? Click here to read on.

Also this week, children have been meeting with their lead learner in some version of a morning meeting that involves a math routine to help them review 2nd grade math standards on a daily basis. These include place value, time, coins, adding/subtracting, etc.

* Note: beginning of the year math assessment will take place in the next 2 weeks.

Upcoming math standards:

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

Video to practice this standard

2.MD.9 I can display and analyze measurement data.

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

Other practice

## Davis Family

August 11-18, 2017

## First Week Reflections...

What was your favorite part about our first seven days of school?

## Moore Family

Even and Odd, Mrs. Moore's family

## Steindorff Family

August 21 - Solar Eclipse

September 4 - Labor Day, no school

September 6 & 7 - Picture Days

September 7 - C2 Open House & Curriculum Night

September 15 - PTSA Back to School Bash

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

## PE Corner

• 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.

## C2 Open House- Thursday, September 7th

Join your C2 lead learners for a night at PRS! We hope you can come back for a night to learn about what a day in the life of your child looks like.

6:00-7:00 - Open house in the C2 learning spaces. Have your child tour you through their classroom and hear all about life in community 2!

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 - http://a.co/e4A773p

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