What's New in C2

January 5-8

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:

  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?

Upcoming Events

January 12- C2 POP Time

January 18- No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

January 26- C2 POP Time

January 28- Group Picture Day (More Information to Come)

The Importance of Reading Aloud

Reading to your child is one of the best things you can do for his or her academic development. The article below discusses the benefits of reading aloud to older children, but the same benefits (plus a few more, like developing fluency and vocabulary) hold true for young children. If you're not reading aloud to your child daily, why not make it a resolution?

Learning in C2

Literacy- We are learning about nonfiction text features (headings, pictures, captions, diagrams, etc.) and how readers use them to better understand a text. We are applying what we've learned about nonfiction text features to our own writing of informational texts.

Math- Learners are solving addition and subtraction word problems and beginning to explore foundational multiplication skills (arrays).

Project Work- Classes are gathering information about their topics through field expert visits, books, observation, and online sources. As learners are ready, they will be guided toward the design phase of the project.

C2 Spring Interns

We are excited to have four interns in C2 this spring! They are assigned a primary cooperating teacher, but they will be spending time with other C2 classes as well. Two of the interns will be with us from mid-January until March, one intern will be with us from March until May, and one intern will be with us from mid-January until April. They come to us from Troy University, AUM, and ASU, and we're looking forward to learning with them. Be on the lookout for a more detailed introduction of each intern as she joins us.

Wish Lists

Miss Alexander’s Family

  • copy paper

  • hole reinforcement stickers for notebook paper

  • 8 ½ x 11 paper (white and colored)

  • file folders

Mrs. Davis’s Family

Mrs. Franklin’s Family

  • copy paper

  • Kleenex

  • Band-Aids

Mrs. Housley’s Family

  • copy paper

  • recycled Christmas cards

  • Kleenex

  • hole reinforcement stickers for notebook paper

  • Band-Aids

Mrs. Steindorff’s Family

Miss Waldrop’s Family

  • Clear page protectors

  • Kleenex

Mayor's Marathon Challenge

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PRS Health and Wellness Equipment Drive

From Coach Klinger and Coach Hines:

Donated items can be delivered to Coach Klinger in the gym:

  • basketballs
  • soccer balls
  • footballs
  • volleyballs
  • kickballs
  • yoga mats
  • wiffle golf balls
  • 14-foot jump ropes
  • ping-pong balls
  • bean bags
  • hula hoops
  • stacking cups

*Please remember to send your child with appropriate footwear for Health and Wellness Class (Physical Education).

January Menus

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