Trail Blazer News
Trail Blazers of the Week: Camron and Makhiah!
Joseph: What is your favorite movie/TV show?
Camron: Star Wars the Force Awakens.
Joseph: What is your favorite color?
Joseph: What is your favorite animal?
Camron: Killer Whale.
Joseph: What is your favorite book?
Camron: Calvin and Hobbes.
Clara: What is your favorite Holiday?
Clara: What is your favorite subject?
Clara: What is your favorite movie?
Makhiah: Finding Nemo.
Clara: What is your favorite color?
Makhiah: Violet. (A mixture of pink & purple.)
Dr. Bob's SoundSchool Performance!
We met Bob Moog's Daughter!
Wish List: Items that we currently need.
Nekai and Lila used their Dojo points to read to the class. :)
Happy Birthday, Addie Katherine!
- Saturday, April 16, Claxton Grounds Workday
- Saturday, April 16, ACSF Celebration of Champions at Crown Plaza
- Monday, April 18, Class Pictures and Individual Student Pictures
- Monday, April 18, Last Day of After School Arts-Spring Session
- Tuesday, April 19, Whole Child Forum at Central Office 5:15 until 6:15
- Thursday, April 28, Family Voices/Community Outreach at the Grant Center 5:30-7:00
- Fri., April 29, Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 6:00 pm
Sat., April 30, Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 6:00 pm
Sun., May 1, Claxton Play: The Nifty Fifties 1:30 am
- Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6, Teacher Appreciation Week
- Saturday, May 14, 5K for the Boys Running Group
- Thursday, May 19, Potluck of Learning & Community Drum Circle from 5:30-8:00
- Friday, May 20, Spring Book Fair begins
- Monday, May 23, Asheville City Schools Foundation Fellows Grants are due
We wrote back to our new pen pals in Vermont!
We would LOVE to have you read to us! Please follow this link to sign-up!
What We are Learning
Reading: We focusing on reading a variety of poems and identifying rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, and meaning.
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
Writing: We currently writing poetry, but we will transition into nonfiction writing about life cycles in a few weeks.
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 will begin Unit 14 on Monday. We are focusing on double vowel syllable
- RF.2.3 Know and apply grade -level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding.
- RF.2.3. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
- RF.2.3. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one syllable words.
Math: We are focusing on measurement.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.2 Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.
Science: We are focusing on the life cycles of plants and animals.
2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles.
2.L.2 Remember that organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based on the characteristics of the organism
Social Studies: We are starting a unit on economic concepts culminating in a student-led classroom "town" with various good and services for sale.
- 2.E.1 Understand basic economic concepts.