Trail Blazer News

April 18th-22nd

Earth Day Fun!

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Wish List: Items that we currently need.

Important Dates


  • 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
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Happy Birthday, Oliver!

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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.


  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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 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.

Andy Goldsworthy Inspired Earth Day Art in Nature

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