What's New In C2?

Think. Innovate. Create. October 10-14

"FALL"ING IN LOVE WITH LEARNING!!

Sweet Parents,


With fall approaching, learning growing, and pumpkin everything we are looking forward to the wonderful things we have planned with our learners. Thank you for all of your support and help in allowing us to make these awesome learning experiences a success.

Curriculum Corner

Literacy

We are enjoying learning

  • Fables- be able to retell (character, setting, beginning, middle, and end) the story and determine the "moral" or lesson learned in the story.
  • Folktales- be able to retell the story and determine the overall lesson or moral (lesson).
  • Fairy Tales- compare/contrast the same fairy tale by different authors or from different cultures.
  • Tall Tales- use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or a digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

Writing & ELA

During writing we continue to work on skills for developing a good narrative. We look at how to focus on a small moment, how to hook your reader, transitional words, and a good ending.


As a community we are able to help your child develop foundational writing skills and grammar by working with them in many ways. Three ways that we work with each child is through, but not limited to:


Writing Conferences: We each take time to conference with each writer and talk through what they are writing about, how to make it better, spellings, sounding words out, adding details, and focus on skills being taught that week. We are going to use a blend of what a majority of them were exposed to in first grade (shared journal) along with teaching them the writing process: brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, publishing. For September and October, we are focusing on narrative writing.


Mentor Sentences: Mentor Sentences takes a sentence from books and focuses on what good authors do and how we can break down the sentence to make our own writing better. This is broken down into a mini lesson each day focusing on a different component: What we notice, parts of speech, how to revise, and how to imitate the sentence. Each week the skill focuses on various parts of speech: Nouns- common, proper, plural, singular, possessive, and contractions. We also pull in what we can with any other part of speech we may notice being used.


Word Sorts: This is a word study breaking down patterns, sounds, and words that don't follow rules.They will work in small groups each day practice the words, sorting the words, writing the words, and playing games with the words. The goal is for them to learn the rule of that particular spelling pattern so that any other new word that fits this pattern will be spelled correctly since your child is learning the RULE not just the WORD.

Math

As we enter the month of October we are going to be focusing on the following:


Data and Graphing

- Generating Data

-Line Plots

-Picture Graphs

-Bar Graphs

-Solve problems using information presented in bar graph.


**We will also use this month to begin introducing addition and substations strategies (doubles make 10, count on, plus 1, etc.) and working on addition facts.

Vocabulary Parade

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Mrs. Daniel's Family

Flight Field Experience October 12
10/12/16 - The Davis class had a great trip to the 187th Air Wing at the Air National Guard and then at the Montgomery Regional Airport to further their study on "Flight."
Donor's Choose:
The Davis family has a project posted on this website to raise money for STEM materials for our classroom. The project can be viewed here:http://bit.ly/2df50Pl
Feel free to share this link with family and friends. We only have $49 to go until the project is fully funded!

Miss Whiten's Family

Pumpkin Learning

There isn't anything better than learning graphs, data, science, and writing than a good pumpkin tasting, pumpkin science and pumpkin math.
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Learning Never Ends!!

Mrs. Steindorff's Family

Congratulations Samantha for reading 100 books!

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The Moorelin Family

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Mark Your Calendar!

October 19 & 20 - C2 Fire Prevention Presentations (Pike Road FD)

October 21 - C2 POP

October 25 - Dreamfield Farms Field Trip

October 31 - Vocabulary Parade and C2 Fall Fun Fest

November 11 - No School

News from PTSA

We encourage ALL of our parents to join the PTSA! Each Lead Learner has joined already. Invite grandparents, neighbors, and community members to join and support PRS. The PTSA does a great deal of fantastic things for our school.


Now's the time to join! Find the membership form here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-AMcEGios39AXPqp6RJRjt_YUMSogQWIJkfJbWw0CSQ/edit



It is time for Reflections. This years theme “What is your Story?”. Students in preschool through grade 9 may create and submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Reflections program recognizes students at the Local, Council/Region, State and National PTA levels. At each level, all entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit. Students may enter any or all of the six art categories. Multiple entries within a single arts category is permitted. Each entry must be the originalwork of one student and created specifically for the Reflections program based on the national theme. Each entry must also conform to the guidelines developed by the National PTA. Please visit the Alabama PTA websitehttp://www.alabamapta.org/reflections for more information and for General Entry Forms and Guidelines 2016 - 2017.


Deadline this year will be November 30th for Pike Road School. Please turn in all entries to the school office.


The link below is the promotional video for this years event.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8dpI20guJg


If you have any questions please contact Amanda Hargrove atamandahargrove@bellsouth.net or 334-294-7623.

Wishlists

Mrs. Daniel


Mrs. Davis

  • Replacement Command Hooks for the hallway, 5 needed (3M Command Hooks, 3 to 5 lb.)
  • Snacks

Mrs. Franklin


Mrs. Moore


Mrs. Steindorff


Mrs. Whiten

Important Information

Our Vision

Our students are lifelong learners who use their knowledge, skills,

and influence to make the world a better place.


Our Mission

To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students

have ownership over their learning and are inspired

to think, innovate, and create.


School Hours

Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30.

Bell rings at 8:00.

Dismissal begins at 3:00.


School Address

500 Avenue of Learning Pike Road, AL 36064


School Phone Number

334-420-53