Trail Blazer News

September 8th-11th

Stephen's Interview

Conducted by our Communication Crew

Elise: Where were you born?

Stephen: Asheville.

Elise: How many pets to you have?

Stephen: None.

Elise: What is your favorite sport

Stephen: Soccer.

Elise: What do you want to do when you grow up?

Stephen:: Be a teacher.

Elise: What is your favorite subject?

Stephen: Math.


Kathryn: What is your favorite color?

Stephen: Blue.

Kathryn: What is your favorite movie?

Stephen: Spiderman.

Kathryn: What is your favorite food?

Stephen: Chicken

Kathryn: What is your favorite animal?

Stephen: Snake.

Katheryn: What is your favorite thing to do at home?

Stephen: Play my games.

Katheryn: What is your favorite thing to do

Stephen: Go to school.

Katheryn:What is your favorite Daily 5 Choice?

Stephen: Read to Self.

Katheryn: What is your favorite game?

Stephen: Spiderman

Katheryn: What is your favorite letter?

Stephen: T.

Katheryn:What is your favorite number?

Stephen: 9.

Katheryn: What is your favorite word?

Stephen: Amazing.

Katheryn: Who is your favorite teacher?

Stephen: Ms. Fields.

Katheryn: Do you have siblings?

Stephen: Yes. Twin Brothers.

Katheryn: What is your favorite song?

Stephen: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

Katheryn: What are your best friends?

Stephen: Joseph and Walker.

Katheryn: What is your favorite place to go?

Stephen: The park.

Katheryn: What is your favorite board game?

Stephen: Monopoly.

Katheryn: Who is your favorite family member?

Stephen: My dad.

Katheryn: What is your favorite name?

Stephen: Savans.


Clara: What is your favorite shape?

Stephen: A triangle.

Clara: What is your favorite specialist?

Stephen: P.E.

Clara: What is your favorite book?

Stephen: The Night Before Christmas.

We created our class mission statement this week! :) I am so proud of our Trail Blazers!

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Head over to the Leader in Me website for amazing parent resources and ideas for incorporating the 7 Habits at home! There are even interactive games for kids to complete that relate to the 7 Habits. Check out the video for an overview.
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Important Dates

9/7/15: No School!


9/11/15: Day of Caring (Grounds Work)


9/22/15: International Potluck 5:30-7:00 p.m.


9/25/15: Student-Led Conferences (No School)


9/28/15: No School (Teacher Workday)

Wish List: We would greatly appreciate your support!


  • Gallon Zip-Lock Bags
  • Page Protectors
  • Amazon Gift Cards so that we can purchase the remaining five stability disks (as seen through the provided link) so that each student can have one. :)

What We are Learning

Reading: Students are building stamina with the various Daily 5 Choices: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work on Writing, Word Work, and the Wonder Center. The Daily 5 structure includes 3 brief engaging focus lessons that are each followed by a round of student choice, which empowers students to choose learning activities that they are interested in. We are currently focusing on "Checking for Understanding" as our comprehension strategy, and answering the who, what, when, where, why, and how questions to show understanding grade-level texts.


  • RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.



Writing: We will continue our Personal Narrative unit this week, and students will continue to use the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, conferencing, and publishing).



  • 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 begin Unit 2 on Tuesday. Please see your child's homework folder for more information.


Math: We will continue our place value unit this week, while continuing to practice our Daily 3 math structure.


  • Read, write, and represent numbers within 1,000 using base ­ten numerals, number names, and expanded form (2.NBT.A.3)
  • Compare two three ­digit numbers based on the meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits using <, >, and = (2.NBT.A.4)



Science/SS: We will continue to use our Science and Social Studies time this week to focus on the 7 Habits of Happy Kids. For more information on the 7 Habits follow this link: http://www.theleaderinme.org/parents/

Trail Blazers in Action!