What's New in C2

May 8 - May 19, 2017 (Last Smore of the Year)

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A Note From Your C2 Lead Learners

The end of a school year is always bittersweet. On the one hand, it's exciting to reflect on each child's growth and to celebrate the possibilities that lie ahead of them. On the other hand, it means that our time with your children is drawing to a close, and soon we will no longer be a part of each others' daily lives.


We want to take a moment to thank you for sharing your children with us this year. We've loved growing together, and the support and encouragement you've offered us this year has been essential to the learning process. Thank you for all that you've done both for your child and for us! As teachers, it's easy to believe that we are the "front men" on the lines of education. We are merely the reinforcements. Don't underestimate the intricate role you play in your child's education, and again, we thank you for letting us partner with you this year!


"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents." -Jane D. Hull

Literacy

Daniel-

This Week-

I can read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry.

I can write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Net Week-

I can read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry.

I can write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.

Davis

This Week:

  • I can read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry.
  • I can make and use irregular plural nouns correctly.
  • I can use prefixes that I know to help me understand new words.

Next Week:

  • I can read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry.
  • I can write free verse poetry to express my ideas.
  • I can use a computer or tablet to publish my writing.

Moorelin-

This Week

- I can write a Narrative piece in which I share my knowledge about a topic.

- I can write an Informative piece on how to do something with detailed steps and instructions.


Next Week-

- I can write free verse poetry to express my feelings and ideas

- I can read and comprehend literature to recall the main idea.

Steindorff-

This Week:

  • I can read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry.

Next Week:

  • I can read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry.
  • I can write free verse poetry to express my ideas.

Whiten-

This Week-

Next Week-

Math

Daniel-

This Week-

Next Week-

Davis-

This Week:


  • I can use repeated addition to figure out how many objects are in rows and columns.

Moorelin-

This Week

- I can add and subtract within 1,000

-I can solve 1 and 2 step word problems


Next Week

- I can add and subtract within 1,000

-I can solve 1 and 2 step word problems

Steindorff-

This Week-

  • I can use repeated addition to figure out how many objects are in rows and columns.


Whiten-

This Week-

Next Week-

Daniel

Buddy Bench Project

Davis

We have big hopes and dreams for our future!

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Moorelin

C2 Picnic!

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Steindorff

Whiten

Last Week Luau

Come hula into summer with us on Monday, May 22, as we celebrate our year together in C2! The fun begins at 12:00. We would love for parents to join us in this celebration. Please remember to sign in at the office before heading over to the parking lot next to the lunchroom.

Please have your child wear comfortable clothes, socks, and tennis shoes. Similar to field day, athletic shorts of appropriate length are acceptable for this fun occasion. Use your good judgement. If you’d like for your child to wear sunscreen, please apply it before school. Children may wear hats, but please no sunglasses. Tie-dye or Hawaiian themed clothing are appropriate for the luau if your child is feeling festive!


*If you signed up to bring supplies for our relays, please send them to Mrs. Davis' room (Room 238) on Monday morning. Set up will begin at 11:30, and all supplies are needed by 11:30.


*If you signed up to bring the cooler or waters for your child's class, please deliver them to your child's Lead Learner on Monday morning.


The schedule will be as follows:

11:45-12:15 Picnic

12:20-1:50 Game Stations

1:50-2:10 C2 Relay

2:15-2:45 Clean Up

Help Needed

C2 is moving into new classrooms for the next school year! By next Thursday, we are required to have our entire classroom packed. If you happen to have any cardboard boxes, we'd greatly appreciate the donation! Even just one box would be helpful.

PRS Basketball Camp

Parents of Rising C3-C6 Patriots,

If you are looking for fun and productive activities for your kids to do this summer, Coach Klinger has something for you! Join us May 30-June 2 for the Future Patriot Basketball Camp. This is open to boys and girls who will be entering C3-C6. Attendees will receive four days of instruction and tips on how to further their fundamental skills. They will also receive a basketball, jump rope and t-shirt for participating. The camp is only $160, and a sibling discount is offered. Click here to view the registration packet containing all of the details. Spots are limited. Please return the completed packet and enrollment fees to PRS by May 25. If you have any questions please contact Coach Ken Klinger by emailing: kenneth.klinger@pikeroadschools.org.


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If you forgot to order your child a yearbook, we have Good News! The deadline has been EXTENDED! Be sure to check out a preview of the cover below! Trust us, you'll love what's to come! Don't miss out on memories of this year! Click here to order your learner's yearbook!
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ABC Summer Countdown

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Summer Learning: Reading

Summer break is only a week away, and we want to help your child continue his learning through the time away. So what's the number one way to help your child prevent the "summer slide"? READING! We encourage you to read to your child, read with your child, and listen to your child read to you.


The benefits of reading are great. Not only does reading make your child a better reader, but it also helps him or her become a better writer, a better thinker, and even a better friend (Reading develops empathy!). If you have a reluctant reader, consider making the task a little easier with one of these ideas:


  • Read to your child! Have him or her sit beside you (Elbow to elbow, knee to knee, book in the middle so we both can see!) or in your lap.
  • Offer your child a bedtime extension. Allow him or her to stay up an extra 30 minutes past his or her bedtime to read or be read to.
  • Visit bookstores and libraries. The choice that reading offers is a huge motivator for young readers. If he or she is a picky reader, visit Mr. Matt at the Pike Road Library branch, or let your child pick a book he or she has enjoyed before. Please don't let your child hear, "That's too easy for you," or "That's too hard for you." Readers of any age can enjoy the simplest of books. If the text is too difficult for your child to read independently, read it to him or her.
  • Design a project to celebrate books read over the summer. Set aside a location in the house to write a running list of books that were read over the summer. Make a collage to hold the titles of books read. Help your child write book reviews on Amazon or GoodReads.
  • Start a book club. Find a friend (or two) who would like to read a book together. Set a schedule (e.g. "Monday, we'll meet and discuss chapters 1 and 2."), read, discuss, and repeat.
  • Plan experiences around the book. Did your child read The One and Only Ivan? Plan a trip to the Montgomery Zoo and discuss your observations. Did your child read Because of Winn Dixie? Find some yellow and pink streamers, whip up some egg salad, and throw a party like India Opal's party. Did your child read Poppy? Order owl pellets to dissect, and take a day trip to the Auburn Raptor Center.

Summer Learning: Math

The second best thing your child can do over the summer is to practice basic addition and subtraction facts. Instant recall of basic math facts will serve your child well as he or she encounters more complex computations in later grades. Once a child has a basic understanding of addition and subtraction, help your child memorize his or her math facts. Your child should be able to complete 30 problems in 1 minute and 30 seconds. This amounts to spending 3 seconds on each math fact. To help at home, our learners generated a list of resources that are good for practicing math facts. No matter which resource you use, we encourage children to make time for fact practice each weekday. A few minutes of practice daily will go much farther than sporadic sessions of longer practice.

Apps

  • Xtra Math

  • Sumdog

  • Sushi Monster

  • Math Workout

  • FF Math

Websites

Other Practice


When making an addition test:

  • Select “Addition” from the dropdown box.

  • Enter "2 to 9" in the Minimum or Range field.

  • Enter "2 to 9" in the Maximum or Range field.

  • Select 6 rows, and 5 problems in each row.

  • Hit the “Generate” button.

When making a subtraction test:

  • Select “Subtraction” from the dropdown box.

  • Enter 4 to 18 in the Minimum or Range field.

  • Enter 2 to 9 in the Maximum or Range field.

  • Enter 2 to 9 in the Answer Range field.

  • Select 6 rows, and 5 problems in each row.

  • Hit the “Generate” button.

Important Dates to Remember

May 18: Mrs. Steindorff's Birthday

May 22: C2 Last Week Learner Luau (12:00-2:30)

May 25: Miss Whiten's Birthday, Last Day of School


*Absences, tardies, and check-outs on Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 25, will not count against your child's attendance record.

Lost and Found

Don't forget to remind your child to check the PRS lost and found! Items not claimed will be donated to a local shelter when summer break begins.
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Food For Thought

C3 Supply List

These items will also be available to purchase as a set from PTSA over the summer!
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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 7:20 AM.

Bell rings at 8:00.

Dismissal begins at 3:00.


School Address

500 Avenue of Learning Pike Road, AL 36064


School Phone Number

334-420-5310

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