What's New In C2
October 30 - November 9
Continuing these next few weeks, second graders will be learning how to identify and create compound words and adjectives. Also, we will continue to study the 5W’s. The 5W’s ask and answer such questions such as who, what, where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
In addition, we will be learning about the significance of national holidays, including Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving Day, along with associated songs, legends, and short stories associated with these holidays.
We are working on our Dolch sight words in second grade. Your child has been assessed on these words and we will be learning the second grade list of words this year. Practice at home is always encouraged! If you are looking for some resources to work with your chiild on their sight words, check these out:
We are have wrapped up learning about various addition strategies that help us add fluently through 20. We are now going into our unit on addition and subtraction with regrouping to 1000.
2.NBT.9 - I can explain why adding and subtracting strategies work using what I know about place value.
2.NBT.5: I can add two-digit numbers.
2.NBT.7: Add and subtract within 1000 using concrete models or drawings and strategies
Thanksgiving Food Basket!
Here's a letter written by our C5 group:
The canned food drive contest is a contest between grades to see which grade can get the most cans. The grade that collects the most cans (or boxed food) will win a popsicle party. The number of cans that each grade has donated will be shown on the chalkboard by the CLC. The boxes to collect the cans will be put under the can meter for each grade. The cans will be going to the Woodland United Methodist Church to be used in their food pantry. We would like to have all the cans by November 15. The C5 service group looks forward to your contributions. Thank you!
Below is a list of the items needed to fill the Thanksgiving Food Baskets:
Please feel free to choose one or more of the items from this list.2 cans of corn
2 cans of green beans
1 box of instant mashed potatoes (just add water)
1 can of yams1 can of cranberry sauce
1 box of mac and cheese1 bag of rice
2 cans of fruit
1 can of gravy
1 box of cornbread stuffing
1 box of brownie mix
1 instant lemonade or tea
The BarnWhites Family
We had a special mystery reader this week! One of our own, Bailey! When students reach 150 books, they get to choose a book to read to their friends as the mystery reader.
Maddy's mom was our mystery reader on Thursday and she brought a surprise snack for everyone. Visitors and read alouds are two of our favorite things!
Thank you Jan Brett for sending us a copy of your new book, The Mermaid!
Thanks to our Damato Family, we got to touch, smell, observe the various types of pumpkins!
We estimated the weight and size of one pumpkin...
and measured the weight and size of the other. Then, we compare the two!
Keep the Quote
Pumpkin Seed Predictions
We are putting our pumpkin seeds to the test to see how grow (with/without sun, with/without water)
Weighing, measuring, counting, and more!
Facetimeing a Veteran
We FaceTimed Mr. Al (Mrs. Steindorff’s dad) to ask him about his job and Veterans Day.
Writing our Veterans
We love our Veterans!
We will miss you Miss Wilson!
November 14 - PTSA meeting @ 6:00pm
November 16 - Cookie Dough orders delivered
November 20 to 24 - Thanksgiving Break
December 8 - PRES Polar Express/Movie Night With Santa (Hosted By PTSA)
December 18 - Jan. 1- Christmas Break
ALSO, there is a PTSA meeting Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6PM. We have been asked to lead the pledge and perform a song. We are asking for student volunteers to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at the PTSA meeting! If your child will be participating, please make sure they are in the PRES cafeteria by 5:45 PM wearing their red Patriots shirt. Please let your child's Lead Learner know if you will be joining us there!
Order Your "Amazing Alabama" book by November 17!
Lead Learner Wishlist
Mrs. Barner - Book Bins
Mrs. Davis - 5 q-tip storage containers, recess toys
Mrs. Franklin -http://a.co/3ZBnxQD
Miss Lee - http://a.co/hLoZLNt
Mrs. Moore - https://amzn.com/w/IEF5B4GF3FJ
Mrs. Steindorff - Snacks
Miss Whiten - https://amzn.com/w/1QO630RUM8FET
School Operating Hours
School Start Time: 8 AM
School End Time: 3 PM
Community 2 "Specials" Block:
12:29 - 1:14
Community 2 Lunch Block
Barner/Whiten: 11:05 - 11:30
Davis/Moore: 11:09 - 11:34
Steindorff/Lee: 11:13 - 11:38
Franklin: 11:17 - 11:42