# What's New In C2

## Literacy

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:

## Math

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.

Upcoming standards:

2.NBT.5: I can add two-digit numbers.

2.NBT.7: Add and subtract within 1000 using concrete models or drawings and strategies

## Nancy's Italian Ice on Wednesdays!

Starting next week, Pike Road will be selling Nancy's Italian Ice! We will have a favor of the week, and students must bring \$2 on Tuesday to have one waiting for them on Wedesday afternoons at 2:00!

You may have already heard, Pike Road is collecting canned and boxed foods for those in need in our community! A group of our C5 learners has partnered with Woodland UMC for their Thanksgiving Food Drive. Our C5 service group has decided to make a fun competition of it - the community with the most donations will win a popsicle party!

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 brownie mix

## Lee Family

Thank you everyone for teaching us the different terms of outer space!

## Upcoming Events

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

## American Symbols

C2 is coming together to perform a play called "American Symbols" Last week, students interested in auditioning for a part took home an "American Symbols" information sheet that has the audition lines in them (see below). The auditions will be held after we return from Thanksgiving break, so start practicing with your child! We are ecstatic to see what our C2 family members will bring to the stage!

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!

## Reflections Contest

https://youtu.be/N3scXQrkbeo

## Order Your "Amazing Alabama" book by November 17!

Autographed by the author!

Throughout the year, our classes will be doing a variety of activities that will require or be enhanced by certain materials. Some families ask how they help from time to time. Below each lead learner has listed items that would be used for classroom activities and projects. Thank you!

Mrs. Barner - Book Bins

Mrs. Davis - 5 q-tip storage containers, recess toys
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Mrs. Franklin -http://a.co/3ZBnxQD

Miss Lee - http://a.co/hLoZLNt

Mrs. Moore - https://amzn.com/w/IEF5B4GF3FJ

Mrs. Steindorff - Snacks

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Miss Whiten - https://amzn.com/w/1QO630RUM8FET

## Important Information

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

**Breakfast \$2.00

**Lunch \$3.50