What's new in C2?

Think. Innovate. Create. September 12 - 16

Mr. Matt

We are excited to have Mr. Matt Read with us in the next coming weeks. It's always a favorite and we can't wait to have our favorite reader join us!

Curriculum Corner

Literacy

We enjoy kicking off this time of year learning about fairy tales, fables, and ending our time with tall tales and legends. This is especially a hit for all our learners as they gain exposure to new stories or various versions of familiar stories!

We focus in on the following skills:

  • 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 message.
  • Fairy Tales- compare/contrast the same fairy tale by different authors or from different cultures.


We'll also finish off the month celebrating Johnny Appleseed day on September 26th. Please be on the lookout for a Bloomz invite requesting things needed to make this a fun filled Monday!

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


We continue to focus on various areas of place value through the coming weeks. We'll continue to practice and highlight learning in the following areas:


-Understand hundreds, tens, and ones

-Skip count by 5's, 10's, 100's to 100

-Read & write numbers to 1000

-Compare 3 digit numbers

-Count within 1000

Mrs. Davis' Family

ABC's of PRS

Mrs. Steindorff's Family

Miss Whiten's Family

Mystery Reader

Thank you Mr. McInerney and Mrs. Farley for kicking off our exciting start to Mystery Reader. The learners enjoyed the stories you read and were delighted to add the books to our classroom library.

We Love Grandparents!!

We enjoyed having a picnic and reading to our grandparents for Grandparent's Day. It was truly a special day to remember for the learners and grandparents.

Mrs. Daniel's Family

Mrs. Franklin and Mrs. Moore's Families

Projects

We've all webbed and discussed travel in each family. From here each family will continue to work through and find a focus for our first long term project.
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We want to encourage our learners to make good choices about food. Beginning Monday, please allow your child to help choose a healthy snack to bring to school each day. Also, please begin sending unflavored water for snack (no juices, Gatorades, tea, etc.). If you do not wish to send water, your child may visit the water fountain during snack. Thank you for your support!

Lunch & Snack Options

Please have conversation with your child on what you will allow them to purchase each day in addition to the hot lunch provided by school.


The current snack store menu is as follows:


Monday: Papa John’s personal pizza-pepperoni or cheese (limited quantity of cheese only)- $4 (beginning next week 9/12)

Wednesday: Chick-fil-A @ lunch (chicken sandwich and/or nuggets) - $3.75 OR COMBO: sandwich, small water, snack - $5.00

Thursday: slushies - $1.25

Friday: Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit @ breakfast - $3


Snacks: $0.75

Large water, Tea, Powerade: $1.25

Yup Milk: $1.50

Juice bottle: $1.00

Sending Money to School

If you send money with your child to school please label it for it's appropriate use.

Mark Your Calendar!

Sept. 19: PTSA Cookie Fundraiser Due

Sept. 26: PTSA Cuco's Spirit Night

Sept. 27-30: Spirit Week

27-Camo Day

28-Crazy Hat/Sock Day

29-Favorite Team Day

30-Tacky Day

Oct. 3: Patriot Day

Oct. 10: Parent Conference Day (no school for learners)

Oct. 11-13: PRS Book Fair

Lead Learner Wish Lists

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. Daniel


Mrs. Davis


Mrs. Franklin

  • Mrs. Franklin's Amazon Wish List- WISH LIST!
  • Post-it note Chart Paper
  • Donated Books!
  • White Poster Board


Mrs. Moore


Mrs. Steindorff


Mrs. Whiten