Remote Learning Week 1-2

2nd Grade Remote Learning

*If your child sees another teacher throughout our school day, please check out their website below for additional activities to practice during Remote Learning by clicking on their tile on the SYMBALOO Board. If you need assistance, please let me know! =)

 

Hello 2nd Grade Families,

Welcome to Remote Learning in 2nd Grade. Assignments for students will be posted each day at 8:40 AM on my website.  


As always, I try my best to respond to questions as quickly as possible on a regular basis, so my hope is to continue that- but do know that during the times of 10 AM - 2PM I will be made available and the “wait time” for answers should be minimal.  


Students do not technically have “school hours.”  They can complete assignments as it best fits into your family’s schedule.  All learning will be digital. Families will not need to print out materials for their child; nothing outside of basic homework tools will be needed, i.e. paper and pencils.


Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time.  I am here to support all of my students in Remote Learning and I look forward to making the transition to remote learning as smooth as possible.  Be safe and be well! 

 

*Please view Remote Learning Week 2-3 Tab*

 

 
1. Science: Virtual Field Trip-
  • Explore the different animals on your virtual field trip. Look closely to things that are surrounding the animals. What do you notice? 
  • https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager
  • Habitat STEM- Build an aquarium using materials you have around your house- boxes, paper, bins, blocks or you could draw a picture of your aquarium
  • Name your aquarium
  • What was the most challenging for you when designing your aquarium?

2. Language Arts-

Read Aloud: 

  •  You Be You by Linda Kranz
  • When Adri sets out to explore the ocean, he has no idea how colorful the world is. He quickly discovers that there are all kinds of fish in the deep blue sea--big and tiny, smooth and spiny, colorful and plain, different and the same. Join Adri as he travels the ever changing currents of the ocean and see if you can find your favorite rockfish among the waves!
  • Question-What does Adri tell his parents he discovers after swimming through the ocean?
  • Response-Adri tells his parents_______.
  • Question-What lesson do you think the author of this book wanted to teach readers?
  • Response-I think the author wanted to teach us that________.
 
  • Writer’s Workshop:  We will be continuing with our Poetry Unit this week.  Today we will write another poem. Pick a favorite sea animal, write a poem about it, and draw a picture to go with it.  Be sure to refer to the anchor chart to help you remember what we learned about writing poetry https://tinyurl.com/Poetry-Anchor-Chart:
 
3. Math:
  • Reflex Math for fluency practice
  • Login to www.pearsonrealize.com and view the assigned video and complete the Quick Check posted on the student’s Pearson account.
 
4. Purposeful Play:  Fort Friday!  Build a fort out of blankets, sheets, or pillow etc.  Send a picture of your fort. This can be a fun place for you to remote learn in today!
5. Special Areas:  Be sure to check out the special area teachers’ websites as well.  These teachers are also posting learning experiences for students.
Welcome to Remote Learning Day 8
  • Science: Mystery Doug- Do Fish Sleep?
  • View the Mystery Doug video
  • Draw or write about something you learned or found interesting! (I learned _______)

2. Language Arts: 
  • Read Aloud: Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae 
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pRhgZ8Jffs
    • In the book, Commotion in the Ocean, a different ocean animal is featured on each page. Along with the picture is a short poem about the animal. The author uses rhyming to explore the animals beneath the ocean.
    • Question-Which animal did you think was the most interesting and why?
    • Response-I think _______ is the most interesting because I learned that__________.
    • Question-Is Commotion in the Ocean a fiction or nonfiction text and why?
    • Response-I think Commotion in the Ocean is (fiction/nonfiction) because__________.
 
    • Independent Reading:   Please read a chapter in the series chapter book you are reading in your Book Club.   Refer to the Series Book Anchor chart  and https://tinyurl.com/Character-Trait-Chart to write about what you learned about the character in your series book.  Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers. Use the JKLM text band chart as a reference. Write about how you solved the meaning of a tricky word. What does the word mean? Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers.
 
    • Writer’s Workshop:  Think about all the sea animals you have either read about, researched or watched this week. Pick a sea creature you have not written about yet. Write a poem and use alliteration (when two or more nearby words have the same beginning sound) to describe the animal! Draw a picture to match your poem.
    • Alliteration: Lazy leaping lizards like licking lemon lollipops.
    • Please see the example using this link. https://tinyurl.com/alliteration-poem  Be sure to refer to the anchor chart to help you remember what we learned about writing poetry https://tinyurl.com/Poetry-Anchor-Char
 
3. Math:
  • Reflex Math for fluency practice 
  • Login to www.pearsonrealize.com and view the assigned video and complete the Quick Check posted on the student’s Pearson account.

4. Purposeful Play:  Thank someone Thursday.  Pick someone important to you and write a thank you note or draw them a picture.
5. Special Areas:  Be sure to check out the special area teachers’ websites as well.  These teachers are also posting learning experiences for students.
1. Science- Scholastic- Penguins: A Chick Grows Up
    • In the upper right corner click- Log in
    • Click- I am a student
    • Type in Class Code- mapchat7350
    • In the upper right corner -keyword box- type: A chick grows up
    • View and read the scholastic article
    • View the video and complete the game about penguins
 
  • 2. Read Aloud: Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
  •  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoqxhIi4HbQ
  • Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle is a very colorful story that introduces children to "male mothers" who are left responsible to care for the eggs. As Mr. Seahorse drifts through the sea, the expectant father meets up with other fish who are also carrying or protecting eggs.
  • Question-What do all these sea animals have in common?
    • Response-All these sea creatures_______.
  • Question-Do you think Mr. Seahorse is responsible, and why?
    • Response-I think Mr. Seahorse is responsible because________.  Or I do not think Mr. Seahorse is responsible because_______.
 
  • Independent Reading:   Please read a chapter in the series chapter book you are reading in your Book Club.   Refer to the Series Book Anchor chart  and https://tinyurl.com/Character-Trait-Chart to write about what you learned about the character in your series book.  Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers. Use the JKLM text band chart as a reference. Write about how you solved the meaning of a tricky word. What does the word mean? Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers.
 
  • Writer’s Workshop: Choose a sea animal you have not written about yet. Today you will pretend that you are that animal and write from their point of view. Each sentence will begin with “I”. Follow the outline and write about a sea animal of your choice and draw a picture to go with it.
  • See this example:  https://tinyurl.com/poem-point-of-view 
  •  Be sure to refer to the anchor chart to help you remember what we learned about writing poetry https://tinyurl.com/Poetry-Anchor-Chart
 
3. Math:
  • Reflex Math for fluency practice 
  • Login to www.pearsonrealize.com and view the assigned video and complete the Quick Check posted on the student’s Pearson account.

4. Purposeful Play:  Wash it Wednesday!  Help wash the table or counters, your dog, the dishes, or the car.  Also, keep washing your hands often. 
5. Special Areas: Be sure to check out the special area teachers’ websites as well. You can find the links to all the special area teachers on the Symbaloo board.  These teachers are also posting learning experiences for students.
Welcome to Remote Learning Day 6
 
1. Science:  Virtual Field Trip- Jenkinson’s Aquarium Penguin Cam
  • View the live cam of the penguins at Jenkinsons! 
  • Complete the directed drawing of the penguin and write one fact about them. 
  • Ask a question about penguins that you are curious about. (I’m wondering _________)
 
2.   Language Arts:  
  • Read Aloud:  Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Jarrett J. Krosoczka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqJR-YkV5ko
  • Peanut Butter and Jellyfish are best friends and love to swim around their ocean home. Unfortunately, their neighbor Crabby isn't so nice. In fact, the cranky crab is an outright bully. But, the question is: what should you do when someone who is mean to you is in need of help? This delightful story in the sea deals with friendship, bullying, courage, and even forgiveness.
  • Question-What do you think Crabby thought would happen to him if the fisherman caught him?
  • Response-I think Crabby thought ________________.
  • Question-Why was Crabby jealous of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish?
  • Response-I think Crabby was jealous of Peanut Butter and Jellyfish because __________.
 
  • Independent Reading:   Please read a chapter in the series chapter book you are reading in your Book Club.   Refer to the Series Book Anchor chart  and https://tinyurl.com/Character-Trait-Chart to write about what you learned about the character in your series book.  Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers. Use the JKLM text band chart as a reference. Write about how you solved the meaning of a tricky word. What does the word mean? Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers.
 
  • Writer’s Workshop:  We will be continuing our Poetry Unit. Today write about a sea animal of your choice and use comparative language to describe it. You can use a metaphor (a comparison saying something is another thing) or a simile (comparison of two things using the words “like” or “as”). Draw a picture to match your poem.
  • Metaphor: My mom is a cuddly teddy bear.
  • Simile: He was as tall as a giraffe!
  • Click on the link to see an example https://tinyurl.com/poem-with-literary-language
  • Be sure to refer to the anchor chart to help you remember what we learned about writing poetry https://tinyurl.com/poem-with-literary-language 
 
3. Math:
  • Reflex Math for fluency practice 
  • Login to www.pearsonrealize.com and view the assigned video and complete the Quick Check posted on the student’s Pearson account.
  • If you would like an additional activity to practice- Use the link to make 3 different combinations of coins to build $0.84.  Then take a picture of your work and post it on Seesaw or email it to me.   https://tinyurl.com/build-with-coins
 
4. Purposeful Play:  Take a picture of yourself making something.  It can be making a bed, helping with a meal, a puzzle or anything you can think of. 
5. Special Areas:  Be sure to check out the special area teachers’ websites as well.  These teachers are also posting learning experiences for students.
Welcome to Remote Learning Day 5
  •  Science:  I know you are as disappointed as I am to have our field trip cancelled.  So this week we are going to take a virtual field trip to the aquarium and learn all about sea life!
  •      Virtual Field Trip Monterey Bay Aquarium:  *View the live cam to check in on the animals at the aquarium!

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

    • *Draw a picture of your favorite animal or build your animal using legos/blocks
    • *Write or record a fact about your animal (you can research if needed!)
    • *Ask a question that you still have about your animal of choice. (I’m wondering _______)
 
2. Language Arts:
  • A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
  •  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cYgxknuDmc
  • Hermit Crab is nervous because of a big change going on in his life: he has outgrown his shell and must find a new one. Bravely stepping out on a new journey, Hermit Crab soon learns that big changes can bring big new experiences and even new friends.
  • Question-What were some ways the plants and animals helped Hermit Crab with his house?
    • Response-Some ways the plants and animals helped Hermit Crab with his house were ____________?
  • Question- Why did Hermit Crab add a starfish to his shell?
    • Response-Hermit Crab added a starfish to his shell because _______.
  • Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers.
 
    • Independent Reading:   Please read a chapter in the series chapter book you are reading in your Book Club.   Refer to the Series Book Anchor chart  and https://tinyurl.com/Character-Trait-Chart to write about what you learned about the character in your series book.  Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers. Use the JKLM text band chart as a reference. Write about how you solved the meaning of a tricky word. What does the word mean? Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers.
 
  • Writer’s Workshop:
    • We will be continuing with our Poetry Unit this week.  Today we will write a riddle poem. Pick a favorite sea animal, write a poem about it, and draw a picture to go with it.  Be sure to refer to the anchor chart to help you remember what we learned about writing poetry https://tinyurl.com/Poetry-Anchor-Chart
 
  • 3. Math:
  • Reflex Math for fluency practice
  • Login to www.pearsonrealize.com and view the assigned video and complete the Quick Check posted on the student’s Pearson account.
 
4. Purposeful Play:  It’s Music Monday.  Have fun singing and dancing to your favorite song.
5. Special Areas:  Be sure to check out the special area teachers’ websites as well.  These teachers are also posting learning experiences for students.
Welcome to Remote Learning Day 4
1. Social Studies:
  • Scholastic Let’s Find Out
  •  View the Scholastic Let’s Find Out 
  • To access the activity, visit https://sn2.scholastic.com 
  • Select, “Log In” in the upper right corner.
  • Select, “I am a Student”
  • Type in the class code:  mapchat7350
  • Select “Sign In”
  • View the article “Elephants Look Both Ways”
  • Before viewing the video, ask your child to think about what they know about elephants already.  If you want to learn more about elephants go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP5uJVpHrVw and 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlOiXMvMaZo&feature=emb_title


2. Language Arts:
  • Read Aloud:   No More Noisy Nights read by Tony Hale

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/no-more-noisy-nights/

While you read: As you read think about and jot some notes: 

What is this story mostly about?  

What does the character want in the story?  

How does the character change from the beginning to the end?  What causes the character to change?

  •  Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers.
  • Independent Reading:   Please read a chapter in the series chapter book you are reading in your Book Club.   Refer to the Series Book Anchor chart to write about what you learned about the character in your series book.  Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers. Use the JKLM text band chart as a reference. Write about how you solved the meaning of a tricky word. What does the word mean? Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers.

3. Math:
  • Reflex Math for fluency practice
  • Login to www.pearsonrealize.com and view the assigned video and complete the Quick Check posted on the student’s Pearson account  
  • Create an array with household items. Some suggestions:  cups, pasta, cut out paper shapes, crayons etc. Take a picture and send it to me on Seesaw or via email.
 
4. Purposeful Play:  Today is going to be a warm day. Go outside and have a catch with someone you live with.
 
5. Special Areas:  Be sure to check out the special area teachers’ websites as well.  These teachers are also posting learning experiences for students.
 

Welcome to Day 2 of 2nd Grade Remote Learning: March 18

  1. Science: The luck of the Irish was with you, and you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! However, the only way to get the pot of gold is to cross the river. The problem is there is no bridge. You really want to get the pot of gold. Your challenge is to build a bridge to reach the pot of gold.

  • Watch this short video to learn more about bridges.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVOnRPefcno 

    •  Design a bridge made out of materials from home:  some ideas are to use: coins, blocks, paper, paper or plastic cups, paper or plastic plates, or a combination of these materials.  If you don’t have the materials, you can draw a picture of a bridge you would like to create.

    • Name your bridge.

    • After designing your bridge think about :

What was the most challenging for you when designing your bridge? 

    • Draw or write about one thing you learned about bridges.  Students can submit responses and pictures of their bridges via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers. 

  1. Language Arts:

As you read think about and jot some notes: 

 What is this story mostly about?  

What does the character want in the story?  

How does the character change from the beginning to the end?  

What causes the character to change?

  • Independent Reading: Please read a chapter in the series chapter book you are reading in your Book Club.   Refer to the Series Book Anchor chart to write about what you learned about the character in your series book.  Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers 

  1.  Math:

  • Reflex Math for fluency practice

  • Login to www.pearsonrealize.com and view the assigned video and complete the Quick Check posted on the student’s Pearson account.

  1.  Purposeful Play:  Today help set the table for dinner.  

  2. Be sure to check out the special area teachers’ websites as well.  These teachers are also posting learning experiences for students.

Welcome to Day 1 of 2nd Grade Remote Learning: March 17

1.  Science:  Mystery Doug

View link and watch video.  In this Mystery, students learn how a rainbow is made.

https://mysterydoug.com/mysteries/rainbows?loc=mini-lesson-button#slide-id-8205 

Draw or write about one thing you learned.  Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers.  

 

2.  Language Arts

Read Aloud:  View link and listen to the story:  The Tooth read by Annette Bening

            https://youtu.be/TZyBGZY6560

While you read: 

As you read think about and jot some notes: 

What is this story mostly about?  

What does the character want in the story?  

How does the character change from the beginning to the end?  What causes the character to change?


Independent Reading:  Please read a chapter in the series chapter book you are reading in your Book Club.   Refer to the Series Book Anchor chart to write about what you learned about the character in your series book.  Students can submit responses via email or Seesaw to classroom teachers.

 

 3.  Math:

Login to Reflex Math for fluency practice

Login to www.pearsonrealize.com and view the assigned video and complete the Quick Check posted on the student’s Pearson account.  This is a lesson that was previously taught in class, and we would like our students to review the material. 

 

4.  Purposeful Play:  Create a structure with blocks or legos if you have them or draw a picture of something you would like to build.