Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Code Boogie!

Lets have some fun with coding before the holidays!

Try helping these elves dance!
Click on this link: https://santatracker.google.com/codeboogie.html

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving!

Explore this site from Scholastic and learn all about the first Thanksgiving.  

How was the first Thanksgiving the same as yours? 

How was the first Thanksgiving different from yours?


Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Let's Get our Fingers Used to Keyboarding!

Let's Get our Fingers Used to typing on the keyboard!
Why learn to touch type?
When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people quickly learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen. 
The important things to remember are:
■  Use the correct fingers
■  There's no need to rush!
■  Always rest your wrists on the desk.
You should take a rest, and shake your hands and arms to relax your muscles if you get tired.
It's important not to look at your hands when you are learning to type. The best way to ensure that you don't look at your hands is to cover them up - you can make a simple box out of cardboard or wood to cover both the keys and your hands.

Health and Safety

Sit comfortably with your back up straight and your feet on the ground!
Happy typing!


1. Spend about 10 minutes practicing...


Dance Mat Typing



2. Then, play games!

Keyboard Invasion

Typing Zoo


Typing Rocket

Spider Typer

Typing Chef

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mammals


Hello Second Graders!


Visit SwitchZoo to create your own animal and learn some facts.  Think up a great name for your animal.  


I wonder what adventures it might have if it were real? 


You write a story in which your animal is a character.  We will print these!



Monday, May 9, 2016

Be safe online!

Hello Second Graders,

There are many ways to be good digital citizens. We have learned about this
  • Keep private information private! 
    • We wrote letters and acrostic poems online, but we did not share our whole name or address.
    • We are careful to not use real names , or only our first name when we play games online.
  • Keep your passwords private.
    • We keep our Sumdog passwords private, for example.
  • Use clear and respectful language
    • We can practice commenting on respectfully on Seesaw work.
    • Only say something online that you would  say in person. Only send images or emojis you wouldn't mind your parents or grandparents or teacher seeing. 
  • Tell an adult if something makes you uncomfortable
Watch this video to help you to remember to be smart online:

Pause and Think Online

Use your head, your heart, your gut, your arms, and your strong legs!

Think with your head.

Feel with your heart.

Listen to your gut.

Balance with your arms.

Stand up on your strong legs to be kind, bullies and to ask for help from adults. This means be assertive!







Monday, April 4, 2016

Write an Acrostic Poem

Hello Second Graders,

You will write a poem about spring today, using an online tool.  Click here to find the website!



First, you will think of words that remind you of spring.  


Then you will use these words and some hints to write a poem about spring. Each line of the poem will start with a letter in the word "spring."


Finally, you will be able to print your poem and copy it into your own handwriting for the final copy. 


Think spring!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Write a letter

Hi Boys and Girls,

Today we will practice writing a friendly letter using an online tool.  Remember to be safe with your private information online.  Don't enter your real address or your full name!

Here is the link to follow: Letter Generator

You will be able to print your letter!


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Polar Animals Research

Hi Boys and Girls, 

This week we will begin researching polar animals. 

1. Please use the PebbleGo link on the right or in your bookmarks to explore polar animals. 

Visit Animals, Animal Habitats, Polar Animals.

Most of the animals are located in
Animals, Mammals, Polar Mammals

The water mammals are in
Animals, Mammals, Whales and Other Water Mammals.

2. Then you can visit the Second Grade Blog for games, videos, and research about the Arctic animals.  

Monday, January 11, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges.

Hi Second Graders,


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an important person in America.  He helped millions of people gain equal rights and to be treated fairly.  These rights are called civil rights, and Dr. King is considered a civil rights hero. Other civil rights heroes in our country were a little girl named Ruby Bridges, and a woman named Rosa Parks.

Use PebbleGo to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Ruby Bridges. 

Here is a read-aloud video to watch about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:  Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport