Topic outline

  • General

    Mrs. Swaney's

    Second Grade

     

     

  • Reading

    Reading

    We are really excited to be implementing a brand new Language Arts curriculum this year from the WONDERS program.  Our whole group reading instruction each week will focus on an essential question and include reading several stories from the same genre.  With this, we will work on high frequency (sight) words, spelling words, vocabulary, language skills and writing.  

    We will also be using ideas from The Daily Five for small group and one-on-one reading instruction.  Click on the website below for more information!

    Scholastic Reading Counts is a web-based quiz program that we will be using to increase comprehension.  Books from our classroom and the elementary library are labeled based on a points system.  Each quarter, the children will be given a goal of a certain amount of reading counts points to earn.  They can earn these points by reading books and passing quizzes on the school computers.  See the website below for a list of books and their point values.

     

  • Math

    Math

    In addition to regular homework each night, please encourage your son/daughter to take a few minutes to practice basic addition and subtraction facts.

    The websites below have fun math games to help you practice!

  • Online Learning

    Online Learning

    Tuesday, May 5 - Friday, May 8

    Tuesday, May 5th:

    Reading/Language Arts:

    • We are going to learn about Marc Brown, the author and illustrator of ARTHUR books!  Watch this YouTube video to find out more about him:  
    • See if you can find the answers to these questions as you watch the video:
    1. Where was Marc Brown born?
    2. Where is his studio?
    3. How did he get the idea to write Arthur books?
    4. What kind of animal is Arthur?
    5. What does Marc Brown hide in his books?
    6. Who saved Marc Brown's drawings when he was a kid?

    Music:

    •  Visit Miss VanVlerah's Moodle page for your assignment.  Make sure you email her your answers!

    Wednesday, May 6th:

    ZOOM Meeting at 11:00!  

    Math:

    • Complete Math Journal Page 213.  For box #4, you can use partial sums or the carrying method, whichever you prefer!

    Art:

    • Check Miss Hector's Moodle page for your assignment.

    Thursday, May 7th:

    Reading/Language Arts:

    • Many of Marc Brown's Arthur books have also been turned into cartoon episodes.  Sometimes the events are the same in the book and episode, and sometimes things are a little different.  Use the Compare and Contrast page below to write down things you notice are the same and different after watching the book being read and the episode.  If you can't print, that's fine!  Just write down some ideas on a piece of paper.

    Friday, May 1st:

    ZOOM MEETING AT 11:00!  

    Math:

    • Math Journal page 216.  For box #5, start your open number line at 48.  Show two jumps of 10 and one jump of 4, or one jump of 20 and one jump of 4 to get your answer.

    Gym:

    • Our special today is GYM.  Check Miss Breitigam's Moodle page for your assignment.  Make sure you are emailing her a picture of your exercise log!

    Tuesday, May 12 - Friday, May 15

    Tuesday, May 12th:

    Reading/Language Arts:

    • We now know that Marc Brown's character, Arthur, is an aardvark.  Let's find out more about REAL aardvarks!  If possible, print the research page.  If you cannot print, that's ok, just write your answers on a piece of paper.  Use the websites to do a research scavenger hunt to find the answers.

    Aardvark Research Page

    Websites to use:

    DK Find Out! Aardvarks

    National Geographic Kids:  Aardvarks

    Kiddle for Kids:  Aardvarks

    Enchanted Learning - Aardvarks

    If you still want to learn more, watch this video of Zola, the aardvark!

    Music:

    •  Visit Miss VanVlerah's Moodle page for your assignment.  Make sure you email her your answers!

    Wednesday, May 13th:

    ZOOM Meeting at 11:00!  Have your jokes ready!

    Math:

    • Complete Math Journal Page 218.  For box #4, you can use partial sums or the carrying method, whichever you prefer!

    Art:

    • Check Miss Hector's Moodle page for your assignment.

    Thursday, May 14th:

    Reading/Language Arts:

    • Watch the read-aloud of Arthur's Computer Disaster:   
    • If possible, print the Sequence Cards page below.  Cut the event cards apart and put them in the correct order that they happened in the story.  If you can't print, just write them down on a piece of paper in the correct order.

    Sequence Cards Page  

    Guidance with Mrs. May:

    For Guidance this week, watch this short video to learn about self-care!  https://youtu.be/_X55radTB-M
    Then, try out some self-care strategies by taking part in the VB Self-Care BINGO Challenge! 
    If you would like to share a pic of you practicing self-care, you may! In the weeks to come if you would like to send pics of your BINGO board once you get a BINGO, that would be great, too! Pics can me sent to me at cmay@vbschools.net
    This is something just to have fun with, don't stress it! 

    Friday, May 15th:

    ZOOM MEETING AT 11:00!  

    Math:

    • Math Journal page 219.  

    Gym:

    • Our special today is GYM.  Check Miss Breitigam's Moodle page for your assignment.  Make sure you are emailing her a picture of your exercise log!