2nd Grade

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September 15, 2021 (Week 4)
Mickey's Typing Adventure (2 weeks) 

Students will set up their accounts on Mickey's Typing Adventure. We will watch the introduction to the game together as a class. They will be guided to start the game.

Virtual students: DanceMat Typing Link Please start with level 1 and the homerow keys. We will proceed to 'e,i' and 'r,u' in the coming weeks.

October 1, 2021 (Week 6)

Internet Safety, continued (4 weeks)
 

Week 2: Privacy Pirates
 

Week 3: How Do Computers Work?
 

Week 4: Responsible Use of Technology for Kids  (2 parts)

 

Week 5: Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet


October 21, 2021 (week 8)
Halloween Games Online


Students will play select games from my Halloween Game Page. Instructor will demonstrate the different games. They will observe how instructor goes from tab to tab accessing the different games. They will then have an opportunity to play them.

 

November 4, 2021 (week 9)
Thanksgiving Poem (2 weeks)


Student will download the Thanksgiving poem found below under related files. They will center the poem, change the font style, color and size. They will use word art for the title of their poem. Students will find two pictures in clip art which they will insert into their poems. These pictures must be formatted so that they may be positioned. Finally, student will add their name, room number and students number as a footer to the project. They will print their project once they are finished.

 

November 16, 2021 (week 11) Only days 1 - 4
Thanksgiving Games Online

 

Students will play select games from my Thanksgiving Game Page. Instructor will demonstrate the different games. They will observe how instructor goes from tab to tab accessing the different games. They will then have an opportunity to play them.

November 29, 2021 (week 11, day 5)
Print Shop, The True Meaning of Christmas (2 weeks)


We will watch a short The True Story about St. Nicholas.


Students will access the Print Shop software. They will insert a text box and write 3 good sentences on what Christmas means to them (correct punctuation/capitalization). They will include their complete name and room number here. They will save their projects to their folders with 'Christmas and first name'.

 

The second week they will retrieve their projects, import 4 pictures to illustrate their sentences, and add a border. All pictures and border should be thematic. They will print and turn in their project once they are finished.

December 19, 2021
Christmas Games Online (week 13)


Students will play games from my Christmas games page.

Virtual students: DanceMat Typing Link Please start with level 1 and the homerow keys. We will proceed to 'e,i' and 'r,u' in the coming weeks.

 

October 1, 2021 (Week 6)

Internet Safety, continued (3 weeks) Not finished
 

Week 4: Responsible Use of Technology for Kids  (2 parts)

 

Week 5: Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet


Missed week 14 due to COVID extra week off

January 11, 2021  (week 14, Day 2)


Kidpix Christmas Booklet and Slideshow (6 - 7 weeks)

Students will create a slide show about what they did during their Christmas vacation. They will start by creating a folder on their desktop where they will save each of the four pages they create. The first page will be a cover page with a title and their full name. The second & third page will illustrate an activity they did during their vacation along with a text box on each page with a complete sentence. The final page will also be illustrated with a reflection thought. They will save each page with a page number so they know the order to put it into their slide show onto their desktop. Finally, they will put each page into a slide show, which they will save with their name. They will add sounds and transitions between each slide. They will print out all 4 pages and compile them into a book. The final week we will view each other’s slide shows in a musical chairs method.

February 1, 2021 (week 16, Day 4 - Week 17, Day 3)
STAR Reading Test


Students will be STAR tested to determine their reading range. They may play Read, Write, and Type once they are finished.

March 15, 2021 (week 21)
Email to Jesus (2 weeks)

 

Students will reflect and review upon their preparation to receiving their First Holy Communion. They will view a sample email to Jesus on the ActiveBoard and then download a template and write their own. Once they have finished writing this, they will print it out and have an opportunity to verbally share it with their class. Students will download email templates from under related files found at the bottom of this page.

April 1, 2020 (week 24)
Easter Project using Print Shop (2 weeks) No time this year

Students will access the The Print Shop application from their dock. They will start out by selecting a blank page and clicking on ‘continue’, tall and ‘continue’. They will create a text box. The will format the text box first.  If the text palette isn’t open, click on text in the main tool bar and ‘show text palette’. They will need to center the text, increase the font size to 72, change the font style, and change the font color. They will type 'Happy Easter'.

They will create a second text box using correct punctuation and capitalization. They will format the font in the same way by centering the text, increasing the font size (32), changing the font style, and changing the font color. They will then answer the writing prompt, 'Easter is...' in two complete sentences. The first sentence should be religious the other does not have to be. Students will also include their full name in this text box. They will also spell check their second text box. This is found under edit, spell check.

Week 2:

They will retrieve their projects from their folder.  They will finish any work they haven’t completed on the two text boxes. They will select a thematic border and 3 pictures to illustrate their document.  They will publish their work once they are complete with their project.

March 22, 2021 (week 22)
Easter Games Online

Students will play Internet Easter Games from Mrs Graber's website. Three games will be open in different tabs. Students will be shown how to navigate the tabs and play the different games. 

April 20, 2021 (week 24)
One-Hour Coding with Studio Code (2 – 3 weeks)


Students will log into accounts created for them at Code.org. They will work on the Classic Maze coding game.

They may move to Star Wars once they have finished with Classic Maze.

Week of May 24, 2021 No time this year
All About Me for 3rd grade teacher

Students will download a letter for their 3rd grade teachers. They will place it in their 2nd grade folders. They will fill in the information and if time permits, will place a picture about themselves into it. They will print it and I will give it to their teachers next year before the start of classes.

Updated September 15, 2021