2nd Grade

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Welcome to 2nd Grade



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
 

Acceptable Use Policy and Orientation

We will start class by reviewing the Diocesan's Acceptable Use Policy along with my classroom procedures/policy. We will do this by viewing a PowerPoint presentation.

Students will be given time to play on Kidpix if time remains.

August 26, 2022 (week 2)

Internet Safety (5 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


September 6, 2022 (week 3)
STAR Reading Test


Students will be STAR tested to determine their reading range. They may play any of the games in their education folders once they are finished. 

September 14, 2022 (Week 7)
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 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.

January 3, 2022  (week 14, Day 2)
Kidpix Christmas Booklet and Slideshow (6 weeks) + 1 extra week due to snow days


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.

January 7, 2022 (week 14, Day 6 - Week 15, Day 5)
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, 2022 (Week 22)
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.

April 8, 2022 (week 25)
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 8, 2022 (week 25)
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. 

May 6, 2022 (Week 27)

One-Hour Coding with Studio Code, continued if needed for 2 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.

Updated August 2, 2022