2nd Grade Computers:

June 13th:

June 9th:

June 6th:

  • Open the 2nd Grade Math Game Form - Make sure to fill this out for every game you try!
  • 5th Grade Math Game Testing
    • Dragon Addition Game
    • Scratch Studio
      • Math Addition Madness
      • Jumping Into Math
      • Adding Together
      • Math World - Where is My Brother? Can also try 3rd Grade Addition Games
      • Polar Arithmetic - 2nd Grade Games
      • Arithmetic Adventure

May 30th & June 2nd:

  • Finish redrawing partner classes' monsters in Tux Paint OR on paper.
  • Lessons in Typing Club
  • ABCMouse - Learning Path

May 26th:

  • Whole Class:
  • Redraw partner classes' monsters in Tux Paint

May 23rd:

  • Go to Scratch website and complete your project: Sofia, Lily, Joey
    • Open the About Our School & Class Google Document
    • Write the code for your Scratch project:
      • Use the When Green Flag clicked event block
      • Copy and paste each sentence from the Google Doc into a say ... for # of seconds block
      • Make your sprite move in some way between things you say
      • Add additional things for your sprite to say like "This is my desk." if you are using a picture of the classroom and you have made your sprite move to your desk, for example.
    • Done? Go to the Project Page and Share your project and add it to the 2016-17 2nd Grade Studio
  • Lessons in Typing Club, when you are done.
  • ABCMouse - Learning Path

May 12th - 19th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Review how to sign in and open your project to edit it
    • How to use what you wrote in your Google Doc to what your sprite will say
  • Go to Scratch website sign in and open project:
    • Select the backdrop you are going to use and delete the others
    • Delete the cat sprite
    • Draw a sprite that looks like you
    • Open the About Our School & Class Google Document
    • Write the code for your Scratch project:
      • Use the When Green Flag clicked event block
      • Copy and paste each sentence from the Google Doc into a say ... for # of seconds block
      • Make your sprite move in some way between things you say
      • Add additional things for your sprite to say like "This is my desk." if you are using a picture of the classroom and you have made your sprite move to your desk, for example.
  • Done? Go to the Project Page and Share your project and add it to the 2016-17 2nd Grade Studio

May 2nd - 9th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Scratch Project
    • How to remix the template
    • How to delete backgrounds
    • How to draw a sprite
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and finish & turn in Assignment 009: About Our School & Class
  • Go to Scratch website sign in and open and remix your assignment topic:
    • Select the backdrop you are going to use and delete the others
    • Delete the cat sprite
    • Draw a sprite that looks like you
  • Lessons in Typing Club, when you are done.

April 25th & 28th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to About Our School & Class
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and work on Assignment 009: About Our School & Class
  • Lessons in Typing Club, when you are done.

April 3rd & 7th:

March 31st:

March 28th:

  • If not done, sign in to Google Classroom and work on Assignment 008: Monster Project Description
  • ABCMouse - Learning Path

March 14th - 24th:

  • Whole Class:
    • How to add your monster picture to the monster description document
    • How to describe your monster
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and work on Assignment 008: Monster Project Description
  • Lessons in Typing Club

March 10th:

  • Lessons in Typing Club for 10 minutes
  • Finish drawing your monster in Tux Paint, if not done
  • ABCMouse - Learning Path

March 7th:

  • Whole Class: Go Away, Big Green Monster
  • Whole Class: Directions on drawing their monsters
    • No monsters from movies, TV, video games, or books AND no monsters that we just looked at!
    • Use shapes you can describe
    • NO backgrounds - remember everything you draw you have to describe in words
    • NO use of stamps
  • Draw your monster in Tux Paint

March 3rd:

February 28th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Monster Project by looking at the monsters 2nd grade redrew last year!
  • Whole Class: Listen to the description, paying attention to the adjectives, and draw the monster described.

February 21st & 24th:

January 31st - February 17th:

January 20th - 27th:

January 17th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Typing Club
  • Lessons in Typing Club

January 10th:

January 9th:

January 3rd & 6th:

December 13th:

December 9th:

  • Whole Class: What is a Robot?
  • Whole Class: Introduction to Dash
  • Whole Class: Introduction to Blockly and Blockly App Puzzles
  • Complete Blockly App Puzzles to learn what Dash can do!

November 29th & December 6th:

  • If not done, finish your thankful picture in Tux Paint. Go to Google Classroom, add your picture to the class Thankful Book, and complete your sentence.
  • Finish President ScratchJr projects
  • Lego Bits and Bricks

November 18th & 22nd:

  • Whole Class: The Thankful Book
  • Draw what you are thankful for in Tux Paint
  • Done with your picture? Go to Google Classroom, add your picture to the class Thankful Book, and complete your sentence.

November 8th & 15th:

  • Go to Google Classroom and finish your Halloween Pixel Art picture, if not done. Mark as Done when finished.
  • Go to Seesaw and add a post for your Pixel Art picture
  • BrainPop Jr President:
    • Watch the BrainPOP Jr video
    • Take the Quiz
    • Play the Matching Game
    • Use ScratchJr to answer one or more of the questions from the video and tell people how a President is elected or what a President does.

November 4th:

November 1st:

October 28th:

  • Whole Class: Look at Survey Results so far
  • Whole Class: Introduction to Halloween Pixel Art
  • Go to Google Classroom and open your Pixel Art spreadsheet and create a Halloween Pixel Art picture

October 25th:

October 20th:

  • Whole Class: Your Brain is Like a Muscle
    • Why does Mojo want to leave school? Can you sometimes relate to how Mojo is feeling?
    • What does Katie say to Mojo to convince him not to leave?
    • Do you think Mojo can become smarter? Why or why not?
    • Do you ever feel frustrated by something in school? Can you see how you could become better at it? How?
  • Whole Class: The Magic of Mistakes
    • What does the quote from the video, "mistakes can make you smarter" mean to you?
    • How can we learn from our mistakes? Think about the Spaghetti/Marshmallow Project. What could or did you do if your structure wasn't working?
    • If you were building a robot and kept "failing,” what would you do?
    • If you could do the Spaghetti/Marshmallow Challenge again, do you think you could make a taller structure? Why or why not?
  • Lessons in Keyboarding Without Tears

October 18th:

October 14th:

  • Whole Class: How to save your Acrostic as a PDF
  • Go to Google Classroom and open Assignment 001. Open the document under My Work and:
    • If not done:
      • Finish writing something that describes you that starts with each letter. It can be a word, a phrase or a whole sentence.
      • Change the font to something YOU like
      • Change the font size of the letters
    • Select the File / Download As PDF option and save the PDF in the Documents folder
  • Go to Seesaw and add a post for your Acrostic
  • Lessons in Keyboarding Without Tears

October 11th:

  • Whole Class: Fonts, Colors, and Sizes
  • Go to Google Classroom and open Assignment 001. Open the document under My Work and:
    • Finish writing something that describes you that starts with each letter. It can be a word, a phrase or a whole sentence.
    • Change the font to something YOU like
    • Change the font size of the letters of your name into a larger size
    • Color the letters of your name

October 7th:

  • Whole Class:
    • Finger review for homerow keys
    • Review of Google Classroom
    • Introduction to writing an Acrostic
  • Go to Google Classroom and open Assignment 001. Open the document under My Work and:
    • Write your name going down the page (each letter on a different line).
    • Write something that describes you that starts with each letter. It can be a word, a phrase or a whole sentence.

October 4th:

  • Whole Class: Keyboarding Without Tears Introduction
    • ASDF & JKL; Mnemonics
    • Keyboard for Training Fingers
  • Lessons in Keyboarding Without Tears

September 27th & 30th:

September 23rd:

  • Whole Class: Reminder on how to open pictures you started in Tux Paint
  • Finish self-portrait in Tux Paint
  • Introduction to Seesaw with Mrs. S.

September 20th:

  • Whole Class: Review shapes, fill bucket, and pencil drawing tools in Tux Paint
  • Finish Pic Collage of dot photos, if not done
  • Draw self-portrait in Tux Paint

September 16th:

  • Whole Class: How to use Pic Collage for Kids
  • Make a Pic Collage using 5-6 of the photos you took
    • Add a title to your collage
    • Add your name to your collage
    • Add labels to your photos, if you want

September 13th:

  • Whole Class: International Dot Day - Listen to Peter H. Reynolds read his book The Dot
  • Whole Class: How to hold and walk with an iPad
  • Whole Class: How to take pictures on an iPad
  • Let's go on a Dot Hunt! Find & take pictures of dots on St. Martin's Campus
  • Dot Activities When You Are Done:

September 9th: