2nd Grade Computers:

February 5th & 9th:

  • Whole Class: Watch Unpack Your Adjectives and discuss what adjectives are and the adjectives in the video.
  • Whole Class: How to do All About Me Adjectives
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete assignment 006. Find your slide and:
    • Add your self-portrait to your slide.
    • Change the font color on your name to your favorite color.
    • Change the font to a non-cursive font that only has upper-case letters.
    • Add text boxes or Word Art with adjectives to describe you. You must have at least five adjectives! Use non-cursive fonts with upper and lower case.
    • Then, mark the assignment as done in Google Classroom.
  • Done? Jumpstart 2nd Grade OR Adjective Games & Quizzes:

January 22nd - 29th:

January 19th:

January 15th:

  • Finish The Mitten Math & More activities, if not done
  • Do you like Star Wars or Minecraft? Try some of the Hour of Code in these worlds:

January 12th:

January 8th:

January 5th:

  • Whole Class: Listen & Watch Jan Brett read The Mitten
  • Whole Class: Review how to complete The Mitten Math & More PowerPoint Activities
  • Complete The Mitten Math & More PowerPoint Activities

December 15th:

  • Scratch Jr Christmas Cards!

December 11th:

  • Continue with make a car drive across a scene
  • Finished?
    • Have your car make a noise - like a horn or a car engine? Where would you do that?
    • Have you car drive into another scene?
    • Add a second car or person or animal going the opposite direction in a scene?

December 8th:

  • Whole Class: Hour of Code Kick-off
  • Whole Class: Introduction to Scratch Jr. Interface
  • Explore ScratchJr:
    • What do you think each of the type of blocks do?
    • Did you notice the numbers on any of the blocks? What do you think they do?
    • How do you make your character do more than one thing?
    • How do you make your character do something without tapping on the code?
    • How can you add a new character? How can you delete a character? How can you make a character smaller or bigger?
    • How can you change the background?
  • Let's make a car drive across a scene
  • If you finish, can you:
    • Have your car make a noise - like a horn or a car engine? Where would you do that?
    • Have you car drive into another scene?
    • Add a second car or person or animal going the opposite direction in a scene?

December 1st:

November 24th:

November 20th:

  • Whole Class: BrainPop Jr Thanksgiving
  • Whole Class: Drawing a Thankful picture in Tux Paint
  • If not done, with your Leaf Person/Animal story, finish this
  • Draw a Thankful picture in Tux Paint

November 10th - 17th:

  • Whole Class:
    • My comments & suggestions and what to do with them
    • How to change fonts, font sizes, and font colors
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and work on assignment 004. Find your page in the document and:
    • Add your Leaf picture above "by:"
    • Add the name of your Leaf Person/Animal before by:
    • Write your story:
      • This needs to have a beginning, middle, and end and needs to be interesting to read not just a list of facts.
      • It must make sense and needs to go along with the picture you drew.
      • Use complete sentences - capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and punctuation at the end. Each thought needs to be a separate sentence!
      • Don't worry about spelling as your write - you can fix that later.
    • Change the font to be one that goes with your story. You can, if you want, change the color of your title
    • If done, mark the assignment as done in Google Classroom
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade, if done.

November 6th:

  • Whole Class: How to write your Leaf Person/Animal story
  • Finish your Leaf Person/Animal in Tux Paint, if not done
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and work on assignment 004. Find your page in the document and:
    • Add your Leaf picture above "by:"
    • Add the name of your Leaf Person/Animal before by:
    • Write your story:
      • This needs to have a beginning, middle, and end.
      • It must make sense and needs to go along with the picture you drew.
      • Use complete sentences - capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and punctuation at the end.
      • Don't worry about spelling as your write - you can fix that later.
    • Change the font to be one that goes with your story. You can, if you want, change the color of your title
    • If done, mark the assignment as done in Google Classroom

November 3rd:

October 30th:

October 27th:

  • Whole Class: BrainPOP Jr. Halloween
  • Whole Class: Tips on drawing your Jack-o-Lantern in Tux Paint
  • Draw your Jack-o-Lantern picture in Tux Paint

October 20th:

October 16th:

  • Introduction to Sumdog
  • If not done with Acrostic, sign in to Google Classroom and complete assignment 002
  • Play Sumdog

October 13th:

October 9th:

  • Whole Class: Keyboard Climber
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete assignment 002. Find your page and:
    • Write your first name vertically on the page, if not done
    • Write a word, phrase, or sentence that starts with each letter of your name that describes you in some way
    • When your poem is done, change the font (if desired); make the letters in your name stand out by making the font bigger and making the letter bold and, optionally, coloring the letter; add other colors to other words if it would make sense
    • Then, mark the assignment as done in Google Classroom
  • Can you get all the way to outer space in Keyboard Climber? Remember use the correct hand!
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade

October 6th:

  • Whole Class: Keyboarding Zoo
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete assignment 002. Find your page and:
    • Write your first name vertically on the page, if not done
    • Write a word, phrase, or sentence that starts with each letter of your name that describes you in some way
    • When your poem is done, change the font (if desired); make the letters in your name stand out by making the font bigger and making the letter bold and, optionally, coloring the letter; add other colors to other words if it would make sense
    • Then, mark the assignment as done in Google Classroom
  • How far can you get in Keyboarding Zoo . If it's a purple letter, use your left hand. If it's a blue letter, use your right hand.
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade

October 2nd:

  • Whole Class: Reminder on signing in to Google Classroom and editing the Acrostic Poems document. Instructions on changing font, font size (must do this for starting letters), making letters bold, and coloring letters.
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete assignment 002. Find your page and:
    • Write your first name vertically on the page, if not done
    • Write a word, phrase, or sentence that starts with each letter of your name that describes you in some way
    • When your poem is done, change the font (if desired); make the letters in your name stand out by making the font bigger and making the letter bold and, optionally, coloring the letter; add other colors to other words if it would make sense
    • Then, mark the assignment as done in Google Classroom
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade

September 30th:

  • Whole Class: How to sign in to Google Classroom and edit the Acrostic Poems document
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete assignment 002. Find your page and:
    • Write your first name vertically on the page
    • Write a word, phrase, or sentence that starts with each letter of your name that describes you in some way
    • When your poem is done, change the font (if desired); make the letters in your name stand out by making the font bigger and making the letter bold and, optionally, coloring the letter; add other colors to other words if it would make sense
    • Then, mark the assignment as done in Google Classroom

September 22nd & 25th:

  • Whole Class: How to sign in to Google Classroom and edit the Making Our Mark presentation
  • Sign in to Google Classroom and complete assignment 001. Find your slide and add the following information:
    • Sentence 1: How you will make your mark
    • Sentence 2: Why you want to make your mark this way
    • Sentence 3: How this will make the world better
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade

September 15th & 18th:

September 11th:

  • Whole Class: How to open a picture you have started in Tux Paint
  • Finish your self-portrait in Tux Paint
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade, when done

September 8th:

  • Whole Class: Review shapes, fill bucket, and pencil drawing tools in Tux Paint
  • Draw head & shoulders self-portrait in Tux Paint

September 4th: