2nd Grade Computers:

April 11th:

  • Whole Class: Some hints on duplicating and changing to a different shape.
  • Open your Scratch Shapes project and make sure you can draw a:
    • Rectangle
    • Triangle
    • Pentagon, Hexagon, or Octagon
    • Circle

April 7th:

  • Whole Class: Review Monster Project Redraws
  • Whole Class: How to open your saved Scratch Project

April 4th:

  • Whole Class: How to draw a square
  • Your assignment:
    • Switch out the Scratch Cat for a different Sprite
    • Draw a Square and then see if you can draw a Rectangle, a Triangle, a Pentagon or an Octagon, and a Circle
    • Want to get fancy? Use the "Ask" block to ask what to draw and then draw that shape

March 31st:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Scratch
  • What can you make your sprite do?

March 24th & 28th:

  • Whole Class: Time to redraw our partner school's monsters!
  • Use Tux Paint to redraw your partner's monster
  • If done, Jumpstart 2nd Grade OR play math games on Sumdog or Code.org HOC

March 17th:

March 14th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Sumdog including how to logout
  • Fix Monster Descriptions, if needed
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade OR play math games on Sumdog

March 10th:

  • If not done, continue writing Monster descriptions & then Jumpstart 2nd Grade
  • If previously completed Monster descriptions, play math games on Sumdog

February 28th - March 7th:

  • Continue writing Monster descriptions
  • If done, Jumpstart 2nd Grade

February 24th:

  • Whole Class: Quick reminder of tools to use in Microsoft Word
  • Whole Class: Set up Microsoft Word document together
  • Begin writing Monster descriptions

February 21st:

  • Whole Class: How to write about your monster in Microsoft Word
  • Whole Class: Draw Mrs. Sedgwick's monster together

February 14th:

February 10th:

  • Whole Class: Draw Example #2 from last year and compare to actual drawing
  • Draw your monster in Tux Paint

February 7th:

  • Whole Class: Look at All About Me slides
  • Whole Class: Can we draw the Big Green Monster?
  • Whole Class: Read "Go Away Big Green Monster"
  • Whole Class: Discuss adjectives in book and how they could be improved to be able to describe the monster better
  • Draw two additional samples from last year:

January 31st:

January 24th & 27th:

January 17th:
  • Review timelines in PowerPoint
  • Finish timeline, if not done
  • Snow Games OR Jumpstart 2nd Grade

January 13th:

January 10th:

January 6th:

  • If not done, peer edit partner's Leaf Person story & correct your Leaf Person story
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade

December 16th:

December 13th:

  • Whole Class: How to use BotLogic.us
  • How many levels can you solve on BotLogic.us?

December 9th:

  • Whole Class: What is "coding"?
  • Whole Class: Program Mrs. Sedgwick to pick up Giggles
  • Whole Class: How to use BotLogic
  • How many levels can you solve on BotLogic.us?

December 6th:

  • Finish Leaf Person story
  • Peer edit partner's story
  • Try some coding!
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1a - Lesson 1
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1a - Lesson 3
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1b - Lesson 1

December 2nd:

  • Finish Leaf Person story
  • Peer edit partner's story
  • Finish Trick-or-Treat picture, if not done
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade

November 25th:

November 18th & 22nd:

  • Whole Class: Microsoft Word Tips
    • Editing writing & peer editing
    • Fixing spelling errors
    • Changing font & font size
  • Finish Leaf Person story
  • Peer edit partner's story
  • Finish Trick-or-Treat picture, if not done
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade

November 8th & 15th:

  • Whole Class: Writing your Leaf Person story
  • Finish your Leaf Person in Tux Paint
  • Write your Leaf Person story in Microsoft Word

November 4th:

October 25th - November 1st:

October 18th:

  • Whole Class: Suggestions for problem letters
  • Finish Acrostic Poem in Word
  • Abcya! 2nd Grade

October 11th - 14th:

  • Whole Class: How to write an Acrostic Poem in Word
  • Write Acrostic Poem in Word
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade

October 7th:

September 30th & October 4th:

  • Whole Class: Introduction to Bee-Bot
  • Bee-Bot Computer Parts OR Jumpstart 2nd Grade

September 27th:

September 23rd:

  • Whole Class: Who didn't see their dot come to life?
  • Finish Self-Portraits if not done or changes needed
  • Jumpstart 2nd Grade OR Dot Activities below

September 16th:

September 13th: International Dot Day!

  • Whole Class: Watch "The Dot"
  • Whole Class: Show how to use Paint.NET to color the ColAR Dot Day sheet
  • Use Paint.NET to color dots

September 6th & 9th: Welcome Back

  • Whole Class: Review Computer Lab Rules & Procedures
  • Whole Class: Review TuxPaint - How to open, Tools, How to Save
  • Use TuxPaint to draw a self-portrait.
  • If done, Jumpstart 2nd Grade