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Virtual Learning Homeroom (3/30-4/3)

2nd Grade Homeroom- Ms. Silvaggio’s Class

Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom each day.  Students need to click the “turn in” button to submit their assignments.  I will have the overall week listed in email as on the school webpage if you child would like to work ahead or have an overview of the week.  (I will comment, grade, and then return each assignment. Students do not need to resubmit the assignment unless I specifically asked them to make a change.) 

This week I would like the assignments presented as a daily list similar to what we do in class.  The students need to work through the list in order and then can have “choice time” after they complete the assignments.  

The results of the survey about the workload were mostly “not enough” followed by “just right”.  I would like students to start with #1 on the list each day and then work through the list as time allows in your family.  If your child can complete everything and enjoy choice time, that’s great. If you would like additional work to supplement, please see the list at the bottom or reach out to me individually and I can assign individual work.  If you feel this is too much, please just have your child start at the top of the list and stop when you feel the time is right. I am taking attendance for the school and will base it on the first item on the list being completed.  Please let me know if this doesn’t work for you and we can work together to make adjustments. 

We have created a spreadsheet of 2nd Grade Zoom times.  Please refer to this document when joining a meeting as some of the original times have changed. We listed homeroom and math times, as well as Specials times that we are aware of.  Please review the attached document from Ms. D for Art. 

Specials this week: PE

I forwarded you Coach B's email, you can also see the attachment below.


We received this update during our staff meeting on Friday, March 27th:

STEM teachers will not be penalizing students at any time for late or missing work during the time we are out of school.

Students will be able to earn credit to improve their grades with assignments turned in and NOT earn zeros or recieve less credit for items turned in late. 







Daily Video


Daily Video


Daily Video


Daily Video


Daily Video

  1. Writing Prompt on Google Classroom

Imagine a new technology that you think we will have in the future.  How would that new innovation change our lives?

  1. Spelling City (3/10)
  2. Typing (one bar)
  3. RazKids (pass 2 books on Level Up)
  4. Read Theory (pass one quiz)
  5. iReady (complete two reading lessons)
  6. Read choice book for 20 minutes
  7. Choice

Optional: Zoom with Ms. Sarah (professional writer at 9:30 for book rough draft)
  1. FOSS Book - Read by Ms. Brook

  1. Typing (one bar)
  2. RazKids (pass 2 books on Level Up)
  3. Read Theory (pass one quiz)
  4. Spelling City (6/10)
  5. iReady (complete two reading lessons)
  6. Read choice book for 20 minutes
  7. Choice

Optional: Zoom with Ms. Sarah (professional writer at 12:00 for book rough draft)
  1. Rough Draft

Type your rough draft of your own book on the google doc on Google Classroom.

  1. RazKids (pass 2 books on Level Up)
  2. Read Theory (pass one quiz)
  3. Spelling City (8/10)
  4. Typing (one bar)
  5. iReady (complete two reading lessons)
  6. Read choice book for 20 minutes
  7. Choice
  1. Tynker - Rock Properties

Aspen’s video explanation

  1. Caleb’s Birthday Card and Adjective

  1. Read Theory (pass one quiz)
  2. Spelling City (10/10)
  3. Typing (one bar)
  4. RazKids (pass 2 books on Level Up)
  5. iReady (complete two reading lessons)
  6. Read choice book for 20 minutes
  7. Choice
  1. Flocabulary - Hyperbole
  2. Spelling City (Test)
  3. iReady (complete two reading lessons)
  4. 3 Types of Rocks and the Rock Cycle: Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic - FreeSchool

Optional: Fun Food Rock Activities (listed below) - be sure to send me a picture!

  1. Typing (one bar)
  2. RazKids (pass 2 books on Level Up)
  3. Read Theory (pass one quiz)
  4. Read choice book for 20 minutes
  5. Choice


Fun Food Rock Activities 

Sedimentary rocks:

pass out different colors of starburst candy.  They layer them on top of eachother and squeeze them together to form the sedimentary layers.


Igneous rock:

Pour the hardening chocolate over ice cream.  Chocolate is liquid and as it "cools" over the ice cream it hardens like the lava does as it cools.


Edible Metamorphic Rocks 

M&Ms, marshmallows, crushed up graham crackers, a microwave safe bowl, wax paper, and a brownie pan. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and heat it until it is fully melted. Then transfer it onto a wax covered pan and let it cool in a refrigerator. Eat once it is cool!

Optional Idea for students:

One of Ms. Slater’s close friends works at a nursing home and she said the residents would love some positivity right now. If students want to write a note, write a story, or draw a picture for them that would be wonderful. This would be a fun activity if the students are interested. If they are typed they can email them to (subject line: Ms. Slater's Class) 

or they can mail them to 

8585 W Dakota Ave, Lakewood CO 80226

These are additional resources if your child would like to engage in additional literacy activities. 

Additional Resources

  • iReady Reading Lessons
  • RazKids - I recommend completing books in the “Level Up” section.  Listen, read and pass the quiz before moving on to the next book. I would like to see everyone at a minimum of Level Q by the end of the school year. 
  • Spelling City - There are specific words and activities assigned each week that are at your child’s individual spelling level. After they complete the 10 assignments, they can play games with their words.  There are tests assigned on Fridays (or the last day of the school week). 
  • Typing - Please make sure students are logged in, and progress through the lessons. The goal is to get to about 15 words per minute.  
  • Read Theory - These are short reading passages with comprehension questions.  When students pass the quiz, they are moved up in lexile and grade level.  When they do not pass, they are moved down.  
  • NoRedInk - This helps students with grammar.  
  • Epic Books - Class Code: nzh7323
  • Flocabulary - songs about topics with vocab words and quizzes  
  • Zoom Meetings with Teacher - I will schedule sessions and feel free to reach out to schedule additional times if needed

Additional Science, Social Studies, Engineering & Technology Resources

  • FOSS Online - Class name: Silvaggio Password: stem1234
  • Tynker - Coding Assignments and other choice coding activities 
  • Flocabulary - songs and vocabulary for science and social studies content  
  • Phet - science and math simulations created at CU Boulder
  • Science Kids - games
  • Mind Yeti - meditation from Second Step