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Virtual Learning Homeroom 4/6-4/10

2nd Grade Homeroom- Ms. Silvaggio’s Class


EdPuzzle is a new app approved by our IT department for students 13 years and older.  Students under 13 need parent permission. I would like to use this app for videos and questions to avoid you needing to show your child youtube videos.  Please let me know if you would not like your student to use EdPuzzle. I can give you the video and then your child can write a response on a google doc instead of answering the multiple choice questions in EdPuzzle. Thank you! 

*I will use this again next week after parents have a chance to email me if they would prefer the google doc response. 

Zoom Calendar Invites

We have created a spreadsheet of 2nd Grade Zoom times.  I also sent a “calendar invite” to the students and parents.  We haven’t used the calendar in class, but I think if you show them how to use it, they will be able to.  I have the students then click on the 3x3 array at the top of google to move between classroom, drive, etc.  So now they can use the calendar as well. I will post a video in the lesson for Monday about how to use it. I am hoping this will help students connect to the meetings easily. 

Zoom Meeting Etiquette

Please have students join with their name or your name.  There have been reports of people hacking into zoom meetings, so I want to be sure that I only allow our class to join. Students need to look at the speaker and behave similar to how they would in class: listening ears on and staying focused. I will address this in my Monday overview video. 

Specials this week: Chinese

Ms. Neuman will be communicating directly with you. 

Coach B

Coach B wants me to send his apologies for missing the zoom meeting Thursday, he had a family emergency. I hope you enjoyed your PE activities this week. 

Google Classroom Turn In

When your child completes the assignments for the day (or finishes with the amount of work you feel is appropriate, please click the “turn in” button so I am notified that it is complete. I will take attendance based on the first item being finished each day.  Please complete the list in order so your child has a well rounded experience. 







Daily Video


Daily Video


Daily Video


Daily Video


Daily Video

  1. Writing Prompt on Google Classroom

Think of your most valued possession. Explain why it is important to you.  Please write at least one paragraph (5 sentences)

  1. Spelling City (3/10)
  2. Typing (one bar~10 min)
  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

  1. FOSS Book - Read by Ms. Slater. 
  2. Ms. McKenna’s Scientist of the Week video and notes. Write one paragraph about what you learned in Google Classroom on your document. 

  1. Typing (one bar~10 min)
  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

  1. Rough Draft

Revise and Edit your book based on comments from Ms. Silvaggio, Ms. Sarah and classmates in Google Classroom on your document.

Ms. Silvagigo’s Video

Ms. Sarah’s Video

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

Aspen’s video explanation

*Where is Ms. S?

*Rock Collection

*BrainPop Video

  1. Read Theory (pass one quiz)
  2. Spelling City (10/10)
  3. Typing (one bar~10 min)
  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 - Who, What, When, Where, Why

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


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 Literacy 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