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Virtual Learning Homeroom (4/27-5/1)

2nd Grade Homeroom - Ms. Silvaggio’s Class April 27th-May 1st

 

Dear Parents, 

 

I would like to create a short slideshow for our last zoom meeting on May 20th of the first and last day of school pictures.  I have the pictures of each student holding the “First Day of 2nd Grade” sign.  I would love for you to send me a picture of your child for the last day - they can be holding a sign or not, it is up to you.  I would appreciate it if you could email or text the picture to me by May 10th. 

 

Ms. Kovalesky’s Zoom Meetings

Ms. Kovalesky updated her meetings to bi-weekly.  Here is the new link: https://zoom.us/j/94431002717

Wednesday, May 6th from 9:00-9:30am

Wednesday, May 20th from 9:00-9:30am

 

Social Studies

I would like students to check out this website and play with it this week.  Maybe look at the “Activities” and “Student Book” Chapter 2. If you try this out, will you please let me know what your child thinks about it.  

https://yc.socialstudies.com/log_in

Each student will use their school email and password to log in:

Student email: first.last@s.stemk12.org

Example: allison.silvaggio@s.stemk12.org

Password: student name followed by 12345

Example: allison12345

 

Virtual Spirit Week

Please see attachment from Student Council (also posted on Google Classroom)

 

Specials this week: PE

I will send the email from Coach B

 

2nd Grade Zoom Times

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

4/27

Daily Video

PenPals Video

4/28

Daily Video

4/29

Daily Video

4/30

Daily Video

5/1

Daily Video

  1. Writing Prompt on Google Classroom

Think of a person whom you consider to be a hero. Explain why other people should admire this person.


  1. Flocabulary

Text Features (separate link on Google Classroom)


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

*Additional video shows email penpal option with each other

  1. How To Rough Draft (Google Classroom)

Silvaggio Video Example


Watch: “How to Make Slime Book” file attached on Google Classroom


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


  1. Know Your Globe (file attached on Google Classroom)
  2. Flocabulary Map Skills (separate link on Google Classroom)

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




1pm - CLASS ZOOM PICTURE DAY


Watch 5 Roxborough Field Trip Videos (file attached on Google Classroom)

Roxborough Field Trip with Teachers


Roxborough Field Trip with Teachers Part 2


Weathering & Erosion


Erosion & Weathering - Causes & Differences


The Power of Water


Brainstorm ideas for Erosion PBL. You may share your ideas and/or project whenever it is complete.  You may use any type of presentation.  


*Where is Ms. S?


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

Aspen’s Tynker Video


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


Parent Led Zoom Groups 10am


Have students first discuss a writing prompt: Think of a person whom you consider to be a hero. Explain why other people should admire this person.  Then let students have social time and share with each other. 

Zoom Meeting 9am


Discuss How To Writing

Parent Led Zoom Groups 11:30am


Have students first discuss: What did you learn about maps and globes?  Then let students have social time and share with each other. 



Zoom Meeting 1pm


Discuss Erosion PBL

Parent Led Zoom Groups 1pm


Have students first discuss ideas for their "How To Writing and Presentation" - How to do something, play something, make something, or care for something".  Then let students have social time and share with each other. 

 

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 roy@holidaytouch.com (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