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Virtual Learning Homeroom (5/4-5/8)

2nd Grade Homeroom - Ms. Silvaggio’s Class May 4th-8th


Dear Parents, 


The assignments on May 7th are all optional.  We are trying to provide some typical work for students if they desire a more normal school day.  I also created assignments that can be used for the STEM Shares goal of helping others.  


I included a playdough island activity that can be completed on the 7th, or any other day, or not at all.  I think some students might enjoy completing a hands-on activity.  You can use store bought playdough, or make your own, I like this recipe for Homemade Playdough.  I attached the planning page for the island - no need to print, students can just draw their plan in their notebook or on blank paper.  Then they can build their island out of playdough, and even label different landforms with paper and toothpicks.  Again, this is totally optional.  If you choose to complete it, I hope your child can enjoy some creative fun! 


Specials this week: Chinese

Ms. Neuman will send assignments through email. 


2nd Grade Zoom Times


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 3.  

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


Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

5/4

Daily Video

5/5

Daily Video

5/6

Daily Video

5/7

Daily Video

5/8

Daily Video

iReady Reading End of Year Test


  1. Writing Prompt on Google Classroom

Write a letter to 1st grade students telling them about 2nd grade.  Include your favorite parts from this year.


  1. Flocabulary

Cause and Effect 


  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



9am - CLASS ZOOM PICTURE DAY (2nd Grade Blue T-Shirt)

  1. iReady Reading End of Year Test
  2. How To Writing (Revise & Edit with Individual Video from Ms. Silvaggio)

  1. 4 Mile Historic Park Virtual Field Trip - Our Community Then & Now

 

  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. Read choice book for 20 minutes
  6. Choice


  1. FOSS
    “Streaming Videos”

-All about Land Formations

-All about Soil

-All about Volcanoes 

Class Username: Silvaggio

Password: stem1234


  1.  Avery’s birthday card on Google Classroom and write an adjective in the private comments.

  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




OPTIONAL Day - STEM Shares

  1. Playdough Island 

Review attached PDF, plan on paper and create an island out of playdough. 


*Where is Ms. S?


  1. Flocabulary 

Letter Writing 


  1. Write a letter to a resident in a nursing home. (Google Classroom or on paper) 

 

  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 Cycle

Aspen’s Tynker Video

  1. Vaanya’s birthday card on Google Classroom and write an adjective in the private comments.

  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: What will they tell the first grade students about second grade? Then let students have social time and share with each other. 

Zoom Meeting 9am


Discuss How To Writing - (watch videos to revise and edit) - look at comments on google doc. 

Parent Led Zoom Groups 11:30am


Have students first discuss: What did they learn from the FOSS videos?  Then let students have social time and share with each other. 


Ms. Kovalesky’s Meeting 9:00-9:30am

Zoom Meeting 1pm


Discuss - What did you do today to help someone or make them feel valued? What do you enjoy about being in class with each other? Give compliments to each other. 

Parent Led Zoom Groups 1pm


Sing Happy Birthday to Avery as a whole group. 


In small groups:

Have students first discuss the playdough islands they made.  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