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Hello 2nd Grade students and Parents!
We made it through our 1st week of school from home! I hope you enjoyed completing my assignments! I especially liked the Mystery Science video! I really learned a lot myself about frogs and all the different songs they sing when communicating! I even heard frogs while sitting out on my back deck the other evening! This week, we will go back to our Fusion book and complete some more pages from our animal unit. As far as I know, every student has their math workbook and Fusion book at home so there will be no need to go on to Think Central to complete any assignments. I hope this will make things easier as you go through your school time. Ms. Bruemmer is hosting a Zoom Meeting this Thursday. Check her web page for more information. We are going to host meetings on opposite weeks so look for a meeting with me coming up on Thursday, April 9! The entire week’s lessons are listed below, Thank you for working hard at home! I know you are doing great!
Instructional time per day
- 2 hours a day
- 1 hour which includes Reading, Language Arts, and Religion
- 1 hour which includes, Math, Science or Social Studies (We will be going back and forth each week between Science and Social Studies)
- Ms. Bruemmer is going to post weekly assignments starting on Monday.
- All usernames and passwords for Think Central and Raz-Kids will be provided to parents so students have access to on-line reading and math resources.
A great question was asked by a parent this morning. Do we tear out the work from the math book and send it to you?
No, do not send me any of their work through the mail. I will be checking in with you each week and you can communicate with me how they are doing. I trust that you are there to look it over and be my eyes and help as needed. I will ask from time to time for certain projects or assignments (for instance the Chapter Review\Test is coming up soon) to be sent to me through an email by taking a picture of a completed assignment, or answers could be typed into a google doc or something similar but at this time I wouldn't need to have that happen every day. I am planning on connecting with you often to see how things are going and we can talk over any concerns you might have and I can then send you personally extra resources to help your child master a skill. Please continue to email me at any time and I will do my best to help you from my house to yours!
From Ms. Bruemmer's webpage - I will indicate each day if I need you to return certain assignments. You will not need to send paper copies.
You may choose to take a picture of the assignment, have answers entered in google docs, or any type of word program and e-mail those
to me. Reading tests are on-line and will be posted on Think Central. Each week I will make contact with you personally to
check on student progress. You support is sincerely appreciated as we complete this school year. God Bless.
We will do a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 7. I will send the invite to the meeting in an email. I would normally do it on a Thursday but since it's the Easter Break on Thursday we will do it Tuesday morning. I will do Orange at 10:00 and Green at 11:00. Have your dinosaur picture and facts ready to share!
Assignments for Math
Here are some measurement activities your child could do at home.
Monday, April 6
Mid-Chapter Checkpoint - Pages 568-570 Please send me a copy of these completed pages.
Tuesday, April 7
Measure in Inches and Feet - Pages 571 - 574 (Extra practice and extension can be found on Pages 575 - 576, These are optional)
I need for you to be creative as you do these pages! We are not at school so we don’t have a school desk to measure so find a table in your house to measure. You might have a toy chalkboard but if not you could measure your fireplace or a book shelf. For the teacher’s desk you could measure the length of your kitchen table. For the poster you could measure a picture hanging on the wall. Be creative and have fun! You could even measure a brother or sister! Try to measure at least 8 different things in inches and feet. Remember - 12 inches = 1 foot. So if you measure something in inches and get an answer of 28 inches that would be the same as 2 feet 4 inches. You have to count by 12’s to help you convert to feet. Here’s something to help you convert inches to feet.
1 foot=12 inches
2 feet=24 inches
3 feet=36 inches
4 feet=48 inches
5 feet=60 inches
6 feet=72 inches
When completed here is a math game for you to play!
Wednesday, April 8
We are going to skip Lesson 8.7. It is basically asking you the same things you did yesterday. We will do Lesson 8.8 - Choosing a Tool - Pages 583- 586. Be sure to read the pink Model and Draw section at the top of Pg. 584. It gives great information on the differences between a ruler, a yardstick, and measuring tape. If you don’t have a sewing measuring tape it’s ok! You can still learn that you would choose that measuring tool to measure things that aren’t straight or flat - like how big around your head is if you needed to buy a hat! Instead of the length of a classroom wall measure the length of one of your bedroom walls. You can pick any wall in your house! You could use a metal tape measure if you have one! Again, be creative!
Here is a math game you can play when you get done!
Science- Monday, April 6
Unit 3 Review - Pages 131-133
Tuesday, April 7
Pick an animal to research.You can take a piece of paper and fold it in half 2 times to make 4 boxes and you can write your answers in each box. Answer the following questions as you write facts about your animal:
- Where can your animal be found?
- What does your animal eat?
- How big is your animal?
- Choose at least 1 more interesting facts about your animal.
Here are some websites that have lots of animal information-
Please send a copy of your completed animal research paper.
Wednesday, April 7
Mystery Science - How is a Rainbow Made - Listen to the entire video including the bonus features which I found very interesting! If you can, try out the experiment where you put a glass of water in front of a sunny window (if it’s not a cloudy day) to see if you can make your own rainbow!
Thursday and Friday - Easter Break! May God bless you and your family during this Easter time!