Second Grade

Assignments for the week August 31st - September 30th

Objectives

Students will…

  • master using the Mouse

  • Identify keys on the keyboard

Materials

  • Computers (1 per student) with student account access to Typing Agent

Typing Agent

  1. Go to https://ckcs.typingagent.com

  2. Sign in using your school email and Password. If you don't know the credentials, email your classroom teacher, Mrs. White, or Mrs. Henderson

  3. Choose Keyboarding Foundations K2.

  4. Your assignments would appear on the screen.


Extra Resources for Students during school closures

MindSpark

Adaptive online tutoring system that helps students practice and learn mathematics.

BYJU Apps

The application features Disney’s timeless stories and characters, including those from Disney Princess, Frozen, Cars, Toy Story, Lion King and more! The app offering is built on the content expertise of BYJU’S, enhanced with Disney’s engaging stories and beloved characters.

The program offers a first-of-its-kind integration of offline to online ‘learn by doing’ experience with digitally enabled worksheets that offer real-time feedback. The application creates a friendly environment and transports young minds to a world of interactive videos, educational games, engaging quizzes, and activities.

Parents need to know that 2nd Grade Splash Math Education Learning Workbook lets kids practice second-grade level Common Core math skills in an entertaining way. You can choose skills and difficulty levels from categories including place value, count and compare, advanced addition, data and graphs, and more.

Parents can sign up for a free account that would allow progress tracking.

Education.com

Second grade will be a snap with our selection of interactive second grade games! Whether you want to reinforce your child's skills or build new ones, these second grade games give your child a learning experience that's both entertaining and challenging. Add and subtract, build complete sentences, master the computer keyboard, and much more!

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.

NetSmartz Kids

Resources such as movies, games, and songs can be used both at home and in the classroom. Watch as your child has fun while learning to be safe and responsible on and offline with Webster, Nettie, Clicky, Gig, Router, and the WizzyWigs (the bad guys online)!

Interland - Be Internet Awesome

Interland is an online adventure that teaches the key lessons of internet safety through four fun, challenging games. Play your way to being an Internet Legend.

Free Educational Games and Apps for Kids.

Mystery Science

Mystery Science combed through its past lessons and pulled the ones that were easiest to reproduce at home. Activities range from five-minute mini-lessons (including one called "How Does Hand Sanitizer Kill Germs," which seems appropriate right now), to full, 45- to 90-minute classes with hands-on experiments.

For remote teaching and learning, Crayola offers thousands of art-infused lesson plans that can be easily adapted for virtual experiences.

Teaches: Ocean science, ecology, and animal and plant life

This gorgeously animated, realistic ocean-exploration app introduces key scientific ideas to kids in a fun, immersive way. Young users learn about the relationships among different coral reef species by exploring several undersea environments.

Typing Dance Mat

You start by learning the home row keys. Each stage builds on previous lessons, introducing new letters as you progress. You’ll soon be touch typing like an expert! At the end of each level you can test your typing speed and get a fun reward.

Typing Club

TypingClub's lesson plan contains over 600 lessons, guiding students from individual keys through numbers and punctuation, and all the way to a goal of 75 WPM.

The carefully designed lessons include instructional videos, educational games, cross-curricular content, and other interactive experiences.

Outschool

Outschool offers live, online classes for ages 3 to 13, and, for a limited time due to a big donation, it's signing up families affected by school closures into $300,000 worth of online classes (limit $200 per family). And if you're not one of the lucky ones, the lessons are still very affordable — some are as low as $5 per class.

GoNoodle

When it's time for them to get up and move around, this always-free app has videos that kids can follow along with for a little dance break. They're also coming up with daily activities for parents to use at home.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Similarly, the Cosmic Kids yoga videos are good for a few minutes peace and quiet so you can work — we mean, a nice stretch and mindfulness break in the middle of all the academic learning. The app requires a subscription, but you can watch the videos on YouTube.

America's Test Kitchen Kids is making all of its recipes, activities, and experiments free.

Parent Tips

We've rounded up a few ideas for how to enact self-care for the whole family—with the help of media and tech, and sometimes without it. Read the article here.

Learning with technology, whether with a math app, a video how-to, or a wiki, opens up a new world of discovery for kids. And as they access information in novel ways, kids are preparing for life in a new interconnected, global world. Learn how to spot the good stuff, find the right products for your kids' needs, and foster a love of learning.

Reading Common Sense Media reviews of YouTube channels is a good way to get a sense of their age-appropriateness and quality. And digging into the videos themselves -- watching with your kids or on your own -- is wise. You never know what's going to come up on a particular channel, since all the content is user-generated.

Read full article here.

If you're wondering which parental controls to install on your desktop, laptop, or tablet, the answer might be right at your fingertips -- literally! The top three internet browsers -- Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari -- each offer settings and add-ons to help make your kid's online experience more age-appropriate. With a few tweaks, you can block sites, filter search results, and even create a white list of sites that are OK for your kid...

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