• Day 2

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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    Overview: Practice comparing and ordering numbers to 1,000; finding number patterns

    Estimated Time: 1 hour

    Explanation of Activity: Compare and order 3-digit numbers, find missing numbers in  a number pattern

    Quick Things to Know:

    1. Sit with mom, dad, grandparent or guardian, or your brother or sister to practice comparing numbers and finding missing numbers in number patterns
    2. When comparing numbers, you compare the numbers in the highest place value first. See this BrainPOP Jr. for more info: https://jr.brainpop.com/math/numbersense/comparingnumbers/
    3. More specific directions are provided on each sheet/activity that goes along with this lesson.

    Tasks: Compare numbers, order numbers, and find missing numbers in a pattern by completing the Activities in the distance learning packet


    Activity 1:

    1. Complete pp. 9-10 in the distance learning booklet by comparing the given numbers. Check the box if the sentence is correct.
    2. Complete p. 10 by comparing the numbers and circling the greatest or least number.
    3. Complete the top of p. 11 by comparing numbers and writing if they are greater than or less than to make the sentence true
    4. Complete the bottom of p. 11 by using greater than (>) or less than (<) symbols to make sentences true.

    Activity 2:

    1. Complete pp. 12-13 in the distance learning booklet by ordering numbers from greatest to least or least to greatest and making up your own.

    Activity 3:

    1. Complete pp. 14-15 in the distance learning booklet by finding the missing numbers in the number patterns and creating your own.



    Overview: R-influenced vowels, fiction story elements, and story retellings

    Estimated Time: 1 hour

    Explanation of Activity: List words with -er spelling pattern, read a fiction story, retell the story by breaking up into beginning, middle, and end.

    Quick Things to Know:

    1. When an r follows a vowel, we call it a “bossy r” because it bosses the vowel it follows and changes its sound. Watch https://jr.brainpop.com/readingandwriting/phonics/bossyr/ to review.

    Tasks: Generate list of words, read a nonfiction passage, and respond


    1. Phonics: Generate a list of words with -er spelling pattern (i.e. fern, term, etc.) in your green story journal
    2. Reading: If you have access to a computer/internet, log on to the Scholastic News website (link on Reading Websites page & password in your assignment book or parent's email) and watch the video and preview the vocabulary cards for "Why Is This River Green?" just like we do in class. Read the issue or listen to it read aloud on the website. You brought this home in your manila envelope last week. 
    3. Reading Response: Answer the 4 questions on the back cover & complete the worksheet that was emailed to parents. You can print the worksheet or write your reponses in your green story journal.



    Overview: Use concepts of physical science, earth and space science, and human and social science to complete three daily problems

    Estimated Time: 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity: List good & poor conductors, compare and contrast tornadoes & hurricanes, analyze and interpret data

    Quick Things to Know:

    1. These activities were designed to encourage your child to observe the world and to feel a sense of wonder for everything in it. All children behave like “little scientists” in that they are eager to observe and make “what if” discoveries about their world.

    Tasks: Create lists, compare & contrast, and interpret data


    1. Complete Daily Problem 4 on p. 1 in your distance learning packet by thinking of and listing things that heat up quickly and things that stay cool.
    2. Complete Daily Problem 5 on p. 2 in your distance learning packet by comparing and contrasting tornadoes and hurricanes. Feel free to visit Epic! (link on Reading Websites page) or BookFlix or World Book Kids through the CB library resources page (linked on our Reading Websites page) to find out more information about each.  Answer the questions in your green story journal, create a Venn diagram, or just talk to someone at home about your answers.
    3. Complete Daily Problem 6 on p. 2 in your distance learning packet by analyzing and interpreting the provided chart. Write your answers to the questions in your green story journal or talk to someone at home about your answers.



    Overview: Informative Writing

    Estimated Time: 1 hour

    Explanation of Activity: Continue working on your informative writing piece about a topic of your choice and revise writing to make it your best work

    Quick Things to Know: We want our second graders to see themselves as writers and feel valued as members of a writing community. We believe that talking to students about their writing encourages growth in their skills and confidence. Students use their experiences and their environment to gather ideas, and we let them know that you don’t need to live an extraordinary life to write extraordinary pieces. Students show us their best writing when they write about topics of their choice. For this reason, we provide students with the TYPE of writing, but not necessarily the exact TOPIC of their writing.

    Tasks: Write, revise, and edit


    1. Continue to work on the topic you started yesterday.
    2. Reread your outline from yesterday (your main topic, big ideas, and details).  If you didn’t finish your outline, continue to work on it.
    3. For your FIRST big idea, begin to develop a single paragraph (like: “types of dogs” from the example I shared with you yesterday). Avoid dump trucking ideas!  Try to begin your paragraph with a topic sentence and use transition words. Refer to the image below of the handout we used in class.
    4. Once you finish writing your paragraph, edit for capital letters, punctuation, and spelling.
    5. Read your paragraph aloud to a family member. Ask them to share something you did well as a writer. Also ask for one suggestion or way to improve your writing.


    Special Note: In the coming days, you will be asked to write a paragraph for each of your big ideas.  Again, just like we did for our state writing!  If you are feeling super inspired as a writer, feel free to write as many paragraphs as you want in a single day.  If you should finish writing about your topic, you are welcome to create a published copy of your writing with illustrations or you can choose another topic and start over planning, writing, revising, and editing.  I want you to have fun with this!  The most important thing is that you are writing!



    Overview: Choose an activity to further enrich your learning

    Estimated Time: 15+ minutes

    Explanation of Activity: Students choose how to spend at least 15 minutes of their academic time.

    Quick Things to Know:

    1. There are many activities, games, and websites to choose form on our class website.

    Tasks: Play a game, listen to a book read aloud, or read some nonfiction


    1. Math Websites available on class site (fact fluency, games, BrainPOP Jr. videos)
    2. Spelling & Writing Websites available on class site (grammar, spelling, and word work games, BrainPOP Jr. videos)
    3. Reading Websites available on class site (book recommendation sites, nonfiction articles, videos of read alouds, BookFlix and Scholastic Learn at Home, BrainPOP Jr. videos)


    *On our Reading Websites page, there is a link to a daily lunch doodle with author & illustrator Mo Willems.  Check it out each day at 1 p.m.!


    Today's Special: PE

    Jamison's Distance Learning Site for Specials: https://www.cbsd.org/Page/47795