• cp Wednesday, March 25, 2020


    Day 7


    Today is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day! This day has a special place in my heart.  We have a fabulous student at Gayman Elementary, who was going to speak today, during morning announcements to teach us all about this day.  He is a remarkable young man who many are lucky enough to call him a friend.  He amazes me everyday with his resilience and perseverance.  I am blessed to know him.   Since school isn't in session, I will celebrate here- on my website. Please wear green today to support Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day (Go to Twitter to show off your colors- #GoGaymanMustangs). Green represents new growth and inspires a renewed life. Please watch this video to celebrate National CP Day!  There is so much to learn and understand.  Each day is a blessing, each child is a gift. 


    If you are unable to do anything online, please remember that you can do anything on the choice menu sheet, that I sent at the beginning of distance learning!  Feel free to do any of those activities instead of the suggested lessons below.  :) 




    Estimated Time: 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Opinions, we hear them all of the time.  Are you team Cats or team Dogs?

    Quick things to know: you will need to visit the website:Cats or Dogs?


    1. Read, listen (text to speech) or do both (if you come across a word that's tough) to the article, Cats or Dogs

    2. Watch the short video on the history of pets

    3. Go to flipgrid and leave a video telling me what you learned (main idea of the story).  If not that, then go write it down and Seesaw!  https://flipgrid.com/mcgough2022

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher:  Flipgrid, Seesaw, Email or turn it in when we return. 

    Links/Activities: see above.  Tell me what you thought of the article!  Go to Flipgrid to share!!! https://flipgrid.com/mcgough2022


    Freckle: I have heard some friends love Freckle so I have assigned you some reading.  Go check it out.  https://student.freckle.com/#/login  Classcode: MCGOUK  and your name is just your first name and last initial.   Ex.  Joanne M

     Kidsa-z:  to practice fluency, decoding and reading comprehension, go to Kidsa-z.com and refer to your password that I emailed you for your individually assigned reading work. If you can't find that password, just email me. :) 




    Estimated Time: 25 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment:  After your mindmap of yesterday's activity (Would you rather to be too hot or too cold)Mind map idea, I want you to start organizing those great reasons. 

    Quick things to know:    OREO (yum!)

     Tasks: Image result for opinion graphic organizer   

     1. Using the graphic organizer above, or the stars and stop signs that we used in school, organize your thoughts! 

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher:  Send me a picture! Seesaw, Flipgrid or email me. Or wait and turn it in, once school resumes.             https://flipgrid.com/mcgough2020       

    2. Freckle:I have assigned you some spelling and language arts tasks.  Go check it out.  https://student.freckle.com/#/login  Classcode: MCGOUK *Type your first name and last initial.   Ex.  Joanne M

    3. Daily writing task: If you want to keep it simple, just write about today's writing prompt of the day: https://www.theteacherscorner.net/daily-writing-prompts/march/Mar25.pdf

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher:  Send it to me! Take a picture or wait or wait and turn it in once school resumes.  


    grammar games



     MATH: (I will directly email you with worksheets that are referenced below)


    Grade 2, Day 7 Math: Calendar Skills and Concepts

    Estimated Time for Activities: Approximately 30 minutes

    Things to know:

    1. If you do not have the supplied worksheets or access to any of the worksheets, it is fine to create your own based off the supplied worksheets.

    2. More specific directions are provided on each sheet/activity that goes along with these lessons. I will send these sheets through email.

    Activity 1:

    Overview: You will use a calendar to review the weeks, days, and months of the year. You will work on writing the date.

    Explanation: Review various calendar skills and concepts


    1. Use a calendar to write the days of the week. Write about your favorite day of the week.

    2. Use a calendar to write the months of the year. Write about your favorite month of the year.


    Extra: Only do this activity if you want more practice.

    3. Use a calendar to answer various questions about a particular month.


    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher: Keep it and return it to me when school resumes or seesaw a picture!