• Gayman Distance Learning page:  https://www.cbsd.org/Page/47791

    Today is Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Today's special is LIBRARY so refer to Gayman's Distance Learning page above for specific activities for today's special.

    Grade 2, Day 6 Math: Steam Project: Geometric Shapes and Graphing

     Estimated Time for 2 Activities: Approximately 30 minutes

     Things to know:

    1. Use the Steam Project sheets on Seesaw. More specific directions are provided on each sheet/activity that goes along with these lessons.

     Activity 1:

    Overview: You will use your knowledge of shapes to make a self-portrait

    Explanation:  Think about the different geometric shapes you have learned during Calendar Math.  Using what you know, you will create flat shapes with different lines, curves, and sides to create a self-portrait and other pictures.

    1. Sit with someone at home to review flat geometric shapes such as square, rectangle, triangle, circle, etc.
    2. With an adult, research about Paul Klee and his self-portraits and other creations to get ideas to create your work (information about Paul Klee is on the Steam Project sheets on Seesaw).
    3. Observe real life geometric shapes around you.


    1. Go on a shape hunt around your house. Look for geometric shapes and lines that make up certain creations in your living room, kitchen, backyard, etc.
    2. Refer to the STEAM project and follow the directions when creating your self-portrait and other creations.

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher: Take a picture and post on Seesaw.

    Phonics-Day 6

    Estimated time for 2 activities:  Approximately 45 minutes

    Overview:  Review the -or spelling pattern (15 minutes)

    Explanation:  You will review the -or  spelling pattern with someone at home and choose an activity for additional word work practice.

    Things to know: 

    1. Sit with someone at home.
    2. You can do this activity in a variety of ways (out loud, paper and pencil, rainbow write, on Seesaw etc.)
    3. Use the new Spelling BINGO worksheet that was posted on Seesaw for other options if you would prefer.


    1. Generate a list of words with the -or spelling pattern OR choose an activity from the SPELLING bingo page OR complete the Seesaw activity.
    2. Take a picture of your work and post it to Seesaw.

    Reading-Day 6

    Overview:  Build your reading stamina, comprehension and practice reading with fluency and expression (30 minutes)

    Explanation:  You will be reading a *nonfiction text aloud to a toy (or pet or family member).

    Things to Know:

    1. Choose a book that is nonfiction for today. You can use a book that you have at home or you can log-on to Epic! to choose a nonfiction book
    2. Continue to use your green fluency book each day to build reading fluency.


    1. Complete your one-minute fluency passage reading.
    2. Before you read your nonfiction story, complete the first two sections of the KWL chart on Seesaw in ACTIVITIES (I Know, I Want to know).
    3. Read your nonfiction story aloud to a toy (or pet or family member).
    4. Fill out the last section of the KWL chart (I learned) on Seesaw.

    How to Turn in these Assignments:  Please complete the KWL Chart on Seesaw in Activities.  Be sure to click the green check mark in the upper right hand corner to turn it in to me.

    Grade 2, Day 6 Writing

    Overview: Use the animal you picked yesterday to research and complete a web (25 minutes)

    Explanation: Second graders will complete a web for the animal chosen yesterday using Pebble Go and/or Epic!

    Things to Know:

    1. Students will independently complete a web.
    2. Students will use Pebble Go and/or Epic! to research and learn about the animal they chose yesterday.


    1. Review what you know about the animal you picked yesterday.
    2. Next, use either Pebble Go or Epic! (or both) to learn new facts about your animal.
    3. Write down 5 or more NEW facts about your animal on your web. A web can be written on any blank piece of paper. Have your child write the name of the animal in the middle and then add a line for each new fact they want to include (the children have done this in class).

    How to turn in this Assignment:  Take a picture of your web and post it on Seesaw.

    Science-Day 6

    Overview:  Review sound OR weather.

    Explanations:  Students will listen to a fiction book on weather and a nonfiction book on weather.  Both are from the Scholastic website.  Your child can continue to work on yesterday's activity if desired.

    Things to Know:

    1. You will need to log on to Scholastic website to listen to the three books and completing one activity.


    1. Go to the Scholastic Web site https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html
    2. Go to Day 2: Science- -Watch the story-Come On, Rain!
    3. Read the book Rainy Weather Days
    4. Watch the video: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring
    5. Complete the Draw and Write Activity: Raining Bats and Frogs

    How to Turn in this Assignment:  Save any completed work in your folder.