• Thursday, March 26, 2020

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    Day 8


    Today is National Spinach Day! Who remembers Popeye? The Popeye effect dates back to a LONG time ago (wink, wink) with a cartoon.  Popeye got his strength from spinach. The cartoon showed, when faced with trouble, the sailor-man- Popeye, would burst open a tin can of spinach. After eating it, his biceps would bulge and his strength grew enough to overcome his enemies. There is a bit of truth to it.  Spinach (usually available fresh from March - June) is said to help restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood.  Win, win!  Eat your spinach! Try this yummy recipe tonight for dinner! https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/creamed-spinach


    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: Please be warned, this is not for the faint of heart.  If you don't like bugs, just read a book for 20 minutes and write a quick summary about what you read.  OR if you want to learn about something really *gross, I mean interesting, read the article below about bugs. 

    Quick things to know: you will need to visit the website: Burger Bugs!


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

    2. Watch the short video on the edible insects (Nope sorry, not gummy worms!)

    3. Go to flipgrid or Seesaw and leave a video telling if you would eat bugs!   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:  Remember that Oreo you did yesterday to organize your thoughts for your opinion writing?  Well today I want you to type it or write it up.  Try to remember paragraph writing (title, indent, spacing).  

    Quick things to know:    Use your graphic organizer to help you write your sentence.  Tomorrow we will edit and revise.  Keep this paper somewhere safe! 

     Tasks:    Image result for opinion graphic organizer

     1. Using the graphic organizer above from yesterday, I want you to start writing your opinion paragraphs.  Please skip lines and don't forget to use transition words.  Remember the key elements in an opinion paper:

    -introduction (names the topic, states the opinion, includes a 2-3 sentence hook)

    -Body (maintains same position, 3 reasons with detailed facts, examples and details, linking words, sequential order, vivid word choice, compound/complex sentences, use of predicate expanders (why, how)


    -Conclusion: restates opinion, call to action statement


    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! Seesaw or Fliggrid- Take a picture or wait or wait and turn it in once school resumes.  

     Grammar: 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!