• Activities for Learning at Home

    3 Weeks of Daily Assignments

    • All Second Grade Families should have a packet of learning materials that includes 3 weeks of assignments. If you follow the weekly menu, your child will practice math, reading comprehension, phonics/language and writing skills daily. Each school day students will have 5 pages to complete. They can check off their assignments as they complete them on the menu page. This is a great time for students to take time to use their best, correctly formed and neat handwriting!

     

    Suggested Activities

    Here are some activities your child may want to try. I suggest getting into a bit of a routine. Maybe work for half an hour or so in the morning and then again in the afternoon, for a total of 60 minutes. In between they can do some healthy alternatives to traditional "school" subjects, also listed below.

    The following websites provide high-interest activities to help your child stay up to speed academically. If you need support, feel free to email me and we will get you back on track!

    Moby Max: This site allows students to explore all academic areas. We would like students to spend time in the “Math” program every day and the “Fact Fluency” section as well. Afterwards, they are welcome to explore other areas. Ms. Clothier and I are currently working on getting our class registered on Moby Max. Your password will be your initials. Email me if you have trouble logging on and I’ll help you get on track.

    School code: WA1813 

    Raz KidsRAZ Kids: Students can read on-line books and take quizzes on them. Monitor your student’s progress by viewing his/her test scores from time to time. I can check their progress as well.

    Your child’s Class code is mrswanson3  

    AR Access: Students can read books and take AR tests on-line. After reading a book, students can go to the La Conner School District website. Then, go to “Departments” and access the “Library Page” from the drop down menu. Then, scroll down and click on “Take an AR test on-line”. Choose, “I am a student.” After your child takes a test, he/she can show you his/her score. If at anytime you get locked out, email me and I will unlock you and you’ll have access again.

    Your child’s log in info:

    Username:first name, first letter of last name. Example: beckys

    Password:initials Example: bs

     

    *Try other online sites: Mystery ScienceScholastic News, Khan Academy, Xtra Math, Zearn.org, Epic and many others!

    If no technology is available I encourage your child to read, read, read! They can read books, cereal boxes, comics, newspaper ads, and closed captioning (on age appropriate television programs) is easy to turn on and kids can try to read the captions. 

    It would be great if students did some writing: write stories, keep a journal, write notes back and forth to family members, write the room (walk around and write everything they see), interview family members and write answers to questions, etc.

     

    Now is a great time for students to master their addition and subtraction facts. This can be done on many free sites on line as well.

    You can also practice skip counting by 2, 3, 4, 5, 10. If you want a challenge, skip count by 6, 7, 8, and 9!

    2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 ______keep going!!

    3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, ____

    4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, _____

    5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, _____

    6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, _____

    7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, 70, ____

    8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72, 80, ____

    9, 18, 27, 36, 45, 54, 63, 72, 81, 90, ____

    10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, ____

    Count by 10, starting at an odd number, 13, 23, 33, 43, 53, …

    Ask addition and subtraction questions, such as What is 100-10, 35-10, 54-20 and 57+10, 89+10, 42+40?

    Students should be able to mentally add on or subtract a 10, 20, 30….and so on from a given number. Keep practicing!

     

    Reading At Home” I also want to encourage students to read for 20 minutes a day. Read to a younger sibling or a pet! I would love to see pictures!

     

     Non-School related Activities:

    Playing outside

    Learn how to sew. (I’m going to try to find some time to sew!)

    Do GoNoodle at home

    Try Cosmic Kids Yoga

    Make a new recipe

    Go for a walk

    Build a fort (inside or outside)

    Make slime or another craft project from online resources

    Learn another language online, try Duolingo, it’s free and has MANY languages to choose from (good for parents too!)

    Write a letter to a friend

    Write a letter to your teacher and I will write you back!

    Mrs. Swanson

    16733 LaConner Whitney Rd

    La Conner, WA 98257

     

    There are many quality, free online resources available. Feel free to explore other online educational sites!

    Stay Safe and Stay Healthy!

    I miss you all,

    Mrs. Swanson