2nd Grade

Second Grade Projects

Dinosaur Diorama
 
Earlier this year your child created his/her own clay dinosaur. We are asking for your child to create a home for his/her Mesozoic creature. The only limits are your child's imagination (which I know we can all agree is endless). A copy of the letter is below if needed. Everyone was given a box lid as a starting point. Please supply your own box lid, if the original is lost or destroyed. Completed projects are due to school on Wednesday, May 17. Please do not bring them early as storage space is limited.
 
 
Dinosaur Diorama Letter

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Valuable Websites

Mrs. Blount's Website - You can access this site through our site's staff directory. It has some great resources as well as our weekly assignment sheet.

Houghton Mifflin Publishers Website - http://www.eduplace.com 
This website has numerous English-Language arts activities for students, teachers, and parents. Graphic organizers, project centers, educational games, desktop goodies, textbook support, and Wacky Web Tales are just a few areas of interest.

California Reading List Website - http://www.cde.ca.gov/statetests/star/readinglist.html
This site has been developed to assist parents and students in selecting books written at a level of difficulty that corresponds with a child's ability to read. Drawn from California's recommended literature lists for students in kindergarten through grade twelve, the reading lists on this site have been specifically tailored to match the achievement level of each student who participated in the statewide assessment program during the previous spring.

Scott Foresman Publishers Website - http://www.scottforesman.com
This math website offers cross cultural activities in math, math competitions, Problems of the Day, interventions, and many more activities for parents, teachers, and students.

Math Cafe -  http://www.mathfactcafe.com
This math website provides ready made pages for children to practice their basic facts and to study/review time.

Senselang Touch Typing - http://www.sense-lang.org/typing
This free program provides exercises to learn touch typing.

Accelerated Reader Book Finder - http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx
This website identifies whether or not books in your child's library have a current quiz in the Accelerated Reader program. Quiz numbers are also listed for reference.

Vocabulary


Understanding vocabulary words is an important factor that will increase your child's comprehension. Each featured story/story of the week will have eight vocabulary words that will improve your child's reading ability. These words will have high utility use and be seen often in many other stories and books. Your child will be introduced to each week's words with an interactive powerpoint presentation. Your child will also complete a vocabulary map that will show the word's use in the story as well as synonyms, antonyms, picture, and use in context.  The vocabulary map and powerpoint presentation will be available online as well. Your child will be quizzed on these words as they are high utility used words and are important for comprehension. *Please note that it may take a few minutes to open the powerpoint presentation.


Theme 1

Julius
Vocabulary Map
PowerPoint

The Ant and the Grasshopper
Vocabulary Map
PowerPoint

A Yellow Day
Vocabulary Map
PowerPoint

Theme 2

Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night
   
Vocabulary Map    
    Powerpoint

Welcome to Family Day
    
Vocabulary Map
    Powerpoint
    
Exploring Park with Ranger Dockett
    
Vocabulary Map
    Powerpoint

Around the Pond: Who's Been Here?
    

    Powerpoint

Theme 3

Chinatown
   

   Powerpoint

A Trip to the Firehouse
    
Vocabulary Map
    Powerpoint

The Horseless Carriage of Dowdy County
    Vocabulary Map
    Powerpoint

Big Bushy Mustache
    
Vocabulary Map
    Powerpoint 

Jamaica Louise James
    Vocabulary Map
    Powerpoint

Thank You, Grandpa!
      
Vocabulary Map
      PowerPoint  

Theme 4

Officer Buckle and Gloria
    
Vocabulary Map
    Powerpoint

Ants
    

    Powerpoint

The Great Ball Game
   

    Powerpoint

Jalapeno Bagels
    
 
    Powerpoint 

Carousel
    

    Powerpoint 

Thunder Cake
    

    Powerpoint