Khan Academy and Common Core Math Standards

If you are looking for a way to reinforce or review common core math standards, Khan Academy is a great resource!  The site is divided into grade levels, and you can choose different strands and skills to work on!

Click below:

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ELL Tips and Websites

An ELL teacher, Rebekah Lentz, shared these tips and websites with the teachers at our school.

Here is the website with all the vocabulary games: http://www.vocabulary.co.il and here are some others with some tips for teaching new vocabulary: http://oupeltglobalblog.com/2011/08/16/5-tips-for-helping-students-to-really-learn-vocabulary/  and http://www.readingrockets.org/helping/target/vocabulary/.

I know I am going to use them with my students!  THANKS REBEKAH!

Image courtesy of [patpitchaya] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

Interactive Music Sites

Today I was asked to cover one of my colleague’ grade 1 classes during music period.  Luckily she has a Smart Board!  I wanted to make sure I have plenty to do during the 45-minutes, so found a few interactive music websites:

Greta’s Game Station:  Let’s Make Music!

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Some fun videos:

Music K-8 Kid Tunes

 

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. . . and of course, there is always GARAGEBAND!!!!!

iPad As . . .

I saw this post on one of my favorite sites, http://edtechteachers.org .

Using an iPad can be an outstanding tool for teaching and learning.  These two sites called “iPad As” and “EdTechTeacher Recommended iPad Apps, Links, & Ideas”  are organized around learning objectives and provides web resources and ideas for making the best use of your iPad!

More great resources from edtechteachers.org!!!!

Elements of Art

Mr. Dragonetti is teaching the “Elements of Art” and students have been looking for examples of these elements throughout the school.  They have taken pictures that represent them.  They will put the pictures into a PowerPoint and record their voices telling why they chose each picture to represent the element.

Here is the template for this projects:

ART_ELEMENTS

Nature Haiku Poems

Mrs. Johnson and her grades 1 and 2 students created a beautiful video for Earth Day which they shared at our Community  time!

They took pictures  in the school yard and surrounding rain forest.  They learned about haiku poems and wrote poems to go with the pictures they took.  All this was put into a video where they each read their poem.  Take a look at the final result.  Great job Mrs. Johnson and students!

http://vimeo.com/22733918

earthdayhaikuspic

Children of the Earth (for Earth Week)

This site is great for early elementary school students to learn a little about the environment and some tips to help make it better:

http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/earthday/earth-day-every-day.html

earthdayvideo

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Auntie Pollution Coloring Pages:

http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/colauntie.htm

auntiepollutioncoloring

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Recycle Roundup (National Geographic Kids)

recyleroundup

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Funschool Earth Day Activities

earthdayfunschool

Math iPod Use

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Mr. Van Staden has been using his new iPod Touches in his grade two math class.  They have taken pictures of their projects, recorded movies (videotaped each other talking about their “Fraction and Shape Museum,” and use aps for math practice:

FROM THE APPLE iTUNES STORE

Some aps Mr. Van Staden has downloaded and used include:

  • Pizza Man (for fractions)
  • Math Drills (addition, subtraction, multiplication)
  • Coins and Bills (money value practice)
  • Math Whiz (how to multiply–extended learning for math shortcuts)
  • Cosmic Math (addition, subtraction)

NETS 3b, 6a, 6b, 6d

PIRATES MUSICAL – Spring Play

PIRATE ACTIVITIES:

For the spring play bulletin board, Mrs. Hill and Mr. Dragonetti would like each student to portray themselves as a pirate.  We will do this by:

  • Taking our pictures
  • Using Photoshop Elements to extract ourselves from the background
  • Putting ourselves into a “pirate” background”
  • Using the free program, SKITCH to draw on the picture.

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Mr. Getzinger making his Pirate face

CREATIVE WRITING:  Elaborate on your character and write creatively about who they are, what they’ve done, what they’re known for.

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WANTED POSTER:  Create a “Wanted Poster” for your pirate.

wanted-poster-template

EXAMPLE:  captainbabyface

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NETS 1a, 1b, 6a, 6d

When finished, you can go to these other fun sites:

Face in Hole – Pirates

Pirate_Mr.D Pirate_Mrs.H

Pirates Mr. Dragonetti and Mrs. Hill

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Treasure Hunt

pirate map

Natural Disasters

The students are studying about “natural disasters” in their classroom.   They will use the information they learn to:

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  • Look for pictures to represent natural disasters
  • Create a safety poster to display around the school.
  • Create a podcast “public service announcement” and upload to our POD-O-MATIC site about what to do during   different types of natural disasters.

Click on the link below for some resources and movies to watch!!!!

Natural Disasters–Kids Science  (games, movies, and pictures)

neok12

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Leprechaun Yourself with Skitch

Use Skitch to draw on your picture.  Make yourself look like a leprechaun.  (Skitch is a program you can download free to your computer!  It is a great little graphic editor.)

janleprechaun

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When finished, you can practice using Skitch by taking a picture of yourself with the Skitch camera and drawing on it.

OR

Go to some of these St. Patrick’s Day websites:

CONCENTRATION GAME: http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/st-patricks-day/games/concentration/

stpatpuzzle

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY QUIZ: See how much you really know about St. Patrick’s Day from this National Geographic site!

quizmynoodle

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CLOVER PUZZLER: See if you can put this puzzle together (from National Geographic):

cloverpuzzler

Planet Power Point Presentations

The grades 1 and 2 finished their Power Points.  Mrs. Johnson is having a  “Planet Power Point Poetry & Punch Party” so the students can present their planets to the parents.

These presentations are posted on our SlideBoom site:

“Marvelous Mercury,” by Caitlyn

“Mars,” by Jay

“Hot Venus,” by Jillian

“Earth,” by Nadia

“Jumbo Jupiter,” by Samantha

“Perfect Pluto,” by Chelsea

“The Rings of Saturn,” by Hudson

“Facts about Uranus,” by Larry

“Amazing Neptune,” by Logan

“Mars,” by Sophie

NETS 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3d, 5b, 6a

Constellations (SmartBoard Lessons)

Here are some SMARTBOARD Notebook lessons and interactive activities from the Smart Exchange.  Please note that you must have Notebook software (that comes with the purchase of a SmartBoard) to open them.  These lessons are created by other teachers who are kind enough to share them on the Exchange.  The links to the lessons follow:

STARS AND GALAXIES (by Wendi Rutz)

STARSANDGALAXIES

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STAR PATTERNS (by an educator at Smart)

Theconstellations

NETS 1c, 3d, 6d

Dr. Seuss Day

dr.seussDr. Seuss Day is March 2nd!  Let’s celebrate!

Make your own Dr. Seuss character to go with the limerick you made up in class.  Choose one of the “Seuss-y” looking story backgrounds at Kerpoof that adds to your limerick!

character

NETS 1a, 1b, 6a, 6b,

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When finished, play some of these Dr. Seuss games:

http://www.gamequarium.com/seuss.html

catchathing

Constellations

Use Google Sky to find one interesting constellation to share with the class. GRAB it put it into a Word document.

Type one interesting fact about the constellation (for example, how many “light years” away is it from Earth?

googlesky

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Create your own constellation using Kerpoof and the Doodle feature.

constellationsmall

NETS 1a, 1b, 6a

iPod Touch + Math

Mr. Van Staden has been using the new iPod Touches during his grade 2 math classes.  Here is what he has to say:

“Grade 2 math students have been learning to use the iPOD– identify the screen qualities, use the calculator (length conversions), and access TUTPUP (to compete in math problems with other kids around the world).

apple-ipod-touch

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Solar System Unit

SOLAR SYSTEM UNIT:

  • Research your planet and search for good pictures to use in a Power Point presentation.
  • Resources:


KIDSASTRONOMY.COM

SOLAR SYSTEM PowerPoint

NASA Planet Information

Space Activities

F9 Kids – Solar System

One more resource: http://www.apples4theteacher.com/starwarp2.html

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Planet Study: Begin collecting your information about the planet you will be presenting in your PowerPoint.

  • Open GOOGLE EARTH and under “View” choose “Sky.” Fly to your planet and use “Grab” to capture a picture of it for your presentation.

  • ZOOM Astronomy: Collect information from this sight for your presentation

Games and other activities related to Stars and Space:

  • Living in Space Video:

Download

  • Mars Adventure from NASA:

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/mars_rocket2.shtml

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To see the students’ finished planet slideshows from 2009, go to this website:

http://www.slideshare.net/caltexschool/slideshows

Tangrams

Tangrams:

tangrams

Students are studying tangrams and will manipulate some on these interactive sites:

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http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/area/tangram.html

tangram2

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http://www.abcya.com/tangrams.htm

tangrams

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http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/area/tangram.html

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PROJECT:  Students will also make their own tangrams using TuxPaint (Shapes).

Symmetry – Math Unit

Grade 2 students are studying symmetry.  Here are some links to have some fun with it!

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Rotational Symmetry

rotation

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Try making some symmetrical designs:

kaleidoscope

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Use TUX PAINT to create another symmetrical design of your own. (Tux Paint is a free software download.  Remember to download the extra graphics, too.)

  • Download the program to your computer.
  • Click the Magic button in Tools and then the kaleidoscope button in the Magic menu on the right.

tuxpaint

NETS 1b, 1c

November 18 – Music & Percussion

Students are studying percussion instruments.  Here is a good website with some examples:

http://www.musictechteacher.com/quiz_help_instrument.htm

percussion

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PROJECT:  Students will create a 20-second song using at least three different percussion instruments in GARAGEBAND.   They will name their song and find a picture to represent it in their podcast.  When finished, these songs will be published on our Pod-o-Matic site.

garageband

NETS 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 6a

October 14 – Frogs

There are many types of frogs (and toads)!  We will look and listen to some different types.  Next, we will use a PowerPoint template to make trading cards with our favorite frogs.    FavoriteFrogsTemp

froggysounds

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somethingfroggy

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When finished with your frog trading cards, you can go to this site:

froggames

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NETS 1a, 1b, 3b, 3d, 5b, 6a, 6b

October 7 – Continents and Landforms

Students have been studying continents, maps, and landforms.  Today they will find an animal found in each continent and put them into an Inspiraton mind map.      animalsoncontinents (Here is the Inspiration template.  Thanks to Rockingham Schools.)

animalmindmap

Use this Enchanted Learning site to find your animals.  Copy and save the animal picture.  Import it into your mind map for the correct continent:

animalsbycontinent

NETS 1a, 3b, 3d, 4b, 6a, 4b

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OTHER RESOURCE:  BrainPOP Jr. (Continents and Oceans)

continentsandoceans

October 1 – MATH (Money)

Students are practicing using and counting money.  We will use some math sites to reinforce their learning.

Make a Dollar:

makeadollar

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Count the coins:

ixlmoney

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Use the Kidspiration template in your folder to solve the money problem.

countingmoney

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TUTPUP:  Compete with kids your age around the world!

tutpup

September 20-24 Maps

Students will be doing a map unit.  They will be working closely with the librarian as well as the classroom teacher and tech teacher.

Students will learn Neighborhood Map Machine in preparation to create a map of our local community (on Thursday).

mapmachine

NETS 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2c, 4b, 5b, 6b, 6d

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PANWAPA KIDS:

Students will create an avatar in Panwapa World.  They will visit children around the world and leave messages (pre-recorded) as well as receive messages.  As they visit different continents, they receive “world cards” and learn about different countries.

This is a project that will be revisited throughout the month.

janpanwapa

NETS 1a,1c, 2a, 2b, 2c, 5b, 6a

September 2, 2010 – Bats

Grades 1 and 2 are studying bats.  The fruit bats have been “hanging” around here for about a month so it is very timely!  Here are a few pictures to show as an introduction:

KidZone Bats

batssmall

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Megabats and Microbats (Pictures from Bat Conservation International)

(under the “Species” link, you can chose Micro or Macro and the location)

batconservation

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There is a lot of information and resources on the A to Z Kids Stuff/Bats site including a cute little one-minute video about ecolocation:

A to Z Kids Stuff | Bats

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Students will use Inspiration to sort animals into “birds” or “bats.”

bat_or_bird

birdorbat


Computer Lab

The activities for the first day are:

Computers –  Day 1

Meet in one of their rooms first.

Go over expectations before coming:

Walk quietly through the hallways –line leader from each grade.

Walk into computer room and sit down at your computer without touching the mouse or keyboard and without swiveling in your chair.

Do not touch the computer until you are told you can.

Listen to all instructions.

Ask before printing anything.

Go through “Is this Yours” (handout)

Go to computer room and explain different parts of the computer- input output devices

Take a picture and print it.

Here are some computer lab guidelines to follow during the year!!!

DAY 2:

August 18, 2009 WELCOME BACK!

NETWORK NAVIGATION:

We like to start out the year by making sure all the students can navigate the network; i.e., log on, change their passwords, access their network folder, make new folders for each class, and save files.

SAFETY ON THE INTERNET:

I Keep Safe

We also will begin our “Cyber Smart” program to review and/or introduce safety tips for the students.

Cyber Smart Curriculum Grade 1

What is Private? (Discussion)

Storybook

Interactive Internet Safety Sites

MISCELLANEOUS:

Great Websites for K-2 Students

Second Grade Cyber Smart Curriculum

Grade 2 – 2009/2010 School Year

2009 – 2010

Assignments and Projects


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SCIENCE STUDIES–Here are some resources for the Balance & Motion Unit:

BALANCE & MOTION:

friction

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coaster

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Try a Rube Goldman machine! The machine isn’t working properly. Discover which parts need tweaking!

goldburger

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Put a Rube Goldman machine together from scratch!

machine

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panbalance

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BBC Magnets

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Science Zone

sciencezone

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May 11, 2010

Social Studies: Students are studying about “Producers and Consumers” & “Needs and Wants.” As an end to the unit and another assessment, they will use the templates in Kidspiration:

  • Needs and Wants (Kidspiration)

needs

  • Goods & Services (Kidspiration)

GoodsServices

NETS 1a, 3d, 6b

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May 6, 2010

RAZ-Kids: (listen to, read outloud, take quiz)

When finished you can go to RAZ Rockets.

NETS 6a

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May 4, 2010

  • Put the 7-10 words you have come up with that make you think of your mother into a ImageChef word mosaic. Type the words in the text box. Choose your shape.

star

  • If you have time, you can also make your Mom a certificate using Print Shop (on your computer).

certificate

NETS 1a, 1b, 3c, 6b

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May 6, 2010

RAZ-Kids: (listen to, read outloud, take quiz)

When finished you can go to RAZ Rockets.

NETS 6a

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April 26, 2010

  • The 2nd graders are going to have a class “rummage sale” so they want to make some signs to advertise the event. (USE PRINT SHOP)

NETS 2.b

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April 22, 2010

earthdaygames

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April 20, 2010

BAliSMALL

NETS 1.a

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April 15, 2010

  • Learn how to use a camera to take portraits of each other. Download the pictures to iPhoto.
  • Choose the best portrait (of yourself) to be the background of a PowerPoint slide used to record your voice giving your EARTH DAY tip! We will also type it in a call-out.

NETS 2.d

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  • SCIENCE FAIR:
  • Science fair has been an on-going project this trimester.
    • Type the headings for your science fair board–each person on your team types two.
    • Type the banner for your team using Print Shop.

sciencedisplay

NETS 1a, 1b, 2a, 2d, 3a, 3b, 3d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5b, 6b, 6d

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March 2010

  • Continue with keyboarding practice:

Picture 1

NETS 6.a

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  • My Story Maker is a tool that helps kids write their own stories. Add characters and objects to the storyboard, and click them to add actions. A basic story will be automatically written, and the students can then embellish the text with adjectives and other descriptive words.”

storymaker

NETS 1a, 1b, 2b, 6a, 6b

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MATH:

  • Tangrams:

tangrams

  • KEYBOARDING: Students will get their first introduction to keyboarding by going to this website:

Picture 1

NETS 6a

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March 8 – 12, 2010

Native American Studies continues . . .

poweranimals

NETS 6a

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  • Make up your own Native American design:

Sketchfu

sketchfu

NETS 1a, 1b, 6a

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. . . or beaded a native design: NativeTech: Native American Beading

beaddesigner

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DR. SEUSS DAY:

  • Put your poem into an illustration you design in KERPOOF. (Be sure to choose one of the “Seuss-y” backgrounds!
  • Draw the character from your poem in the Doodle pad and put it into the picture.

Other Dr. Seuss Activities:

dr.seussDr. Seuss Games

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2nd Trimester

March 2010

  • KEYBOARDING: Students will get their first introduction to keyboarding by going to this website:

Picture 1

NETS 6a

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February 25, 2010

MATH:

money

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moneyvalues

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spendingspree

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  • KIDSPIRATION MONEY: Create at least four money sentences using the Math Tools library in Kidspiration.

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February 18 – 25, 2010

  • Social Studies: Use PowerPoint to create a presentation about your Native American group. The slides are:
    • Clothing
    • Food/Hunting
    • Shelter
    • Transportation
    • Environment

NETS 1a. 1b, 2a, 2d, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 6a, 6b

February 16, 2010

  • Make a cover page for your 6+ Writing Example.
    • Open MS Word (Cover Pages)
    • Type the title of your paper using Word Art
    • Search for a picture to represent your story
    • Copy and paste the picture on your cover page
    • Type your name on the bottom of the page
    • Put a border of your choice around the page
    • Print

NETS 1a, 1b, 6a

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February 12, 2010

Make a Valentine word list in the shape of a heart:

heartwords

NETS 1a, 1b, 6a

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February 2010

January 28, 2010

  • Make your cover page for your insect report using Word and one of the Cover Pages in “Document Elements.” Insert a picture of your insect and type the title and your name.

NETS 1a, 1b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4a, 4b, 4c, 5b, 6a

animalcornerpic

    • Name
    • Description
    • Habitat
    • Predators
    • Interesting Facts

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January 25, 2010

  • Project: INSECT TRADING CARDS
    • Use PowerPoint (portrait) and print 4 to a page. Laminate.

Mr. Nussbaum’s INSECT site. Lots of links to learn more about insects.

mr.nussbaumINSECTS

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January 21, 2010

BEES:

beecampic

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bees

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The Songs of Insects

songsofinsects

THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE FINISHED WITH YOUR WORK:

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January 18, 2010

  • Today is Martin Luther King Day. You have written one thing you can do to carry out this wishes. Illustrate that using Kerpoof.

mlk_puzzle

January 14, 2010

  • Kidspiration Project: Sort insects and print it when finished. (Get the template from your student folder.)

KidspirationINSECTS

  • Use Tux Paint to create an insect. Make sure it has all the necessary parts:
    • Head
    • Thorax
    • Abdomen
    • Six Legs
  • If finished, go to some of the other insect sites below under January 11, 2010:

January 12, 2010

INSECT UNIT:

Insect Hunt

insecthunt

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Insect Generator (Make your own insect, give it a name, and describe it.

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insectgenerator

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Virtual Insects

insect

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Check out the BUGSCOPE!

bugscope

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Mr. Nussbaum’s INSECT site. Lots of links to learn more about insects.

mr.nussbaumINSECTS

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December 12, 2010

Go to these Christmas sites for fun!

Reindeer Barn

reindeerbarnpic

A Kids Heart (lots of Christmas games)

Story Starters

Christmas Story and Poem Starters (STORY_IT!)

christmasstoryprompts


Make a Flake (snow)

Decorate a cookie

Holiday Cookie Shapes (decorate)

Christmas Coloring Pages

Trim the Tree

Build a Snowman

December 2

  • Draw one of the characters from your Eric Carle books using the following tool

crayoladigi

When finished, print it. You can also listen to some Christmas stories if there is extra time left:

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December 1

  • Students will reinforce their PowerPoint skills and Internet search skills by creating a gift list for family members. They will print the PP pages 6 to a page and present them to their family.

samiraspresents

Samira’s Present List!

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November 24, 2009

  • RAZ-Kids

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HERE IS A SITE WITH LOTS OF RESOURCES FOR GRADE 2 (Rippon School District)

barlowpark

Reading the Thermometer (a review online for the skills they have been studying)

thermometer

November 19, 2009

  • Use a Venn diagram to compare the present Thanksgiving to the first Thanksgiving.
  • When finished, you can go to this Thanksgiving game site:

DLTK’s Thanksgiving Activities

dltk

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1st Trimester


November 14, 2009

placecard

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November 9 – 12, 2009

  • Use Kerpoof to make a Thanksgiving card.

  • Students will use Kidspiration to identify some things for which they are thankful.

iamthankful

coloring

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October 26 – 29, 2009

Make a lightning safety poster using a PowerPoint slide. Get resources from these sites and a picture from the Internet:

EXAMPLE by Kayleigh:

lightningtip

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FEMA FOR KIDS (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

femaforkids

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NOAA Weather for Kids

noaa

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Lightning Safety

lightningsafety

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WHEN FINISHED YOU CAN LOOK AT THESE WEATHER GAME SITES:

Make Lightning Strike

makelightningstrike

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Lightning Safety Game

lightninggame

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FEMA Weather Games

femagames

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October 20, 2009

  • Use Kidspiration to make a “Halloween Word Web.”

halloween

  • When finished you can carve a pumpkin without cutting yourself at:

Carve a pumpkin

carveapumpkin

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October 15, 2009

RAZ-Kids: (listen to, read outloud, take quiz)

When finished you can go to RAZ Rockets.

NETS 6a

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October 12, 2009

Students are studying about nutrition and food groups.

Nutrition for Kids

nutritionforkids

October 8, 2009

  • Research foods from other countries: Each students has been assigned a country and will find a picture of a dish from that country. They will copy and paste it into a Word document and type the country name using WordArt at the top of the page. Print.

Example:

swedishfood

When finished, you can go to this website:

KIDS Nutrition Explorations

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October 6, 2009

Students are studying the seasons. They will create a PowerPoint from scratch and add one slide and picture (which they find on the Internet) to represent each season.

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If finished, go to these websites:

Seasons

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What Causes the Four Seasons (from Teacher’s Domain)

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The Weather Channel – Kids

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October 5, 2009

Students are studying the seasons. They will create a PowerPoint from scratch and add one slide and picture (which they find on the Internet) to represent each season.

seasons

If finished, go to these websites:

Seasons

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What Causes the Four Seasons (from Teacher’s Domain)

whatcausesseasons

The Weather Channel – Kids

weatherchannel

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  • My Story Maker is a tool that helps kids write their own stories. Add characters and objects to the storyboard, and click them to add actions. A basic story will be automatically written, and the students can then embellish the text with adjectives and other descriptive words.”

storymaker

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September 14, 2009

  • Landforms Wrap-up: Each student will be assigned a landform. They will learn how to search for a picture of their landform, copy it, and paste it into a PowerPoint page. They will then type the short sentence they wrote about the landform. Each student PowerPoint page will be put into one presentation for community time on Friday.

Easy Web Tips to teach children

  • Geography Sort: Go to the template in your student folder called “Geography Sort” and sort the items.

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When finished, students can go to these websites:

Math:

Place Value Blocks

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September 9, 2009

We didn’t get the poster project finished in the last class, so we will finish it up today.

September 7, 2009

As part of the “Communities” unit in social studies, students are learning about what a mayor does. In tech, they will create a campaign poster (to promote themselves) as mayor. (New skills include inserting WordArt, copying/pasting a picture from PhotoBooth, using a textbox to type the slogan, and adding a page border.)

  • Create your poster in MS Word

mrs.andersonformayor

For fun, look at this campaign poster creator:

August 24, 2009

Students are studying about maps and our community. We will use the program “Neighborhood Map Machine” to learn about the parts of a map and how symbols represent things on a map. Students will create a community and include the necessary components.

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August 18, 2009 WELCOME BACK!

NETWORK NAVIGATION:

We like to start out the year by making sure all the students can navigate the network; i.e., log on, change their passwords, access their network folder, make new folders for each class, and save files.

MAC BASICS:

Students will go through a checklist of items about using the Mac in our lab.

Mac Basics

SAFETY ON THE INTERNET:

I Keep Safe

We also will begin our “Cyber Smart” program to review and/or introduce safety tips for the students.

Cyber Smart Curriculum Grade 1

What is Private? (Discussion)

Storybook

Interactive Internet Safety Sites

MISCELLANEOUS:

Great Websites for K-2 Students

Second Grade Cyber Smart Curriculum

Grade 2 – 2008/2009 School Year

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2008 – 2009 ARCHIVES

WEEK OF MAY 25 – 29

  • Animals, habitat, and creative writing all in one!

Switchroo Zoo

  • Keyboarding Intro:

BBC Dance Mat Typing

  • End of Year Math Review/Assessment

AAAMATH

WEEK OF MAY 18 – 22

  • Students will learn a paint program called Tux Paint.
    “Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.”

    Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.

DOWNLOAD THIS FREE PROGRAM AT: http://www.tuxpaint.org

WEEK OF MAY 11-15

Diamonte Poems for Mother’s Day

WEEK OF MAY 4-May 8

  • Make a Wordle for Mother’s Day. Put together words that describe your mother.

Wordle

WEEK OF APRIL 27 -May 1

Make your own online game to teach someone about butterflies using your 10 questions and answers. You will copy and paste them from the file in your student folder:

Here are the games the students made:

Cameron’s Game: http://classtools.net/my/quiz92823.htm
Sebastian’s Game: http://classtools.net/my/quiz72770.htm
Christine’s Game: http://classtools.net/my/quiz86190.htm
Ella’s Game: http://classtools.net/my/quiz2746.htm
Akmal’s Game: http://classtools.net/my/quiz9096.htm

RAZ-KIDS

WEEK OF APRIL 20 – 24

EARTH WEEK: No classes

WEEK OF APRIL 13 – 17

Monday: RAZ-KIDS

Wednesday: Practice using the Zilladog email and send some messages to people on your buddy list

WEEK OF APRIL 6 – 9

BUTTERFLIES:

Visit some of the following websites to check what you knew and to find out some new information about the life cycle of butterflies. Create 10 questions and answers. You will use these to make your own online game on the “Classroom Tools” site.

WEEKS OF MARCH 16 – 20

Set up your email account on Zilladog:

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Finish research and start putting the pictures you saved and the information you gathered into your Power Point.

One more resources: http://www.apples4theteacher.com/starwarp2.html

WEEKS OF MARCH 2 -13

To see the students’ finished planet slideshows go to this website:

http://www.slideshare.net/caltexschool/slideshows

KIDSASTRONOMY.COM

SOLAR SYSTEM PowerPoint

NASA Planet Information

Space Activities

F9 Kids – Solar System

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23 – 27

Planet Study: Begin collecting your information about the planet you will be presenting in your PowerPoint.

  • Open GOOGLE EARTH and under “View” choose “Sky.” Fly to your planet and use “Grab” to capture a picture of it for your presentation.

  • ZOOM Astronomy: Collect information from this sight for your presentation

Games and other activities related to Stars and Space:

  • Living in Space Video:

http://www.nasa.gov/mov/194269main_038_a_day_aboard_space_shuttle.mov

  • Mars Adventure from NASA:

http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/mars_rocket2.shtml

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WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16 – 20

Creative Writing:

  • Use the website to make your “Wild Self” and write a story about your creation.