Hello Second Grade Families,
Beginning Monday, April 6th, 2nd grade will be holding office hours every Monday-Friday from 9:30-11:30. Teachers will be easily accessible by e-mail at this time. If you would like to ask your child's teacher for a phone call or online meeting, please e-mail them so they can schedule that with you.
The Second Grade team is working together to come up with ways to help you and our Wildcats at home. We'll be working on adding activities to our Widewater Remote Learning Site, but for now, here are some ideas of activities you can do at home.
- Make up math word problems with your family, then trade with each other and solve them.
- Read, read, and read some more! As you read, stop and ask questions and make predictions. Find all your story elements (characters, settings, problem, solution). Write a new ending or solve a problem in a new way for the characters. Create a craft or drawing that relates to the book.
- Grow some plants. You can even keep a journal of how you’re taking care of them or measure how tall they are getting.
- Practice telling time, counting money, and measuring items around your house with a ruler.
- Go on a nature walk and see what you notice. Go on more than one and pick things to check on each time- you can see how they’ve grown or changed.
- Look for shapes in the clouds and then tell a story about what you see.
- Play games! Board games and card games are a great way to spend time together and get your brain going!
- Help your parents cook and clean. Learn a new skill or chore. Write a how to guide to teach someone else what you have learned.
- Log-in to Clever and use our school learning sites. You can also practice coding here and read our Social Studies textbook.
- Watch videos on YouTube to help you practice your cursive.
- Use the Mystery Science website to watch science videos that make you think and even get ideas for experiments and activities you can do at home.
- Build and/or design something new.
- Go on an adjective scavenger hunt! People take turns naming an adjective (ex. shiny, blue, big, soft, heavy) and the other players find things that match that word!
- Make a map of your room, home, or neighborhood.
- Write a sticker story- start with stickers, draw a picture around them, create a story.
- Write a letter to someone, or even to a book or movie character! What questions would you have for them?
- Use items you find inside (ex. legos) or outside (ex. rocks and leaves) to spell your name and to practice spelling other words.
- Make your own math fact flash cards and practice with a family member
- Play a sentence building game- one person makes up a sentence, then the next person adds a word, and just keep going! See how interesting or silly you can make it. Ex. I saw a cat → I saw a striped cat. → I saw a striped cat with wings! → I saw a striped cat with wings flying next to a plane.
Keep an eye out for communication from your teacher. We are here for you! Please reach out if you need anything.