Updated Message March 23,2020
March 23, 2020
Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,
I hope this note finds everyone in good health and well. I know that you must be overwhelmed and perplexed as to what you should be doing with your child. I know many of you have looked at the school websites, teacher websites and online learning links. Please do not get overwhelmed and disheartened, by all the materials available. We as a 2nd grade team have updated the online resources on both our websites and the K-5 online learning links. I want to stress that at this unprecedented time and during this unexpected crisis, my main concerns are that you stay isolated and healthy.
My suggestions for everyday practice web sites are RAZ kids, Splash Math, ESpark and Zearn. I do have your child’s login information that I will be sending home. If possible please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get it to you ASAP. Otherwise I have to look online for everyone’s email and do this individually, so as not to violate your privacy.
I encourage you to play games with your child at home. Board games are a wonderful interactive means and tool for skills, i.e. problem solving, vocabulary use and verbal interactions. Scrabble is one of the greatest games for all of the above skills.
In addition, The children have been working on how to use a dictionary. I was planning on starting this activity; Give them a word have them look it up using the guide words (words at the top of the page) and then make them write the definition and use it in a sentence correctly. They can also draw a picture to go along with their drawing. They do like to look up the words. The rest is a challenge! I will be posting a worksheet up for this activity.
Math skill games are simple. Using a deck of cards, they can play high or low. Two people play, you take two cards add them or subtract them and whoever has the lower or higher number wins those cards. It’s like WAR, but they have to add and subtract! Dice can be used the same way by adding the two dice numbers. They have to keep score with this game and after 10 rolls, they have to add all the numbers to see who has the highest score or the lowest.
I am going to be setting up the DOJO site this week, so I will keep you all posted. I will also be writing a note to your child with a self-addressed stamped envelope and note card. Please have them write back to me and I will continue writing to them. Be sure to check their spelling and grammar!
I know this is a stressful time for everyone, but we will all get through it together. Please email me your questions and concerns. If I can answer them I will and if not I will try to find you the best answer.
Reminder that the SNACK SHACK is open for those who are in need of meals. It is at the High School on the side of the building by the football field. The hours of operation are from 8am -12pm. My best to you all. Stay healthy, Strong, and remember…..
Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed. William James