2nd Grade / Week 4 / April 6-10

Read 20 minutes every day.  

Daily Writing Journal:  Create a daily writing journal. 

Write about anything you want. You can also journal about your daily learning: 

  • What did you enjoy the most about your day? 
  • Write a letter to someone you know. 
  • What did you learn? 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

Understand cause and effect in a story.  Learn about poems.

Choice Activities: 

*Read the story Half Chicken lesson 24 in Journeys page 282 – as you are reading write down the chain of events that happen in the story.  After you have finished, write or discuss with someone, what might have happened if the fire, water and wind had not helped Half-Chicken. 

  •  Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other. On Epic books read An Opposite Scavenger Hunt and Animals Over and Under. After reading come up with your own set of antonyms and complete assignment on Seesaw or draw one on your own. 

             *On Epic books read or listen to Buttercups Lovely Day and Bed in Summer to get an idea about poetry.  Poems are writing that can have rhyming words at the end of the sentence.   

List ideas of things you could write a poem about.   

Try and write a poem of your own.  

  • On Epic read or listen to 3 different books a day. Write what the books was about? Was is fiction or non-fiction? What was your favorite part of the book?  This can also be done with any book at home. 

Can Turn In:

*The antonym pair drawing

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

Scholastic Learning at Home 


Click on your student’s grade level, there will be stories to read for each day of week 1. 

Epic books 


Class codes:  

Drickey: vlv4202 

Stowe: mpv0638 

Whitelock: yrk3786 



Educational games and activities to practice reading 

See Saw  


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Weekly Learning Goal: 

I can find the length of an object using a form of measurement 

Choice Activities:

  • Find and compare 10 items around your home. Which one is taller/larger? Which one is smaller/shorter? Line them up from smallest to largest. Write down the what you have learned on a piece of paper 

  • Make your own ruler or print off the printable ruler and measure 10 things around the house. Write down your measurements. Draw a picture of the largest and smallest things you measured.  

  • Printable Ruler 

  • Go Math big book pages for lessons 8.1-8.5 (pages 386-408) 

Can Turn In: 

*List of 10 measurements and drawing of largest/smallest thing you measured 

How did you know which item was the smallest? How did you know which item is the largest? 


Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

Khan Academy


Click Sign up to create a free parent account and have your child begin with 2nd Grade Measurement, Data, & Geometry 



Click Sign up for a free account. It is important to focus on thinking strategies instead of speed when helping students develop fluency. 


“Strolling with My Gnomies” measuring game 


Educational games and activities to practice math skills 



Student can log in with their username and password 

Math Playground 


Students can review addition, subtraction, telling time, and counting money skills 



May need to request log in details from your child’s teacher 



Click on request free access at the top to create a free account to use at home 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

I can identify and describe locations in the neighborhood. I can identify map elements 

(title, symbols, directions) 

Choice Activities:


  • Take a walk through your neighborhood. Create a map or picture of your neighborhood and label different locations: home, park, school, library, stores, streets. Try to include a title, symbols, and the directions North, South, East, West 

  • Use the website for a map example: 


  • Use the website to look up facts about our state, Nebraska:  


  •  Create a poster with the name of our state, the capitol, state nickname, state bird, state flower and flag.  Label your pictures 

Can Turn In: 

Nebraska poster  


Neighborhood map 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Nebraska Capitol Virtual Tour 

This is a virtual tour of Nebraska’s Capitol.  

Weekly Learning Goal: 

I can describe and classify different kinds of materials by their properties. 

(color, texture, hardness, flexibility) 

Choice Activities:

  • Gather objects from around the house or outside. Observe each object and describe them by their properties. Draw and label their properties (color, texture, hardness, flexibility, shape, etc...). How can you sort those objects? Sort them and draw your sort. Label how you sorted them.  

  • Can you sort your objects a different way? Sort them in a new way and draw your sort. Label how you sorted them. Are there some objects that would go into more than one category? 

  • Use the Henry Doorly Zoo link below.  How can you classify these animals? 

Can Turn In: 

  • Draw / label the items you found and how you classified them. 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Henry Doorly Zoo: Zoo From Home: http://www.omahazoo.com/zoo-from-home 

These websites provide interactive learning opportunities, virtual field trips, and videos for your students.  

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Flipgrid | Empower Every Voice

Email or Message Your Teachers on Class Dojo

  • Mr. Frazier                  (Music)           jonathan.frazier@ops.org
  • Mr. Jones                    (Counselor)     thomas.jones@ops.org
  • Ms. Schermerhorn      (Art)                nicole.schermerhorn@ops.org
  • Miss Spizman             (PE)                beth.spizman@ops.org
  • Ms. Wells                    (Media)          ashley.wells@ops.org


Choice Activities:  

  • Use the video and Click on the link to get your heart pumping with this fun activity.  Challenge your family members to see who can do the most laps in one minute. 

Supporting links:


Choice Activities:  

  • Use the video provided and march to the song around your house. 
  • Find a song you like and march around the house with a family member. 
  • Sing Chicken on a Fencepost and find all the tika tika rhythms. 
  • Create your own pattern of ta, ti ti, and rest, and tika tika. 
  • Share it with a family member and see if you can teach them how to read your pattern as well.  


Supporting links: 

 This is a ta          This is a ti ti    

Z This is a rest (silent sound)  

 This is a tika tika  



Choice Activities:  


Become an architect 
Lego, blocks, Playdoh, or other found objects for 3D structure. Paper, pencil, pen, crayons, markers, paints, or computer for 2D picture. 



First, listen to “Iggy Peck, Architect” by clicking on the provided link. 

Use the “100 Invitations to Build” list to pick your materials to create your own structure (building). 

Once your 3D structure is finished, see if you can use paper and whatever media you chose to create a 2D picture of your structure.  


Supporting links: 

Iggy Peck, Architect  to listen to our story.  
A House for Me  is a book on Unite for Literacy describing different types of houses.  

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Joslyn Art Museum  

You can browse the permanent & temporary collections as well as their sculpture garden. 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 

Offering virtual studio tours of artists’ spaces as well as overviews of their current exhibitions. 


You can contribute to a communal art project called “Tessellation” that will be compiled and exhibited at KANEKO.  

The Union for Contemporary Art  

Offering printable coloring pages from artist Alexandria Smith.  

Sheldon Museum of Art  

You can search the collection of UNL’s art museum by subject.  

Museum of Nebraska Art  

The MONA in Kearney offers a view of their collection comprised of artists from Nebraska.  

National Gallery of Art  

Offering art lessons listed by grade level if you want to create even more at home. 


Choice Activities:  


Supporting links: 

Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives



Login to Sora (app or website) and checkout up to 3 eBooks/Audiobooks that are "Good-Fit Books for You". 

You can use these books to Read Independently for at least 20 minutes a day!

Sora, by OverDrive - Apps on Google Play Click on icon to access site.

Username:  Student OPS ID# _ _ _ _ _ _ 

Password: MMDDYY (student birthdate) 


Play Sumdog! (We’re in a competition this week!)

Sumdog | Crunchbase  Click on the icon to access the site.

Username:  Student OPS Login  s _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

Password:  Student OPS ID# _ _ _ _ _ _ 

School Code:  hartmanelem


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Mrs. Derry's Students

Email Your Teacher     

Mrs. Derry     rommie.derry@ops.org

Access Mrs. Derry's SeeSaw to Complete Your Activities!

  1. Go to https://app.seesaw.me on a computer. Or install the Seesaw Class App on an iOS or Android device.

  2. Choose “I’m a Student”.

  3. Scan your code using Seesaw’s built-in QR code scanner. OR type in your code letters to access your Seesaw account: (It then gives students their personal text code, as well as a QR code). The code is good until July 2, 2020.  YOUR INFORMATION IS COMING IN THE MAIL!

  4. Your code is like a password, keep it safe! 

1) Cause and Effect: Read a short passage, find and record two examples of cause and effect happening in the passage 

2) Antonyms: Watch a video on antonyms, match antonyms to the correct word, create a song using the same tune as the video with their own antonyms 

3) Poetry: Read the poem, circle the rhyming words in the poem, record themselves reading the rhyming words

Student Accommodations to consider if your student receives special education services:  
English Language Arts Math

-Extended processing time 

- Shortened assignments  

- Extended time 

- Oral reading of directions  

- Visuals  

-Simplification and repetition of directions 

-Shortened writing assignments 














-Extended processing time 

- Shortened assignments  

- Extended time 

- Oral reading of directions  

- Visuals  


-Simplification and repetition of directions 

-Number line 

-Touch point strip 


-Multiplication Chart  

Number Line - Mini\Personal Number Line by Ella Frazier | TpT