2nd Grade / Week 5 / April 13-17

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 have you done that you liked the most? 
  • Write a poem about your day. 
  • What did you learn? 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • Retelling major events in a story.  
  • Learn about poems 

Choice Activities: 

  • Read the story How Groundhog’s Garden Grew lesson 25 in Journeys page 312 –322 as you are reading think about what is happening with Groundhog.  After you have finished, write or retell to someone, the story using just the main events (those events that are the most important). 

  • Here is a frame to help summarize the story:  The Story is mostly about __________. The first thing that happens is_________. The next event is___________. The main character _______because_______. 


  • On Epic! books read or listen to "Hungry for Math", or "Itsy Bitsy Spider", "Itsy Bitsy Beetle", or "A Bunny is Funny".  Poems are writing that can have rhyming words at the end of the sentence.  Pick a poem you wrote or one you have read to illustrate.  


  • On Epic! read or listen to 3 different books a day. Write what the books were about? Who was the main character?  What did they do in the story?  This can also be done with any book at home. 

Can Turn In:

*Using the frame summarize How Groundhog’s Garden Grew or any story. 



Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

Scholastic Learning at Home 

Teaching Remotely for Grades K - 12 | Free Resources and Strategies

Click on your student’s grade level, there will be stories to read for each day of week 2. 

Epic! Books 

Epic! - Kids' Books and Videos on the App Store

Class Codes: 

Drickey: vlv4202 

Stowe: mpv0638 

Whitelock: yrk3786 

Starfall Clipart

Educational games and activities to practice reading 

See Saw –if you need log in information please contact your teacher 

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Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • I can measure and estimate lengths using inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.  
  • I can compare the difference in length of objects using inches and feet or centimeters and meters. 

Choice Activities:

  • Find a partner and some items around the house. Let each person guess the length of the item, then measure. Keep score of whose estimate, or guess, is closer to the actual measurement. 

  • Make your own ruler or print off the printable ruler and measure 10 things around the house. 

    • Measure in inches first, then in centimeters

    • Write down your measurements. 

    • Think about why these measurements are different. To help think about this, you can write a sentence like “I know __________is longer than _______ because...” or “What I noticed when measuring was________” 

  • Printable Ruler 

  • Go Math big book pages for lessons 8.8, 8.9, 9.2, 9.3 

Can Turn In: 

*Guesses and measurements from activity 1 or inches vs. Centimeters measurements from activity 2 


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

YouTube videos about Measurement 

Inches, Feet and Yards - Estimating Length | Measurement for Kids | 2nd Grade Math


Introduction to Standard Measurement for Kids: Measuring Length in Inches with a Ruler

YouTube videos about Measurement to help provide visuals when practicing measuring and estimating measurements

Splash Learn 


Sign up for an account and practice measurement with the educational games on this website

Prodigy Jobs

Student can log in with their username and password

Math Playground 


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

Sumdog (@sumdog) | Twitter

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

BrainPOP Jr. - Mrs. Bevill Computer Technology 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: 


  • Think about our community - Omaha.  Do we live in a rural, urban or suburb area? Draw a picture of one of these areas: rural, urban, or suburb. Include a title, symbols, and the directions. (Watch Miss Drickey’s video on SeeSaw to help label the directions.)

  • What is Geography?  What is a landform? 

            Geography is the study of Earth.

Landforms are the kinds of shapes on Earth’s surface.  

  • Fold a piece of  paper to make 4 boxes.  

    • Choose 4 landforms to draw and label:  

      • mountain, plains, valley, island, hills, plateau 

Can Turn In: 

  • SeeSaw activity: What is a Compass Rose?       (label directions) 

  • SeeSaw activity: match the picture to the correct landform. 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Unite eBook: 

Read aloud story:  

This is My Town 


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Rural, Suburban, and Urban 


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Reading Maps 


BrainPOP Jr. - Mrs. Bevill Computer Technology Teacher


Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • I can describe and classify different kinds of materials by their properties. (color, texture, hardness, flexibility) 

Choice Activities:  

  •  Pick 2 objects. 

    • Tell how they are the same and how they are different. Do this several times. 

    • Sort your objects by how they are the same or different

  •  Create a Venn Diagram (look for this on SeeSaw) comparing 2 objects. Use these sentences to tell a parent or sibling: 

    • "The objects are the same because_____________. The objects are different because ____________. "

  • Read pg. 16: Measure Properties and pg. 17: Observe Properties. Look for similar shapes in the picture at the market and circle items that have the same shape. 

Can Turn In: 

  • Look for the Venn Diagram on SeeSaw.  Can you tell at least 3 ways the objects are different and the same? Draw or take a picture of your objects. 

  • On DoJo or SeeSaw write or record yourself completing these sentence frames.: "The objects are the same because_____________. The objects are different because ____________. "

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Field Museum of Chicago: 


Scroll down to:    Explore Resource Topics 

Click on:   Plants and Animals 

Scroll down to:   Plant and Animal Resources  

Click on:  Who Were Dinosaurs  

Scroll down to:  Student Resources  

Click on: 1. Dinosaurs or Dino-NOTS? 

Look at the pictures of dinosaurs on S1-S8 (scroll down towards the bottom) 

Choose 2 or 3 dinosaurs to compare and contrast 

Specials - Southwood Es


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:  

  • Grab your pillow, do five jumping jacks, flip your pillow, jump across, do five more jumping jacks.  Do for 1 minute. 

  • See how many times you can jump back and forth over your pillow. 

Supporting links:

Choice Activities:  

  • Create your own melody that makes your voice go both up and down. You can either add words to it, or just sing it on a made-up word like “loo”. 

  • Listen to the song from the video and try to describe the tempo and dynamics. Remember, tempo is the speed and dynamics is the volume of the music.  

  • Listen to your favorite song and try to describe the tempo and dynamics of that song. 

    • Share it with a friend or on Flipgrid!

Supporting links: 

Free Music Icons, 2,000+ Icons in PNG, EPS, SVG formatDownloads + Media — Flipgrid



Choice Activities:  

Space for Living 


Materials:  Paper, pencil, pen, crayons, markers, paints, or computer 


Instructions: First, listen to a YouTube read aloud for our story If I Built a House.  
Next, click on the links provided to see examples of interesting interiors (insides) of buildings. You can get inspiration (ideas) so you can design your own interior space. What lines, colors, or shapes do you see? If you could design a space inside your house, what would it look like? Now you’re thinking like an interior designer (an artist who plans rooms). 
When you’re ready, chose which room you’d like to design. After you have a lot of ideas, begin drawing the walls, windows, and doors for that room. What furniture will you add? Any other knickknacks or extra details to add? Lastly, choose colors and patterns that you like to color your interior space.  

 I’d love to see your finished artwork! Show it off by uploading a video to our Flipgrid

Art Black | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSDDownloads + Media — Flipgrid

Supporting links: 

If I Built a House  YouTube read aloud. 
Van Gogh's bedroomhot air balloon bedroomgreenhouse bathroom pastel kitchen 
60's conversation pit click on each link to see examples of unique interior ideas.

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:  

Follow Along With Our Last 2 GOLDEN SOWER NOMINEES!

Golden Sower Nominee - Alicia Potter Books

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin


Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari


AFTER reading the final two books, place your VOTE!!


Click to Fill out the Form and Submit!

Supporting links: 

Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives


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Mrs. Derry's Students

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Mrs. Derry     rommie.derry@ops.org


Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • Compare the difference in the length of objects 

Find and compare objects around your home using the following sentence frames: 

The______ is longer than the______. 

I know the______ is longer than the______ because______. 

I think______ is the longest because______. 

Longer or Shorter Song | Comparing Measurements | Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

Watch this YouTube video on comparing measurements. 

English Language Arts 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • Retell the main events of the story 

When you retell a story, you tell the most important or main parts in order. 

The sequence of events is the order that things happen in a story.  When you are reading, you can look for sequence signal words like: FirstNextThenLast or Finally. The sequence of events can help you understand the story.   

When you retell a story, you want to make sure that the events are in the right order so the story makes sense.  

How To Retell a Story For Kids

Watch this YouTube video on how to retell a story using sequence signal words. 


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Practice retelling using sequence signal words. Read page 321 in your Journey’s book. Draw what happened first, next, then and finally. Write 4 sentences retelling what happened and record yourself reading your retell. 


In the story, Groundhog plants a vegetable garden. A vegetable is the part of a plant that can be eaten.  Click on the link to learn the names of some vegetables in English. 


Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • Write a poem using rhyme 


User name: 


Listen to the story Ook the Book and Other Silly Rhymes on TumbleBook Library. Choose a word family and write a poem of your own, using the poems in the book as models.  

Social Studies 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • Identify map elements 

map shows where things are. There are many different kinds of maps. Some maps have pictures called symbols that stand for different things like mountains, rivers, lakes, roads, railroad tracks, and cities. A key or legend on the map tells what a symbol stands for. Most maps have a symbol called a compass rose to show the cardinal directions. The cardinal directions are the main points: north, east, south, and west on a compass. Maps are usually printed so that north is at the top. 

Symbols and keys on maps

Watch this YouTube video on symbols and keys/legends. 

North South East West | Cardinal Directions | Geography for Kids | Geography Games

Watch this YouTube video about cardinal directions 


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Label the compass rose. Record yourself explaining how you labeled the compass rose and repeating the saying that we learned to remember the order of the cardinal directions? 

Resource Accommodations
Student Accommodations to consider if your student receives Special Education Services.

Mrs. Erwin                         Ms. McKeon

brooke.king@ops.org                         heather.mckeon@ops.org 

Assignment assistance available per request Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. 

Video conferencing to follow (Check Class Dojo/email on further details)

*Ms. McKeon's Resource Students:  Click Microsoft Teams - Wikipedia for TEAMS video/chat conference connection.  The link will connect you to direct messaging and video conferencing with Ms. McKeon.  Students can check in and leave a message.  Ms. McKeon looks forward to hearing from you!

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  
  • Manipulatives 
  • Simplification and repetition of directions 
  • Number line 
  • Touch point strip 
  • Online Calculator  
  • Multiplication Chart  
Number Line Charts | Printable number line, Number line

Multiplication Table Chart

Science Social Studies
  • Text to speech (passages read aloud) 
  • Oral reading of directions 
  • Shortened assignments (as needed) 
  • Frequent breaks 
  • Text to speech (passages read aloud) 
  • Oral reading of directions 
  • Shortened assignments (as needed) 
  • Frequent breaks 
Social Emotional Support
COVID19 Social Story

How Do You Feel Graphic

School Closures Positivity Social Narrative