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March 24, 2020

Hello Parents,


Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we are navigating new waters. In this message you will find information about activities you may work on with your child at home. All of these activities are optional and will not be graded. We feel that they are worthwhile activities to continue your child’s learning while school is closed.


The students will utilize MyON, Dreambox, Brainpop Jr and Origo At Home to access content as found in Clever found on the Piney Branch Website under the “Students” heading.


MyON - We have assigned two projects for students to work on. Before the break we had started covering poetry and animal habitats. On MyON, under projects, you will find the two projects for these topics. Students have books assigned and assignments that go with them. Both will give reinforcement about the topics we learned and enrichment for more content.


Dreambox - We have assigned short-term and long-term assignments for students to practice. Most of the assignments will be on number sense and computation to continue building the base for your child’s mathematical understanding.


Brainpop Jr. - We have assigned videos and assignments that cover the different animal habitats. Please have your child watch these videos to learn about the habitats and decide what animal habitat they would like to make a model of.

Origo At Home – (No Log In Required)
ORIGO, our school math program has provided an intentional daily routine organized to introduce, reinforce, and extend the math concepts and skills students typically learn at this point in the school year.

Simply choose a grade level (Grade 2) and start at Week 1. The lesson plan format provides everything needed for instruction and is written so that caregivers can implement it on their own. Students can engage in the work on a device or resources can be downloaded for printing. You can even print out all of the resources ahead of time to prepare for the week!  There will be a total of 9 weeks of instruction provided through ORIGO At Home.

Student resources are also available in Spanish.

Things you’ll find in Origo At Home:

-weekly newsletter outlining the mathematical concepts for the week
-weekly format and routine for math
-digital books to read and discuss
- videos that explain mathematical concepts to watch and discuss
-games and activities allow for opportunities to talk about math in the context of our homes and lives
-skill focused practice pages

Optional Activity Files: (Located Under the “Files” Tab on our Website Main Page)


Ecosystem project - We assigned a project on Friday before leaving for break that asked the students to create an ecosystem from one of the habitats we would be learning about. In our Optional Activities (Under "Files" on this page) we included a digital copy of the directions. It would be an excellent wrap up to see what your child has learned about their chosen habitat.


Reading Menus - We have two different reading menus that you can find in our Optional Activities. This would give your child practice on critical thinking activities that can be used with any book they read whether it be fiction or nonfiction.

Acing Math (Deck of Math Activities)-
This is a booklet of various math skills and games that can be played and practiced using a deck of cards. The table of contents outlines skills by grade level and vary in skill level.  Many of the games in the k-3 range should be familiar to students. Pages 5-15 would be excellent starting places, followed by pages 25-27, and 46-54.


The Second Grade team hopes you find these activities engaging for your child. We are missing all of our students and will be in contact throughout this time for any of your questions or concerns.


Your Second Grade Team

 Online Student Resources
**Parents click on the link to access optional online resources for your children**

Marking Period 3 Standards

(Underlined Standards Have Been Taught and Assessed)

MATH (10)

2.1a Read, Write and Identify the place and value of each digit in a 3-digit numeral

2.5a Recognize and use the relationships between addition and subtraction to solve single-step practical problems

2.5b Demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction to 20

2.6b Determine sums and differences with two-digit numbers, using various methods

2.6c Create and Solve single-step and two-step problems

2.9  Tell time and write time to the nearest five minutes, using analog and digital clocks.

2.12ab Draw, identify and create a line of symmetry in a figure.

2.13 Identify, describe, compare, and contrast plane and solid figures (circles/spheres)

*2.16 Identify, describe, create, extend, and transfer patterns found in objects, pictures, and numbers.




2.3 The student will orally identify, produce and manipulate phonemes

2.4 The student will use phonetic strategies when reading and spelling.


2.7 Read and reread familiar stories and poems with fluency, accuracy, and meaningful expression.

2.8 Read and reread familiar texts with fluency, accuracy and meaningful expression

Comprehension (Fiction):

2.7 Summarize stories and events with beginning, middle, and end in the correct sequence. 

2.7 Ask and answer questions using the text for support.

2.7 Identify theme of a poem and/or story.

Comprehension (Non-Fiction):

2.8 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.

 -with emphasis on using text features to identify main idea, make and confirm predictions, ask and answer questions.


Writing (9)

2.10d Use strategies for organization according to type of writing

2.10f Write facts about a topic to support a main idea

2.10h Expand Writing to include descriptive detail

2.10 I Revise writing for clarity

2.11a Recognize and use complete sentences.

2.11b Use and punctuate declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences

2.11c Capitalize all proper nouns and the word I.

2.11h Use correct spelling for commonly used sight words, including compound words and regular plurals.

2.11k- proper use of adjectives


Social Studies (7)

2.2 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the United States by

         Describing important developments and innovations in United States history including developments and innovations related to communication and transportation

2.6 The student will develop map skills by using globes and maps of the world

and United States to locate

  1. the seven continents and the five oceans

  2. the equator, the Prime Meridian and the four hemispheres

  3. major rivers, mountain ranges, lakes and other physical features in the United States

2.8 The student will describe natural resources, human resources and capital resources.

2.9 The student will distinguish between the use of barter and the use of money

In the exchange of goods and services.

2.10 The student will explain the scarcity requires people to make choices about

Producing and consuming goods and services.



Science (7)

2.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific practices by

      a) ask questions that can be investigated including

      d) distinguish between opinion and evidence

      f) The student will communicate observations and data using simple drawings

2.5 The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system to include

a) Plants and animals are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings

b) an animal’s habitat provides all of its basic needs

c) habitats change over time due to many influences

d) fossils provide information about living systems on Earth years ago