Summer Enrichment Activities

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Dear Target Parents,

Below you will find 2 links to great resources to keep your child’s brain challenged this summer.

Summer Suggestions:
1. Keep your child reading. (Read independently, read together, read to a sibling…) Read picture books, read chapter books, read recipes, read directions for board games, read websites, etc.
2. Memorize ALL multiplication facts 0-12 if needed. https://www.multiplication.com/games/play/quick-flash-ii  (Play game after short ad.)
3. Encourage independence & responsibility with weekly chores chart.
4. Play board games and card games together.
5. Have fun, get outside, and explore!

Summer Enrichment Resources Links:

http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/apl/personalized-learning/summerlink/

(Scroll down to “Enrichment Resources”)

https://spark.adobe.com/page/mHwomR4aNtxVG/

I can’t wait to see you in person next school year!

Have a great summer,
Mrs. Orton


2nd Grade Digital Learning Week of 5/14/20:

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1. Algebraic Thinking:  Click on link below to find hundreds chart mystery numbers.

Hundreds Chart Mystery Numbers

2. Divergent & Evaluative Thinking:   Click on the link below to go on a portrait scavenger hunt at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library/Museum:
https://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/assets/documents/portrait_scavenger_hunt-primary.pdf

OR

Try this super fun Hogwarts Digital Escape Room! Click on link below. Then scroll down and click on “next” to begin. Good luck!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0q8GAyXsGIi-b8mG5qTviOiwCURSmjP8Koij9nOSWLYYjM2LMAIsq3-0I

3. Relationships/Connections (research): Who Would Win the Battle???

Today’s battle- Marie Curie vs. Cleopatra?

Research these historical figures to determine who is better at split second decision making? (Making quick decisions)

With parent permission, research these historical figures and answer the following question:  Do not forget to provide reasons from your research to back up your choice. Click on Kiddle link here for a safe search engine:  https://www.kiddle.co/        (Optional: Email your answer to Mrs. Orton)

4. Convergent Thinking: Click on link below to complete on online jigsaw puzzle.  Choose a puzzle and make sure you choose at least 60 pieces in your puzzle.  Make your puzzle more challenging if needed by choosing more pieces. 

Easy Jigsaw Puzzles

5. Email Mrs. Orton if you have any questions. This is our last week of target digital learning assignments.  Have a great summer!



2nd Grade Digital Learning for Week of 5/7/20:

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1. Communication: Continue reading novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, if you have a copy of the book at home. Write a synonym (same) and antonym (opposite) for each of these vocabulary words: sprawling means “to stretch out”,  devastating means “damaging”, and blustery means “very windy”. Read chapters 52-55 alone or with someone at home. Think about these questions after you read: Chapter 52- What are instincts? What are some instrincts that animals are born with?  Chapter 54- Why does Roz have a hard time hibernating? Chapter 54 showcases some of the island’s ugliness. How did the winter impact the island? Chapter 55- Why do the animals gaze at the fire with a mixture of “fear and hope”.  (Optional: Write your answers on notebook paper and email a picture of your work to Mrs. Orton.)

2. Algebraic Thinking: Click on Math Mystery Number sheet. Find the 2 mystery numbers using the clues given. (Optional: Ask a parent to snap a picture of your answers and email it to Mrs. Orton.)

Math Mystery Numbers Sheet 4

3. Divergent & Evaluative Thinking:  Face Mask Challenge:
Watch the following video(s) on creating your own face mask:

Design your own face mask at home using an old t-shirt, fabric, or other materials. Have your parent take a picture of you wearing your mask & email to Mrs. Orton if you’d like it posted on this class blog. 
Be creative & have fun!

4. Relationships/Connections (research): Who Would Win the Battle???
Today’s battle: Josephine Baker vs. Oda Nobunaga
With parent permission, research these historical figures and answer the following question: Who is in better shape and would win a marathon?  Do not forget to provide reasons from your research to back up your choice. Click on Kiddle link here for a safe search engine: https://www.kiddle.co/  (Optional: Email your answer to Mrs. Orton)

5. Convergent Thinking:  Let’s play a game of SET online! Click on the link below to watch a short tutorial video on how to play SET:     https://www.setgame.com/set/puzzle_rules

Once you understand the rules, click on link below to play a game of SET online: https://www.setgame.com/set/puzzle

Have FUN!

6. Email Mrs. Orton if you have any questions. We will have our last target class Zoom meeting next Thursday (5/14) at 9:30 a.m.  I can’t wait to see your faces!  Scroll down to watch Charlie’s quarantine rap video!


2nd Grade Quarantine Rap Videos:

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2nd Grade Digital Learning for Week of 4/30/20

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1. Communication/Evaluative Thinking:  Continue reading novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, if you have a copy of the book at home. Draw a picture and write the meaning of these vocabulary words:    whirring means “low sound” and withered means “shriveled”. Read chapters 48-51 alone or with someone at home. Think about these questions after you read: Chapter 48- Roz and the animals were determined to make a great foot. How do you know they were determined? Give proof from the book to back up your answer.  Chapter 50- How did Roz and Brightbill feel in this chapter?  How do you know they felt this way? Give proof from the book. (Optional: Write your answers on notebook paper and email a picture of your work to Mrs. Orton.)

2. Algebraic Thinking:  Click on Math Mystery Number sheet. Find the 2 mystery numbers using the clues given. (Optional: Ask a parent to snap a picture of your answers and email it to Mrs. Orton.)

Math Mystery Numbers Sheet 3

3. Divergent Thinking:  Create a poem or rap about what you’ve been doing during the quarantine at home.  Video yourself performing/reading your rap or poem and email to Mrs. Orton if you’d like me to post it on my blog.  Be creative & have fun!

4. Relationships/Connections (research): Who Would Win the Battle???
Today’s battle: Harry Houdini and Mary Shelley
With parent permission, research these historical figures and answer the following question:   Who would win in a hot dog eating contest?  Do not forget to provide reasons from your research. Click on Kiddle link here for a safe search engine:  https://www.kiddle.co/   Please provide reasons for your choice (research). (Optional: Email your answer to Mrs. Orton)

5. Convergent Thinking: Play a game of Hangman online.  Click on the following link:

http://www.fun-with-words.com/play_hangman.html 

If you are unfamiliar with the rules of the game, no worries, they give great directions.  You will need Adobe Flash to play.

6. Email Mrs. Orton if you have any questions. I am so proud of your perseverance in completing your target assignments!  Way to “PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST”!


2nd Grade Digital Learning for Week of 4/23/20:

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1. Continue reading novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, if you have a copy of the book at home. Draw a picture and write the meaning of these vocabulary words: bickering means “arguing” and procession means “marching in a line”. Read chapters 45-47 alone or with someone at home. Think about these questions after you read: Chapter 45- How does Brightbill react to the robot gravesite? How does he react to the button on the back of Roz’s head? How did the otter’s reaction to Roz change in this chapter? Why?  Chapter 46- Even after being fought by the bears, Roz saves Thorn. What do her actions show about her character? (Optional: Write your answers on notebook paper and email a picture of your work to Mrs. Orton.)

2. Click on Math Mystery Number sheet. Find the 2 mystery numbers using the clues given. (Optional: Ask a parent to snap a picture of your answers and email it to Mrs. Orton.)

Math Mystery Numbers Sheet 2

3. Divergent Thinking: Create a new game for your family to play using empty boxes or recycled items at your house (plastic bottle, paper towel roll, bottle caps, food boxes, etc). What is the name of your game? How do you play? What are the rules? (Optional:  Snap a picture of your game and the rules of the game on notebook paper & email it to Mrs. Orton. I will post it on this blog.)

4. Relationships/Connections (research): Who Would Win the Battle???
Today’s battle: Amelia Earhart vs. Nellie Bly
With parent permission, research these historical figures and answer the following question. Who would win in a race around the world?  Do not forget to provide reasons from your research.  Click on Kiddle link here for a safe search engine: https://www.kiddle.co/   Please provide reasons for your choice (research).   (Optional: Email your answer to Mrs. Orton)

5. Optional Logic Matrix Puzzle Challenge: Pillow Pet Logic Matrix Puzzle Sheet

6. Email Mrs. Orton if you have any questions. You are doing a great job with your target assignments!   


2nd Grade Digital Learning for Week of 4/16/20

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1. Join Mrs. Orton this morning (Thursday, 4/16) for a class meeting on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.   A link to join our class Zoom meeting was sent to your parent’s email.

2. Continue reading novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, if you have a copy of the book at home.  Draw a picture and write the meaning of these vocabulary words:  sweltering means “very hot”, inoperative means “not working”, and perched means “resting on something”.  Read chapters 42-44 alone or with someone at home. Think about these questions after you read: Chapter 42- Roz talks about her earliest robot memories. How has she changed? Chapter 44-Do you think it will help Brightbill to see the robot gravesite? Why or why not? (Optional: Write your answers on notebook paper and email a picture of your work to Mrs. Orton.)

3. Click on link below to create your own family coat of arms. (If you’d like Mrs. Orton to post your family coat of arms on the class blog, ask your parent to snap a picture of your finished coat of arms and email it to Mrs. Orton. If you’re not able to print sheet at home, just create your own coat of arms on a piece of paper.)

  Click here for Coat of Arms sheet

4.  Click on Math Mystery Number sheet.  Find the 2 mystery numbers using the clues given.  (Optional:  Ask a parent to snap a picture of your answers and email it to Mrs. Orton.)

Math Mystery Numbers sheet

5. Visit https://studio.code.org/users/sign_in (Code.org) by clicking on link here. Type in section code: KSQQBS See login information in front of your target binder if needed. Do code.org for 20 minutes. (Reminder:  Please do not skip lessons/activities in Code.org. You will not understand how to complete future lessons if you skip activities.) 

6. Optional:   Birds Logic Matrix Puzzle Sheet

7.  Email Mrs. Orton if you have any questions.  Mrs. Orton misses you.  Keep up the hard work at home.  I’m so proud of you!



2nd Grade Digital Learning Week of 4/2/20

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1. Click on link below for math brainteasers.  You can print out the sheet or just write your answers on notebook paper. Ask your parent to snap a picture of your work and email it to Mrs. Orton.

Math Brainteaser Week 3

2.  Continue reading novel, The Wild Robot by Peter Brown, if you have a copy of the book at home.  Write a synonym (same) and antonym (opposite) and draw pictures for the following vocabulary words:  soaring means “fly”, fanatic means “someone filled with extreme passion for something”, and marveled means “filled with wonder”. Read chapters 39-41 alone or with someone at home. Think about these questions after you read:  Chapter 40- Where did the ship come from? Where was it going? Who was on board? What are some other questions you have about the ship? Chapter 41- How do you know it is autumn on the island?  Find evidence in the book to prove it is autumn. (Optional: Write your answers on notebook paper and email a picture of your work to Mrs. Orton.)

3.  Visit   https://studio.code.org/users/sign_in  (Code.org) by clicking on link here. Type in section code: KSQQBS See login information in front of your target binder if needed. Do code.org for 20 minutes.

4. Optional Logic Matrix Puzzle Challenge link:          Logic Matrix Puzzle Link

5. Email Mrs. Orton if you have any questions. Enjoy your spring break!