Links for Grade 2

We teach six of Units of Inquiry at each grade level. The six organizing themes are "Who We Are", "Where We Are In Place and Time", "How We Express Ourselves", "How the World Works", "How We Organize Ourselves" and "Sharing the Planet".   

 
Where We are in Place and Time

Google Maps

https://www.google.com/maps/

Whittier International Elementary School, 315 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Learning about Maps

Adventure Island

Over the Edge

Deductions

Lattitude and Longitude

Alienz

Other links

Hour of Code 2016

Week 1

Watch Computing for Kids videos 1 and 3

 

Practice Coding with the Foos.  Do all activities:

http://thefoos.com/webgl/

 

Want to learn how to use blocks?

Disney Moana

http://partners.disney.com/hour-of-code/wayfinding-with-code

Dragon Dash

https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/dragon-dash

 

Want to create your own games?

https://code.org/playlab

 

 

 

jobs

Goods and Services/jobs

Sort using A to Z jobs https://kids.usa.gov/jobs/a-z-list/index.shtml and Kidspiration

Career View http://vacareerview.org/k5/

Tools for the job http://pbskids.org/cgi-registry/curiousgeorge/on_the_job.pl

Who we Are: Rights and Responsibilities

3.

A. Router's Birthday Surprise    http://www.netsmartzkids.org/RoutersBirthdaySurprise/Adventure

B. Go to Tumblebooks to watch "Little Red in Cyberspace"

Read the book, play the puzzles.

C. Done? Go back to Netsmarzkids.org to watch videos or play the safety games.

Sharing the Planet: Endangered Animals

I am caring: I understand what endangered means

I can find information about endangered animals

 

2.  Research

Endangered Animal Library

Kidsplanet Especies

World Wildlife.org

Student Learning Resources -- Encyclopedia Britannica or Pebble Go

 

3.  Create a presentation

I can create an electronic poster showing what I learned about endangered animals

 

Create a 1 page powerpoint poster to demonstrate what you learned about your animal.

 

If you Finish:

San Diego Zoo games

National Geographic for Kids: Animals

National Geographic for Kids: Games

Animal Games

 

How we Express Ourselves

Elements of a story

  • Title

  • Setting

  • Characters

  • Beginning

  • Middle

  • End

 

1.  My StoryMaker:  Create your own Story.  Write down your "Magic Code"!

 

 

How the World Works

  Weather Research

Use Pebble Go to research 1 type of weather; choose your type from the brainstormed list on the board.

Additional information at Encyclopedia Brittanica OR https://scied.ucar.edu/weather

In Word (or on paper),

Put your name

Questions to answer:

My Weather type

What is it?

What part or parts of the world does it occur?

 

Cool Links:

Study Jam on Weather

Weather Lizard

UCAR Weather

Weather Kids

Interactives for Seasons and Weather

Weather Dog

Make a Snowflake