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

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

Learning about Maps

Adventure Island

Over the Edge


Lattitude and Longitude


Other links

Hour of Code 2016

Week 1

Watch Computing for Kids videos 1 and 3


Practice Coding with the Foos.  Do all activities:


Want to learn how to use blocks?

Disney Moana

Dragon Dash


Want to create your own games?





Goods and Services/jobs

Sort using A to Z jobs and Kidspiration

Career View

Tools for the job

Who we Are: Rights and Responsibilities


A. Router's Birthday Surprise

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

Read the book, play the puzzles.

C. Done? Go back to 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


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

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