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Welcome to Mrs. Mahoney's 2nd Grade

Contact Me - dmahoney@watchungschools.us

 

We have officially moved!

Please go to our Google classroom to see today's assignments! I'll see you there! 

https://classroom.google.com/h

Remember to check the Special Teachers’ websites to see their assignments in these specific areas - Ms. Tronolone, Ms. Riley, Ms. Higgins, Ms. Eche, and Ms. Mills. 

Also if you need resources to support your child emotionally, Mrs. Fleming has great resources on her Guidance website. 

As always, feel free to reach out with any questions about a particular task, log-in code, struggle your child is having, etc.  Thank you for your help and support during these unusual times!  

Please remember to use the Daily Student Attendance Form located on the Bayberry School website under Links. It is important for our records to know if students are available for distance learning or not due to illness, religious holiday, or other reason. http://www.watchungschools.com/watchung/Bayberry/

 

Schedule of Assignments

Please see the below list of daily assignments.  This is a brief outline of the more detailed pages found in your child’s Distance Learning folder. 

Friday 3/27/2020:*special note: I have put these assignments onto Google Classroom along with some other materials that will assist with learning! Please go take a look!*

  • Reading:  Use this time to work on your “Serial Book” project.  Read for at least 30 minutes with this book or a book of your choice.  

The “Serial Box” Book Report is an on-going project.  You should plan your time to have this completed by the end of a three week period.  

  • Writing: Roll a story Writing Activity! 

Today you will use a die to make a creative story. You will roll three times to make a fun story. Use a new  page in your journal to plan your story. Label the top of the page as “Roll a Story” and put today’s date. Use the first three lines on the page to write:

Character:

Setting:

Problem:

Then, roll the die three times to find out your character, setting, and the problem.

Number on die Main Character Setting

Problem-

The main character:

1 a sleepy clown a spring day got stung by a bee
2 a narwhal a rainy day accidentally drank a magic potion
3 two unicorns in the forest finds a bear
4 you a leprechaun's house got caught in a thunderstorm
5 a friendly giant a fairy garden lost his her shoes
6 a zookeeper in the ocean finds a treasure map
 
 

After rolling, use the character, setting, and problem to create an exciting story. Remember to use complete sentences and add details. Include the actions your character would do and the words your character would say. Have fun!

  • Math: Complete two task cards in your journal. Complete the next 2 pages in your math packet. (These pages say “Lesson 2 Adding Tens” and “Lesson 3 Addition” on the top.)   Use extra time to review and practice your skills!

  • Spelling: Choose one activity from the Spelling Menu or Choice Board.  

  • Cursive: Complete one page in your packet to practice your lowercase letters. Take your time to write neatly. You can watch a video on google classroom to learn how to make each the letters.

  • Other Choices: Smarty Ants, Raz-Kids, Get Epic, Xtra Math, Prodigy, ABCya, Enrichment Homework Suggestions.

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Thursday 3/26/2020: *special note: I have put these assignments onto Google Classroom along with some videos that will assist with learning! Please go take a look!*

  • Check in: Please remember to have an adult check you in for attendance. http://www.watchungschools.com/watchung/Bayberry/

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes. Complete a Reading Reflection Question about your book in your Journal. Continue working on your “Serial Book” for our book project. The “Serial Box” Book Report is an on-going project.  You should plan your time to have this completed by the end of a three week period. 

  • Writing: Complete Day 8 of the Picture Prompt Project. 

  • Math: Complete two task cards in your journal. Please complete the next 2 sheets in the math packet. (These pages say “Lesson 1 Addition and Subtraction Review” and “Addition and Subtraction Review”on the top.) Use any extra time to practice skills using your flash cards, xtramath.org, or prodigy! 

  • Spelling: Play 15 or more minutes of Smarty Ants.  Review Spelling words. 

  • Cursive: Complete one page in your packet to practice your lowercase letters. Take your time to write neatly.  

  • Social Studies:  Complete the front and back of the Scholastic News Magazine sheet. The page did not copy quite the way I wanted, so one side is about the Hippo magazine and the other is about the Fake Egg magazine. Use both magazines to help you answer the questions.

  • Other Choices: Be an explorer and check out my “useful links” tab. You will find some old and new websites there.

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Wednesday 3/25/2020:

  • Check in: Please remember to have an adult check you in for attendance. http://www.watchungschools.com/watchung/Bayberry/

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes. Complete a Reading Reflection Question about your book in your Journal. Continue working on your “Serial Book” for our book project. The “Serial Box” Book Report is an on-going project.  You should plan your time to have this completed by the end of a three week period. 

  • Writing: Complete Day 7 of the Picture Prompt Project. 

  • Math: Complete two task cards in your journal. Please complete the next sheet in the math packet. (This page says “Lesson 7 Calendar” on the top.) I know some people have already gotten ahead. It is not a problem if you have already completed the page! Use any extra time to practice skills using your flash cards, xtramath.org, or prodigy! 

  • Spelling: Choose one activity from the Spelling Menu or Choice Board. This week we will be using “Review words List 2.”

  • Cursive: Complete one page in your packet to practice your lowercase letters. Take your time to write neatly.  

  • Science:  Watch the Mystery Doug video and complete the Science Reflection in your journal.   https://mysterydoug.com/mysteries/germs-sanitizer?code=93193636ec3a9fafbd7252ff1c532152

  •  Social Studies:  Try going to our google classroom https://classroom.google.com/ and adding a comment to the post at the top of the page. I saw a few people already visited the page and left a comment! You are great explorers.

  • Other Choices: Be an explorer and check out my “useful links” tab. You will find some old and new websites there.

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Tuesday 3/24/2020:

  • Reading:  Use this time to work on your “Serial Book” project.  Read for at least 30 minutes with this book or a book of your choice.  The “Serial Box” Book Report is an on-going project.  You should plan your time to have this completed by the end of a three week period.  

  • Writing: Complete Day 6 of the Picture Prompt Project. 

  • Math: Complete two task cards in your journal. Log  into thinkcentral https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do.  To complete the next assignment. The username is your first name and last name initial with the number 26 (Example: dianem26) the password is the same as your google account.  Use extra time to review and practice your skills! 

  • Spelling: Play 15 or more minutes of Smarty Ants.  Review Spelling words. 

  • Cursive: Complete one page in your packet to review and practice your lowercase letters.  

  • Social Studies:  Find the Scholastic News magazine Titled “One of These Eggs is Fake.”  Read through the articles and answer the questions on the last page. Be sure to save this magazine for use later in this week.  

  • Other Choices: Be an explorer and check out my “useful links” tab. You will find some old and new websites there.

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Monday 3/23/2020:

  • Reading:  Read a book of your choice. If you didn’t finish your “serial box” book, keep reading that one! Read for at least 30 minutes. Be sure to record this on your reading log.

The “Serial Box” Book Report is an on-going project.  You should plan your time to have this completed by the end of a three week period.  

  • Writing: Complete Day 5 of the Picture Prompt Project. 

  • Math: Complete two task cards in your journal. Complete the next sheet in the math packet. (This page says “Lesson 4 Time-Hour.”) Use any extra time to practice skills using your flash cards, xtramath.org, or prodigy! 

  • Spelling: Choose one activity from the Spelling Menu or Choice Board. This week we will be using “Review words List 2.”

  • Cursive: Complete one page in your packet to practice your lowercase letters. Take your time to write neatly.  

  • Science:  Watch the Mystery Doug video and complete the Science Reflection in your journal. https://mysterydoug.com/mysteries/rainbows?code=a049113595c1d38e869340f852733d60#slide-id-8205   You can also play a kahoot about rainbows!  https://kahoot.it/challenge/48eedf62-8fb6-477b-972d-ec436e07ac94_1584631753879

  • Other Choices: Smarty Ants, Raz-Kids, Get Epic, Xtra Math, Prodigy, ABCya, Enrichment Homework Suggestions.

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Friday 3/20/2020:

  • Reading:  Use this time to work on your “Serial Book” project.  Read for at least 30 minutes with this book or a book of your choice.  

The “Serial Box” Book Report is an on-going project.  You should plan your time to have this completed by the end of a three week period.  

  • Writing: Complete Day 4 of the Picture Prompt Project.  

  • Math: Complete two task cards in your journal. Complete the next page in your math packet. (This page says “Chapter 3 Checkup” on the top.)   Use extra time to review and practice your skills!

  • Spelling: Choose one activity from the Spelling Menu or Choice Board.  

  • Cursive: Complete one page in your packet to practice your lowercase letters. Take your time to write neatly. 

  • Other Choices: Smarty Ants, Raz-Kids, Get Epic, Xtra Math, Prodigy, ABCya, Enrichment Homework Suggestions.

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Thursday 3/19/20:

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes.  Choose a Reading Reflection, cut it out, and glue it in your journal.  Write your response in the journal making sure to put the date on the page.  

The “Serial Box” Book Report is an on-going project.  You should plan your time to have this completed by the end of a three week period.  

  • Writing: Complete Day 3 of the Picture Prompt Project.  

  • Math: Complete two task cards in your journal.  Complete the next page in your math packet. (This page says “Problem Solving” on the top.)  Use extra time to review and practice your skills!

  • Spelling:  Play 15 or more minutes of Smarty Ants.  Review Spelling words.  

  • Cursive: Complete one page in your packet to practice your lowercase letters. Take your time to write neatly.   

  • Social Studies:  Use your Scholastic News magazine “How Do You Brush a Hippo’s Teeth?” from earlier this week.  Reread through the magazine. Please complete the worksheet that goes with it.  

  • Other Choices: Smarty Ants, Raz-Kids, Get Epic, Xtra Math, Prodigy, ABCya, Enrichment Homework Suggestions. 

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Wednesday 3/18/2020:

  • Reading:  Use this time to work on your “Serial Book” project.  Read for at least 30 minutes with this book or a book of your choice.  

The “Serial Box” Book Report is an on-going project.  You should plan your time to have this completed by the end of a three week period.  

  • Writing: Roll a story Writing Activity! 

Today you will use a die to make a creative story. You will roll three times to make a fun story. Use a new  page in your journal to plan your story. Label the top of the page as “Roll a Story” and put today’s date. Use the first three lines on the page to write:

Character:

Setting:

Problem:

Then, roll the die three times to find out your character, setting, and the problem.

Number on die Main Character Setting

Problem-

The main character:

1 a sleepy clown a spring day got stung by a bee
2 a narwhal a rainy day accidentally drank a magic potion
3 two unicorns in the forest finds a bear
4 you a leprechaun's house got caught in a thunderstorm
5 a friendly giant a fairy garden lost his her shoes
6 a zookeeper in the ocean finds a treasure map

After rolling, use the character, setting, and problem to create an exciting story. Remember to use complete sentences and add details. Include the actions your character would do and the words your character would say. Have fun!
  • Math: Complete two task cards in your journal.  Please complete the second sheet in the math packet. (This page says “Problem Solving” on the top.) Use any extra time to practice skills using your flash cards, xtramath.org, or prodigy! 

  • Spelling: Choose one activity from the Choice Board to complete in your journal.  

  • Cursive:  Complete one page in your packet to practice your lowercase letters. Take your time to write neatly.

  • Science:  Watch the Brain Pop Jr.  video here:  https://jr.brainpop.com/science/weather/spring/ Then, complete the Science Reflection in your journal.  

  • Other Choices: Smarty Ants, Raz-Kids, Get Epic, Xtra Math, Prodigy, ABCya, Enrichment Homework Suggestions.

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Tuesday 3/17/2020 Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  • Reading:  Read for 30 minutes.  Choose a Reading Reflection and write it in your journal.  

The “Serial Box” Book Report is an on-going project.  You should plan your time to have this completed by the end of a three week period.  

  • Writing: Complete Day 2 of the Picture Prompt Project. (Finish drafting, revise, and edit your story.) If you would like to record yourself reading the story or take a picture of it, I would love to see it!

  • Math: Complete two task cards in your journal.  

​​Please try logging into thinkcentral https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do using the link on the “Useful Links” tab of my webpage. I posted an assignment for you to try out. The username is your first name and last name initial with the number 26 (Example: dianem26) the password is the same as your google account.

  • Spelling:  Play 15 or more minutes of Smarty Ants.  Review Spelling words.  

  • Cursive: Complete one page in your packet to practice your lowercase letters. Take your time to write neatly. 

  • Social Studies:  Find the Scholastic News magazine titled “How Do You Brush a Hippo’s Teeth?”  Read through the article and answer the questions on the last page. Be sure to save this magazine for use later in this week.  

Extra time? 

Go play one of our favorite Quizizz: 

https://quizizz.com/join/quiz/5db2fe5b128dfe001c85a3bf/start?referrer=5627c8c1b4bcb886184c5d35

Or kahoot: 

https://kahoot.it/challenge/48eedf62-8fb6-477b-972d-ec436e07ac94_1584275840269

  • Other Choices: Smarty Ants, Raz-Kids, Get Epic, Xtra Math, Prodigy, ABCya, Enrichment Homework Suggestions.

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Monday 3/16/2020:

  • Reading:  Begin reading your “Serial Book” for our book project. This is the book we spent time picking out on Friday, that is part of a series.  Read for at least 30 minutes. Be sure to record this on your reading log.

The “Serial Box” Book Report is an on-going project.  You should plan your time to have this completed by the end of a three week period.  

  • Writing: Complete Day 1 of the Picture Prompt Project. (Plan and begin to draft your story. Leave an extra page or two before your next assignment so you have space to finish!)

  • Math: Complete two task cards in your journal. Please complete the first sheet (front and back) in the math packet. (This page says “Lesson 8 Addition and Subtraction” on the top. Use any extra time to practice skills using your flash cards, xtramath.org, or prodigy! 

  • Spelling: Choose one activity from the Spelling Menu or Choice Board. This week we will be using “Review words List 1.”

  • Cursive: Complete one or two pages in your packet to practice your lowercase letters. Take your time to write neatly.  

  • Science:  Watch the Mystery Doug video and complete the Science Reflection in your journal. Mystery Doug - Butterflies  

  • Other Choices: Smarty Ants, Raz-Kids, Get Epic, Xtra Math, Prodigy, ABCya, Enrichment Homework Suggestions.

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3/15/2020

Hi Families,

In the coming days I will be posting assignments on my website found on the district website - watchungschools.com -  for your child to work on each day. Please assist your child in budgeting his or her time. I am sure looking at the materials that came home on Friday is overwhelming. The tasks and assignments will be broken down to work on a little each day. If you are able to start looking over the pages it may be helpful. 

There will be activities to do using paper and pencil as well as online. Each child was provided with a composition notebook (journal) to use for assignments. This will hopefully help to keep the work organized and in one place. If there is a link posted on the website that does not work, please let me know so I can fix it or send you the link directly.

In addition to checking my page, please also check the pages of each special teacher: Ms. Tronolone, Ms. Riley, Ms. Higgins, Ms. Eche, and Ms. Mills.

I look forward to working with you to support your child's learning!