Grade 2

  • Students would benefit from daily academics. You can create a schedule that will work best for your family. Try to incorporate reading, writing, creativity and movement each day.  The classroom teacher will be reaching out to students to share the expectations for the week.  Here is an example of a daily schedule for May 18 - 22.



  • Your classroom teacher will let you know which two assignments you should complete and turn in. 


    Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.8 Identify triangles, squares, rectangles, rhombuses, trapezoids, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. (2.G.A.1)

    Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to five rows and up to five columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends. (2.OA.C.4)

    Instructional Resource: 

    Video lesson where we sort shapes based on how many sides they have.  Then we also see some arrays of geometric shapes and answer some questions about them.

    Interested in learning more about using repeated addition to solve problems?  Check out this lesson from Khan Academy.


    Watch the video lesson where we sort shapes based on how many sides they have. Use this worksheet to practice working with shapes.

    Learning Activity: 

    Shape Hunt: Draw four large circles for our four shapes: triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, and hexagons.  Walk through your house finding these shapes.  Write the names of the shapes inside each circle.  For example, you could put book and door inside the quadrilateral circle because they both have four sides.  After you do your shape hunt, look and see which shape you had the most of and the least of.  Why do you think you had more of that shape?

English Language Arts (ELA)

  • Your classroom teacher will let you know which two assignments you should complete and turn in. 

    Community Read:

    Book cover for Fish in a Tree Watch the book trailer here. 

    We will begin reading/listening to the first chapters of the book, Fish in a Tree, starting next week. (May 26-29)


    Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, mathematical ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. (2.RI.3)

    Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. (2.RF.4.a)

    Instructional Resource: 

    Authors sometimes organize informational text by using a problem and solution structure. Watch this video, Problem and Solution Introduction, to help you to begin thinking about problems we have and some solutions to solve them.  Then, watch this video to better understand the Problem and Solution Text Structure that you might find in some informational texts.


    Read and listen to:Now and Ben written and illustrated by Gene Barretta to see how the author organizes the story to show problems and their solutions.  What were the problems and solutions in the story?

    The book Now and Ben is about Ben Franklin's many accomplishments that solved problems for people in America during the eighteenth century.  Many of his original  ideas and inventions are still around today.  Reread the story and fill in the blank boxes in the chart to show things Ben invented to solve problems for people and how they still help us today.  The first one is done for you, and the last one is for you to do all on your own. Click here to get the Problem and Solution Graphic Organizer Now and Ben

    Learning Activity:

    Write a paragraph describing why Benjamin Franklin was such a famous American.  Include 3 of his ideas or inventions and describe how they continue to help us today.  Be sure to write a topic sentence at the beginning of your paragraph to introduce who/what you are writing about and a wrap-up sentence at the end to conclude your paragraph.

Movement/Physical Education

  • At least 30 minutes of movement each day (see ideas below)

    Movement/Physical Education Choices:

    • PE Circuit: Complete one exercise from each of the 5 components of health related fitness to make a circuit. Repeat that routine 5 times.

    1.  Cardiovascular Endurance: 

    • JUMPING JACKS - Skip count by 5’s to 100
    • JOG IN PLACE - Skip count by 2’s to 50 

    2.  Muscular Strength:  

    • 10 SQUATS
    • 10 PUSH-UPS

    3.  Body Composition: 

    • NAME a food in the vegetable group.
    • HOW many minutes should kids be active every day?

    4.  Muscular Endurance: 

    • HOLD A PLANK - For 25 Mississippi’s
    • BEAR WALK - across the room/yard

    5.  Flexibility: 

    • HAMSTRING STRETCH - Touch your toes and count to 30
    • BACK STRETCH - Lie on your back and hug both knees to your chest for a 30 count


  • Science Choices - See Activity below

    • Take a nature walk at one of the many Barnstable bogs and ponds to see if you can spot any tadpoles or listen for the peeper’s calls.  Use all of your senses and record what you see, hear, smell and feel (no tasting, please.)  You may want to start a journal and continue this activity.  If you can’t get to a pond or bog, try this activity in your yard.  You’ll be surprised at what you find!

Social Studies

  • Do one activity (see ideas below)

    Social Studies Choices - See activity below



  • Do one activity (see ideas below)

    Art Choices:

    • Create a sculpture from an empty paper towel roll.  Twist it, turn it, fold it, cut it! 
    • Learn about complementary colors.  Click on this link and Watch the video The Ballad of Red and Green Then show your knowledge of the 3 pairs of complementary colors. Use art materials like markers or crayons OR items from around the house. See examples here
    • Find your mood on the mood meter, then draw a series of small self portraits like the strip of photos you get from a photo booth.


Social and Emotional Learning

  • Social and Emotional Learning  - See Acivity below

    It’s hard to think straight and make good decisions when emotions are intense.   Focusing on bodily signs of strong emotions can help students recognize and label feelings in oneself and others.

    Handling Making Mistakes

    Everyone makes mistakes, but if you’re feeling strong feelings, it’s important to calm down. Making mistakes helps you learn, because mistakes show you what you need to practice more. You can use belly breathing to calm down.  Have you tried Belly Breathing lately? Put your hand on your tummy and breathe in slowly. Now, breathe out slowly. Repeat 4 more times. How do you feel?Think about a time you might use this!

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