2nd Grade - Learn at Home Supplements

District Endorsed Supplemental Learning
Printed packets of the above materials are available at the 5 Free Lunch locations from 11:00- 12:30
Lyle Elementary - Whitworth Elementary - Post High - Academy Building - Woodbridge Apartments
Out of District Supplemental Resources

Day l

Literacy

 

Writing

 

Brain Boost

 

Math

  • Build something with blocks or any other objects you have in your home.

 

Science

 

Social Studies / Art

  • Draw and label a map of your neighborhood. Include color and a key identifying features. This could take a few days.

 

Language Acquisition / ELD

  • Describe your favorite toy with details to someone in your family.

 

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Take one minute to list three things you are grateful for. - You can be grateful for big things, like having supportive parents, or small things, like being able to say “hi” to your friend before class started.

  • Gratitude is the ability to recognize and acknowledge the good things, people, and places in our lives.

Day 2

Literacy

  • ​​​​​​Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, etc.). 

 

Writing

  • Pick one of the following story starters and start your own story. Or just write your own!

    • “Surprise!” everyone shouted. Ashley jumped about a mile in shock.

    • “Clearly, this day is not off to a good start,” she said.

 

Brain Boost

  • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun. 

 

Math

  • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 - 20 min

  • Count a collection of objects in your house, draw the objects on a piece of paper and try and record numbers that match the picture.

 

Science

 

Social Studies / Art

  • Continue: Draw and label a map of your neighborhood. Include color and a key identifying features. This could take a few days.

 

Language Acquisition / ELD

  • Read a book.

  • Retell the story to someone.

 

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Drink a large cool glass of water after you wake. 

    • It fires up your metabolism by 24% for ninety minutes and increases mental and physical performance during the day. When you’re dehydrated, you can feel tired and drained, and you may experience headaches and mood fluctuations.

Day 3

Literacy

 

Writing

 

Brain Boost

 

Math

  • Solve this problem: Every day the animal shelter uses 10 cans of cat food to feed their cats. If the animal shelter has 62 cans of cat food, how days would the cat food last? Or try this one: What if the animal shelter had 143 cans of cat food?

 

Science

  • Watch this video before your walk: Animal Track Detective

    • On your walk take a closer look at the plants and animals you see. What do you notice? What do you wonder?

  • OR Choose a Mystery Science lesson at your grade level

 

Social Studies / Art

  • Continue: Draw and label a map of your neighborhood. Include color and a key identifying features. This could take a few days.

 

Language Acquisition / ELD

  • Take a walk or look outside your window.

    • Tell someone what you notice and what you wonder about.

 

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Smile in the mirror for 10 seconds.

    • Smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body, and it releases endorphins that counteract and diminish stress hormones. It also has been shown to increase productivity while a person performs tasks.  

Day 4

Literacy

  • ​Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, etc.). 

 

Writing

  • Pick one of the following prompts to start a creative story… or just write your own.

    • It was the third week in a row that Jimmy hadn’t cleaned his room. He was about to get in a lot of trouble, until…

    • “There’s a secret we haven’t told any of you,” the principal said. “Our school is actually a…

 

Brain Boost

 

Math

  • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 - 20 min.

  • Practice counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s (also 2’s for 2nd graders).

 

Science

 

Social Studies / Art

  • Think about how you can be a good citizen.

    • How can you help people at home?

    • What can you do to take turns in school?

    • How can you show respect for people in the community?

  • Make a poster or draw a picture that shows ways to be a good citizen at home, in school, or in the community.

 

Language Acquisition / ELD

  • Choose a book.

  • Pretend you are one of the main characters.

  • Act out a new ending to the story.

 

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Take a digital break

  • Mindfully step away from your digital devices for short periods of time during your day today.  It allows you to feel more focused and centered when you do plug back in. Try to take two or three mini-digital breaks today for about ten minutes each. Start with just one if that’s all you feel comfortable doing.

Day 5

Literacy

 

Writing

 

Brain Boost

  • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun. 

 

Math

  • Solve this problem:

    • There were 4 dogs at the dog park. 8 more dogs came to the dog park. How many dogs are at the dog park now? Or try these numbers in the problem: (9 dogs, 6 more),(12 dogs, 15 more),(35 dogs, 27 more~2nd grade)

 

Science

 

Social Studies / Art

  • Build a town from old boxes or pots and pans. Be sure to include houses, a park and other buildings in a town.

 

Language Acquisition / ELD

  • Choose 2 of your favorite toys.

  • Tell someone how they are the same and how they are different.

  • Then, write about them.

 

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Take a Laughter Recess

    • By taking a laughter recess during your day, you give yourself a mental escape that transports you to a higher place where you can enjoy your day from a more relaxed, positive, and joyful perspective.

Day 6

Literacy

  • Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, etc.). 

 

Writing

  • How would you design your ideal home? Feel free to draw a picture to get you started.

 

Brain Boost

Math

  • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 - 20 min.

  • Count a collection of objects in your house, draw the objects on a piece of paper and try and record numbers that match the picture.

 

Science

 

Social Studies / Art

  • Create a map of your school. Include your classroom, the office, the cafeteria, the gym and the library.

    • Add color. This may take a few days.

 

Language Acquisition / ELD

  • Look at the sky.

  • Make a prediction of what the weather will look like tomorrow. 

  • Draw and share your prediction with someone in your family.

 

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Take a Music Break

    • Listening to music is a powerful mindfulness habit that can reduce stress, elevate your mood, raise your IQ, and offer many other mental and physical health benefits. 

    • Taking a break to actively listen to music for a few minutes during your day can help you return to your work in a more positive, peaceful, and productive frame of mind.

    • In fact, listening to music—especially classical music—can change your brain in ways that improve memory and learning.

Day 7

Literacy

 

Writing

 

Brain Boost

 

Math

  • Solve this problem:

    • There were 10 dogs at the dog park. It started to rain and some dogs went home. There are now only 4 dogs at the dog park. How many dogs went home? Or try with these numbers: (15 dogs, 3 left) (25 dogs, 5 left) (37 dogs, 19 left~2nd grade)

 

Science

 

Social Studies / Art

  • Continue creating a map of your school. Include your classroom, the office, the cafeteria, the gym and the library. Add color.

 

Language Acquisition / ELD

  • Draw 4 pictures of animals.

  • Play a guessing game by writing or telling clues that describe one of the animals.

 

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Show Appreciation

    • Take time to show appreciation to someone. 

    • The emotion of gratitude has consistently been one of the strongest happiness boosters known in scientific literature. 

Day 8

Literacy

  • ​​​​​​Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, etc.). 

 

Writing

  • How well do you get along with your brothers and sisters? Or how well do you get along with your friends or fellow students at school?

 

Brain Boost

 

Math

  • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 - 20 min.

  • Practice counting by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s (also 2’s for 2nd graders).

 

Science

  • Think Like an Engineer! (Part 1)

    • Now that you know how to think like an engineer, build a back scratcher to solve Jessie’s problem!

    • Possible materials

      • Plastic Fork

      • Tape

      • Cardboard tube

      • Play-doh

  • OR Choose a Mystery Science lesson at your grade level

 

Social Studies / Art

  • Continue creating a map of your school. Include your classroom, the office, the cafeteria, the gym and the library. Add color.

 

Language Acquisition / ELD

  • Choose someone to interview.

  • Ask them 3 questions about their favorite activity.

 

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Clear your space (room, backpack)

    • Visual clutter is distracting. 

    • Clearing and organizing your space allows you a few minutes of focused mindfulness, as you decide where to put your stuff and what to keep and throw away. 

    • Once your space is clear, you have set the stage for more mental and emotional energy to focus and begin your work.

Day 9

Literacy

 

Writing

 

Brain Boost

 

Math

  • Solve this problem:

    • Tibby had 7 cat toys. Marcus made her some more cat toys and now she has 10 cat toys. How many cat toys did Marcus make for Tibby? Or try these numbers: (had 13, 20 now) (had 35, 40 now) (had 85, 100 now~2nd grade)

 

Science

  • Think Like an Engineer (Part 2)

    • Using your back scratcher that you created from yesterday, think about what you can do to make it better.

    • Or, what is a problem at your house you could build something to help solve that problem? 

  • OR Choose a Mystery Science lesson at your grade level

 

Social Studies / Art

  • List the different things you can see at a park. What are some things you can do at a park?

  • Listen to a story.

  • Ask 2 questions about it.

 

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Color

    • Coloring is an easy way to practice mindfulness.

    • It takes full focus and requires you to slow down and think about what you are working on, getting other things out of your mind.

    • Coloring also gives us some relief from tension, anxiety, and stress. This makes it the perfect thing to add to an end of the day routine.

Day 10

Literacy

  • ​​​Read 20 minutes (you can read to yourself, to someone else, to a stuffed animal, etc.). 

 

Writing Prompt

  • Should schools teach students how to be happy? Why or why not? What does that instruction look like to you?

 

Brain Boost

  • Get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Break it up and make it fun. 

    • Beaverton School District Brainboost Website Link

    • Do a neighborhood search!  Make a list of 5 items (Bike, flower, store, dog, etc) you might see in your neighborhood.  Go on a walk outside and search for those items. If you see one, jump up and down 5 times and yell, “Eureka!”

 

Math

  • Play a math or strategy game or do a puzzle for 15 - 20 min.

  • Count a collection of objects in your house, draw the objects on a piece of paper and try and record numbers that match the picture.

 

Science

  • Shadows Exploration

    • Go outside to the exact same spot in the morning, noon and afternoon.

    • Measure the length of your shadow. What do you notice?

    • Can you run away from your shadow?

    • How are you and your shadow the same?

    • How are you and your shadow different?

  • OR Choose a Mystery Science lesson at your grade level

 

Social Studies / Art

  • Think about the contributions made by people from other countries who have come and made their homes here.

    • These include traditional foods, language and celebrations that are now part of the American experience.

    • Do you know anyone that immigrated here from another country?

 

Language Acquisition / ELD

  • Persuade an adult to make one of your favorite foods.

  • Tell 2 reasons why you think they should make it.

 

Wellness / Self-Care

  • Reconnect with Your Relationships

    • Reach out to a friend, family member, someone you care about and let them know how much they mean to you. 

    • Nurturing relationships requires mindful daily attention.

    • Expressing gratitude for these relationships strengthens bonds and keeps us connected with those we care about.