Spears 2nd Grade ELA

Welcome to 2nd Grade ELA

Ms. Spears

2nd grade ela bookworm with glasses

Let me begin by saying how much I miss all of my 2nd-grade scholars. I am concerned about our students’ health and well-being, as well as their families. I am here to patiently support our students and you throughout this challenging time.  Please do not stress over the schoolwork via distance learning or printed packets. Frustrations are high due to our circumstances and I don’t want to increase the stress on our families. I am going to do my best to provide schoolwork to keep our students' minds moving forward. But you are the parents and they are with you, so you have control to adjust as needed for your child/children.  Again, contact me via email, call, or text and leave a message, if you need help. I also ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new territory together.

2nd grade will be using Reading Wonders as our primary literacy solution during this time. Reading Wonders can be used on all devices; computers, tablets, and smartphones (iPhone and android). Please click the Reading Wonders link below. For instruction on how to submit work, please watch this How to Turn in Work on Reading Wonders Video https://youtu.be/-LQKfjU28g4 

Amplify Reading and Epic Books are also available for 2nd grade to use at home. The games in Amplify Reading provide students with the opportunity to practice and build proficiency in literacy skills within an engaging story that rewards students for their efforts. Epic Books is a digital library for kids with over 40,000 books. Please click on the Amplify Reading link and Epic Book links below to access these amazing free resources. 

   
   My Distance Learning Schedule and Available Times

10:00 a.m-12:00 pm Instructional time/Office hours 
and 
1:00 pm- 3:00 pm Instructional time/Office hours 


Bienvenido a Segundo grado ELA

Permítanme comenzar diciendo cuánto extraño a todos mis alumnos de segundo grado. Me preocupa la salud y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes, así como de sus familias. Estoy aquí para apoyarlo pacientemente a usted y a nuestros estudiantes en este momento difícil. No se preocupe por el trabajo escolar a través del aprendizaje a distancia o paquetes impresos. Las frustraciones son altas debido a nuestras circunstancias y no quiero aumentar el estrés en nuestras familias. Haré todo lo posible para proporcionar trabajo escolar para que las mentes de nuestros estudiantes continúen avanzando. Pero ustedes son los padres y ellos están con ustedes, por lo que tienen el control para adaptarse a la necesidad de sus hijos. Nuevamente, contácteme por correo electrónico, llamada o mensaje de texto y deje un mensaje si necesita ayuda. También pido su paciencia y comprensión mientras viajamos juntos por este nuevo territorio.

2do grado usará Reading Wonders como nuestra solución primaria de alfabetización durante este tiempo. Reading Wonders se puede usar en todos los dispositivos; computadoras, tabletas y teléfonos inteligentes (iPhone y Android). Haga clic en el enlace de lecturas de maravillas a continuación. Para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo enviar trabajos, vea este video Cómo enviar trabajos en Reading Wonders https://youtu.be/-LQKfjU28g4

Amplify Reading y Epic Books también están disponibles para 2do grado para usar en casa. Los juegos en Amplify Reading brindan a los estudiantes la oportunidad de practicar y desarrollar habilidades de alfabetización dentro de una historia atractiva que recompensa a los estudiantes por sus esfuerzos. Epic Books es una biblioteca digital para niños con más de 40,000 libros.Haga clic en el enlace Amplificar lectura y en el enlace Libro épico a continuación para acceder a estos increíbles recursos gratuitos.

Distance Learning April 20th-April 24th

This week 2nd-grade distance learning will be focusing on how the Earth changes. The books for this week are Into the Sea, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Glaciers, and To the Rescue. We’ll explore what causes the different ways the Earth looks on its surface. Students will practice how to describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. Students will identify the causes and effects in a text. As well as determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases using different strategies.

Last week’s test will be available until Tuesday 8:00 pm
New online assignments and activities will be available beginning Tuesday morning.

Aprendizaje a distancia del 20 de abril al 24 de abril

Esta semana, el aprendizaje a distancia de segundo grado se centrará en cómo cambia la Tierra. Los libros de esta semana son Into the Sea, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Glaciers y To the Rescue. Exploraremos las causas de las diferentes formas en que la Tierra mira su superficie. Los estudiantes practicarán la descripción de la conexión entre una serie de eventos históricos, ideas o conceptos científicos, o pasos en procedimientos técnicos en un texto. Los estudiantes identificarán causas y efectos en un texto. Por último, los estudiantes practicarán determinar o aclarar el significado de palabras y frases con significados desconocidos y múltiples utilizando diferentes estrategias.

La prueba de la semana pasada estará disponible hasta el martes a las 8:00 p.m.
Las nuevas tareas y actividades en línea estarán disponibles a partir del martes por la mañana.



                                Mini-Lessons with Ms. Spears
                                               April 20th-April 24th 
This week 2nd-grade is working with r-controlled vowels er, ir, ur, or. Please watch this quick mini-lesson to practice along with me blending, segmenting, and reading r-controlled vowels.  https://youtu.be/9dxkridL2Vk

                                       
         April 27th-May 1st  
In this mini-lesson, we review the rereading comprehension strategy. When students read an informational text, they may come across words, facts, or explanations they do not understand. Students should reread difficult sections of text to increase their understanding. In this mini-lesson, we review the rereading comprehension strategy. After watching the video, go to the Reading Wonders page (link below) to complete the “your turn” activity. To view the Rereading lesson, click this link: https://youtu.be/znsToh0-hM0

                                                          May 4th -May 12th 
Please watch this quick mini-lesson to practice along with me blending, segmenting, and reading r-controlled vowels or, ore, oar, and ar. Once finish please click the Reading Wonders link below and complete the weekly r-controlled activities. To view the r-controlled vowel or ar oar and ore lesson, click this link:  https://youtu.be/y2AN58k4DaE

District Lessons on TV

  • Fox 5/WTU Partnership 
    • Monday at 10 am:  Pre-K-1st grade 
    • Tuesday at 10 am: 2nd and 3rd grade 
  • K-2 Learning at Home from DCPS 
    • Weekdays from 9:00-11:00 and Re-air 1:00-3:00 
      • Comcast: Channel 99 
      • RCN Cable: Channel 18 
      • Verizon: Channel 12 

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2nd GRADE WEEKLY FAMILY SHOUT OUTS

March 23rd -27th 
Shout out to Leontre and his family for preserving and getting all his work submitted on Reading Wonders!
Shout to Ziya and her family for being diligent in her pursuit of excellence!
March 30th -April 3rd
Shout out to Olivia and her family for completing 8 activities and lessons on Amplify Reading!

Shout out to Geovanna and her family for completing over 100 minutes on Lexia!
Shout out to Antonio for getting a 100% on his assessment!
Shout out to Rikishma for getting a 100% on her assessment!
Shout out to Eh'Rhyen and her family for completing and submitting all her work on Reading Wonders and Epic Books!
April 6th - April 10th 
Shout out to Michael and his family for completing 11 lessons and activities on Amplify Reading!
Shout out to Eh'Rhyen for completing 4 books on Epic Books!
Shout out to Rikishma for completing 20 books on Epic Books and completing another level on Lexia!
Shout to Leontre for completing another level on Lexia and having over 100 minutes on Lexia!
Shout out to Nathaly and her family for persevering and getting her Reading Wonders assignments complete and working on Amplify Reading!
Shout out to Eh'Rhyen, Keyshawn, Ziya, Leontre, Nathaly, Geovanna, Antonio, and  Rikishma for completing their reading assessment and ALL getting 85% or higher!
April 13-17th 
Shout out to Da'Liyah for reading 6 books on Epic!
Shout out to Malachi for completing 112 minutes on Lexia!
Shout out to Mubarak for completing 189 minutes on Lexia!
Shout out to Ameerah for completing 251 minutes on Lexia!
Shout out to Nathaly for completing 256 minutes and passing a level on Lexia!
Shout out to Geovanna for passing a level on Lexia!
Shout to Leontre and his family for completing his Reading Wonders Assignments!
Shout out to Eh'Rhyen and her family for completing her Reading Wonders Assignments!
Shout out to Ziya for making monumental gains and her family for helping her reach these amazing accomplishments!
Shout out to Antonio and his family for completing his Reading Wonders Assignments!
Shout out to Geovanna, Antonio, Rikishma, Keyshawn, Leontre, Da'Liyah, and Ameerah, their reading assessment, and ALL getting 85% or higher!
April 20th-May 1st 

Shout out to Da’liyah for reading 38 books on Epic in three weeks!

Shout out to Rikishma for reading 9 more books on Epic bringing her total to 39 books read during distance learning!

Shout out to Gisela for having 67 Lexia minutes!

Shout out to Geovanna for having 79 Lexia minutes and earning 16 units!

Shout out to Nathaly for having 146 Lexia minutes!

Shout out to Daliyah for having 173 Lexia minutes, completing a level on Lexia, and earning 58 units!

Shout out to Ameerah for having 246 Lexia minutes and earning 17 units!

Shout out to Mubarak for having 265 Lexia minutes and earning 14 units!

Shout out to Ameerah, Geovana, Azaro, Rikishma, Antonio. Keyshawn, Leontre, Luke, Mubarak, and Ziya for completing all their Reading Wonders weekly assignments!

Shout out to Rikishma and Leontre for completing their Reading Wonders test and scoring 90% or higher!

Extra special shout out to Leontre's family, they welcomed a new baby and Leontre became a big brother last week!

                             
                              Log In Instructions For Epic Books 


                                                  Laptop/Chromebooks


1. Go to www.getepic.com/students

2. Log in with class code qie8540

3. Select your name and you are in!

                                                        iOs/Android

1. After launching the Epic app:

2. Select Have an account? Log In then click “Students & Educators”

3. Log in with class code qie8540

4. Select your name and you are in!