2nd Grade

On this page, you will find low and high tech resources for 2nd Grade students.

Recommended Daily Schedule | This is an example schedule that parents and guardians can reference as they structure their day. We understand the need for flexibility based on our current reality.

  1. Review the recommended daily instructional hours in the schedule below.

  2. Scroll down the page to view the suggested activities and resource links for each content area.

  3. Using the recommended daily instructional guidance and the suggested activities and resource links, create a KIPPster’s daily schedule

  4. Review the daily schedule and expectations for the day with your KIPPster.

  5. Lastly, don’t forget to have fun learning!

CLICK | Free Time- Suggestion: Listen to educational podcasts! Try Wow in the World! If you like science, Stories Podcast or Circle Round to hear a story, or Noodle Loaf to learn about music!

Choice Reading | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes

  • Read a book to your child or have him/her read a book to you. Make this a consistent routine every day--choose a time and a special place in your home.

  • With your child, point out what they can see in the pictures. Ask questions about the characters, setting, colors, etc.

  • Ask the child: What is this book mostly about? (Think main idea.) What did you learn in this book? (If fiction, think about the text’s lesson; if nonfiction, think about the topic.)

  • Ask: If the book has a main character, then think about them. Ask yourself, “What kind of character is he/she?” Your child can share their thinking by talking about it or writing their response.

  • Have your child talk about, draw pictures, and/or write a response to the book read or heard. What was the text about? What did you like or think was interesting about the text?

ELA | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes

  • To refine your phonics or reading comprehension skills, watch a BrainPOP Jr. video daily and complete the associated video tasks.

    1. CLICK | BrainPOP Jr. - Offers free access during school closures. Click on the banner at the top of the page and set up a family account to access many Reading and Writing videos and activities.

  • In order to learn about a grade level appropriate topic through reading, choose an activity from Scholastic Learn at Home or ReadWorks.com and complete the tasks associated with the texts.

    1. CLICK | Scholastic Learn at Home - 20 days of cross-curricular learning experiences based on stories, videos, and learning challenges.

    2. CLICK | ReadWorks.com - Create a free account and choose texts according to grade level and topic

  • Have your child keep a journal about what is happening each day and what they think and feel each day.

Math | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes

  • Students can practice addition and subtraction within 200 individually or with a parent. If this work is done individually, parents should check their child’s work.

    • Students and families could create silly word problems with addition and subtraction within 200

    • Parents should make sure that the problems include regrouping for both addition and subtraction

  • Have students practice and demonstrate their understanding of place value, counting, and comparison of Numbers to 1,000

    • Students can count collections of items, then decompose the collection into so many hundreds, tens and ones (e.g. 213 would have two group of 100, one group of 10 and 3 ones)

    • Parents can give students 3-4 digits and ask them to make the largest and smallest number possible with these digits

    • Write numbers with 2-3 digits (e.g. 87, 145, 765) on index cards to play war with, have students explain which number is larger and why.

    • Parents can play memory with students matching numbers written in number form and expanded form (e.g.matching 765 on one card, and 700 + 60 + 5 on another card)

  • Students can create a 3-digit number and decompose it in 3 different ways.

  • Students can find 2-D shapes at home with a family member (circle, triangle, rectangle, square, rhombus, hexagon). They can then draw and record them.

  • Students can find 3-D shapes at home with a family member (cylinder, cone, sphere, cube, rectangular prism, triangular prism).

  • Find a small collection of coins to count in order to determine the value up to $1.00.

Science | Recommended Time Block - 30 minutes

  • With your guardian, create an ecosystem with decomposers.

  • With your guardian, explore how weather changes over time.

  • With your guardian, draw a picture of a spider and list the basic needs of the spider.

  • With your guardian, collect flowers and leaves from outside, draw the structures in your journal and identify different parts of the flowers and leaves.

  • With your guardian, complete a coderZ challenge.

Resource Links

Stream videos of much-loved and new children’s books, featuring celebrated actors reading aloud alongside creatively produced illustrations

You can join the Houston or Harris County Public library for free and use the Libby or Overdrive app to download and read e-books and listen to audiobooks. You can also find tutorials, homework help, and stream movies and TV shows! The library page provides links to all kinds of resources for students and parents.

Provides short instructional videos on counting, place values, addition, subtraction etc.

Provides videos and games to learn about current NASA space programs.

Provides math content games to build concepts.

Offers free access during school closures. Click on the banner at the top of the page and set up a family account to access many math videos and activities.

Provides a variety of videos and interactive games on a variety of math skills