In second grade, students practice their reading and writing skills while researching facts to teach others about new topics about which they learn. They also learn new tech skills too.
Let the students teach you!
As we wind down the year, second graders had one last project. They were tasked with fixing a used or broken toy so it could be sold in an imaginary Garage Sale. The students were very creative - enjoy!
Second graders were thinking about snow days this winter. They learned how to use Google Classroom, Docs, and Slides to complete this project. Enjoy their student edited snow day stories!
Students in Mrs. Skiba's class want to tell you about some fun things to do in NJ Fall.
Students listened to Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. They were inspired to create their own leaf critter using the illustrating tools in Pixie.
Earth Day 2018
An important lesson 2nd graders learned is how to give credit to someone else's work that you may borrow for a report or just to share with others. Thanks to Common Sense Media for their Digital Citizen lessons, Creative Works and Follow the Digital Trail. Students agreed they would not like anyone to take something they created and use it without saying who created it.
We looked at some famous artists who live locally and noticed their name on the creative work.
As 2nd graders, they faced the problem of giving themselves credit without sharing private information - first and last names! That's OK for an adult, but not a 2nd Grader. They came up with a solution. We would never tell the secret of our creative names since the work is published online for anyone to see. Students will now use this "signature" on all the creative works they publish online. Can you find it on their creative work? Enjoy their original writings and illustrations created with Pixie software.
Second graders know what it means to be a good Digital Citizen. They watched a video from ikeepsafe.org. featuring a character named, Faux Paw. She makes so many mistakes when she's online. She needs to read these projects from the 2nd graders to learn how to fix those mistakes! We hope you learn something too.
Students observed the life cycle of bald eagles using a live web cam. Students, along with scientists can learn more about these birds using technology. They are not only a symbol of our nation, but a symbol of how conservation efforts work. By the late 1970's there was only one nesting pair of bald eagles left in New Jersey. Today thanks to the Endangered and Nongame Species Program, they are thriving. The second graders researched other birds of prey in New Jersey who are endangered or threatened. We share this earth with many creatures. When we protect and care for animals such as these, we do the same for ourselves. We hope to educate you about some of the birds of prey found in New Jersey.
Second graders want to teach you how to be a safe and good Digital Citizen. They watched a video from ikeepsafe.org. The main character is a cat named Faux Paw and she makes so many mistakes when she's online. She needs to read these projects from the 2nd graders to learn how to fix those mistakes! We hope you learn something too.
Feedback about our Digital Citizenship project from others:
Los Angeles, CA - "Please tell your students how much I enjoyed viewing their projects. I teach kindergarten through fourth grade students at my school, and I was stumped as to how to have them personally explore the important guidelines Common Sense provides for digital citizenship. After viewing your students’ excellent interpretation of the rules I am eager to have my students illustrate just as your did. Thank you very much for sharing."
Albany, CA - "I just viewed your website and will be showing it to our faculty today at our weekly meeting. I am the librarian at Ocean View Elementary School and am currently using Common Sense Media for many lessons. I will let you know how the meeting goes. Thanks for the inspiration."