Mrs. Shenandoah French

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Welcome to Mrs. French's 2nd grade Classroom!  

As you know, Bedford County Public Schools will be closed the remainder of the school year. While your child is at home, the following activities would be helpful but not required to continue their academic growth. Please continue to send pictures, messages, and comments on ClassDojo.

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If you need to contact me during our school closure you may send me a message on ClassDojo

or you can email me at sfrench@bedford.k12.va.us 

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Online School Resources - Updated 3/25/2020

These suggested activities are not required or graded.

Reading Resources:

1.  My favorite at home resource right now is the Scholastic Learn at Home!  It combines fiction and nonfiction reading, social studies, sciences, and even integrates math and writing.  Your child can even choose to read the book alone or have the book read aloud while they follow along. This can likely be something your child can navigate independently after just a little help from you!

2.  Epic! Books:  www.getepic.com/students
This is a classroom favorite and is another resource your child can navigate independently.  Check your email for your invite. Our class code is ZVG-1508.

3. Storyline Online:  https://www.storylineonline.net/

Actors and actresses read aloud various picture books.  I love this! If you are feeling adventurous, check out the "Teacher's Guide" with each book on extension activities.

4.  Just read a book!  Or a magazine...a recipe...directions to a game...subtitles while watching TV, etc.  Reading is all around us!

**Keep a list of AR books your child reads so they can test and earn points when we return to school! At this time, there is no test access from home.

Math Resources:

1.  XtraMath: https://xtramath.org

I have had some students do great with this resource, while it has made others anxious.  This totally optional! There are plenty of other ways to practice fact fluency. Try using flashcards, playcards, dice, or just call out facts.  Second graders should be fluent in addition and subtraction facts to 20.  

2.  IXL:  www.ixl.com/signin/bedfordcounty

Your child's username and password should be their student number (lunch number).  

Recently, IXL has also added free reading, language, social studies and science resources too.  Check them out!

3. Prodigy: https://www.prodigygame.com/ 

Login information came home in Tuesday folders earlier in the year.  Message Ms. Byrd or I if you need login information for your child. The kids love this!

4. Here is the link to the Bedford County STEM resourcespage: http://bedford.sharpschool.net/departments/inst/s_t_e_m Each grade level has a link to curriculum guides and resources.

Additional Resources:

Here is a link to a list of Virtual Field Trips:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR0uuPgevMViO8_jWw8g6tZDsuKeQ5eSuDttSRZkUy-wRWqSbvuVgopRikk&pru=AAABcQfcviw*Rk4N_wv4-QQqRtNAx2h4Cg

Mystery Doug Science: https://mysteryscience.com

We did these lessons at Morning Meetings on Wednesdays during our "I Wonder Wednesday". The kids loved them! It is now available at home without a membership.  I'll continue to post the new weekly videos with student links each week on the Class Story page on ClassDojo.  

Here is the link to the "Remote Learning Resources": 

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

Amazement Square: https://www.amazementsquare.org/anywhere

Since the museum is closed, they have just launched at home resources!

Audible:   https://www.audible.com/ep/kids-audiobooks  

Audio books for kids is now free!

Movement:  Checkout GoNoodle and Cosmic Kids!

https://www.gonoodle.com/  We use this in the classroom!

https://www.cosmickids.com/

Brainpop Jr. https://jr.brainpop.com/

This site provides free at home use during our closure.  I am working to add everyone in our class on the roster and will provide the access as soon as possible.



 

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