2nd Grade

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Three Branches of Government

posted May 2, 2017, 11:04 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated May 2, 2017, 11:33 AM ]

Today you will be working on a Three Branches of Government infographic. To begin, get yourself to:

Here are some resources you can use for your research:

How to Create Using the Pixel Art Template

posted Mar 7, 2017, 10:53 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org

All About...YOU!

posted Jan 23, 2017, 12:05 PM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org

It's time to tell YOUR story! We'll be using Google Slides for this project. To begin, let's start in

After you sign into Google Classroom, open the assignment called "All About."

Here's what you need to add to your Google Slides:
  • Complete the title slide by adding your name after the word "by"
  • "Me" slide: add a selfie using Photo Booth and tell us about yourself
  • "My Family" slide: tell us about all the members of your family, including pets
  • "Our Traditions" slide: tell us about your heritage and any special traditions your family has
  • "My Favorites" slide: tell us about your favorites - color, food, school subjects, animals, music, movies, TV shows
  • "My Interview"
  • "My Future" slide: tell us what you want to do when you grow up
  • "History" slide: let's research what was happening in the news during the year you were born: http://www.infoplease.com/yearbyyear.html

Quote Websites

posted Jan 8, 2017, 8:16 PM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org

We Are Thankful

posted Nov 15, 2016, 10:52 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 10:53 AM ]

Let's think about what we are thankful for! Start by clicking here:

Open the document called "What Are You Thankful For?" Type a list of people and things that you are thankful for below the line. When you're done with your list, open the Wordle website:

Copy your list and paste it into Wordle.

After you're done creating your Wordle, save it to your desktop. Then open the Google Drawing "I Am Thankful" in Google Classroom.

Drag your Wordle onto the Google Drawing.

Type your name in the textbox at the bottom.

Battle of the Giants

posted Oct 17, 2016, 12:59 PM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Oct 18, 2016, 11:07 AM ]

We're going to explore the world of dinosaurs with a simple question: who would win in a fight between two of these amazing animals?

Day 1-2: Research

Discuss: What kind of information would we need to know to answer this question? What other information is important to understanding a dinosaur?

Use the following sites to complete your research worksheet:

Kids Dinos

Dinosaur Facts

Sheppard Dinosaurs
 PBS Dinosaur Train

Zoom Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Fact Sheets

Day 3-4: Prepare for Battle

Meeting with your partners, discuss the following questions:

  1. Would these two dinosaurs have actually battled? Compare their periods and their habitats.
  2. Who would have won in a foot race? Compare their speed and agility.
  3. Do either of these dinosaurs have a size advantage? Compare their height, length, and weight.
  4. Choose a way that one of the dinosaurs would have attacked the other. Describe how each dinosaur would act and react.
  5. Choose two ways that the dinosaurs could attack each other. Describe the dinosaur action!

Next, start your dino battle poster!

  1. Add both dinosaur names
  2. Complete the information in the Tale of the Tape
  3. Describe why this will be an awesome dino battle
  4. Add png alpha pictures of your dinosaurs

Map of Your Room

posted Sep 13, 2016, 11:04 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Sep 13, 2016, 11:27 AM ]

Today you are going to draw a map of your room using Google Drawings. First, click here:

Then, sign in with your email address and password on your card.

How to Paragraphs

posted May 19, 2016, 12:22 PM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 3:58 PM ]

We will be using both Pixie and Google Drawings to illustrate your How to Paragraphs.


  1. Illustrate your instructions in Pixie. You can draw, use stickers, or take pictures of yourself!
  2. Export the pictures so we can use them in Google Drawings.
  3. Drag the pictures into the boxes in your Google Drawing.
  4. Write out your steps.

When You're Done

posted Apr 7, 2016, 10:43 AM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 3:58 PM ]

Today we will be finishing our Leprechaun stories. To find your story, go to:

Google Drive (you may have to log into your school Google account)

When you're done with your story, go to:

and open the assignment called "Living vs Nonliving Things." You have to drag the living things into the box below "Living Things" and drag the nonliving things into the box below "Nonliving Things".

When you finish that, you can create some Pixel Art. Click here:

  • Click on "Make a Copy". 
  • In cells A1 - A10, type numbers 1-9, 0 (So, cell A1 = 1, A2 = 2...A10 = 0)
  • To create an image, type the numbers that correspond with the colors into the spreadsheet. 
Here's an example from Genius Squad:

Today's To-Do List:

                                    1. Finish Leprechaun story
                                    2. Living vs. Nonliving Things
                                    3. Pixel Art

Word Problems

posted Feb 24, 2016, 1:07 PM by kmcmillan@ctkschool.org   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 3:58 PM ]

Hello 1st Grade!

Today you will be typing your math word problems into a Google Doc.
Start by clicking on this link:

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