Virtual School Information
By now you have all received the first two weeks of district curriculum via email (it looks like a game board) and a sample daily schedule. Please let me know if you need any of your child's login information. Curriculum for the upcoming weeks will be shared with you through your email either through the district or me. What this looks like may evolve, but be assured that it will be user and 2nd Grade friendly!
Week 1 2nd Grade Schedule: Second Grade Week 1: ELEM C&I Online Learning Course
Sample Daily Schedule:
Our "school hours" will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Initially, your child's teacher will start each day touching base with you either through email, Seesaw, or Zoom. Throughout the day, your child's teacher will answer emails, troubleshoot issues, give advice on content or behavior, or any other questions you may have. YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER WILL BE IN TOUCH ABOUT THEIR OFFICE HOURS. During office hours, teachers will be available immediately via e-mail and face-to-face conferences on Zoom. Additionally, they will be sending out invitations for ZOOM meetings with their students. The class meetings will start this week with community circle, and will then move to other activities as we navigate this new teaching / learning. We appreciate your patience as we all learn together!
Here are some platforms that we will be using in the future,
as well as directions for connecting to each.
Seesaw: We will NOT be using this platform the first week. This is a platform we have been using all year, but I will be using it to send videos. The students can add comments via text, audio, or video recording. In order to create a sense of classroom community, we will be making the comments available for the class to see. If there is a comment or video that is just for the teacher, add a little note that you do not want it shared. If you have not yet connected to our Seesaw community, you will be receiving an email invite
in future weeks.
Zoom: This is a new platform for each of us, but we have been using it with staff members over the past week and love it!
We will try a class community circle this week on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Once we are all comfortable using Zoom,
we would like to do more whole class discussions.
We feel it's important for the kids to see each other's faces, and rebuild our classroom community virtually!
If you are using a smartphone or iPad, you will download the app in the app store.
If you're using a desktop or laptop, Mrs. Thompson made this video to assist you:
Zoom Set Up Video https://youtu.be/d7xXZxRDFUU
Please note that if you have privacy concerns,
you are welcome to disable the video portion.
I-Station: The assignments will be personalized(eventually) by your child's reading teacher for areas your child was working on before Spring Break.
If you feel the lessons are too hard or easy, please let the reading teacher know,
and we can change them up.
If they have completed all of the assignments, there are other free choice activities they can work on for the week.
If you have not used I-Station at home yet, you will go to the I-Station website and download it. Search for Hazel S. Pattison when it asks for the school code. If you need your child's login information, please check with their reading teacher.
Dreambox: This math program automatically offers individualized instruction for your child based on answers they get correct or miss. It's important that you do not give them the answers or do it for them, because it will adjust the activities to a level that is too hard for them. The students can press the question at the top to hear directions. You may also log in as a parent by following the directions that were sent out in the curriculum email from the district on Friday (let us know if you need help).
When you are logged on as a parent, you will be able to track their progress, as well as see areas where they might be stuck. The app will provide videos to show your child that helps them work through those areas.
The math teachers can see how many lessons your child has completed at home, as well as areas they might be struggling with. Teachers will communicate with you via email if we think they might be stuck.
This program can be downloaded as an app, or accessed on the computer. The easiest way is through My Katy Cloud, but you can also go to the website directly.
Our school code is: 2tt4/myt4.
From there your student should be able to enter their username and password (the white paper taped to the cover of their planner).
Please let their math teacher know if you need this login information.
My Katy Cloud: Google "My Katy Cloud," and it will pop up.
Their username and password is on the white card
taped on the cover of their planner.
If you need this information, let your child's teacher know and we will get it to you.
From here, your child can access Canvas, BrainPop, DreamBox, Discovery Education, Tumblebooks, Nat Geo Kids, and more.
You can find them by either clicking on the magnifier glass and searching for what you are looking for, or click on the "Elementary" tab at the bottom of the page.
The students are familiar with most of the content on
My Katy Cloud since we use it in our classroom often.
Go Noodle: This is another great resource for physical activity that the students love! https://family.gonoodle.com/
Home - GoNoodle
GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
KISD Parent Tech Support Information
KISD Parent Tech Support Form
We know this is a lot of information!
Please be assured that we will be here for you and your kiddos during this journey! While nothing will take the place of face-to-face learning, we know that we will get through this together! We are so excited that we have a platform where we can still learn together!
Please let us know if you have any questions at all and we
look forward to learning alongside each of you!
The 2nd Grade Teachers