Teacher: Ms. Johnson

Room #: 107

Instructional Focus

This week we will begin using the 2nd Grade Learning Choice Board
 access student learning activities. 

  • All activities are optional and will not impact students' grades.
  • Please check under "Files and Documents" for needed materials.
  • Students should be spending no more than 60 minutes per subject, per week on activities.
  • Students can choose one activity per day and share their learning with their teacher.


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About the Teacher
Greetings! My name is Tanisha Johnson I will be your child's teacher for the 2019 - 2020 school year! This will be my 4th year at Mullen Elementary School and 6th year in teaching! I have previously taught kindergarten and first grade.  By far 2nd grade is my favorite grade to teach! I look forward to working with your child!

Please feel free to contact me any time. My email address is JohnsoTD2@pwcs.edu or on class dojo!

Greetings students and family, 
I hope you all are doing well during our time apart. Please know that I miss you very much, and can't wait to see you soon! However, never fear FLIP GRID is here! Please feel free to record a video on our very own flip grid page, so that we may still continue to communicate and see each others smiling faces! Please go to https://flipgrid.com/johnsonrm107

All PWCS will close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the growing health concern caused by the Coronavirus.

While we are apart, there are several resources that you may access to continue learning. Please note that it is extremely important to still read EVERY DAY.  

Math resources:
Dreambox - https://play.dreambox.com/login/dweh/t3aa?vcl=1

Sheppard Software - http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm 

ABCYA - https://www.abcya.com/grades/2/numbers

Reading resources:
Raz Kids - https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login
(Go to "Kids Login.")

ABCYA- https://www.abcya.com/grades/2/letters 

Epic- https://www.getepic.com/students 

Monthly Objectives:
Reading: Unit 4A Exploring Informational Text & 5A Poetry
​Students will understand that text can provide information or explain a process and understand the role of text features. (Unit 5A)Students will use strategies learned thus far to read poetry in ways that captures mood, feelings, and ideas. Students will develop a wider range of vocabulary and comprehension. Students will use visualization and analysis of word choice to understand the theme.  Students will participate in literary discussions involving various types of poetry  and will discuss the characters and setting. 
Writing: 4B Research Writing & 5B Descriptive writing
Students will be familiar with notetaking and will apply this skill in the area of research. Students will organize their research and inform. (Unit 5B)Students will use their knowledge gained about poems in the reading unit to write poetry in a variety of styles. Types of poems students will be exposed to include bu are not limited to: circle poems, list poems, Haiku, rhyming, and non-rhyming. 
Math: Unit 6 Telling Time & Data and Probability. Unit 7 Number Sense and Computation.
Students will develop methods of collecting, organizing, describing, displaying and interpreting data to answer questions. Students will begin to develop the understanding of the concept of chance, to explore the possible outcomes of situations and predict results, and to begin to describe the likelihood of events (certain, impossible, most likely, and least likely). (Unit 7) Students will focus on place value with numbers to three-digits, including the use of expanded form. Students will focus on mastery of plus/minus 10 strategies, Students will also compare collections of coins up to $1.25, and 1 and 2 step addition/subtraction story problems. 
How the world works IB unit:

An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment. 

SS2.1 The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

b)   using basic map skills to locate places on maps and globes to support an understanding of American history;

e)   comparing and contrasting people, places, or events in American history;

f)    recognizing direct cause-and-effect relationships;

SS-2.6 The student will develop map skills by using globes and maps of the world and the United States to locate


a)   the seven continents and the five oceans;

b)   the equator, the Prime Meridian, and the four hemispheres; and

c)   major rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and other physical features in the United States.


S-2.6  The student will investigate and understand that there are different types of weather on Earth. Key ideas include

a)    different types of weather have specific characteristics;

b)    measuring, recording, and interpreting weather data allows for identification of weather patterns; and

c)     tracking weather allows us to prepare for the weather and storms.


S-2.8  The student will investigate and understand that plants are important natural resources. Key ideas include

     c) plants can help reduce the impact of wind and    


Homework Policy:
Your child will have a weekly homework sheet. Students should do the assigned homework and read for each day of the week. Homework is due every Friday in their blue folder.

Friday folder:
Your child will have a blue Friday folder. Homework, graded assignments and communication papers from the school will be in there. Please take time to look through these papers.

Snack policy:
Our classroom snack policy is aligned with the PWCS belief to healthy eating. Please be sure to send healthy snacks to school with your child. Healthy snacks include: fruit, vegetables, dry cereal, string cheese, and granola bars. Snack time is after recess and last 7-10 minutes.

Students will periodically receive Scholastic book flyers in their Friday Folders. Students can purchase books through Scholastic by bringing their order form and money to school, or by placing an online order using code RXZJM.

Daily Schedule 
9:00-9:30 Morning Meeting 
9:30-10:30 Inquiry Block A
Inquiry Block A cont'd 
11:30-12:30 Inquiry Block B
12:30-12:55 Recess
1:00-2:00 Inquiry Block B cont'd
2:00-2:10 Inquiry Block C 
2:10-2:55 Encore

Inquiry Block C cont'd