Butler

Welcome to 2nd Grade!

Welcome to Mr. Butler's website!

Please click on the following link for a tutorial on how to log into: Schoology

During this new and uncharted time in our country's history, please be patient with all of us as we are trying to determine the best ways possible to meet your child's educational needs. Parents, if you need anything, please feel free to contact me via School Status or send me an e-mail.

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Welcome to Mr. Butler's website!

Please look around to see all of the things that you can work on at home.

If you need help explaining to your children  what is going right now around the country, please visit the made for children video about the Coronavirus.

1) Read with your child daily. This is vital so they do not lose their current reading levels. Please read the books students have at home. There are also a bunch of read-alouds available on YouTube and various other websites listed below. Try even finding a video like Go Dog Go that shows the words of the book. Then mute the video and have your child read it. This will help not only with sight word recognition, but also with reading fluency (how fast your child reads in a smooth and natural tone).

2) Please open and/or download and print the list of sight words. Challenge your student to see how many words they can memorize. Minimally, students should have the first 100 memorized by the end of the year in 1st grade. Ideally, they should have the first 300 words memorized.

3) In math, we are working on a lot of real life situations. This is a great time to get them to help you cook, tell you what time it is, and count coins. Don't forget, students can always use basic math fact practice.

4) See below for a list of available websites that your student can practice on. Most students know how to navigate the websites independently and can do it on a tablet or a smartphone. Others are currently offering free access during this time.

The 2nd Grade teachers will provide you more information with specific assignments and activities.

If your child has forgotten their lunch number, please contact me and I will send it to you.

 

Class Schedule

7:00a.m. - 7:45a.m. - Breakfast

7:45a.m. - 10:00a.m. - SSR/Reading

10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. - Math

11:00a.m. - 11:15a.m. - Health

11:15a.m. - 12:05p.m. - Activity

12:05p.m. - 12:35p.m. - Lunch

12:35p.m. - 1:05p.m. - Recess

1:05p.m. - 2:00p.m. - Intervention

2:00p.m. - Dismissal

 

Activity Schedule:

Monday - Computer Lab - Mrs. Osborne

Tuesday - Library - Mrs. Holland

Wednesday - Music - Mrs. Hornsby

Thursday - P.E. - Coach Washington

Friday - Art - Mrs. Rachel

This year 2nd grade will be utilizing letter grades. The following is the grading scale:

90-100  A

80-89  B

70-79  C

65-69  D

64-0 F

 

Links:

School tube

This website is like YouTube except it is all school related.

http://www.schooltube.com 
Cool Math 4 Kids

Fun games to help with math facts, fractions, shapes and decimals.

http://www.coolmath4kids.com 
Primary Games

This site has all sorts of games for math.  It covers everything from number sense and counting to math facts.  This site also has games that can be played in other subject areas.

http://www.primarygames.com 
Triple A Math

AAA Math features a comprehensive set of interactive arithmetic lessons.  Unlimited practice is available on each topic which allows thorough mastery of the concepts.  A wide range of lessons (kindergarten through Eighth grade level) enables learning or review to occur at each individual's current level.

http://www.aaamath.com 
Game Aquarium

This is an interactive math game site that also has test preparation.

http://www.gameaquarium.org/dir/Gamesaquarium/Math/ 
Map Math

Though we do not take the Map test this is a great interactive math site.

http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/pages/studentlinks/map 
Math Playground

This has math games for all ages.

http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html 
Starfall

Works on phonemic awareness and phonics.

http://www.starfall.com 
Spelling City

Helps the students with spelling words.

http://www.spellingcity.com 
Funbrain

Games for math facts.

http://www.funbrain.com 
PBS Kids

In the games section the students can work on reading skills.

http://www.pbskids.org 
Internet 4 Classrooms

In this website you can choose specifically the grade and skill you want to work on with your child.  It also has some math skills.

http://www.internet4classrooms.com 
MAP Reading

Though we do not take the Map Reading test this is a great interactive reading site.

http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ro/pages/studentlinks/map/reading.htm 
Storyline

Great place for stories read online.

http://www.storyline.net/ 
Suesville

Great Dr. Sues site.

http://www.suesville.com 
Scholastic

Contains books and games for reading skills.

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/index.asp 
Garfield

A fun site for second-12th grade.  This site works on reading sequentially.

http://www.professirgarfield.org 
BBC

Lots of reading games.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ 
Cool Math

Fun games to help with math facts, fractions, shapes, and decimals.

http://www.coolmath.com 
Sight Words

This site has tons of work with Sight words.

http://rbeaudoin333.homestead.com/sightvocab_1.html 
Educational Videos

This website has all kinds of educational videos.  You will have to register.  The following student pass key will get you started:  10015-6818760.

http://www.learn360.com 
Classworks

Classworks is web based program that is used in our school.  You will need to type in your child's last name and then in the Id# type in your child's MSIS number.  Your child may call it the cafeteria number. Do not type anything in the Password. Then click login.  If you are unable to log your child in check the Need help link on the login page.  It will contain some helpful tips and a number to call for extra help.

http://classworks.desotocountyschools.org/classworks.local/StudentModule/

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