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Second Grade


Students learned the computer lab rules and different parts of the computer during their first class.

Keyboarding - Students learned about proper ergonomics while keyboarding and continue to practice keyboarding skills and work on home row finger placement with the Typing Club, an online program which teaches touch typing and tracks individual progress.

Zoo Animal Posters – Students selected an animal on the San Diego Zoo website and researched facts about it. They then compiled the facts and copied a picture of the animal from the website to create a poster in Microsoft Word. They used formatting features to change text alignment and font style and size.

Seesaw Projects - Students worked on several projects using the app Seesaw.

Opinion PowerPoint - Students learned about beneficial and destructive insects, and then they created a PowerPoint slide show giving their opinion about whether they would squish or not squish an insect using three examples of good or bad insects to support their argument.  

Computer Coding –  Students started computer coding on in November and worked at their own pace through the 20-hour coding Course 2 during computer lab. They learned to assemble a series of blockly commands into a simple program to move characters through a maze, perform a series of tasks, or draw geometric designs and pictures. In December, students will participate in the Hour of Code, a worldwide coding event organized by (See Classroom Links below)

Digital Citizenship:

Going Places Safely – Students learned about the benefits of visiting places online, and also the rules they need to follow to be safe. Students then took a virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo and explored the website.


Website Links (Click text in blue to go to websites): - The Mom's and Kid's Playground - This website has a number of mouse activities to improve hand-eye coordination - This website contains a variety of activities that are grouped by grade and subject including typing activities.

Typing Club - Click to go to login page. Username: first initial and last name (lowercase, no spaces), Password: ms123456

San Diego Zoo - Kids - San Diego Zoo site with information and activities for kids.


Coding: - Learn to write computer code and direct characters to perform different tasks

Mrs. Barrett's Login Page - Students will need to know their Secret character to log in 

Mrs. Walker's Login Page - Students will need to know their Secret character to log in

Mrs. Wong's Login Page - Students will need to know their Secret character to log in