First and Second Grades Activities.

Daily Keyboarding 10-15 minutes. 


Activity 1

Follow the Directions to learn how to keyboard.  The number thing to work on at home!   When you've completed these lessons.  Dance Mat is for 1st Grade.  TypingClub is for second grade.   If you use an email to sign in, TypingClub will retain your lesson progress.











Activity 2

Learning to code for non-readers.  Using videos and games to learn computer science  and coding basics.  12 Lessons, when you are done, Email Mr. Morris









Activity 3

Go to and use the pencil.   Now click on the down button next to the pencil and draw, use the following items.   Star, Stamp, Mirror Brush, Web, Spirograph.  Play around with it.  Draw a Spring Picture!  Have Fun!






Activity 4

Go your favorite browser, with a parent, we are doing word searchs for images.    Look up at words like Bats, Cats, Hats.   What "at" words can you find.   Now look up ig words like rig, big.....  Think of other three letter words you can find!









Activity 5

This one is not hard, but it requires a parent to help their students set up a words book, and/or diary, in google docs, or ms word.     Each day the student will write a short story or description of their day.    Thank you for helping our student learn! Viel Spass,  Mr. Morris











1. Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources. (1, 2)

2. Identify, research, and collect data on an environmental issue using digital resources and propose a developmentally appropriate solution. (1, 3, 4)

3. Engage in learning activities with learners from multiple cultures through e-mail and other electronic means. (2, 6)

4. In a collaborative work group, use a variety of technologies to produce a digital presentation or product in a curriculum area. (1, 2, 6)

5. Find and evaluate information related to a current or historical person or event using digital resources. (3)

6. Use simulations and graphical organizers to explore and depict patterns of growth such as the life cycles of plants and animals. (1, 3, 4)

7. Demonstrate the safe and cooperative use of technology. (5) 8. Independently apply digital tools and resources to address a variety of tasks and problems. (4, 6)

9. Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology. (6)

10. Demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments such as electronic books, simulation software, and Web sites. (6)


Common Core Literacy Standards 1-2

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.

Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Compare formal and informal uses of English

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.

Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).

2nd Grade

1) Integrations of Knowledge and Ideas, Craft and Structure, Production and Distribution of Writing, Comprehension and Collaboration, Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

2) Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.

3) With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

4) Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

5) Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.


Vermont Grade Grade Expectations  Grade 2


Creating, opening, saving, and printing a document.

Cutting, copying, and pasting within a document.

Launching a program from the desktop using a shortcut or alias.

Logging in and out of a computer.

Minimizing applications

Recognizing and using keys: letters, numbers, and space bar, shift, return/enter, punctuation, delete/backspace keys)

Describing and practicing responsible use of technology (e.g., taking turns using technology equipment)

Entering information into a teacher created template (e.g. concept map)

Identifying components of multi-media presentations (e.g., title, transitions, sound effects, animation, text and graphics).

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