INFORMACIÓN DEL DISTRITO DENISON ISD COVID-19

Thank you for joining us here as we continue to help our Yellow Jacket learners keep growing academically.

Visit this site regularly for updates and additions to the content provided by teachers for your student. 

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Dear Students and Families,

   We sincerely hope all of you are well and staying safe. Your teachers have been working hard to provide you with learning opportunities at home. We encourage you to follow the lesson plans provided and enjoy reviewing skills you have mastered this year as well as new learning.

   The reading and writing assignments can be done as a family. Please use books you have at home, picture books online, or passages provided at your school. Students K-6 can work together using the same book.

   Math and Science lessons have fun videos to watch and activities to pick and choose from. Some videos feature DISD teachers you may recognize!

If you need a hard copy of materials posted online, they are available on your campus. Schools are open between the hours of 9:00am to noon.

   Your education is so important to us. We have supplied a daily schedule with suggested times for learning, eating, exercising and playing.

We miss you dearly and hope to see you soon.

DISD Teachers

READING LINKS

These are some of the best online resources for picture book read-a-louds and materials:

 

Paper packets (can be picked up at school) will include Kindergarten level fiction and non-fiction stories and articles.​

P.E. LINKS

HOW TO USE OUR ONLINE LEARNING 

LESSONS

I-Station Instructions for Parents and Students

 

When students log into I-Station for the first time on or after April 1, it will prompt them to a test.  I-Station gives them a test at the beginning of each month to monitor their progress.  This should be completed independently.  The length of the test depends on how well your child is doing.  It could last 20-40 min. There is an icon at the bottom that shows that they are in the test. It is a blue box that says ISIP.  Once that icon disappears the test is over.  Most of the students are familiar with this and know when the test is over. 

 

Daily practice- students need to do I-station a minimum of 20 minutes a day (M-F).  If they log out before 20 minutes it will start the lesson over the next time they log in.  

 

How to download I-station at home. 

1.     Have your student log into Clever from www.denisonisd.net 

2.     Click I-station and download to the type of computer, I-pad etc. that you have. 

3.     After it downloads the I-station log in screen pops up.  Do not log in here. 

4.     Go back to Clever and log back in. 

5.     Then, you should be able to click on I-station and it doesn't require a log in. 

Your child will go to Clever every time after the program has been downloaded. 

LESSON PLANS WITH LINKS

Note: TEKS refers to the list of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 

2nd Grade – Week of April 6 

 

 Monday, April 6 

ELAR (30 Minutes)

This week focuses on poetry. TEKS covered will be: 7A, 7B, 7D, 7E, 9A, and 9B 

The assignments this week come from your child’s HMH Into Reading myBook #4. 

  • Prepare to Read: Look at page 82 in the myBook. Discuss what to look for in the poem and set a purpose for reading. Review the power words. 

  • Read: Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle on pp. 83-104.  

  • Discuss: Use the “Turn and Talk” on page 105 to answer questions. Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper or in the myBook. 

  • Parents, please look at the attached I-Station instructions. It is important that your student use I-Station at home for their reading and spelling instruction. 

  • Note to families of students with dyslexia: You will be receiving a phone call from your child’s dyslexia teacher to adjust ELAR plans to meet the individual needs of each student. 

Math  

Lesson 14.6 

TEKS: 2.9D- Determine the length of an object to the nearest marked unit using rulers, yard sticks, meter sticks, or measuring tape.  

ACTIVITIES:  

  • YouTube video: https://youtu.be/r4_FFiztVmI 

  • Workbook pages: 737-738  

  • Watch the video lesson and look for items around your house to measure in inches. 

    • Estimate the lengths and then measure these objects to the nearest inch with a ruler.

    • Record your measurements in your workbooks or make a chart on paper. 

  • Literacy connection: Inch by Inch (by Leo Lionni) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGwu5bPtYpc&t=2s  

Science
  • Watch YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJVo_fewmcM 

  • Read Science Workbook: Unit 9 pgs. 332-335 

  • Discuss what your own environment looks like. Compare how plants and animals get food in their environment. 

 

 

 

 Tuesday, April 7 

 

ELAR (30 Minutes)

This week focuses on poetry. 

The assignments this week come from your child’s HMH Into Reading myBook #4. 

  • Discuss: What do you remember about the poem we read yesterday? 

  • Re-read: Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle on pp. 83-104 or listen/watch online as Mr. Wil Turner reads it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9QoMtz-xKQ 

  • Writing and Drawing Prompt: Use the writing map on page 106 and the instructions on pp. 106-107 to create a journal entry that describes the night of the concert. 

  • Extension:  Use household items to create a bongo drum. Oatmeal canisters, fabric, rubber bands, etc. The top half of a balloon works great as a drumskin. Pencils or chopsticks can be drumsticks. 

 

Math 

Lesson 14.6 (continued) 

TEKS: 2.9D- Determine the length of an object to the nearest marked unit using rulers, yard sticks, meter sticks, or measuring tape.  

ACTIVITIES: 

Science 
  • Watch YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuKs9o1s8h8 

  • Review Science Workbook pages: Unit 9 pgs. 336-341 

  • When reviewing have your child go over the vocabulary words and meanings. You can make your own food chain on construction paper or complete the “Food Chain Sort”.  

 

 Wednesday, April 8 

 

ELAR (30 Minutes)

This week focuses on poetry. 

The assignments this week come from your child’s HMH Into Reading myBook #4. 

  • Prepare to Read: Look at page 108 in the myBook. Discuss what to look for in the poem and set a purpose for reading.  

  • Read: A Dancer’s Journey on pp. 109-110. Think about what pictures are in your mind as you read. 

  • Discuss: Use the "Check for Understanding” boxes on pp. 109 and 110 to make sure you understand the poem. How does the photo help? 

  • Writing and Drawing Prompt: Use page 111 to answer why the poet used more than one setting in “A Dancer’s Journey”. Choose your favorite setting (Oklahoma, California or NYC) to draw and color. 

 

Math 

Wednesday- Lesson 14.7  

TEKS: 2.9D- Determine the length of an object to the nearest marked unit using rulers, yard sticks, meter sticks, or measuring tape.  

ACTIVITIES: 

 

Science 

 

 

 

 Thursday, April 9 

 

ELAR (30 Minutes)

This week focuses on poetry. 

  • Students and parents create a T-chart for both poems read this week: Drum Dream Girl and A Dancer’s Journey. One column should be labeled “Alike” and the other “Different”. After re-reading both poems, the student can list or draw all the ways the “drum dream” girl and Maria Tallchief are alike and different. 

  • Discuss: Which poem did you like better? Why? 

  • Extension: Use a kid-friendly search engine such as www.kidrex.org to research Maria Tallchief or Mikhail Baryshnikov. 

 

Math 

Lesson 14.7 (continued) 

TEKS: 2.9D- Determine the length of an object to the nearest marked unit using rulers, yard sticks, meter sticks, or measuring tape.  

ACTIVITIES: 

Science 
  • Watch the YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqHr51mHBDo 

  • Read and complete science workbook pages: pgs. 350-353 

  • Draw your own animal and label what adaptations this animal has. Do these adaptations protect this animal? Write a short response on the page you drew and labeled your animal on explaining which adaptation protects this animal.  

 

 

 

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