June 19, 2020

Father's Day Activities

Fathers Day Vinyl record bowls: MUST BE DONE WITH ADULT SUPERVISION 





  • vinyl records 
  • Acrylic paints
  • Microwave safe bowl 
  • Baking sheet






  • set the oven to 275 degrees
  • Place record on baking sheet 
  • Let bake for 3-5 minutes 
  • The record will ripple and warp when it’s ready 
  • Have an adult take the record out of the oven 
  • Place record into a microwave safe bowl and press down at the center 
  • Let sit in bowl for 5 minutes to cool
  • Remove from bowl and start painting!




Father Day marbled Bookmarks:








  • Cardstock or watercolor paper 
  • Shaving cream
  • Food coloring
  • Fork 
  • Scissors 
  • Baking sheet 
  • Popsicle stick or butter knife 






  • Spray shaving cream onto baking sheet and spread around 
  • Use 2-4 different food coloring bottles and squeeze 3 drops of each color onto the shaving cream 
  • Use a fork to swirl around the colors 
  • Take the paper and gently press onto the colored shaving cream
  • Use a popsicle stick or bottle knife to scrape off the shaving from the paper
  • Lightly dab the paper with a paper towel 
  • Let dry for 10 minutes 
  • Cut the paper into strips 
  • For additional flare punch a hole at the top of one of the strips. Tie colorful ribbons or beaded strings
  • You can also laminate the bookmark using contact paper!

June 13, 2020

Masking Tape Challenges


Here are some fun new ways to get creative and move your body!!! 




Laser Obstacle Course Challenge: 




I suggest using the red tape for this one! 




Find a narrow passage or hallway in your home. Using the masking tape, begin sticking long strips across the wall making a zig-zag like pattern. Make sure the tape strips are at least more than a couple inches apart so they don’t stick to each other! 




Now try the challenge of crawling from one end of the hallway to the other end without touching the laser.




Labyrinth Race Challenge:




Materials: masking tape, straws, cottons balls 




First start by using the tape to make long patterns and shapes on the floor- all the lines must stay connected! 


Next grab the straw and cotton ball. Blow through the straw to guide the ball and trace the tape. 


Challenge 1: 


Try to trace the labyrinth  as fast as you can using a timer. Try again, beat your old score! 


Challenge 2: 


Create two identical labyrinths and race against someone!


Challenge 3:


Race with 2 cotton balls instead of 1 



June 6, 2020

Feather Garland project




  • coffee filters
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrush or pipette dropper
  • Scissors 
  • Needle and thread






  • Flatten coffee filter
  • Start painting or dripping watercolors onto filter
  • Let dry (depending on how wet- it usually takes only about 15 minutes)
  • Cut out feather shapes (you can get two out of one filter!) Make at least eight for the garland length 
  • With adult supervision, carefully thread the needle 
  • Using the needle begin stringing the feathers together and knot the end of the thread 
  • Space out the feathers a couple inches and hang the garland!

June 1, 2020

LEDP hop!

May 29, 2020

STEM Challenge: Building Tall Geodesic Domes

Get ready to do some tasty engineering! 



  • Marshmallows or gumdrop candies
  • Toothpicks



Begin by constructing a series of pyramids. Make a square first and then add triangular sides. After making several triangles, move on to making cubes. Try joining them together to make a larger structure. The shapes that use triangles seemed a lot more stable. There are a variety of different designs and techniques you can play out! Have fun!

May 28, 2020

Hi second grade,


It looks like we have another beautiful day on our hands and it would be a waste to spend it inside, in front of a screen.  So grab a parent, grandparent, sibling, babysitter, something to write with and bring yourself outside and explore some nature! 



May 24, 2020

DIY Birdfeeder:




Large pinecone


Peanut butter or sunbutter 


Twine or yarn


Small cooking pan or plate


Bird seeds



Step 1: tie the twine or yarn to the top of the pinecone 


Step 2: use a spoon or butter knife to slather peanut/sunbutter onto pinecone. Make sure the whole pinecone is covered!


Step 3: pour the birdseeds onto plate/pan.


Step 4: roll the pinecone in the bird seeds until it’s covered.


Step 5: place the pinecone in the freezer for about 20 minutes 


Step 6: hang the pinecone in a tree or somewhere where birds can easily find it.
Spring Rainbow treats: 
3 tablespoons  butter
* 6 cups of Fruity Pebbles 
1 package (10 oz., about 40)   JET-PUFFED Marshmallows  OR 4  cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1:  In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows in microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth.

2: Add Fruity Pebbles cereal. Stir until well coated.

3: Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. 

4: Cool in fridge for 15 minutes.

5: Cut into 2-inch squares. Best if served the same day.

May 20, 2020

LEDP Coloring Book

Very interesting second grade...it appears we have stumbled across this homemade LEDP coloring book. Do you think you guys can add some much needed color or paint to these pages? Make sure to share your masterpieces with us once they’re complete!

Thank You.

The 2nd grade team

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May 15, 2020

Spring Project

Sakura (cherry blossom) tree:
Materials: small paper bag, scissors, colorful tissue paper, Elmer's glue 
Step 1: open the paper bag so that it can stand by itself 
Step: 2: carefully hold the bottom of the bag  and twist just above the seam/fold several times
Step 3: use scissors to cut strips from the top of the  bag  down to the twisted section
Step 4: gather two strips at a time and twist together to form the branches.
Step 5: (for the blossoms) rip up tiny pieces of tissue paper and roll them into balls. Dip the blossoms in Elmers glue and decorate the branches! 

May 13, 2020

Happy Wednesday second grade!!!

It was wonderful seeing you guys yesterday! Since last Wednesday activity was dedicated to your teachers, we thought it might be fun to bring some attention to y’all! Down below you will find two, almost identical photos. Can you spot the differences between the them? There’s 10 in total, see if you can find them all!

May 11, 2020

Indoor Jump Rope!

May 8, 2020

Mothers Day Crafts!


Stitched heart Card






  • cardstock (thick paper)
  • Colored yarn, stretchy cord or sewing thread 
  • Safety pin or sewing needle






  • fold paper in half 
  • trace heart on the front of the card 
  • puncture holes with a sewing needle into the heart shape
  • make the holes bigger using a toothpick 
  • use cord, yarn or thread to cross stitch heart
  • write a heartfelt note to mom and celebrate her day 💕 🎉 
  • Colorful Flower Bouquet:



  • cupcake liners 
  • Pom poms, sequins, or colorful beads
  • Straws 
  • Green paper 
  • Elmers glue or hot glue (with adult supervision!) 



  • Flatten out the cupcake liner. Feel free to modify the circle shape using scissors!
  • Glue pom poms, sequins or beads in the center of the cupcake liner
  • Use the straws for the flower stems- I find that either hot glue or clear tape works best for binding the flower bud to the stem
  • Optional: cut out green leafs and glue them to the stems

May 6, 2020

Hi second grade,


Hope you guys have had a entertaining week so far. Bagel has a special announcement for y’all, so  tune into the video to find out. We also have some teacher trivia for you since this week we celebrate teachers appreciation. Below you will find three statements from each of your teachers. Two of those statements will be true, the other one will be false. If you think you can identify the lie, and which teacher it belongs to, send them on over to Mary’s email for a special prize!






Two truths and a lie:



Teacher 1



1. I don’t know how to ride a bike.


2. I was once on a Ferris wheel on the top of an 11th story building.


3. I’ve swam with dolphins in the Bahamas!



Teacher 2



1. I have a fear of flying.


2.  beets are my favorite vegetable.


3. I love to swim in the ocean during winter!



Teacher 3



1. Pink is my favorite color


2. I usually sneeze in three’s


3. I’m a awesome at jump roping! 

May 5, 2020

Story reading and project

April 30, 2020




  • 1 cup for every player
  • 1 tissue for every player
  • 1 rubber band for every player
  • 1 toothpick for every player
  • 3 dice for every player


  • To be the last player with dice on the tissue


  • You cannot move dice once they are on the tissue
  • When poking holes, you must get at least half of the toothpick below the tissue surface
  • You cannot poke in the same spot more than once


Give each player a cup, tissue, rubber band, 3 dice and a toothpick. Create the 'ice' by unfolding their tissue and laying it across the top of the cup. Use the rubber band to secure the tissue to the cup and create a flat surface. Each player adds on die to the 'ice' surface. Roll one die to determine the starting player. The highest roll begins by rolling two dice. The total of the dots determines the number of holes that player must poke into the tissue.


April 29, 2020

Hi second grade,

I hope this spring weather finds you well and ready to put those brains to work. In the link below you will find a digital jigsaw puzzle to put together! Recognize anyone ?! Solve and send a completed picture with you and your puzzle buddy...then make your own!

April 26, 2020

2nd Grade Crossword

Second grade Crossword.pdf
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April 24, 2020

Hidden color reveal science experiment:

Materials: baking soda, white vinegar, food coloring, muffin pan, cups or squeeze bottles
Step 1: add a couple drops of food coloring to each segment of the pan 
Step 2: add a couple tablespoons of baking soda on top of the food coloring 
Step 3: try and guess the color! Then add a 1/4th or 1/3rd a cup of white vinegar. The chemical reaction will reveal the hidden color! 







April 22, 2020

Hi second grade!!!

Today, in recognition of earth day, we have something fun to bring nature to you!!! Watch the video for a simple project idea! After you’ve finished, check out the link below for an opportunity for a virtual tour of five different national parks...right from your very own home!!! Explore the icebergs and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska or maybe take an adventure to Hawaii for some volcanoes? Let us know which trip you and your family enjoy the most!!!
National Park Tour