Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Internet Safety Tips!

Have you wondered how long your child should be using technology in a day?  Are you worried about keeping your child safe on the internet?  Here are some tips from the Second Grade team!










5 Healthy Media Habits to Teach our Children!

1. Set limits on the amount of time as well as the apps and videos your child is watching.

2. Check ratings and make sure all apps and videos are age-appropriate.

3. Turn off all screens at least an hour before bed!  And create "tech-free" zones, like mealtimes.

4. Ask questions about kids' favorite games, shows, and characters.  Discuss ideas and issues they read about or learn about through TV and video games.

5. Walk the walk--Be a good role model for your child!

See https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/new-healthy-media-habits-for-young-kids for more information on this important topic!


Other Websites that may Help:

1. https://www.commonsensemedia.org    Suggestions for free educational apps with reviews, simple tips for media habits for young kids, and parental control ideas.

2. http://www.netsmartz.org/  Ways to discuss technology use with your child.

3. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/screen-time/what-are-some-good-websites-that-are-safe-for-my-kid-to-explore  A short article on some great, recommended websites!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Save the Date!


Cooking Classes

In Second Grade, students have been participating in weekly cooking classes with Cultivating Community.  All classes have been learning about where our food comes from, vitamins and minerals and how they keep us healthy, and how to prepare tasty meals!  We have made a variety of healthy recipes, from kale salad to blueberry smoothies, and tabouli.  These lessons add onto what we learned in our fall gardening classes and will set the foundation for what we will learn about the Riverton community garden in the spring.  What a wonderful addition Cultivating Community has been to our science curriculum!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mrs. Harrison's Authors' Tea

"I'm An Expert!"
Sharing My Writing!
Friends & Parents Gather Round!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Non-Fiction Read Aloud

We have been learning more about where food comes from during our daily interactive read aloud!
Today students compared and contrasted fall and spring on the farm.