Second Grade Going into Third Grade Summer Resources:
LA dept resources
Other Reading Websites
Hoopla: download this app for either apple or android devices. All you need is your new providence library card. This is a great way to get new books from the library on an e-reader.
Epic is now offering 2 hours of usage per week after June 30th. You do not need to do anything to your account, but epic will cut you off after 2 hours of work.
Lexia: please continue to use Lexia throughout the summer!
www.xtramath.com Continue using your xtramath account to practice fact fluency.
www.wildmath.com Select “Play the game”. Select addition or subtraction and grade. You can race to beat your time.
www.aplusmath.com Go under “Flashcards” or “Game Room” on the left side of the screen. They can practice adding and subtracting. It is very important to know addition facts and subtraction facts from memorization or within a couple seconds.
www.mathisfun.com Select Money then select Money Master, click on the US flag, select simple. Or you can select numbers then Math Trainer for adding and subtracting. At the home screen select games and pick a game to play.
www.aaamath.com At the top pick “Second” or “Third” for a challenge. Choose any of the activities like adding or subtracting then select the “play” option toward the top of the screen. 20 Questions and countdown games are good ones.
www.funbrain.com Lots of fun games to choose from.
Other games and activities you can play:
- Take a deck of cards and remove the face cards (kings, queens, jacks). Aces are one. Divide the cards evenly among the players. Keep cards face down in a pile. Each player turns over 3 cards and tries to make their largest number they can with their 3 cards. Everyone must read their number and the one with the largest number collects all the cards. The player with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner. You can play the smallest card version to change it up.
- Using sidewalk chalk, have them count by 3’s or 4’s.
- Play a game while in the car or waiting in line. What number comes before 260? What number comes after 529? 750 is one more than ____? (749) 339 is one less than____? (340)
- Practice counting by 5’s, 10’s, or 2’s. When standing in line or driving in a car you give them a number and have them count by 5’s or 10’s from that number. Ex. Start with 35 and count by 10’s. Start with 55 and count by 5’s.
- Take a deck of cards and remove the face cards (kings, queens, jacks). Aces are one. Divide the cards evenly among 2 players. Each player flips over a card. The first one to add the 2 numbers correctly wins the cards. After going through the pile of cards, the player with the most cards wins. You can do a subtraction version also. With subtraction you can change one of the cards to add a 10 to it. For example you have the cards 4 and 2. You can add ten to any one of cards to make it 12 – 4, or 14 – 2.
- Play store and practice counting change. Give allowances in change and have them count.
* Ask your children to add up the numbers in the license plates of passing cars. You can assign a value to the letters, for example, every letter equals 5. Older children can multiply the numbers.
A variety of academic learning activity sites:
Have a great summer!