Grade 2 Resources for BC’s New Curriculum

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BC Ed Plan – Grade 2 – link to the BC Ministry website


NOTE:  To access the Learning Commons links below:  For L4U (Library for U, our physical, campus library) please go to L4U and for OverDrive (our digital, online library), please go to OverDrive.

NOTE:  To  find usernames/passwords for the subscriptions below, please log into your Encom parent home page, choose “Curriculum Resources” and scroll down to the subscription(s) of your choice.  For information about the various subscriptions go to Online Subscriptions and scroll down to the subscription of your choice.

NOTE:  For practice tests for Gr. 2 subjects, please go to BC ExamBank.

Applied Skills

Learning Commons (Library)

Applied Skills Resources

MakerEd resource page

Subscriptions

All the Right Type 4 Online offers junior level typing for K-3, using drills, games, etc.

BrainPOP Jr. (for K-3; find it at the bottom of the BrainPOP page) → Arts & Technology  https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore# Scroll across to find “Careers & Work Place Skills” under K-2

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Science and Health”.

Learn360  Technical & Vocational Education  (In “Technical & Vocational Education”, go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “Pre-K-2” as in the screenshot under “Arts” below)

Tynker  https://www.tynker.com/  (coding and programming)

World Book Kids (K-5):  Cooking Activities:  Food Fun, Musical Instruments:  Make Some Noise, Art Activities:  Making with Paper  Lesson Plans for Parents, and Science Projects.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Arts

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive and L4U resources:  search under topic (E.g. Art, Dance, Music, Drama, etc.)

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr. → https://jr.brainpop.com/artsandtechnology/

Curio.ca (Note that many of the videos in Curio.ca will have Teacher’s Guides included.) →  https://curio.ca/en/video/the-curse-of-clara-a-holiday-tale-12451/ (age 5-8)

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore# Scroll across to find ‘Visual & Performing Arts’ under K-2

Enchanted Learning (K-3) →  http://members.enchantedlearning.com/artscrafts/ 

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Arts and Music”.

Learn360  Art or Music & Dance  → (Choose your subject, Art or Music & Dance, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then   choose “Pre-K-2”)

Learn360 Filter

World Book Kids (K-5):  Art Activities  Craft Room, Creature Feature, Make Your Own Palette, Colour Puzzle, Print a Design, Shape Pictures, Connecting the Music of FreedomMake Some Noise, Paper Patterns, UFO SightingLesson Plans for Parents.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Career Education

Note:  The focus of Career Education in Gr. K – 3 is as follows:

  • Goal setting
  • Talking about appropriate risk taking
  • Learning about roles and responsibilities at home
  • Learning about jobs in the community
  • Developing good work habits

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive Digital Library Resources:  Let’s Meet a Police Officer, Important Jobs, Jobs if you Like Building Things, The Fire Station, The Fire Station (fiction Robert Munsch), The Winning Goal, Fireman Fred, If I built a House, If I built a Car, Monkey with a ToolBelt and the Seaside Shenanigans.  The Boy who Loved Math, The Librarian of Basra, No Dragons For Tea (fire safety),

All About Me

Kenya’s Art

One of a Kind – Evan Moor

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr.  https://jr.brainpop.com/socialstudies/communities/

https://jr.brainpop.com/socialstudies/economics/

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore# Scroll across to find “Careers and Work Place Skills” under K-2.

Start a blog with our subscription Kidblog (for K-8) and learn how to create community online in a safe scaffolded environment.

Learn360 Careers & Job Search or Guidance & Counseling  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “Pre-K-2” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

World Book Kids (K-5) Working on a House, Architectural Maze, Chemistry SearchLesson Plans for Parents, Important People.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Christian Studies

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive:  Browse the ‘Bible’ tab, and in L4U search under ‘Bible’ as keyword.

Subscription

RightNowMedia subscription Check out all your favourite Bible series like What’s in the Bible, Veggie Tales, Friends and Heroes, Seeds Family Worship (music), The Animated Stories Bible, and thematic resources including science with The Wonderful World of Science,  and career and health with Boz (character traits).  → RightNow Media


Curriculum and Unit Study Kits

Grade 2 Kits to meet BC Learning Standards for Science and Social Studies and some Language Arts/STEAM applications.

Supplemental Kits for hands on activities are available in L4U

Homeschool Curriculum Correlations for Grade 2: ACSI ScienceBerean Builders, Come Sit by Me, Northwoods Press

Homeschool curriculum


First Peoples

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive:  The topic of First Peoples is covered well with wondering questions in the ‘Communities’ digital kit (find it in the OverDrive  Digital Library under ‘Curriculum and Unit Study’).

Books in OverDrive include :

Secret of the Dance

Grizzly’s Home by Robert James Challenger

The Salmon Twins Caroll Simpson

The Old Ways by Susan Chapman

In L4U do a topic search for First Nations Fiction and Non Fiction.

Subscriptions

Curio.ca – (age 5-8) Inon, or the Conquest of Fire ; The Creation of Birds

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Social Studies” → “Canadian Studies” under K-2.  Choose from the menu shown below:

Canadian Studies Menu

ERAC K-12 Resource Collection will show recommended book lists:  (K-3) https://k12.bcerac.ca/?Curated=aboriginal&GradeK=true&Grade1=true&Grade2=true&Grade3=true. This will also give you ideas of books to search for in the OverDrive library or your local public library.

Learn360  First Peoples or First Nations (Once in the “First Peoples” screen, go to the “Filters” on the right; first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “Pre-K-2” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)


Foreign Languages

Learning Commons (Library)

On L4U do a search with the keyword ‘French’, for example, to find 15 pages of resources.

On OverDrive eLibrary, or digital library: ⇒ Collections tab ⇒ More Collections tab ⇒ Core French and/or to ⇒ French Immersion for many French readers and curriculum.

Everybody Bonjours  Leslie Kimmelman

French:  F is For French; F comme Francais  A French Alphabet

Subscriptions

 BrainPOP French:  https://fr.brainpop.com/

BrainPOP Spanish:  https://esp.brainpop.com/ and https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/hispanicheritage/

Curio.ca   https://curio.ca/en/curriculums/british-columbia-6/francais-langue-seconde-immersion-366/

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore# Scroll across to find “World Languages” under K-2 for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

Enchanted Learning (K-3) http://members.enchantedlearning.com/languages/   

ERAC K-12 Resource Collection will show recommended book lists:  (K-3) https://k12.bcerac.ca/?GradeK=true&Grade1=true&Grade2=true&Grade3=true&Language=French

Learn360 World Languages  (Once in the “World Languages” screen, go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “Pre-K-2” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

SAS® Curriculum Pathways SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Spanish” and K-5.


Language Arts

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive eBooks

Grade 2 Fiction Reading List – linked to OverDrive for easy access (Language Arts).

Socio-Emotional Picture Booklist

Novel/Literature Studies available

Language Arts Workbooks

Search the Keywords Language Arts or Grammar to find Evan Moore, Carson Dellosa and Complete Classroom Press workbooks, which have printable lessons.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr.  https://jr.brainpop.com/readingandwriting/  Includes Authors, Reading Skills, Story Elements, Comprehension, Phonics, Word, Sentence, Communication, Writing, Reading & Writing Movies.

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore# Scroll across to find “English/Language Arts” under K-2

Enchanted Learning (K-3)  http://members.enchantedlearning.com/languagearts/

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Language Arts”.

Kidblog – a safe, online environment for students to write and share their learning.  (K-8+)More information can be found at Kidblog on HCS website

Learn360  English & Language Arts  (Once in the “English & Language Arts” screen, go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “Pre-K-2” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

NoveList K-8: Suggests the perfect book for your student to read!  Find in the EBSCOhost site at NoveList.  More information at EBSCOhost site → scroll down the page to NoveList.

Reading Eggs  http://readingeggs.com for reading comprehension, grammar and spelling.  Your support teacher will sign you up for this.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “English Language Arts” and K-5.

SuccessMaker for Gr. 2 Language Arts, email bjohnson@onlineschool.ca for info.

World Book Kids (K-5)  Write It Down, Mixed-up Mammals, F-i-n-g-e-r S-i-g-n-sLesson Plans for Parents, Games for Language Arts:  (choose “Subject” at the top of the page) Language Arts Games, How to Use the Dictionary.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Mathematics

Math Correlations for Grade 2: HorizonsJump MathMath U SeeSaxon MathSingapore Math

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive:  Type in the keyword ‘mathematics’ or ‘STEM’ and you will find workbooks, reference books and STEM related materials from publishers like Carson Dellosa, Complete Classroom Press, and Rainbow Horizons, as well as tons of Inquiry picture books to teach “big ideas”.

L4U:  Type in keyword ‘mathematics’ and you will find textbooks, and reference books.

Subscriptions:

BrainPOP Jr.  https://jr.brainpop.com/math/

Curio.ca  Choose “Resources” → “Curricula” → BC → “Mathematics” (from the left-hand navigation)

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore# Scroll across to find “Mathematics” under K-2

Enchanted Learning (K-3) http://members.enchantedlearning.com/math/

Explora Primary  → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Math”.

IXL https://ca.ixl.com/math/ (Jr. kindergarten and up)  To sign up for IXL Math, go to https://forms.kccnet.ca/view.php?id=131030

Learn360  Mathematics  (Once in the “Mathematics” screen, go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “Pre-K-2” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

Math Buddies – Online program which uses Singapore Math.  Gr. K-5.  More information can be found at Math Buddies in HCS Website

SAS® Curriculum Pathways SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Mathematics” and K-5.

SuccessMaker for Gr. 2 Math, email bjohnson@onlineschool.ca for info

World Book Kids (K-5)  Count Like a Roman, Count Like an Ancient Egyptian, Decode Your Name; Logic Puzzles; Triangle HuntLesson Plans for Parents; Math Games (choose subject at the top of the page).  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


OverDrive Digital Library Resources

Grade 2 OverDrive Resource Page – with a variety of OverDrive Resources for Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Mathematics, including workbooks, reference books and Christian fiction.

Themed Resources on OverDrive (non-fiction interests)


Physical and Health Education

Learning Commons (Library)

Health resource page all grades.

OverDrive resources:  Taking Care of my Godly Body, Lintball Leo’s Not So Stupid Questions about Your Body.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions to meet BC’s New Curriculum for Physical and Health Education.

BrainPOP Jr.  https://jr.brainpop.com/health/

Curio.ca  Choose “Resources” → “Curricula” → BC → “Physical & Health Education” (from the left-hand navigation)

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore# Scroll across to find “Health” under K-2

Enchanted Learning (K-3) http://members.enchantedlearning.com/health/

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Science and Health”.

Learn360  Health or Sports & Fitness  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “Pre-K-2” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

World Book Kids (K-5)  One Hit Away, Gold Medal MazeLesson Plans for Parents.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Science

Learning Commons (Library)

See Curriculum and Grade 2 Unit Study Kits, and OverDrive and L4U resources.  Check out Inquiry picture books for big ideas, ⇒ Collections, then ⇒ the tab Teachers Lounge and then ⇒ Inquiry Picture books.  Also the MakerEd and STEAM tab is in the Teachers lounge tab which will lead you to more science inquiry and Project-Based Learning.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr.  https://jr.brainpop.com/science/

Curio.ca  Choose “Resources” → “Curricula” → BC → “Science” (from the left-hand navigation)  OR Choose “Categories” → Math, Science & Technology  (look for ages  5-8 image under the description of the videos)

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore# Scroll across to find “Science” under K-2

Enchanted Learning (K-3) http://members.enchantedlearning.com/science/

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Science and Health” or “Animals”.

Learn360:  Biology , Earth Science, Environmental Science, Family & Consumer Sciences or Physical Science  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “Pre-K-2” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

PebbleGo  https://www.pebblego.com/choose

SAS® Curriculum Pathways SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Science” and K-5.

World Book Science Power (K-7)  Science Power has lessons, labs, critical thinking activities, and curriculum correlations that connect to the actual science lessons.  It also has Pre-Assessments, Post-Assessments and Lesson Reviews.  World Book Science Power is aligned to the new BC curriculum and allows for inquiry-based learning.

World Book Kids (K-5) World of Animals, Lightning Strikes, Get to Know Your Food, Purifying Water, Winding ScrewsMake Some Noise, Paper Maker, Sort and Match (Science Activities), Help the Zoologist, No Bones Word HuntLesson Plans for ParentsGames about Animals and Science (choose “subject” at the top of the page), Science Projects.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Social Studies

Learning Commons (Library)

See Curriculum and Gr. 2 Unit Study Kits, and OverDrive and L4U resources

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Jr.  https://jr.brainpop.com/socialstudies/

Curio.ca – (age 5-8)  https://curio.ca/en/video/inon-or-the-conquest-of-fire-2877/ ; https://curio.ca/en/video/the-creation-of-birds-3011/

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore# Scroll across to find “Social Studies” under K-2

Enchanted Learning (K-3) http://members.enchantedlearning.com/socialstudies/ 

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Social Studies” or “Geography”.

KNOWBC.com  http://knowbc.com/

Learn360  Family & Consumer Sciences, Geography, Government, Social Studies or World Cultures (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “Pre-K-2” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

PebbleGo  https://www.pebblego.com/choose

RightNow Media:  Life Cycles:  Mystery Story; The Butterfly; Changes of Matter: The Fire; Water Cycle, etc.:  WaterThe Water; Hidden Treasures.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Social Studies” and K-5.  (American content)

World Book Kids (K-5) Maps and More (Interactive Maps, World Book Atlas, Outline Maps and Flags), Pictures from History and Government (including Canadian)  Activities:  Class MapMap Your Favourite Continent, Symbols of Oz (north/south/east/west), Around the Town, Find the Buried Treasure, Around the WorldLesson Plans for Parents, Games about Social Studies (choose subject at the top of the page), Important People, Compare Places.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Special Education Web Page

Click on this page here.  All SE resources are to be found in the OverDrive eLibrary and L4U physical library.


Subscriptions Correlated for Grade 2

Brain Pop – Language ArtsMathematicsScience and Social Studies,

Curio.ca,  Gizmos SciencePebble GoTynker STEM

Video Resources for Grade 2


Web Links

Weblinking Library Main Page and Weblinks for Grade 2

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