Tux Paint Teaching Ideas
Grade 2

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SOME TUX PAINT IDEAS FOR GRADE 2:

LANGUAGE ARTS:

-Type spelling words in different fonts and colours and decorate with stamps.

-Create story maps.

-Write a story and present it as a booklet.

-Have students illustrate their favorite part of a story and write a sentence about why they liked it.​

SCIENCE:

-Sort and classify stamps as magnetic or non magnetic.

-Create books about of the lifecycle of a butterfly or a frog.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

-Create a class book about the Provinces of Canada.

-Create maps of their community using the stamps for cars and buildings and create a legend.

-Create a book about your school.

MATH:

-Students can show their knowledge of adding and subtracting using the stamps to create a number sentence and answer 

-Sort stamps by symmetrical and not symmetrical.

-Group letters in the alphabet/names by whether they are symmetrical or not.

-Have students use the symmetry tool in the wacky pen to create symmetrical snowflakes.

-Students create a picture that contains symmetrical shapes and then they switch computers with a partner and circle the symmetrical shapes.

-Fractions-Have students find stamps that can be divided into halves and use the moving van to cut them in half to create a page of half fractions.  Do the same for quarters.

-Copy and paste to create patterns or complete a pattern that a partner has made.

-Use the stamps to illustrate skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, etc…

-Use Canadian Coin stamps to count money (use the down arrow on the stamp set with the clock and sign language at the top):

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PERSONAL PLANNING:

-Have students sort the stamps by which of the 4 food groups they fit into.

ART:

-Use Kid Pix to recreate the art works of your favorite artists.

-Use the digital camera or scanner to get pictures of students and then have them import them to use in cards for Mother’s or Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day or Christmas.​