The second grade team works together to educate the whole child and prepare them to be 21st century learners and problem solvers.
Math: comparing numbers to 1,ooo, addition fact fluency, creating and reading patterns, identifying polygons, exploring “half” of a set, and the relationship between addition and subtraction
ELA: reading and understanding decodable text, understanding nonfiction/information text, learning and applying grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words, using and producing complete, simple and compound sentences orally and in writing
History/Social Studies: fairy tales and tall tales, early Asian civilizations, and the ancient Greek civilization
Math: attributes of lines and exploring length, naming and writing fractions, using graphs to represent data, using a number line to show computation and addition problems
ELA: asking and answering questions to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text, recount stories to determine the central message, lesson, or moral of a story. We will work to describe overall story structure, know and apply phonics skills to decode words, read grade-level text with purpose and understanding
Science: cycles found in nature.
History/Social Studies: Greek myths and the War of 1812
Math: concepts of time and understanding when and how to use the labels of a.m. and p.m. to describe times of the day, problem solving strategies, including Looking for a Pattern, Drawing a Picture,and Acting Out a Problem, mental computation skills, gain an understanding of capacity, compare numbers, the subtraction algorithm, estimation and exploring area
ELA: introducing spelling alternatives for vowel sounds, knowing and applying grade-level phonics and decoding skills and identifying words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences. Students will work towards reading with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. We will focus on writing narratives as well.
History/Social Studies: westward expansion and the U.S. Civil War
Field Trip & Special Activities: Four Mile Historic Park, Pioneer Day
Math: identifying 3-dimensional shapes, multiplication, modeling problem solving situations relating to multiplication and division, pictographs and bar graphs, division, mode and range, along with graphing data
ELA: several new spelling alternatives for vowel and consonant sounds as well as decodable text. Students will also write informative texts.
Science: human body and nutrition
History/Social Studies: immigration and the history of the civil rights movement