2nd Grade

Second Grade is a wonderful place. Second grade is a time of discovery and of learning to use all the skills learned in first grade. This age group is growing in independence by leaps and bounds.

Math and reading subjects are refined and enhanced with new skills. The second grade Book Club invites the students to write questions about the stories they have read. As the students sit in a circle, they are in charge of taking turns and asking the questions.

Math and reading subjects are refined and enhanced with new skills. The second grade Book Club invites the students to write questions about the stories they have read. As the students sit in a circle, they are in charge of taking turns and asking the questions.

The mastery of cursive handwriting allows the students to feel a part of the grown-up world. Also as part of this time of maturing, students are encouraged to be problem solvers by telling their side of the story and listening to others.

Curriculum Summary

  • Fact and opinion
  • Inferences
  • Main Idea
  • Details
  • Sequencing
  • Classifying
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Making Judgments
  • Context Clues
  • Decoding
  • Following directions
  • Using a dictionary
  • Using a table of contents
  • Predicting outcomes
  • Synonyms/Antonyms/Homonyms
  • Vocabulary/word usage
  • Cause/effect
  • Syllables
  • Parts of a book
  • Fiction/non-fiction
  • Using references
  • Poetry
  • Graphic organizers
  • Story characters
  • Moral/Parts of a story
  • The Writing Process
  • Letter Writing
  • Landforms
  • Neighborhoods and Communities
  • Working together: Rules, laws, leaders, voting, city hall
  • Pioneers: Westward movement, food, clothing, social activities, schools, homes, chores
  • Native Americans: Regions, songs, dance, customs, legends, language, names
  • Celebrate America: Our flag, famous presidents, national symbols, pledge of allegiance, patriotic songs, the White House, Capitol, Famous Americans, national monuments, national holidays
  • Wants and needs: Basic human needs, wants, factory, goods, services, taxes, volunteers, consumers, and jobs
  • Maps and globes: Symbols, terms, landforms, directions, water forms
  • Landforms: Continents, water forms, surface changes
  • Hemispheres
  • Regions
  • Prewrite
  • Rough draft
  • Revise
  • Edit
  • Publish
  • Sentences structure
  • Parts of a sentence
  • Statements
  • Questions
  • Word order
  • Using I
  • Editing/Proofreading
  • Mechanics:
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Days/holidays/months
  • Titles of people
  • Titles of books
  • Sentences
  • Dates
  • Names and places
  • Suffixes/prefixes
  • Conjunctions
  • Articles
  • Nouns: proper nouns, more than one, adding –es, nouns that change spelling
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs: present tense, past tense, adding –ed, forms of be, forms of have, contractions
  • Adjectives
  • Adding –er, -est
  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Compound words
  • ABC Order
  • Dictionary skills
  • Abbreviations
  • Rhyming words
  • Cursive writing introduced mid-first semester
  • Auditory discrimination
  • Consonant letter-sound assoc.
  • Hard and soft c and g
  • Consonant-vowel-consonant blending
  • Short vowel letter-sound
  • Long vowel letter-sound
  • Compound and two-syllable
  • Consonant blends
  • Y as a vowel
  • Consonant digraphs
  • Inflectional endings
  • Suffixes and prefixes
  • Vowel pairs and digraphs
  • Diphthongs
  • Counting: to 2,000 backwards by ones, twos, fives, tens even/odd numbers ordinal numbers
  • Addition: terminology, memorize families 1-18, add/subtract dollars/cents, estimate sums, add/subtract w/borrowing, to ten thousands
  • Problem solving
  • Logic/patterns
  • Place value to ten-thousands
  • Rounding: nearest tens, nearest dollar
  • Roman numerals
  • Order three numbers
  • Money: pennies, dimes, nickels, half-dollars, dollars
  • Time—to five minutes
  • Temperature
  • Non-standard measurement: cups, pints, quarts, gallons, kilograms, pounds, liters, yard, foot, inches, centimeter
  • Graphs: vertical, horizontal, picture, line, pie, grids, Venn diagrams, tally mark, and bar graphs
  • Geometry: sort shapes, solids, identify vertexes, find perimeter, symmetry
  • Fractions
  • Word problems
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Physical Science
  • Matter
  • Motion
  • Forces
  • Energy
  • Light
  • Life Science
  • Plant structures
  • Animal structures
  • Diversity and adaptation
  • Heredity/reproduction
  • Environments
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Fossils
  • Soil
  • Land and water forms
  • Weather patterns
  • Space
  • Moon phases
  • Solar system
  • Process and Application
  • Scientific investigation
  • Tools of science
  • Experimental process
  • Safety
  • Use math in scientific Inquiry
  • Science and technology careers