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Second Grade

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Language Arts
In second grade, our language arts time consists of four main components: shared reading, guided reading, writing and word study. During whole group reading, students will learn a variety of comprehension strategies, decoding techniques, and vocabulary which will be assessed each Friday. In small group reading, students will have the opportunity to apply these strategies with developmentally appropriate texts. Students will also partake in writing exercises in the form of journals, reading responses and formal writing lessons. In second grade, we utilize the word study program for our phonics and spelling instruction. Students are introduced to a new spelling pattern each Monday and are assessed each Friday.

Math
In second grade, the goal of our math instruction is to develop number sense and mathematical relationships in order to apply that knowledge to problem solving situations. In order to achieve this goal, we implement the Everyday Counts Calendar Math program, provide daily practice of concepts with manipulatives and utilize interactive games to reinforce instruction. Some of the components of our math curriculum include: measurement, geometry, place value and computation.

Social Studies
Second grade students are introduced to the heritage and contributions of ancient China, ancient Egypt and Native Americans. Students also develop map skills and demonstrate an understanding of basic economic concepts. The students will identify selected American individuals who have worked to improve the lives of American citizens. The students will recognize that the United States is a land of people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, who make contributions to their communities, and who are united as Americans by common principles.

Science
Second grade science curriculum is focused on using a broad range of skills in understanding the natural world. Making detailed observations, drawing conclusions, and recognizing unusual or unexpected data are stressed as skills needed for using and validating information. Measurement in both English and metric units is stressed. The idea of living systems is introduced through habitats and the interdependence of living and nonliving things. The concept of change is explored in states of matter, life cycles, weather patterns, and seasonal effects on plants and animals.

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