Second Grade Curriculum

In second grade, we deepen our exploration of literacy, mathematics, science and social studies.

 
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Math

We use the Everyday Mathematics curriculum in second grade. This curriculum is designed to teach math in a variety of ways to reach students of all learning styles.

In second grade, our math topics will include:

  • Fact strategies

  • Place value

  • Addition and subtraction

  • Operations and number strategies

  • Measurement

  • Coins

  • Geometry (2D & 3D)

  • Intro to Multiplication and Division

  • Concepts

  • Fractions

Literacy

In second grade, our literacy studies are divided into three areas: reading, word work, and writing. Each area teaches students a different aspect of literacy.

Our reading topics will include units on:

  • Building Your Reading Life

  • Becoming Experts: Reading Nonfiction

  • Bigger Books Mean Amping Up Reading Power

  • Series Book Clubs

Our word work groups will be differentiated based on students’ word and spelling knowledge. A concept will be worked on for one to two weeks until a final word sort is completed and shows proficiency. Word lists will be sent home with students to practice.

Our writing workshops will include units on:

  • Launch/Personal Narrative

  • Lab Reports and Science: Nonfiction Writing

  • Writing about Reading

  • Poetry

Science & Social Studies

After an overview of scientific goals and theory, our focus on science will include:

  • a unit on the properties of materials,

  • a unit on the changing of landforms,

  • and a unit on plant and animal relationships.

Our social studies program is focused on inquiry and interest-based areas of study.

This year, our units will include:

  • a study of our school family,

  • a discovery of communities and community changes,

  • an inquiry into community civics,

  • and an overview of geography.