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:
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:
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.