2nd Grade Curriculum

The second grade curriculum reviews and reinforces concepts while moving into the next level of academic performance.  Research and book reports are regularly assigned, cursive writing is introduced and the students are encouraged to accept more responsibility for successful completion of their assignments. 

Health and Safety

  • Mental, family and social health
  • Keeping healthy and safe
  • Health specialists
  • Personal and dental hygiene and good grooming
  • Substance abuse education
  • Basic first aid

Language Arts

Reading

  • Phonics - R controlled vowels, digraphs, diphthongs
  • Alphabetical order
  • Compound and multi syllable words, plurals, prefixes, suffixes
  • Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms

Written Language

  • Grammar - use of contractions, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs
  • Imperative, declarative, interrogative, exclamatory sentences
  • Compound sentence structure, subjects and predicates
  • Composition - revision for clarity, narrative, expository, persuasive writing; structure and development of paragraphs, capitalization and punctuation skills
  • Reference skills - using a dictionary and internet research, utilizing the table of contents and/or index
  • Vocabulary - base words/roots, content based words
  • Introduction of modern cursive writing
  • Creative writing: friendly letter & paragraph (beg., mid., end)
  • Writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing

Oral Language

  • Using persuasive talks
  • Making introductions and announcements
  • Presenting plays and skits
  • Separating fact from opinion
  • Interview skills

Literature

  • Literature Interpretation
  • Visual imagery
  • Core Literature Strand: Fables

Math

  • Introduction to Multiplication
  • Introduction to Division
  • Three and four digit numbers
  • Problem solving
  • Time - five and fifteen minute intervals
  • Money - estimation
  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Graphs & data
  • Adding & subtracting doubles
  • Building arrays
  • Repeated addition
  • Place value to 100 and 1,000
  • Mental addition & subtraction
  • Adding and subtracting two digit numbers with regrouping
  • Measurements 

Science

  • Investigation skills
  • Scientific process
  • Scientific tools

Life Science

  • Animal & plant life cycles
  • Anatomy
  • Plants

Earth Science

  • Fossils
  • Natural resources
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Weathering

Physical Science

  • Sound
  • Position & motion
  • Tools & machines
  • Magnets
  • Air & Water
  • Energy, heat, the sun

Social Studies

  • People who make a difference/ heroes
  • People who supply our needs, producers & consumers
  • Parents, grandparents, and ancestors
  • People from many cultures, past and present
  • Geography of North America
  • Timelines
  • Map features & skills, how land is used
  • Our government

 

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