Second Grade Curriculum
Reading: The Fundamentals of reading will be taught using quality children’s literature, big books, poetry and the basal. Mini lessons, shared reading and small literacy groups will be taught daily. The teacher will meet with each group to work on skills the students need. Students who are reading below grade level will receive extra help from the reading specialists and the teacher. Students may change groups as progress is shown.
Language/Writing/Spelling: Morning messages will be used to teach many language concepts such as capitalization, punctuation, grammar etc. Writing workshop will be used 4 days each week to work on the foundations of writing. Students will be writing narrative and how to stories as well as letters and poems. Spelling will be integrated with our reading/writing curriculum. We will focus on spelling patterns and high frequency words. Check the website for spelling information.
Math: Manipulatives are used to introduce concepts to students. Throughout the year the students will work on the following units: patterns, sorting and classifying, graphing, measurement, addition, subtraction, time, money, probability, geometry, place value, problem solving, multiplication and division. Immediate recall of the basic addition and subtraction facts is very important and will make it easier for your child to master more difficult math concepts. Please work with your child using flashcards for 5-10 minutes each night. This will help them be successful on the timed tests.
Science/Social Studies: Leadership is the overall theme of S.S. in 2nd grade.
How leaders problem solve, impact a community and the choices leaders have to make are the concepts covered in our curriculum.
Science units will involve many hands on experiments this year. Monthly newsletters will keep you informed of the units being studied. We will teach science and social studies in short units. Social studies concepts will be incorporated into the language arts lessons each 9 weeks.
Last Modified on 8/26/2009 2:18:23 PM