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Second Grade Curriculum

Language Arts Curriculum

  • Literature based with emphasis on authors and novels
  • Summarization and comprehension
  • Phonics
  • Writing for a variety of purposes including personal letters, and journals
  • Expressive and narrative compositions
  • Proofreading and revision skills
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Manuscript and cursive handwriting
  • List and dictation spelling
  • Daily oral language
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Readers' Theatre

Mathematics Curriculum

  • Numbers, operations, and data
  • Money and time
  • Two and three digit addition and subtraction
  • Geometry and measurement
  • Number sense and fractions
  • Mastery of basic addition and subtraction facts
  • Introduction of multiplication facts
  • Problem solving and graphing

Science Curriculum

Life Science

  • Living things grow and change
  • Homes for living things

Earth Science

  • Earth's surface
  • Space and weather

Physical Science

  • Exploring matter
  • Energy in motion

Science Labs

Social Studies Curriculum

  • Living in a community
  • Our government
  • Looking at the earth
  • People past and present
  • People at work
  • Charts, graphs, and diagrams
  • Maps
  • Atlas skills

Enrichment Curriculum

Foreign Language Curriculum (Spanish)

  • Development of listening, speaking, and comprehension skills for everyday communication
  • Vocabulary and basic parts of speech
  • Spanish culture
  • Enrichment activities including songs, games, dances, movies, and puppets

Art

  • Continuation of the care of tools, various media, design principles, and art history
  • Use of clay, paintings, and printmaking
  • Focus on multicultural unit involving a countries artifacts, sounds, tastes, and clothing (textiles)
  • Introduction of : drawing principles, body proportions, and facial features

Music

  • Continuation of music curriculum
  • Exploration of music concepts through singing and playing rhythm instruments
  • Introduction to the lives and music of great composers
  • Performance opportunities include Christmas pageant, and Spring Programs derived from classroom unit curriculum

Physical Education Curriculum

  • Cooperative games
  • Skatetime
  • Square Dancing
  • Cross-Curriculum games

Library

  • Literature-based with emphasis on authors and novels (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Book Talks
  • Biographies

Technology

  • Curriculum Integration
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Keyboarding
  • Internet Exploration
  • Developmentally appropriate software in various content areas