This is a brief outline of the year’s curriculum. It covers our main topics of study.
Reading: Critical Areas of Focus
*Skills will be taught primarily using the Scott
Writing: Critical Area of Focus
We primarily use the Collins Writing Program. Students develop skills for the process of pre-writing, editing and revising, and embellishing quality pieces. Writing is carried through all curriculum areas.
Math:Critical Area of Focus
-Base Ten notation and properties of operations to add and subtract through 100
•Addition and Subtraction:
-mastery of facts 1-20,
-mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-1000,
-mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-1000
•Geometry: describing and analyzing shapes
•Measurement and Data
*Students also learn various strategies which help them with problem solving.
Social Studies:Critical Area of Focus
In Second Grade we use the Second Step Program to teach important social skill topics.
Other topics in second grade are:
•Continents and Oceans
•Mexico (a special cultural focus for second grade.)
Science:Critical Area of Focus
butterflies, owls, frogs/toads
•Science Labs (experiments and exploration)
•Outdoor Garden (how topics correlate to our science themes of seasons, life cycles and butterflies.)
Second Grade Favorites:
(extended units of mixed curricular interdisciplinary study)
Biographies (biography quilts),
Comparative study of many Gingerbread Stories and
building of Gingerbread houses/communities