Second Grade

Second Grade Curriculum
• Math
• Science
• Social Studies
• The recent sift in match education concentrates on focus, coherence and rigor. (Common Core).
• Students are expected t have speed and accuracy in mathematics.
• Special attention is given to critical thinking, problem solving, and relating math to real life situations.
• Students should be able to explain their thinking skills.

Five Critical Math Areas
• Expanding Understanding of base ten notation (seeing groups of 10 in a number)
• Building Fluency with Addition and Subtraction
• Using Standard Units of Measurement
• Describing and Analyzing Shapes
• Statistics and Probability
Progress in Mathematics by Sadlier-Oxford
• Addition/Subtraction Facts
• Place Value to 100
• Data and Graphs
• Addition and Subtraction of Two-Digit Numbers
• Geometry
• Money and Time
• Place Value to 1000
• Addition and Subtraction of Three-Digit Numbers
• Fractions and Probability
• Measurement
• Multiplication and Division
Science, A Closer Look, by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill
Introduction to the scientific method-experimentation. We love to be scientists!!
Life Science
• Plants and Animals
• Habitats
Earth and Space Science
• Our Earth
• Weather and Sky
Physical Science
• Matter
• Motion and Energy

Reading and Writing in Science
• Most of the curriculum is interdisciplinary. Each discipline- math, science, social studies, etc.- is interrelated.
• Science: A Closer Look has a reading and writing component. Our learned and developing reading and writing skills will be applied to the science curriculum.
• I will also expose the students to many nonfiction works pertaining to the content through shared reading.
• All lessons relate to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Social Studies: People and Places
The program is broken into 5 units:
• History
• Culture
• Economics
• Citizenship
• Geography
• Writing activities, nonfiction works, and assigned projects will also be part of our social studies curriculum.

English Language Arts
• Shared Reading
• Guided Reading
• Phonics
• Grammar
• Writing

Treasures by Macmillan/McGraw
• Shared reading program with writing, phonics, spelling and practice skill components.
• Leveled Vocabulary: Tier 1-3 (Common Core) ** bonus words
• Weekly Assessments on stories
• Spelling tests each Friday- words on index cards
• Phonics skills (vowels, blends, digraphs, etc.)
• Writing skills will be applied in Writers Workshop
Writers Workshop
• Modeling writing techniques and conferring with students as students move through the writing process.
• Concentrating on Narrative, Opinion and Informative Writing Styles.
• Students will read and write poetry.
• Writing will be done each day through journal writing and other self produced writing.

Oral Language
• Oral language is an important part of daily living.
• Students will be encouraged to share reading, writing and ideas amongst each other and with the class.
• Students will ask and answer questions and build on conversations.
• Students will learn to follow rules for discussion.
Homework Policy
• Homework will be assigned Monday-Thursday.
• Students will copy homework from the board and become responsible for take-home items.
• Please sign the homework notebook so that I know you are aware of these assignments.
• Homework is meant to reinforce what was taught; material will not be new topics.
• I will be assigning book reports and projects during the school year. Students will be given ample time to complete these tasks.