Second Grade

Second Grade Curriculum • Math • Science • Social Studies • ELA Math • 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.