Second Grade Curriculum

During the Second Grade Year, our students will develop the following competencies through the school curriculum:

 

LANGUAGE

  • Read a variety of genres of authentic children’s literature
  • Develop and practice spelling words
  • Demonstrate skill in reading grade-appropriate text orally with speed, accuracy and expression
  • Develop understanding of unfamiliar words used in context
  • Demonstrate competency in writing using a variety of styles (including narrative, persuasive and informational)
  • Introduce and practice writing concepts, writing mechanics, sentence structure, and grammar and usage
  • Use a variety of strategies to understand and gain meaning from grade-level text
  • Acquire and use grade-level vocabulary effectively in oral and written communications
  • Continue to develop and practice listening, organizational and study skills
 

MATH

  • Develop skills in number awareness including the following concepts and skills:
    - fluency with single digit addition/subtraction facts to 18
    - fair trades with coins or bills
    - duration and sequence of events
    - number patterns-skip count, odd/even
    - fact families
    - fractions: halves, fourths
    - tally marks
    - picture graphs
    - estimation: rounding to nearest ten
    - telling time
    - measurement
    – estimating, comparing, and ordering
    - basic geometric figures and spatial relationships
  • Develop fluency with multi-digit addition and subtraction
  • Understand multiplication, multiply numbers and verify results
  • Communicate mathematical ideas, work in cooperative learning groups, and understand mathematical terms
 

SCIENCE

  • Use appropriate tools to gather and draw conclusions through the process of scientific inquiry
  • Develop a scientific vocabulary and be familiar with how scientific knowledge is achieved
  • Engage in the study of Earth Science (motions and patterns of celestial bodies and changes of the earth’s surface), Physical Science (changing attributes of materials, states of matter, energy), and Life Science (life cycles)
  • Develop ways to communicate findings using oral and written expressions
 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Explore government and demonstrate understanding of the need for rules and laws
  • Develop understanding of the roles of elected leaders including president, governor and mayor
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state and national capitals, identifying them on a map
  • Explore the lives of historical figures in Georgia history including the Creek and Cherokee peoples
  • Develop ways to communicate ideas orally, in written expressions and through presentations
 

SPANISH

  • Continue to develop Spanish language skill through instruction, the use of songs and various hands-on materials
  • Explore the use of basic Spanish language throughout the school day and in enrichment class to improve language facility for daily communication
  • Explore cultural experiences from various Latin Clutures in enrichment class
 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Develop competency in matching locomotor skills to a rhythmic beat
  • Demonstrate self-control and follow rules and procedures with little teacher direction
  • Develop concepts in throwing, striking and weight transfer
  • Show good sportsmanship and teamwork in games and activities
 

MUSIC

  • Practice identifying loud/soft, brass instruments, fast/slow, moving at different tempos, moving to a steady beat, notations, beats in groups of 2’s and 3’s
  • Explore movement with music
  • Participate in choral presentations in class and for community
 

ART

  • Understand art terms
  • Apply principles of design
  • Use a variety of media to create art projects
 

TECHNOLOGY

  • Continue developing computer skills
  • Continue to use the computer as a tool to enhance the learning process through curriculum integration in the classroom
  • Demonstrate understanding of the importance of internet safety

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