In 2nd Grade, we will be learning about many exciting things. In reading, we will be focusing on making the students better readers. We will be doing this by focusing on increasing fluency and strategies for comprehension, both written and oral. The students will be engaged in many different types of text such as fairy tales, fables, folktales, poetry, informational text, and Time for Kids.
In math, we will be using the Everyday Math Curriculum to drive our instruction. The curriculum includes direct instruction, small group work and games. We cover 4 mathematical strands. The four strands that the students are graded on are: Number Sense, Properties and Operations; Patterns, Functions and Algebraic Methods; Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability; and Shape, Dimension and Geometric Relationships.
In writing, we will be writing opinions, informational text, and personal narratives. Students will be honing their writing composition skills this year. We will continue to work on correct letter formation and basic writing conventions. The students will also be learning about the various parts of speech.
In science we will be studying Solids, Liquids and Gas; Ecosystems; and Processes that Shape the Earth.
In social studies we will be studying the History, Geography, Civics and Economics of Communities.