Second Grade

Math

During Quarter Four Students will:

  • Compose 3-digit numbers using concrete models, drawings, place value strategies and written methods
  • Use mental strategies with addition and subtraction within 20.
  • Decompose 3-digit numbers using concrete models, drawings, place value strategies and written methods
  • Identify attributes of shapes - recognize, describe and draw: triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons and hexagons.

Reading/Writing

In reading we will:  

Literature  

  • Read and discuss Junior Great Book stories - ask and answer questions, describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning
  • Read poetry - describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning
  • Read folktales - ask and answer questions to determine a central message, lesson or moral.

Informational  

  • Ask and Answer questions, meaning of words/phrases, clarifying images
  • Use text features to make connections between historical events
  • Use text features to identify the main topic, author's reasons, and recount key details.

Vocabulary

  • Use glossaries and comprehension strategies to identify the meanings of words and phrases
  • Use compound words, adverbs, and adjectives
  • Identify prefixes and root words
  • Use collaborative conversations in small groups

In writing, we will focus on narrative and informational writing. We will:

Narrative

  • Write poetry - describe feelings and thoughts, describe actions

Informational

  • Introduce a topic, use facts to develop points, gather information to answer a question, and develop a closing statement

Spelling/Language Mechanics

Students will receive spelling instruction based on their needs through the Words Their Way program.

Science

We will learn about:

  • Comparisons of plant and animal basic needs and life cycles
  • Continue with Moon observation (over time)
  • Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and other animal life cycles

Social Studies

Social Studies this quarter will focus on history. We will learn about:

  • School, community and government leaders
  • Information about the past - using informational texts and biographies
  • Biographies of American leaders, innovator and heroes of the past

Contact

Mrs. Bev Berman | Mrs. Mary Cohen | Ms. Kate Hogan | Mrs. Susan Zacks

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