Second Grade

By second grade students have developed the work and study skills needed to prepare them for success with higher levels of focus and problem solving. Students in second grade will be more focused, more patient, and will exhibit more self-control than in previous years. 

In second grade, students develop the ability to read and write with increased fluency. Students will be asked to write creatively and increase their use of written language as a communication and expression tool. In second grade emphasis will be placed on correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Students will engage in an exploration of different genres of reading material and begin to gain an understanding of the author’s purpose.      

Second grade mathematicians will extend their understanding of base-ten notation, and  build fluency with addition and subtraction within 100. Second graders will learn to recognize and correctly use standard units of measure including a basic understanding of both time and money. In second grade geometry, students will continue to expand their shape knowledge to three dimensional figures. 

Young scientists will further their explorations of the world around them and delve deeper into the earth and its components such as soil, rocks, air, and water. Students will learn new ways to categorize and record their observations utilizing simple charts and graphs. 

Current events are introduced to children in second grade in order to bolster their understanding of the world and their place within it . Students also begin to study other cultures, and what makes cultures unique. 

Students in kindergarten will learn to identify all of the letters of the alphabet and their unique sounds. Students will engage in songs and stories which will introduce them to the foundations of literature such as parts of a book, rhyming words, and sentence structure. Students will learn a variety of sight words as well as how to put sounds together to begin to express themselves through written language. 

Students will learn the principles of numbers and their function in our world. Students will learn patterns, matched sets, counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. Students will begin to learn mathematical functions such as adding and subtracting as well as the names of all of the basic shapes and their characteristics. 

Kindergarten students delve into the world around them through explorations in science. Students learn about animals, plants, the earth, and how living things grow and flourish. Students begin to learn about the role that humans play in the world at large. Students will engage in hands-on learning through exploration of plants, animals, and many elements of nature. 

Students will learn about their community and its elements and functions through the social studies curriculum. Kindergarteners learn about the people and places in their neighborhood as well as the important jobs of helpers in the community. Through project based learning students begin to understand their role within different settings and groups throughout our community and the world at large.