Second Grade Curriculum

Religion
  • Study of the Gospels
  • Catholic faith practices
  • Parts of the mass
  • Preparation for 1st Reconciliation
  • Preparation for 1st Holy Eucharist
Language Arts
  • Phonemic Awareness to decode works and to improve fluency
  • VoWac system
  • Syllabic rules
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Characters, setting, main ideas, supporting details
  • Sequencing and problem solving
  • Understanding factual and fantasy stories
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Summarization techniques and inference skills
Writing
  • Starting with an idea and expanding it into a story
  • Using outlines and brainstorming using the senses to develop a story idea
  • Introduction to grammar – nouns, verbs, and adjectives
  • Capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar editing
  • Use research skills to write a basic research paper
  • Write opinions with details to express stance
spelling
  • Correlates to our phonics program
  • Use syllable patterns and phonetic spelling rules
  • Identify patterns in words
  • Break words apart and sound them out
  • Key spelling patterns are introduced and studied weekly
  • Fernald method is used to teach words that do not follow spelling patterns
Math
  • Focus on basic addition and subtraction fact memorization
  • Add and subtract two and three digit numbers with or without regrouping
  • Problem solving – solve problems with multiple addends
  • Usage of graphs, charts, and tables
  • Strategies for problem solving introduced such as drawing a picture, using manipulatives, and looking for data in the problem
  • Investigation of number patterns
  • Telling time using digital and analog clocks
  • Count money
  • Measure using a ruler, scale, and capacity tools
  • Identify Geometric shapes and manipulation of shapes
  • Use fractions to identify portions of shape and compare them
  • Place value to the hundreds place
  • Introduction of multiplication and division concepts
Social Studies

Social Studies

  • Learn about different types of communities and cultures
  • History of the United States, our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights
  • Map reading
  • Needs and wants
  • Earning an income
  • Learn how government works in our community
Science
  • Investigate, experiment, and classify plants, animals, and dinosaurs
  • Identify types of matter by their properties
  • Work with vibration, pitch, and volume
  • Sources of heat, light, and sound
  • Cause-effect relationships in force, magnets, and circuits in electricity
  • Day and night, Moon phases, Solar system
  • Weather
  • Human bodies important organs and muscles
  • Keeping healthy
Handwriting
  • Review letter formation, alignment, spacing and size of manuscript writing
  • Review correct posture and pencil grip
  • Introduction to cursive writing focusing on slant, letter formation, spacing, and size