Second Grade Course of Study

Language Arts

  • Students continue to refine reading skills by reading and discussing various literary pieces

Math

  • Addition & subtraction
  • Functions
  • Graphs
  • Measuring and the Metric system
  • Geometric shapes
  • Rounding
  • Multiplication & Division facts

English

  • The Writing Process
  • Main idea
  • Sentences
  • Book Reports
  • Parts of Speech
  • Punctuation & Capitalization
  • Summarizing & Sequencing
  • Cause and effect

Handwriting

  • Students learn the basic techniques of cursive writing

Phonics

  • Consonants, short and long vowels
  • Compounds, blends and digraphs
  • Y as a consonant and a vowel
  • Contractions, plurals suffixes
  • Vowel pairs, diphthongs, digraphs
  • Prefixes, base words, syllables
  • Synonyms, antonyms, homonyms
  • Dictionary skills

Social Studies

  • Maps and diagrams
  • Learning about ancestors
  • People in history: Presidents, inventors

Science

  • Growing and changing
  • Earth’s resources
  • Fossils
  • Observing and measuring matter
  • Forces and Sound
  • Solar system
  • Habitats

Spelling

  • A compilation of spelling lists

Physical Education

  • Continued refinement of eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills, team play, sportsmanship

Art

  • Continued development of small muscle coordination for positive creative expression

Music

  • Exposure to different instruments
  • Musical notes
  • Rhythm & Harmony
  • Musical Beats

Spanish

  • Introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary

Library Skills

  • Dewey decimal system, using the library, and story time

Computers

  • Curriculum supplementation
  • Keyboard acclimation, computer care, computer term

Manners

  • Secular ethics and violence reduction program
  • Classroom manners, respecting elders, eating manners, the golden rule, honesty, appropriate language, temper control, sportsmanship

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