As students journey through 2nd grade, focus on literacy is amplified. Students begin reading to learn, developing into independent readers and writers with effective communication skills. We focus on fluency, accuracy, comprehension, and analysis of literature and informational text. After completing this grade, students are prepared to learn more complex science and history-social science concepts.
Through biographical research, students examine the lives of heroes, and the qualities that enable people to achieve their goals. Students explore the impact they have on their families and communities, and how they have been shaped in turn.
Students classify materials like scientists. With weekly hands-on experiments, students work collaboratively to design and build solutions involving types of matter. They apply Common Core Language Arts skills to increase comprehension of Next Generation Science content.
Students continue exploring rules and laws, examining responsibilities in following and creating them. Conflict resolution, and how people interact, are key areas of focus for college and career readiness.
Shaping the Earth
Students examine geological processes, reproducing events in hands-on experiments to either prevent them or minimize their impact. They apply Common Core Language Arts skills directly to Next Generation Science Standards as they recount formation sequences.
Economics: Producer to Consumer
Students research the sources of goods and products they consume on a regular basis. While learning about personal nutrition, students learn the basic economics of food production.
Plants in Habitats
Students learn the tricks plants use to move to new areas. Through multiple hands-on experiments integrating Common Core Language Arts skills, students become botanists.
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