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Second Grade

Curriculum

All second graders are using an aligned curriculum in each subject area to ensure that they are learning the Louisiana State Standards. The following curriculum are used:

  • Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a research-based, comprehensive English Language Arts (ELA) program that integrates reading, language, writing, speaking, and listening and encompasses the five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension).
  • Eureka Math is used for mathematics
  • Amplify Science is used for science
Grade Level Goals

By the end of the 2022-23 school year…

  • All students will meet or exceed individual growth rates for Composite Scores as measured by DIBELS 8.
  • All students will meet or exceed individual growth expectancy based on Standard Scores measured by the STAR MATH assessment.

grade level news

2nd Grade News:

In ELA the students are learning so many interesting facts about the beginning of our country. In knowledge they are being introduced to the time of westward expansion during the 1800s. The students will explore why pioneers were willing to endure the hardships to move westward, and learn about innovations in transportation and communication, including the steamboat, the Transcontinental Railroad, and the Pony Express. Students will then explore insect life cycles and social insects such as bees and ants. They will discover helpful and harmful aspects of insects. This domain lays the foundation for more in-depth study in later grades of life cycles and animal classification.

In the Skills portion of ELA the students will work with Unit 5. This unit introduces spelling alternatives for vowel sounds and the schwa sound. Students will practice chunking phonemes as a means of reading multi-syllable words. They will review grammar skills and learn about adjectives, as well as how to identify the subject and predicate in a complete sentence. Additionally, students continue to practice narrative writing by rewriting an ending to a story from their decodable Student Reader, Sir Gus.

In Math we are finishing up on Module 5: Addition and Subtraction within 1,000 with word problems to 100. We will continue to focus on place value strategies to add and subtract. Students will build upon their mastery of renaming place value units and extend their work from drawing hundreds, tens, and ones on a place value chart to stacking the problem vertically and solving using this strategy. In Module 6 we will lay the ground work for multiplication and division skills for third grade. The students will begin by making equal groups using concrete materials. Then progress to pictorial representations where they may begin by circling a group of 5 stars, adding 5 more, and then adding 5 more. They will determine the total and relate their drawings to the corresponding repeated addition equation. Students are also progressing with meeting their end of the year math fluency goal of answering 30 mixed addition and subtraction facts in 90 seconds.

In Social Living we are exploring Properties of Matter in Science. We are learning that we can change properties by adding other ingredients to create a mixture. We are also learning how to write a design argument to convince other engineers that our claim is relevant based on our evidence and experiments. The students will also reflect on if properties can change back to its original form when we add heat or cold to it.

We will then move on back to Social Studies where we will discuss our local government and how they are elected. We will also explore what it means to be a good citizen.

The second graders are making amazing progress and are looking forward to a great third nine weeks!