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SECOND GRADE CURRICULUM

ENGLISH CURRICULUM
 
GOALS

The student will:

  1. express ideas in creative writing of stories, poems, and journals
  2. write simple book reports
  3. write sentences using correct punctuation
  4. correct errors in grammar and punctuation in short paragraph
  5. write a three to four sentence paragraph when the topic is provided
  6. define common and proper nouns as persons, places, or things
  7. apply capitalization to proper nouns that are holidays, months, and days
  8. identify action and being verbs and use  correctly in writing
  9. identify correct verb form, linking or action, and write correctly in sentences
  10. explain ways to combine sentences with and
  11. identify and write commas with words in a series and in dates
  12. recognize pronouns and write correctly in sentences
  13. write sentences using adjectives and adverbs
  14. identify and use contractions correctly in writing
  15. identify and write possessive nouns and pronouns correctly in sentences
  16. write a friendly letter including parts with correct punctuation
  17. demonstrates writing skills in other subject areas
 
MATH CURRICULUM
 

GOALS

The student will:

  1. add and subtract up to three digit numbers with and without regrouping
  2. add and subtract money up to three digits
  3. multiply a single digit number by another single digit number
  4. use analog and digital clocks to tell time to five minutes before and after the hour
  5. using clocks to be able to tell elapsed time when given a starting time
  6. count mixed groups of money with pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars and dollars
  7. determine if an amount of  money is enough to buy a given object
  8. identify the special qualities of circle, square, rectangle, triangle, rhombus, parallelogram, sphere, cone, cylinder, rectangular solid, cube
  9.  measure sides of a plane shape and add to find perimeter
  10. use fractions to divide wholes and sets into equal parts up to 1/10
  11. recognize and write fractions to 1/10
  12. measure real life objects in inches, centimeters, pounds, ounces, kilograms, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, and liters
  13. choose the correct plan to solve word problems related to the CONTENT TOPICS listed
 
 
READING/PHONICS/LITERATURE CURRICULUM
 

The student will:

  1. blend sounds to make syllables and words: CVC, CVCE, CVVC words
  2. identify silent letters, schwa sound, and inflected endings
  3. use appropriate pace, expression, intonation, and phrasing
  4. read with automaticity
  5. use context clues.
  6. identify words with multiple meaning
  7. write word families
  8. summarize reading
  9. identify setting, characters, cause and effect, main idea, and conclusion while reading
  10. identify the sequence of events in a story
  11. spell words with short vowels, long vowel, ambiguous, variant vowel, r-controlled vowels, diagraphs, blends, dipthongs, consonant clusters, and double consonants.
  12. identify words with inflectional endings
  13. identify words with spelling patterns
  14. use various forms of technology to enhance phonetic skills
 
 
RELIGION CURRICULUM
 

 

GOALS

The student will:

  1. identify ways we should follow God’s law
  2. define sin, sorrow
  3. participate in examination of conscience
  4. demonstrate the proper way to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  5. explain the two main parts of the Mass, Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist
  6. identify what occurs during the two main parts of the Mass
  7. participate in the Mass celebration by responding and singing
  8. realize that the bread and wine at Mass become Jesus
  9. demonstrate the proper way to receive Holy Communion
  10. memorize prayers-  Our Father, Hail Mary, Morning Offering, Act of Contrition, Apostles Creed
  11. participate in classroom prayer services
  12. introduce the mysteries as the rosary is prayed
  13. participate in daily prayer for others
  14. read scripture stories:  Prodigal Son, Zaccheaus, Lost Sheep, Jesus Feeds 5,000, the Last Supper
  15. explain the Old Testament as being about God
  16. explain the New Testament as being about Jesus
 
 
SCIENCE CURRICULUM
 
GOALS

The student will:

1.      diagram plant parts and label each part’s job

2.      identify attributes of animals

3.      explore life cycles of the butterfly and frog

4.      draw the water cycle

5.      identify types of weather and the effects on people

6.      use a thermometer to measure temperature

7.      classify the Earth’s resources

8.      discuss ways to protect the Earth’s resources including reducing, reusing, and recycling

9.      identify states of matter as solid, liquid or gas

10.  explore ways to keep the body healthy including eating right, exercise, and hygiene

11.  investigate magnets---attracting and repelling—moving objects

12.  explore properties of light and sound

13.  with teacher assistance, type username and password to navigate science textbook on the computer
 
 
 
SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

 

GOALS:

The student will:

  1. identify social groups to which people belong
  2. identify important rules in civic life
  3. demonstrate how to use symbols and a compass rose when reading maps
  4. identify cardinal and intermediate directions
  5. identify characteristics of a community and a neighborhood
  6. differentiate between cities and suburbs
  7. identify state, community, country, continent, and world
  8. define and identify landforms
  9. identify the oceans of the world
  10. differentiate between weather/climate
  11. explain the importance of American symbols and landmarks
  12. define producers and consumers
  13. explain the differences between goods and services
  14. identify important leaders in history
  15. identify the levels of government
  16. describe the election process and the importance of voting
  17. use a search engine to look up different inventors