Second Grade Curriculum


Curriculum Overview

RELIGION

  • Chapel Prayer and Rosary
  • Sadlier, We Believe
  • Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and Eucharist
  • Saint Report and Project
  • Integration of Religion into all areas of instruction

LANGUAGE ARTS

Four levels of instruction daily

  • McGraw Hill Reading Wonders ELA/Literacy program aligned to the Common Core ELA Standards
    • Encompasses Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling, Composition, and Reading Comprehension through fictional, non-fictional, and informational text
    • Exposure to multiple literary skills and genres
  • Accelerated Reader Program – Personalized goals for independent reading practice
  • Know and apply grade-level phonics, word analysis and oral reading skills.
  • Read and comprehend complex literary and informational text.
  • Learn the writing process and integrate correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.
  • Apply grammar skills when writing narratives, opinion pieces, informative/expository texts, creative writing and book reports.
  • Small group centers twice a week
  • Library visits

MATHEMATICS

Four levels of instruction daily

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Go Math! digital program
  • Daily Skill Reinforcement with Simple Solutions Common Core Math
  • Mind Institute Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math – supplemental, software games use interactive, graphically-rich animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills.
  • Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve problems.
  • Add and subtract within 1000 using modes, drawing, and different strategies.
  • Measure lengths in standard units, work with time and money and reason with shapes and their attributes
  • Apply mathematics they know to solve problems in everyday life

SOCIAL STUDIES and SCIENCE

  • Create and present a Family Heritage Project
  • Explore American History and Government
  • Simple Solutions Social Studies includes: history, geography, economics, government and citizenship
  • Hands-On Experiments and Use of Technology
  • Discovery Education Science Textbook
  • Draw and write about the life cycles of plants and animals, high-lighting the activity with raising Painted Lady butterflies in the classroom
  • Study different types of rocks and their origins, soil and fossils
  • Explore weights and balances
  • STEM/Creation Lab 
  • NGSS Aligned Curriculum

FIELD TRIPS

  • Heart of Jesus Retreat Center
  • Disneyland Band Concert
  • Legoland Robotics for Young Beginners