2ND GRADE CURRICULUM

READING

  • Master basic decoding skills using phonics

  • Master oral fluency when reading aloud

  • Develop reading comprehension skills

  • Summarize the main idea

  • Retain specific details

  • Use context clues

  • Sequence events in a story

  • Make inferences

  • Correctly spell frequently used and common words

WRITING

  • Write 2-3 paragraphs using correct grammar and punctuation

  • Write stories and poems

  • Understand the basics of the writing process

  • Write legibly in both manuscript and cursive

LISTENING, VIEWING, AND SPEAKING

  • Maintain sustained attention for 35-40 minutes

  • Exhibit good listening skills

  • Appropriately ask and answer questions

  • Recite poems and passages from memory

  • Use proper etiquette when speaking

MATH

  • Develop a good sense of number through skip counting and working with patterns

  • Develop math vocabulary (sum, differences, etc.)

  • Master addition and subtraction facts up to 12

  • Understand place value to the ten thousands

  • Add and subtract with and without regrouping

  • Develop a readiness for multiplication by using repeated addition

  • Tell time to the minute

  • Understand measurement and geometry concepts on grade level

  • Observe, collect, classify, organize and compare data using charts and graphs

  • Have an understanding of fractions

  • Understand basic linear and volume measurement

  • Collect and record data

  • Select and use standard (customary) and non-standard units to estimate measurement Know and recognize coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) and bills ($1, $5, $10, and $20) Identify equivalent combinations to make one dollar

RELIGION

Basic Concepts

Church:
Celebration of Sacrament
Baptism
Reconciliation:
Rite of Reconciliation
Choices, Forgiveness
Sorrow/Contrition
Eucharist:
Liturgy of Word
Liturgy of Eucharist
Communion
Advent
Christmas
Saints
Lent
Holy Week
Easter

Prayers to be Memorized
Sign of Cross
The Lord's Prayer
Hail Mary
Glory Be to the Father
Guardian Angel Prayer
Grace before and after Meals
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer
Worship
Celebrating Mass
Celebrating Reconciliation
Celebrating the Eucharist

EVALUATIONS

In the first grade classroom students are evaluated by the teacher on a regular basis. The following assessments are given regularly:

·         Weekly spelling test

·         Math assessments are given regularly

·         Reading comprehension (and vocabulary) quizzes are given each week after stories are completed

·         Reading tests are given at the end of each unit. These assessments touch on various skills touched upon throughout our study of the unit

·         Assessments are given after each History and Science unit

STUDY SKILLS AND HOMEWORK

 In second grade students will continue to develop study habits.  They will further expand their note taking skills.  Homework is given Monday through Thursday in all subject areas.  Students should study spelling words and math facts nightly.  Also, parents should be reading with their child nightly.  Homework should take no longer than 30-40 minutes with a designated time for casual reading.  Students will also be assigned various book reports and other types of reports.  Parents should supervise homework and help his/her child correct errors when necessary.  Parents should also review all work sent home and go over graded papers with his/her child.

SPECIALS

PE ~ 1 hour once a week
Music~ 45 minutes once a week
Art~ 45 minutes once a week
Computer Lab~ Scheduled on a regular basis according to units being studied

TIPS FOR PARENTS

The following tips may be helpful as your child transitions into second grade:
Allow your child to take on responsibilities and to accept the rewards and consequences of their actions.

Remind your child that you know and the teachers knows he/she is capable of doing well in school.

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