Curriculum Sneak Peek


Here's What is Happening in Second Grade

Your child will be learning:


  • Self-Selecting books on own level

  • Strategies for decoding unknown words

  • Reading is Thinking strategies (Predicting, Visualizing, Connecting, Clarifying, Summarizing, Author's Message)

  • Story Elements (Characters, Setting, Problem, Solution)

  • Personal and critical response to literature through discussion and writing

  • Genre Studies (Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction)


  • Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, and Sentence Structure

  • Steps in the Writing Process

  • Domains of Writing: Focus, Content, Organization, Style, and Conventions

  • Opinion, Informative and Narrative Writing Genres

  • Parts of Speech


  • Addition and Subtraction Strategies

  • Number Patterns
  • Place Value

  • Two & Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction 

  • Money
  • Time

  • Fractions and Geometry Concepts

  • Measurement

Social Studies

  • We Belong to Many Groups 
  • Where We Live

  • We All Work Together

  • People Make History

  • Being a Good Citizen

  • People in Time and Place
  • Map Skills

  • Holidays


  • How the Earth Changes

  • Structures and Properties of Matter

  • How Do Plants and Animals Depend on Each Other

  • Electricity

  • Care of the Body (Susan Byrnes Health Center Trips)

Field Trips

  • Second Grade Annual Field Trip -Oakes Museum at Messiah University

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