Second Grade
  • September: What is Grade 2 is studying? 

    ELA: Building Classroom Communities 

    Essential Question: How does the behavior of an individual contribute to the classroom community?

    Big Ideas: 

    • Students understand that the behavior of individual members of a classroom community contributes to the atmosphere of the tone of the room. 
    • Students understand rules, drills, and other routines are necessary to help classroom community members learn and keep them safe. 
    • Students understand that readers need to think about what a reader looks like, sounds like, and feels like when they are reading. 
    • Students understand that readers are more effective when they use a range of strategies to make sense of the text. 
    • Students will explain and demonstrate classroom rules. 
    • Students follow correct procedures for each type of safety drills.
    • Students will set goals for their reading and writing growth. 
    • Students will understand how to follow routines for reading and writing. 
    • Students will understand how to work cooperatively in a group to complete a task. 
    • Students will evaluate individual/ group performance. 
    • Students will understand that writes follow a process to ensure their product can easily be read and enjoyed.  


    • Me I am by Jack Prelutsky

    •  Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

    • A Weekend with Wendell by Kevin Henkes

    • Swimmy by Leo Lionni

    • What Do You Do With a Problem? by Kobi Yamada


    Writing: Narrative Writing  

    • Students will begin brainstorming ideas for writing personal narratives by generating seed ideas. 
    • Students will craft small moments by generating ideas, writing LOTS of details, and crafting powerful endings. 
    • Students will begin to explore the writing process by recognizing and understanding the five steps. (Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing)


    Go Math!: 

    Chapter 11: Fraction and Geometry Concepts

    Students will:

    • Identify three-dimensional shapes
    • Identify and describe three-dimensional shapes according to the number of facts, edges, and vertices
    • Name 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-sided shapes according to the number of sides and vertices
    • Identify angles in two-dimensional shapes
    • Sort two-dimensional shapes according to their attributes
    • Partition rectangles into equal-size squares
    • Identify and name equal parts circles and rectangles
    • Partition shapes to show halves, thirds, or fourths
    • Identify and describe one equal part as a half of, a third of, or a fourth of
    • Solve problems involving wholes divided into equal shares by using the strategy draw a picture

    Common Core Learning Standards: 

    2.G.A.1 - Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.5 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

    2.G.A.2- Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.

    2.G.A.3- Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

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