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

    ELA: Unit of Study: NYC Over Time  

    Essential Question: Is change good?

    Big Ideas:

    Students understand how New York City has changed over time by exploring categories such as population, change in communities, homes and buildings, transportation, jobs and industry, technology and communication throughout the 1600’s, 1700’s, 1800’s and 1900’s.


    • The Munsee Indians (Cards 1-4 in Passport Book)
    • A Description of The New Netherland
    • On the Day Peter Stuyvesant Sailed into Town
    • Dutch and New Amsterdam and English New York
    • New York City in the 1600’s
    • New York City in the 1700’s
    • New York City in the 1800’s
    • The Nystrom Atlas of NYC
    • New York City - Primary Sources (Then and Now) 
    • Three Immigrant Communities- NYC in 1900
    • At Ellis Island: A History in Many Voices
    • Scholastic Immigration Stories(website)
    • New Amsterdam Map: Primary Sources 
    • Tenement Museum Website - Containing Primary Sources (Virtual and in-person Field Trip) 
    • Building Manhattan
    • Explorers of the Americas


     Writing: Informative Writing  

    • Students will learn to introduce their topic using a hook, include facts and details, and provide a sense of closure.
    • Students will begin to explore the writing process by recognizing and understanding the five steps. (Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing)


    Go Math!: 

    Chapter 10: Students will represent and interpret data.

    • Collect data in a survey and record data in a tally chart
    • Interpret data in picture graphs and bar graphs
    • Make picture graphs and bar graphs to represent data

    Chapter 11: Students will explore fraction and geometry concepts.

    • Estimate and measure perimeter and area
    • Find the unknown length of a side of a polygon
    • Relate area to addition and multiplication by using area models
    • Solve area problems using the strategy find a pattern
    • Apply the Distributive Property to area models
    • Compare areas of rectangles that have the same perimeter
    • Compare perimeters of rectangles that have the same area

     Common Core Learning Standards:

    2.MD.D.10 - Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.

    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. 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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