Second Grade
  • October: 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.  

    Resources: 

    • 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

     

    Unit of Study: Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities

    Essential Question: What makes a community rural, suburban, or urban?

    Big Idea:

    Students understand that communities are alike and different.

    Students understand the advantages and disadvantages of living in rural, suburban or urban communities.

    Resources:

    On the Farm

    Living in Rural Communities 

    Town Mouse and Country Mouse by Jan Brett

    Who’s who in a rural community? 

    Living in Suburban Communities

    Who’s Who in a suburban community? 

    A Suburb 

    Living in Urban Communities

    A City

    Neighborhood Walk: City

    Life in the City 

    Who’s Who in an Urban Community

    Apartment 

    Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

    Ms. Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

    Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

     

    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.

     

    Chapter 3: Basic Facts and Relationships

    • Classify numbers as even or odd
    • Recall sums for basic facts using strategies (e.g. doubles facts)
    • Use the inverse relationship of addition and subtraction to recall basic facts
    • Recall differences for basic facts using mental strategies
    • Find differences on a number line
    • Use bar models to represent +/- situations
    • Write equations to represent and solve a variety of +/- situations
    • Solve problems involving equal groups by using the strategy act it out
    • Write equations using repeated addition to find the total number of objects in arrays

     

    Common Core Learning Standards:

    2.OA.A.1 - Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

    2.OA.B.2 - Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

    2.OA.C.4 - Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

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