January: What is Grade 2 is studying?
ELA: Literature Unit: Charlotte’s Web
- Students will read Charlotte’s Web and discuss story elements: setting, characters, and plot (problem & solution). They will familiarize themselves with the characteristics of rural communities.
Unit of Study: Urban and Suburban Communities
Essential Question: What makes a community rural, suburban, or urban?
Students understand that communities are alike and different.
Students understand the advantages and disadvantages of living in rural, suburban or urban communities.
- 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
- Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
- Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
- Roxaboxan by Alice McLerran
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)
Chapter 4: Students will begin 2-digit addition.
- Find a sum by breaking apart a 1-digit addend to make a 2-digit addend a multiple of 10
- Use compensation to develop flexible thinking for 2-digit addition
- Apply place-value concepts when using a break-apart strategy for 2-digit addition
- Find sums of 3 and 4-digit numbers
- Solve 2-digit addition problems with and without regrouping
- Solve problems using the strategy draw a diagram
Chapter 5: Students will explore 2-digit subtraction.
- Break apart a 1-digit and 2-digit subtrahend to subtract it from a 2-digit number
- Solve 2-digit and 3-digit subtraction with and without regrouping
- Use addition to find differences
- Solve problems involving 2-digit subtraction by using the strategy draw a diagram
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.NBT.B.5 - Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
2.NBT.B.6 - Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
2.NBT.B.9 - Explain why addition and subtraction strategies work, using place value and the properties of operations.
Second Grade Homework, What to expect?
Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily.
- Remember, you are there to support your child's learning, but homework needs to be completed by your child.
- Read for 20 minutes every day.
- Complete reading response each night.
- Math - pages from Go Math Student Edition will be given daily.
- Homework can vary between all second grade classes.
The following links can be used at home to reinforce reading and math skills: