2nd Grade

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Second Grade!
You will be amazed at how much your child will grow this year. During first grade, your child had the "seeds" of reading and writing planted. And this year those seeds will grow and blossom, making your child an accomplished reader and writer! The loveliest flowers usually have the best gardener--and that's you! Your involvement is so valuable! Thank you!

2ND Grade At a Glance:
Reading and Language Arts:

Reading instruction will be focused on the key areas of reading: vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and phonics.
We will work hard all year to achieve an independent 2nd grade reader that comprehends grade level text and reads fluently (words per minute goal is 89 wpm).
This year your second grader will take part in whole group reading instruction, small group reading instruction (utilizing the Daily 5 approach), and writer's workshop.


A huge goal for second graders is to complete 80 addition and subtraction problems in 5 minutes. --We will concentrate on learning strategies to add and subtract quickly.
Some other concepts include: place value through the hundreds, problem solving, money, time, two-digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping.

Science and Social Studies:
Below is listed some of the key concepts we will address in second grade:

Continents and Oceans
Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Earth's Changes
Life Cycles
Historical Leaders