Trophies Reading Program: Harcourt School Publishers
Phonics; Modern Curriculum Press, Spelling; Harcourt School Publisher
Students apply the knowledge of phonics, syllabication and word parts to read fluently. They comprehend and analyze grade level text and are able to advance through “literature circles”. Students distinguish the literary terms: theme, plot, setting and characters. They use titles, table of contents and chapter headings to locate information in expository text. Reading and spelling become more complex.
Language; Harcourt School Publishers
Students distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences. They recognize and use the correct word order in written sentences. They identify and correctly use various parts of speech, including nouns and verbs, adjectives, etc. Students deliver brief recitations and oral presentations about familiar experiences or topics of interest. They become proficient readers and writers through our program.
Mathematics-California Edition, McGraw Hill Publishers
Students understand the properties of addition, subtraction and use simple multiplication. They measure quantities with appropriate units. They classify shapes and see relationships among them by paying attention to their geometric attributes. They collect and analyze data and verify the answers. Students understand the relationship between quantities and place values up to 1,000.
History – Social Science: School and Family; Houghton Mifflin
Students explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives. They learn the stories of extraordinary people in history. They demonstrate map skills by locating objects on a simple number-letter grid. Students understand basic economic concepts and their role in the economy.
Science, Macmillan/McGraw Hill Publishers
Students understand that objects can be observed and measured. They learn that plans and animals have life cycles. They understand that the Earth has distinct properties and provides resources for human activities. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and by conducting careful investigation. The Second grader learns to construct bar graphs to record data and to organize their
observation into chronological sequence.
- Science – Focus on hands-on activities to promote collaboration and cooperation, incorporating Science, Technology, and Engineering utilizing lab experiments, planting, gardening, and learning about the world around them.
- Technology –Focus on project-based experiences incorporating technology with engineering and science, utilizing Coding, 3D Web Design, Google Docs, Google Apps,
PowerPoint, Excel, and typing programs. Classroom iPads and AppleTV/projector used to enhance curriculum and reinforce skills.
- Engineering – Practical, hands-on design and construction with a variety of materials, such as, but not limited to, Legos, Magnet Tiles, Blocks, K’Nex, Connectors, and Lincoln Logs, in conjunction with Coding and 3D Web Design to link Technology with Engineering.
- Arts – The visual arts curriculum challenges and encourages students to actively participate in the arts. Students develop an appreciation for artistic representation that they create, in addition to the pieces their classmates create. Specific instruction occurs in color, texture, design and spatial relations. Our music curriculum develops a general knowledge of music vocabulary, movement, beat, interpretation and rhythm which allows students to develop sensitivity to musical experiences.
- Mathematics – Focus on hands-on activities to promote collaboration and cooperation, using manipulatives, sorters, counters, and various other classroom materials to supplement the adopted grade level curriculum. Individualized computer math program for each student to assist with students’ working memory of math facts.
- Physical education instruction is used to develop large muscle skills, awareness of one’s own body and cooperative play skills. Children may also participate in additional after school activities.
- The development of skills in Second Grade is reflected in the year’s collection of: Progress Reports, Weekly folders and Report Cards provided to parents throughout the Second Grade year.