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- Master basic decoding skills using phonics.
- Master oral fluency when reading aloud.
- Develop reading comprehension skills.
- Summarize the main idea.
- Retain specific details.
- Use context clues.
- Sequence events in a story.
- Make inferences.
- Correctly spell frequently used and common words.
- Write 2-3 paragraphs using correct grammar and punctuation.
- Understand the basics of the writing process.
- Write legibly in both manuscript and cursive.
Listening, Viewing, and Speaking
- Maintain sustained attention for 35-40 minutes.
- Exhibit good listening skills.
- Appropriately ask and answer questions.
- Recite poems and passages from memory.
- Use proper etiquette when speaking.
- Develop a good sense of numbers through skip counting and working with patterns.
- Develop math vocabulary (sum, differences, etc.).
- Master addition and subtraction facts up to 12.
- Understand place value to the ten thousands.
- Add and subtract with and without regrouping.
- Have a basic understanding of multiplication.
- Tell time to the minute.
- Understand measurement and geometry concepts on grade level.
- Observe, collect, classify, organize, and compare data using charts and graphs.
- Spelling tests are given every Friday.
- Math drills and skill quizzes are given almost weekly.
- Reading comprehension quizzes are given almost weekly.
- Wordly Wise vocabulary tests are given every two or three weeks.
- Occasional History, Geography, Science, Spanish and Religion tests are given.
- Occasional “pop quizzes” are given to test their in-class listening skills.
Study Skills and Homework
In second grade students will continue to develop study habits. They will further expand their note taking skills. Homework is given Monday through Thursday in reading, spelling, and math. Students should study spelling words and math facts each night. Also, parents should be reading with their child daily. They will be given additional homework from the Spanish teacher on designated days. Homework should take no longer than 30-40 minutes with a designated time for casual reading. Students will be assigned various book reports and other types of reports. Parents should supervise homework and help his/her child correct errors when necessary. Parents should review all work sent home in the blue folders on Tuesday and go over graded papers with his/her child.
- Social studies
- Physical education for 45 minutes, twice per week
- Music for 30 minutes, twice per week
- Art for 45 minutes, twice per week
- Spanish for 45 minutes, three times per week
Tips for Parents
The following tips may be helpful as your child transitions into second grade.
- Allow your child to take on responsibilities and to accept the rewards and consequences of their actions.
- Remind your child that you, as well as the teacher, knows he/she is capable of doing well in school.