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What to Expect in Second Grade

Theme

Second Grade Positive "S" include growing:

  • Spiritual
  • Successful
  • Safe
  • Skilled
  • Secure
  • Self-motivated
  • Special
  • Smart

Curriculum Markers

  • Reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Story elements
  • Advanced phonics

English

  • Writing complete sentences
  • Basic punctuation, capitalization
  • Basic parts of speech
  • Sentence types

Spelling

  • Spelling simple words
  • Suffixes, prefixes
  • Long, short vowels
  • Compound words
  • Consonant digraphs, blends

Writing

  • Journals
  • Sentences
  • Stories
  • Letters

Math

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Story problems
  • Time, money
  • Geometry
  • Mesaurement
  • Graphis, tables
  • Fractions

Music

  • Solfege notes do, re, mi, so, la
  • Rhythm notes including quarter and half
  • Singing games
  • Square dancing

Science

  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Physical Science
  • Space and Technology

Social Studies

  • Governing the People
  • The World Around Us
  • Using Our Resources
  • People Long Ago
  • A World of Many People
  • People in the Marketplace

Physical Education

  • Tag games and ball games
  • Rules
  • Jogging 3-4 minutes daily
  • Throwing and catching to partner
  • Dribbling a basketball
  • Beachball volleyball
  • Juggling 2 scarves
  • Jumping long rope
  • Tumbling
  • Round-offs
  • Hula hooping
  • Bowling
  • Board games
  • Four square
  • Throwing and catching a Frisbee
  • Kickball
  • Cup stacking
  • Dribbling a soccer ball
  • Hockey 4 on 4
  • T-ball
  • Coach’s Fitness Testing

Art

  • Line
  • Shape
  • Color
  • Value
  • Texture
  • Various Artists
  • Watercolor
  • Self Portraits
  • Rodeo Art
  • Holiday Craft
  • Print making
  • Learning to use different mediums
  • Creating Collages
  • Precise cutting
  • Implementing new techniques 

Global Bible Concepts

  • Building a relationship of harmony with God
  • Fellowship with others, God

Developmental Traits

  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • Computer skills
  • Age-appropriate social skills

School Expectations

  • Keeping desk organized and clean
  • Being responsible with school tools
  • Reading directions on their own
  • Being an active listener
  • Time management skills

Parental Expectations

  • Attend yearly parent/teacher conference
  • Attend grade level meeting in August
  • Read weekly newsletters
  • Check ParentsWeb for grades, behavior reports, work habits, etc.
  • Prepare student for weekly spelling test, memory verse test
  • Check daily folder
  • Daily math homework

Memory Milestone Marker

  • For the annual Black and Gold event, the children are usually involved in a project to be sold at auction.

School Trips or Significant Events

  • Science Night
  • PTO sponsored MAD science visit
  • Trip to a fine arts play
  • Patriotic celebration
  • Christmas concert
  • Spring musical concert
  • Square dancing
  • Field Day
  • Stone Soup celebration
  • Classroom parties*
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art competition
  • Physical Education show* (Additional costume items may be required.)
  • Summer Institute for the gifted (By qualification. Additional fee for those who chose to participate.)
  • Accelerated Reader celebration, Award ceremony end of year
  • Book celebrations (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc.)
  • Trip to the TGR Exotic Wildlife Park*
  • Trip to Jesse Jones Park, "Pioneer Days"*
  • AR Goal celebration
*Included in class activity fees 
 

Additional Fees

  • Johns Hopkins CTY Talent Search: By qualification. Additional fee for those who chose to participate - under $50.
  • School Supplies: $20 - $75 range
  • Activity Fee: $30-$70 per semester to cover activities, field trips, travel related expenses
 
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