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    FROM THE DESK OF MRS. LADD

    Second grade is an exciting learning year!  Students will be actively engaged in lessons and activities that promote reading, writing and math skills, as well as science and social studies.  Making friends, being a responsible citizen and HAVING FUN are important in second grade!  Here are some highlights of the second grade curriculum:

    1. READING

    • develop fluency
    • increase sight vocabulary
    • use strategies to determine words
    • apply comprehension strategies for both fiction and non-fiction texts

    2.  WRITING

    • develop a paragraph using complete sentences
    • use the writing process to produce personal narratives, opinion pieces, reports, and poems 

    3.   WORD STUDY

    • study vowel patterns, prefixes, and suffixes  
    • apply studied patterns

    4.   NUMBER SENSE

    • skip count to 100 by 2s, 5s, 10s   
    • determine number patterns
    • count to 120 and beyond
    • develop understanding of ones, tens, and hundreds place

    5.   ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION

    • determine sums and differences using fact families and related facts
    • know from memory addition and subtraction facts up to 18
    • add and subtract two- and three-digit numbers with and without regrouping
    • develop problem solving skills

    6.   TIME AND MEASUREMENT

    • tell time to the hour, half hour, and five minutes
    • identify coin combinations to make one dollar
    • measure length using inches, feet, yards, centimeters, and meters 

    7.   SOCIAL STUDIES

    • develop map skills
    • review holidays celebrated in the United States
    • study communities in the United States

    8.   SCIENCE

    • conduct hands-on experiments (Made of Matter)
    • discover interdependent relationships in ecosystems (Save the Bees)
    • explore processes that shape the Earth (Earth's Features)