L to R: Mrs. Morahan, Mrs. Kurtenbach, Mrs. Hill-Rounds and Mrs. Adkins
Overview of 2nd Grade
Second grade is an outstanding year of learning, exploring new ideas and growing in confidence and abilities! Students continue to develop friendships and learn social skills through the Second Step Program. Our main goal is to develop the student as a whole using 21st Century skills.
In second grade we use Bridges for our math curriculum. The components of the Bridges program include whole class instruction, Work Places and Number Corner. We focus on teaching students’ understandings of mathematical concepts, strategies for computation and the ability to solve complex problems.
Reading is the core of our literacy program. We emphasize comprehension, decoding, fluency and vocabulary. Our goal is to build an enthusiasm for reading and create life-long readers. Students learn to enjoy reading for pleasure as well as in content areas. Spelling and word work are integral parts of our daily instruction. As writers, second grade students explore the writing process to plan and draft a variety of literary genres including personal narratives, informational and opinion pieces.
Woven throughout the year are various Social Studies and Science Units. As we focus on each unit, through the integration of core subjects and technology, students record observations and knowledge. In Science they study habitats, weather and physical science. Our Social Studies units emphasize early Littleton, geography, current events and personal finance.