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Grade 2 Curriculum

Grade 2 Curriculum Overview

Religion

Students will develop an appreciation for the Scriptures through Bible reading and daily prayers.

  • The Liturgical year
  • The Seven Sacraments
  • The Ten-Commandment
  • The lives of various Saints
  • Examination on Conscience and its role in Reconciliation
  • Be prepared to receive their First Eucharist

Spelling

Student will understand the importance of correct spelling and be able to use correct spelling in their writing assignments.

  • Long and short vowel sounds, vowel digraphs and diphthongs
  • Consonant blends, syllables, compound words
  • Contractions, plurals, and inflectional endings
  • Suffixes, prefixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
  • Use spelling words in daily writing

Reading

Closely read a variety of texts to build understanding, analyze, and make logical inferences. The Superkids program offers development in:

  • Comprehension skills and strategies
  • Target vocabulary and high frequency words
  • Make predictions and draw conclusions
  • Understand characters, identify settings, problem and solution
  • SUPER Magazine – nonfiction articles
  • Book-Club – fiction stories read each month

Language

Through a variety of writing assignments students develop proper grammar usage. They are able to demonstrate correct use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling in their writing.

  • Parts of speech
  • Sequence words (First, next, then, finally)
  • Kinds of sentences and write a complete sentence
  • Nouns, pronouns, and proper nouns
  • Adjectives, verbs, and adverbs
  • The five steps of writing process
  • Write a paragraph, a story, a letter, a report and share writing with peers

Math

Students will become proficient in number use through practice and timed tests.

  • Number Sense and Operations in Base Ten
  • Add 2 and 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping
  • Subtract 2 and 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping
  • Money, Time, and Calendar
  • Geometry, Fractions, and Measurement
  • Problem Solving

Science

Students will investigate and explore a variety of science concepts.

  • Physical Science – classify objects by color, flexibility, texture, and hardness.
  • Life Science - Develop and use models to compare animal and plants life through ornithology study
  • Earth and Space - Learn about landforms and how wind and water can transform the Earth.

Social Studies

Students will learn about U.S. History, geography, economics and government by learning about who American are and where they came from.

  • Calendar skills and timelines
  • Utilize maps and globes
  • Define rights and responsibilities of citizens.
  • Give examples of producers and consumers.