2nd Grade

Team Structure

While our second grade students are assigned to a homeroom with other students, they have the opportunity to learn and grow with both of our second grade teachers this year. Each student meets with his or her homeroom teacher and class at the beginning and end of each school day. Throughout the week each students receives core instruction from both teachers, spending most of the morning with one and the afternoon with the other. This year, Ms. Bowen is teaching math and science, and Mrs. Richardson is teaching reading, word study, and social studies. Explicit writing instruction takes place with both homeroom teachers.  

Literacy

In reading, our second grade students continue to build their toolbox of strategies to read words correctly and to comprehend a variety of texts. They work to read fluently with appropriate rate & expression and to sustain for longer periods of time when reading independently. Our students use a variety of strategies to comprehend what they are reading and to respond in multiple ways.

Over the course of the school year, our second grade students build on their previous experience as they explore narrative, information, and opinion writing. As second grade students they seek to write using structure (i.e. lead, transitions, ending, & organization), development (i.e. elaboration & craft), and language conventions (i.e. spelling & punctuation).

Math

Our Eureka math modules in second grade explore (1) Sums & Differences to 100; (2) Addition & Subtraction of Length Units; (3) Place Value, Counting & Comparison of Numbers to 1,000; (4) Addition & Subtraction Within 200 With Word Problems to 100; (5) Addition & Subtraction Within 1,000 With Word Problems to 100; (6) Foundations of Multiplication & Division; (7) Problem Solving With Length, Money, & Data; and (8) Time, Shapes, & Fractions as Equal Parts of Shapes

Science

Our current 2nd grade units of study in science include:

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - Materials Science: Properties of Matter
  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) - Materials Science: Form and Function
  • Butterflies

Social-Emotional & Executive Functioning 

Throughout elementary school, it is our goal to build our students' capacity to show respect, to work cooperatively, to use time productively, to listen attentively, to follow directions, to organize materials & tasks, to produce quality work, to participate & contribute to their learning, to handle & resolve conflict, and to problem solve & think independently.

Our Second Grade Teachers include:

 

                                                                             

                                    Ms. Danielle Bowen                         Mrs. Jayna Richardson

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