About Second Grade


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).


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. 


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.

Second Grade Staff

DB Danielle Braun

2nd Grade Teacher

NC Nicole Cournaya

2nd Grade Teacher

AP Alexandria Pagel

2nd Grade Teacher

JR Jayna Richardson

2nd Grade Teacher

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303