Second Grade Physical Education

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Skills: Moving with increasing agility, balance and control; kicking and hitting a ball with hand; playing by the rules; increased endurance through running, sprinting, and tag games, taking responsibility for role in group games. Concepts: Explore strategy in game playing, the role of competition and cooperation in team play, and healthy conflict resolution; understand role […]

Second Grade Music

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Concepts: Beat; rhythm; pitch; rests and melody; music notation; active listening; creative and expressive movement. Skills: Reading and writing rhythm and pitch; choral ensemble skills; playing Orff instruments; structured folk dancing; improvising melodies and movement; participating in song-writing activities to create original music.

Second Grade Art

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Support for classroom curriculum with emphasis on literacy and book arts. Concepts: awareness of size relationship and proportion, positive and negative space, design in natural organisms, simple color theory. Example Projects: cardboard portraits, pattern collages, Donald Judd-inspired paintings, printmaking with press and cyanotype processes, painting from still life, using and mixing primary colors, naturalist observations, […]

Second Grade Science

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Concepts: Science is the process of studying systems in order to help others, and scientists are people who study systems in order to help others. Topics we have studied in the past: worms, plants, bridges, and simple machines. Skills: Identify parts and processes of a system or structure, observe and record information, work collaboratively to […]

Second Grade Social Studies

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Concepts: Personal identity and role within a community: How can I help my classroom community? How can I help my school community? How can I help my neighborhood community? Skills: Practice strategies for effective interpersonal communication (listening and speaking) and conflict resolution; Learn shared social emotional vocabulary to support relationships; Ask and answer questions to […]

Second Grade Social Emotional Learning

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Concepts: Communication and action, understanding our thinking, relationships, peacemaking strategies/conflict resolution. Skills: Collaboratively determine standards for classroom communication and action, establish personal goals and indicators, demonstrate personal reflection, recognize and nurture individual values, internalize a systems approach to the learning process, personalize and apply strategies for peaceful communication and conflict resolution.

Second Grade Mathematics

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Concepts: Students focus on addition and subtraction, place value, shapes, and length measurement. They practice working with time, money, and data collection and representation. They are introduced to the concept of equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication. Skills: Become fluent with addition and subtraction facts with numbers to 20; add and subtract […]

Second Grade Language Arts

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Reading Concepts: Develop a rich reading life, deepen comprehension through discussion and writing about reading, reading identities. Reading Skills: Make book choices that support independent thinking and personal interest, read independently for extended periods of time, identify and study story elements, use text in discussions to ask thoughtful questions or support theories, make inferences and […]