A Scope of Second Grade at West Hardin
In Math students will use hands on tools and technology in the process of learning how to fluently add and subtract within 100, and use models and strategies to add and subtract within 100. We also work on sills including measurement, time, money, graphics, and data, shapes, and their attributes.
There are four strategies that are used to learn how to problem solve.
The content is developed with focus, coherence, and rigor to prepare our second grade students to perform at their highest ability.
Reading is a core subject that is a key to all other subject areas. Our students are grouped according to their needs. Weekly fluency passages are given to monitor reading development. Students will also use detective type skills to use text evidence and support answers from a passage. Whole group reading instruction and smaller leveled groups make up our reading program so that all diverse learners are successful.
Our first six weeks in Unit 1 we learn about exploration. We explore space and desert life. In the next six weeks in Unit 2 we learn about working together to accomplish goals. We learn about scarcity, goods, and services. In Unit 3 the theme is “creative ideas”. Several of our stories teach about friendship and working to accomplish goals together. In this unit we learn about George Washington Carver and how he helped people with all of his research and inventions. The theme for Unit 4 is “Our Changing World.” In this unit we learn about soil and growing plants like pumpkins. We explore life cycles.
Then in Unit 5 our theme is “Responsibility”. We learn about teamwork. We read stories about fire fighters and learn about other workers who provide services to us.
In the last unit we learn about traditions and cultures in our country. We learn about cowboys and birthday celebrations. We also learn about our flag and elections.
Each week the students write about the topic we are learning.
Science and Social Studies- Both subjects are integrated into our reading stories. Several of our stories are informational texts. We also learn about our Volunteer state.