Learning
Curriculum

Second Grade

List of 11 items.

  • Reading & Literature

    • Develop reading comprehension strategies and vocabulary
    • Practice fluency, expression, accuracy, and decoding strategies
    • Predict, summarize, infer, and find the main idea in texts
    • Use mentor texts as models for writing
    • Identify non-fiction text features
    • Identify character traits
    • Build stamina with daily independent reading
    • Use evidence to support responses to literature
  • Writing & Language Arts

    • Use the Writer’s Workshop model to complete personal narratives, informational writing, poetry, and journal entries for reflection and responses to reading
    • Follow the steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing
    • Study paragraph writing
    • Practice parts of speech, capitalization, and basic sentence punctuation
    • Practice manuscript letter formation using Handwriting Without Tears
    • Develop presentation skills through chapel presentations, publishing parties, and sharing at morning meeting
  • Social Studies

    • People Power Skills development
    • Change Makers: historical examples who inspire us
    • Immigration: causes, challenges, and contributions
    • Lakota People and American Pioneers
  • Mathematics

    • Using multiple strategies to solve problems, such as open number lines and splitting according to place value
    • Posing and solving word problems
    • Single and double digit addition and subtraction
    • Place value to 1,000
    • Measurement: time and length
    • Adding coins within a dollar
    • Geometry: shape attributes and vocabulary
    • Sorting, graphing, and interpreting data
  • Science

    • Plants and seeds
    • Penguins and Antarctica
    • Geology
    • Buddy projects with seventh grade science buddies
  • Spanish

    • Reinforce and expand vocabulary: numbers, family, food, animals, shapes, colors, classroom objects, and feelings
    • Use music, art, and games to organically acquire new vocabulary
    • Develop listening and speaking skills through guided conversations with peers using phrases, formulaic language, learned words, and greetings
  • STEAM

    • What is Technology?
    • Digital Citizenship: online safety and unique usernames and passwords
    • Learn parts of a computer, use of a mouse and trackpad
    • iPad - acceptable use, resilience, and persistence
    • Programming: unplugged activities about loops
  • Fine Arts

  • Music

    • Kindergarten, first, and second grade chorus
    • Rhythm work with hand percussion and movement games
    • Introduction to world folk music
    • Performing Arts program, including dance and drama
  • Physical Education

    • Chasing, fleeing, and dodging
    • Supporting body weight for climbing and hanging
    • Identifying feelings related to challenges and successes
    • Swimming: exploration and confidence
  • Service Learning

    • Help seniors at the weekly Food Co-op by assisting with restocking, purchasing, weighing, and bagging fresh produce and bread
    • Second Grade
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510.285.9600