Program
Academics

Second Grade

List of 12 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

    • Writer’s Workshop model
    • Personal narratives,
    • Informational writing, poetry, and journal entries for reflection and responses to reading
    • Writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing
    • Study paragraph writing
    • Parts of speech, capitalization, and basic sentence punctuation
    • Manuscript letter formation- Handwriting Without Tears
    • Presentation skills through chapel presentations, publishing parties, and sharing at morning meetings
  • Social Studies

    • Identity - What makes us, us?  Exploring gender, race, ethnicity, culture, and tradition
    • Second Grade Zoo - creating a class zoo incorporating social justice, math, science, writing, and reading
  • Mathematics

    • Use multiple strategies to solve problems, such as open number lines and splitting according to place value
    • Pose and solve word problems
    • Single and double-digit addition and subtraction
    • Place value to 1,000
    • Measurement: time and length
    • Add coins within a dollar
    • Geometry: shape attributes and vocabulary
    • Sort, graph, and interpret data
  • Science

    • Plant & Animal Relationships Investigation
    • Properties of Materials Engineering Design
    • Changing Landforms Modeling
  • Spanish

    • Songs for vocabulary development
    • Pronunciation practice and speaking
    • Comprehension practice
    • Become multilingual and learn about cultures in our increasingly transnational society
  • Technology

    • Digital Citizenship: online safety and unique usernames and passwords
    • iPad - acceptable use, resilience, and persistence
  • Visual Arts

    • Exploring media
    • Creating in collaboration
    • Projects based on famous artists and their techniques
    • Painting: color wheel, color mixing
    • Collaboration with Performing Arts: masks, puppets, performance props
  • Music

    • Chorus K-2
    • Group singing and pitch recognition
    • Continued solfège singing
    • Rhythm work with percussion
    • Movement and drama games
  • Physical Education

    • Chasing, fleeing, and dodging
    • Supporting body weight for climbing and hanging
    • Identifying feelings related to challenges and successes
    • Modeling good sportsmanship
    • Playing cooperative games
    • Swimming: skills and confidence
  • Library

    • Parts of a book 
    • Read Aloud - identify character traits in the protagonist
    • Parts of a book 
    • Using nonfiction book features - looking up a topic for research
  • Community Engaged Learning

    • People Power Skills - Supporting friendships, creating community, caring for one another
    • Change Makers - People who inspire change in their communities
    • Second Grade

St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510.285.9600