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
    • Geology
    • Buddy projects with seventh grade science buddies
  • Spanish

    The K-2 Spanish program engages students through high-quality, active and fun lessons that include: original songs for vocabulary development (colors, shapes, feelings, animals, and more), pronunciation practice, speaking, and comprehension practice. Students acquire language through the effective and joyful methods of music, movement, yoga, and role play.

    Spanish class aims to spark student’s desire to become multilingual and learn about cultures in our increasingly transnational society.


    • 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

    • 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

    • 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
  • Community Engaged 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