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second gradeSecond Grade Program

Language Arts
Students review single-syllable words and the more complex vowel spellings. This class introduces plurals, contractions and common word endings progressing to two-, three-, and four-syllable words and putting words in alphabetical order.

Vocabulary and Grammar

A variety of instructional reading books enhance the student’s vocabulary skill, the student’s understanding of main idea, sequence of events, characters and plot. These books will also help the student’s reading comprehension. Novels may include: The Titanic, Tornado, Stone Fox, Sarah Plain and Tall, My Father’s Dragon, No Flying in the House, Ramona’s World, The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

The second grade continues manuscript, but quickly transitions the student into cursive writing. Students will practice the five basic strokes, review straight lines and practice writing sentences with the easiest letters. Class work will integrate the more difficult letters while reviewing previous learned material.

Social Studies
Students will learn important ideas about themselves as unique individuals and how all of us live, work, and interact together, plus valuable social studies concepts involving neighborhoods, communities, our country, our history, and countries around the world.
Our units include:
• People and Places
• How People Celebrate
• Earning and Spending
• How People Get Along
• Communities of the Past
• Communities Around the World

Students expand their understanding of maps regarding distance and place. They also participate in a study of the local area, combined with games that reinforce the importance of geography. Later in the year, students will learn about hemispheres and continents.

Each day your child will participate in a wide variety of mathematic activities. Your child will learn through hands-on experiences, discussion and exploration. Concepts and skills in Math 2 include computation, problem solving strategies, measurement, geometry, money, time, identifying patterns, fractions, borrowing and carrying, multiplication, graphs and charts.
Number facts are introduced using fact strategies and are practiced throughout the year. The children compete only against themselves and strive to improve their own scores on fact sheets. Assessment of your child’s progress occurs every five lessons. Each written assessment includes skills your child has been practicing throughout the year. We will strive for 80 percent mastery on all assessments. Any missed objectives will be reviewed and re- taught.

Students will study the human body focusing on the circulatory system, bones and muscles. Students will study animal and plant life, habitats, dinosaurs, fossils, forces, motion magnetism, the sun and earth, and constellations.




Brighton Academy • 1121 NE 7th Street • Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
Office: Phone 541-474-6865 • Fax 541-474-6866

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