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Second Grade

Second Grade students are welcomed upstairs into the Upper Division this year. For the first time, students participate in Upper Division chapel on Thursday mornings as well as specialized classes in technology and religion.

Highlights of Second Grade include Snazzy Snack, Polar Express Day, Dinosaur Dig Day, Author’s Celebrations, and a special end of the year performance for their graduating 6th Grade Buddies.
boys working on a math problem


  • Place value to 1,000
  • Addition and subtraction facts through 20
  • 2 and 3-digit addition and subtraction
  • Telling time to 5 minute increments
  • Measure length in standard and metric units
girl reading a book


  • Reading Workshop: non-fiction, realistic fiction, fables, biographies
  • Exploration of character development
  • Non-fiction reading and research
  • Book clubs
  • Oral biography book report
  • Reader’s Theater fluency practice
  • Focused phonics instruction using Orton Gillingham approach

Language Arts

  • Writing Workshop: narrative, informational, poetry, and opinion writing
  • Word Study
  • Grammar
  • Paragraph introduction
  • Writing celebrations
boy showing a book he wrote about skiing

Social and Global Studies

  • Communities
  • Holiday and Cultural Celebrations
  • Early Economics
  • Geography and Map Skills
girl in science class


  • Solids and Liquids.
  • Insects
  • Pebbles, Sand, and Silt
  • Fossils, Rocks, and Dinosaurs 
mom reviewing homework


  • Four nights a week: up to 20 minutes
  • Independent reading
students digging


  • 6th Grade Buddies
  • Hatching butterflies and other insects
  • Emergency Preparedness Project
  • Author’s Celebration
  • Snazzy Snack
  • Polar Express Day
  • Dinosaur Dig Day
  • Field Trips to the National Building Museum and Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
  • Specials: Art, Drama, Library, Music, PE, Religion, Spanish, Technology