Second Grade

Science

  • Identify the parts of plants as leaves, stem, roots, flowers, fruits, and seeds
  • Recognize how seeds and fruits are made
  • Understand the life cycle of a plant
  • Identify animal groups as mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects
  • Explore life cycles of various animals
  • Explore how animals have adaptations to live in their habitats
  • Define habitats and identify the needs of plants and animals
  • Understand a food web
  • Understand evaporation, condensation, and the water cycle
  • Identify different types of weather, such as hurricane, tornado, drought and flood
  • Explore and observe how erosion changes Earth
  • Define paleontologist and explain how they work with fossils
  • Understand extinction
  • Understand endangered animals and the role that humans can play in protecting a species
  • Understand how seasons change due to Earth's orbit around the sun
  • Explore the phases of the moon
  • Understand that each planet has unique characteristics
  • Define terms matter and mass
  • Describe matter by its observable properties
  • Explore and order the mass of objects
  • Identify and distinguish differences between solids, liquids and gasses

Social Studies

  • Define community
  • Explain the need for rules
  • Recognize the responsibilities of citizens to a community
  • Describe the different roles people play in their family, school, and community
  • Describe a neighborhood
  • Locate communities, states, the United States, and selected countries on maps and globes
  • Compare cities, suburbs, and rural or farming areas
  • Use symbols and find locations on maps
  • Describe and measure calendar time by days, weeks, months, and years
  • Read a calendar
  • Recognize that people can't always have everything they want
  • Explore the diversity of the United States
  • Define culture
  • Recognize how explorers led the way for settlement in new places
  • Discuss the roles of pioneers in settling our country
  • Explain how immigrants bring new ideas when they move
  • Recognize that every family has its own heritage
  • Describe customs associated with cultural holidays
  • Describe how science and technology have changed communication
  • Compare old and new forms of communication

Religion

  • Learn that Jesus is the Son of God
  • Learn that Jesus had many followers
  • Learn that Jesus rose to new life
  • Learn that the church year helps us follow Jesus
  • Learn that we belong to a Catholic church
  • Learn that our church celebrates with seven special signs called sacraments
  • Study that the Bible is the book of God's word
  • Recognize that the Old Testament is the first part of the Bible
  • Recognize the New Testament is the second part of the Bible
  • Know the Ten Commandments help us to live as God's children
  • Prepare for First Reconciliation
  • Prepare for First Communion
  • Participate in celebrating the liturgy of the Eucharist
  • Learn to pray as Jesus did

 

Language Arts

  • Identify vowel sounds as long or short and the patterns that make these sounds
  • Identify consonant diagraphs
  • Identify compound words
  • Identify contractions
  • Identify words with inflective endings
  • Identify the character and setting of any given story
  • Identify author's purpose, conclusions, cause and effect of any given story
  • Follow the writing process to produce different types of paragraphs
  • Use punctuation marks correctly
  • Identify different parts of speech

Math

  • Join two groups together to find out how many in all
  • Join two groups together and write an addition sentence to tell how many in all
  • Take away a number of objects from a group and count to find out how many are left
  • Compare two groups to find out how many or how fewer
  • Write subtraction sentences to solve both separation and comparison problems
  • Solve problems by choosing addition or subtraction
  • Write addition and subtraction sentences that make up a fact family
  • Find the sum of three addends
  • Count groups of ten, up to 10 and write how many
  • Compare numbers using the greater-than, less than an equal-to symbols
  • Identify and write numbers that are one before, one after, or between given numbers
  • Identify numbers as odd or even
  • Use ordinals up to twentieth
  • Count collection of coins that include dimes, nickels and pennies, quarters and half-dollars
  • Add a one-digit number to a two digit-number using models or metal math
  • Add a two-digit number to a two-digit with and without regrouping
  • Subtract a multiple of 10 from a two-digit number
  • Subtract a two-digit number from a two-digit number with and without renaming
  • Add amounts of money
  • Subtract amounts of money
  • Identify and show a unit fraction of a region
  • Identify and show fractions of a set of objects
  • Tell time to five minute intervals
  • Tell time before and after the hour
  • Create and analyze data using a pictograph and a bar graph
  • Read and write three-digit numbers using expanded form, standard form and number words
  • Multiply numbers in vertical format