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Second Grade Goals

 

May 2018
READING
UNIT 5
Content Knowledge: What does it mean to be responsible?
Students will focus their knowledge weekly based on the concept of being responsible. How can we help others with problems, provide care for others, communicate, and understand that we must follow the rules.

MATH
CHAPTER 8 AND 9
CHAPTER 8
CRITICAL AREA: USING STANDARD UNITS OF MEASURE
ESSENTIAL QUESTION: WHAT ARE SOME
OF THE METHODS AND TOOLS THAT CAN BE USED TO ESTIMATE AND MEASURE LENGTH?

CHAPTER 9
CRITICAL AREA: USING STANDARD UNITS OF MEASURE
ESSENTIAL QUESTION: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE METHODS AND TOOLS THAT CAN BE USED TO ESTIMATE AND MEASURE LENGTH IN METRIC UNITS?

SOCIAL STUDIES
UNIT 4
EQ: WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT AND WHY DO PEOPLE NEED LAWS?
The United States is founded on the principles of democracy, and these principles are reflected in all types of communities.
PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY:
Students will focus on how the United States was founded on Democratic Principles (Dignity for all, equality, fairness, respect for authority and rules.)
Students will focus on how the Government protects the rights of citizens, promotes fairness, and keeps people.

MAY
WRITING
PERSUASIVE LETTERS
Students will focus on sharing a writer’s opinion and while trying to get the reader to do something. Students will use evidence in the form of reasons, facts, and examples to convince the reader.

MAY
GRADE 2
SCIENCE

Science: Plants
1-Students will observe that plants reproduce from seeds, bulbs and mature plants.
2-Students will learn that not all plants grow alike.
3- Students will learn about the life cycle of a plant.
Key Ideas:
LE. Key Idea 1: Living things are both similar to and different from each other and from nonliving things.
LE. Key Idea 2: Organisms inherit genetic information in a variety of ways that result in continuity of structure and function between parents and offspring.
LE. Key Idea 3: Individual organisms and species change over time.
LE. Key Idea 4: The continuity of life is sustained through reproduction and development.

 

April 2018

Writing- Students will be able to write informative texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic and provide some sense of closure.
Math- Students will be able to develop an understanding of bar graphs, tally charts and picture graphs.
Reading- Students will be able to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Science- Students will be able to identify the different forms of weather and different types of clouds.
Social Studies- Students will be able to develop an understanding of how jobs and money affect communities.

 

February 2018

February 2018:

Reading
Creative ideas: what does it mean to be creative? Students will focus on how to use creative, thinking and creative ways to solve problems or to help and communicate.

Knowledge goals:
Students will learn ways to support others, and give ideas when someone is in need.

Math
Critical area: number and operations in base ten operations and algebraic thinking.
Eq. How do you use place value to subtract 2 digit numbers with and without regrouping?

Social studies
New York City over time
Essential question: how and why did New York City change over time?
Critical area: New York City has changed and grew from the years, 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s.
New York City has had many causes and effects based on the communities and Native Americans in the 1600s

Writing
Comparing and contrasting
Students will focus on ways to show similarities and differences between two things. Students will also focus on steps to setting up an essay using 3 to 4 paragraphs.

Science
Forces and motion/ habitats
Essential question:
What causes objects to move?
Key ideas:
Energy and matter interact through forces that result in changes in motion.

December 2017/January 2018

Reading:

Knowledge goals:
Students will learn ways to support others, and give ideas when someone is in need.
Skill goals:
Prediction, questioning, drawing conclusions, compare and contrast, and summarizing

Writing

Comparing and contrasting
Students will focus on ways to show similarities and differences between two things. Students will also focus on steps to setting up an essay using 3 to 4 paragraphs.

Math 

Critical area: building fluency with addition and subtraction
Students will understand place value and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Social studies

Eq how are communities alike and how are they different?
Students will focus on a community is a population of various individuals in a common location. It can be characterized as urban, suburban, or rural areas.
Students will look at kinds of communities

Science

Motion
What causes objects to move?

Energy and matter interact through forces that result in changes in motion. Students should be able to observe and describe relative positions between objects in their world. Exploring the observable effects of gravity and magnetism may help students develop an understanding of the reason for the direction of an object’s motion. Manipulation and application of simple tools and machines may help students learn about the relationships between forces and motion.