Second Grade

2nd Grade Standards (Quarter 1)

General Curriculum

  • Develop an understanding of place value
  • Algebra number patterns
  • Read and Write numbers
  • Compare and Order numbers
  • Rounding Numbers
  • Estimate Sums
  • Adding/Subtracting multiple digit numbers
  • Time to minute
  • Elapsed Time
  • Counting Coins and Bills
  • Making Change
  • Collecting Data
  • Interpreting Data
  • Use graphs/line plots
  • Use knowledge of the pronunciation of root words and other morphemes (e.g., prefixes, suffixes, derivational endings) to decode words;
  • Use knowledge of the pronunciation of complex word families (e.g., -ieve, -ield) to decode words in these families;
  • Decode multi-syllabic words in isolation and in context; and
  • Use self-correction when subsequent reading indicates an earlier misreading.
  • Apply letter-sound knowledge to decode unknown words quickly and accurately in context; and
  • Adjust reading rate based on purpose, text difficulty, form, and style.
  • Use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly;
  • Listen to, read, and discuss familiar and conceptually challenging text;
  • Use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words;
  • Categorize key vocabulary and identify salient features;
  • Relate new vocabulary to familiar words;
  • Identify shades of meaning in related words (e.g., blaring, loud);
  • Use meaning of familiar base words and affixes (prefixes and suffixes) to determine meanings of unfamiliar complex words;
  • Use knowledge of antonyms, synonyms, homophones, and homographs to determine meanings of words;
  • Determine the correct meaning of words with multiple meanings in context
  • Understand Sentence Structure Revising Strategies

Art History

  • Identify places where artists or designers have made an impact on the community
  • Collaborate to complete a task in art
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to complete artwork in a timely manner, demonstrating perseverance
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate audience behavior.
  • Identify similarities and differences in artworks across time and culture
  • Discuss how different works of art communicate information about a particular culture
  • Use various art media and real imaginary choices to create artwork
  • Use the art-making process to communicate personal interests and self-expression
  • Reflect on and discuss various possible meanings in works of art
  • Draw from observation, experience, or imagination
  • Work with art tools and materials appropriately
  • Demonstrate knowledge of colors and color mixing
  • Describe choices made in self artwork
  • Understand art and why people have made art in the past

Spanish

  • Recite alphabet by rote
  • Recognize A-Z
  • Distinguish letter sounds
  • Converse in Spanish
  • Recall sight words for spelling tests
  • Recall facts from weekly concepts
  • Use Spanish phrases and sentences to communicate and solve problems
  • Speaks clearly and uses proper pronunciation
  • Master the top 100 high frequency words in Spanish
  • Comprehend calendar concepts
  • Count 1-100 by rote
  • Count by 5s and 10s to 100
  • Identify numbers 1-100
  • Tell time to the hour, half hour, and minute
  • Comprehend and utilize number concepts through Spanish math games

Music & Drama

  • Identify significant information about specific composers and one or more of their musical works
  • Describe listening skills and how they support appreciation of musical works
  • Respond to a musical work in a variety of ways and compare individual interpretations
  • Identify families of orchestral and band instruments
  • Basic knowledge of the keyboard
  • Interpret notes and their values
  • Basic knowledge of music terminology and incorporate appropriate terms to music compositions
  • Sing simple melodic patterns and songs in a group
  • Read and dramatize stories
  • Create an imaginative costume piece or prop out of everyday items found around the classroom or at home and use it as the basis to tell an original story
  • Create and collect appropriate props and costumes and use them to help tell a story
  • Plan and perform a simple performance based on a theme from another content area
  • Describe how an actor creates a character
  • Exhibit the behavior necessary to establish audience etiquette, response, and constructive criticism
  • Demonstrate the use of sign language
  • Follow classroom rules and instruction given by the teacher

Gymnastics

  • Cartwheel
  • Round Off
  • Back Bend
  • Balance Beam Coordination
  • Pose—one foot
  • Pull Ups (at least 5)
  • L hang on bar (for 3 second hold)
  • Push Ups (at least 10 with proper form)
  • Trampoline—running straight jump

Sports

  • Understand basic Baseball rules and regulations including: Pitch; Hit; Bunt; Run Bases; Catch; Positions; Teamwork
  • Understand basic Football rules and regulations including: Throw; Catch; Positions; Kick; Teamwork
  • Understand basic Soccer rules and regulations including: Kick; Scoring goals; Offense/Defense; Positions; Teamwork

2nd Grade Standards Quarter 2

All previous standards including: General Curriculum

  • Develop understandings of multiplication and division and strategies for basic multiplication facts and related division facts.
  • Model multiplication and division including problems presented in context: repeated addition, multiplicative comparison, array, how many combinations, measurement, and partitioning.
  • Solve multiplication and division fact problems by using strategies that result from applying number properties.
  • Identify, describe, and apply division and multiplication as inverse operations.
  • Use meaning of familiar base words and affixes (prefixes and suffixes) to determine meanings of unfamiliar complex words;
  • Use knowledge of antonyms, synonyms, homophones, and homographs to determine meanings of words;
  • Determine the correct meaning of words with multiple meanings in context
  • Determine meanings of unfamiliar words by using a dictionary, thesaurus, and digital tools.
  • Identify a text’s features (e.g., title, subheadings, captions, illustrations), use them to make and confirm predictions, and establish a purpose for reading;
  • Identify the author’s purpose (e.g., to inform, entertain, or explain) in text and how an author’s perspective influences text;
  • Determine explicit ideas and information in grade-level text, including but not limited to main idea, relevant supporting details, strongly implied message and inference, and chronological order of events
  • Write a personal narrative
  • Write to entertain

Art History

  • Identify and be respectful of ideas important to individuals, groups, or cultures that are reflected in their artworks
  • Describe various venues in which artwork is on display for public viewing
  • Use creative and innovative ideas to complete personal artworks
  • Use diverse resources to inspire artistic expression and achieve varied results
  • Identify the physical features or characteristics of artworks displayed in the community
  • Describe the use of art to promote events within the school or community
  • Reflect on and interpret works of art, using observation skills, prior knowledge, and experience
  • Experiment with tools and techniques as part of art-making process
  • Explore art from different time periods and cultures as sources of inspiration
  • Explore everyday objects that have been designed and created by artists
  • Know that works of art express an idea
  • Recognize similarities and differences in works of art from a variety of sources
  • Use a variety of art products and tools
  • Experience art that has been created for specific purposes
  • Identify artworks in a variety of styles
  • Identify art belonging to specific artists, places, and cultures
  • Follow directions for safety procedures and explain the importance in art room

Spanish

  • Identify detailed facts from stories read
  • Follow classroom rules without frequent reminders
  • Follow 3-4 step directions
  • Read on-level books with fluency
  • Begin journal writing in Spanish
  • Demonstrate proper sentence structure when writing
  • Act out stories and skits in Spanish
  • Understand concepts related to time to the minute and second

Music & Drama

  • Discuss how music is used for celebrations in America and other cultures
  • Show visual representation of simple melodic patterns performed by the teacher or peers
  • Respond to a variety of music through singing, movement, and expression
  • Identify musical characteristics and elements within a piece of music when discussing the value of the work
  • Enhance the meaning of a story or poem by creating a musical interpretation using voices, instruments, and movement
  • Describe opportunities for personal music-making
  • Describe how tempo and dynamics can change the mood or emotion of a piece of music
  • Identify patterns in songs to aid the development of sequencing and memorization skills
  • Perform songs, musical games, dances, and simple instrumental accompaniments from a variety of genres and cultures
  • Watch a play and describe how the elements of light, costumes, props, and sound influence the mood of production
  • Revise a formal or informal performance after receiving a critique
  • Discuss techniques that help create an effective theatre work
  • Participate in a collaborative project to create a theatrical performance and reflect on the experience
  • Describe what happened in a play using age appropriate theatre terminology
  • Create and sustain imagined characters and relationships using basic acting skills to tell a simple story

Gymnastics

  • Cartwheel
  • Round Off
  • Back Bend
  • Balance Beam Coordination
  • Pose—one foot
  • Pull Ups (at least 5)
  • L hang on bar (for 3 second hold)
  • Push Ups (at least 10 with proper form)
  • Trampoline—running straight jump

Sports

  • Introduction to Winter Sports rules and regulations including: Skiing; Hockey; Skating; Bobsledding
  • Understand basic Kickball rules and regulations including: Kick; Run the bases; Pitch; Catch; Positions; Teamwork
  • Understand basic Dodge ball rules and regulations including: Throw; Catch; Dodge; Positions; Teamwork

2nd Grade Standards Quarter 3

All previous standards including: General Curriculum

  • Develop an understanding of fractions and fraction equivalence.
  • Represent fractions, including fractions greater than one, using area, set and linear models.
  • Describe how the size of the fractional part is related to the number of equal sized pieces in the whole.
  • Compare and order fractions, including fractions greater than one, using models and strategies.
  • Use models to represent equivalent fractions, including fractions greater than one, and identify representations of equivalence.
  • Identify cause-and-effect relationships in text;
  • Identify the text structure an author uses (e.g., comparison/ contrast, cause/effect, and sequence of events) and explain how it impacts meaning in text;
  • Identify themes or topics across a variety of fiction and nonfiction selections;
  • Write Instructions
  • Write a Research Report

Art History

  • Incorporate ideas from art exemplars for specified time periods and cultures
  • Choose accurate art vocabulary to describe works of art and art processes
  • Demonstrate awareness of copyright laws to show respect for the ideas of others when creating art
  • Assess personal artworks for completeness and success in meeting intended objectives
  • Compare techniques used by peers and established artists as a basis for improving one’s own work
  • Gather clues to help interpret and reflect on works of art
  • Describe where ideas or products can be found in stores
  • Identify the connections between visual art and other content areas
  • Use specific elements of art and principles of design to communicate an idea
  • Know that art subject matter can be imaginary or real
  • Work alone and demonstrate self-responsibility

Spanish

  • Write stories and skits in Spanish
  • Proof read for mistakes and make corrections
  • Use resources for writing (dictionary, word wall, books)
  • Use appropriate spelling/ punctuation
  • Locate Spanish speaking countries on maps and globe
  • Develop an understanding of conjugating verbs orally

Music & Drama

  • Collaborate with others to create a musical presentation and acknowledge individual contribu- tions as an integral part of the whole
  • Discuss how music in America was influenced by people and events in its history
  • Identify, using correct music vocabulary, the elements in a musical work
  • Notate simple rhythmic and melodic patterns using traditional notation
  • Create and tell a fable, story or tale
  • Discuss differences between stories that are presented in different modes or time periods
  • Demonstrate effective audience etiquette and constructive criticism for a live performance
  • Discuss the process and responsibilities in creating a play and then apply them to collaborate and create
    a simple production
  • Describe the relationships between scenery, properties, lighting, sound, costumes, and makeup in dramatic scenes and informal play productions

Gymnastics

  • Far Arm One Handed Cartwheel
  • Round Off with Rebound and Backward Roll
  • Introduce Back Bend with Kick Over
  • Balance Beam Coordination—Scale
  • Pull Ups (at least 10)
  • L hang on bar (for 8 second hold)
  • Push Ups (at least 20 with proper form)
  • Trampoline—running straddle jump

Sports

  • Understand the Summer Olympic Games—History, Events, Ceremonies, and Traditions: Introduce students to all 26 sports; Understand the ceremonial procedures (opening and closing)
  • Introduction to Track & Field events, rules and regulations I ncluding: Running Relays; Long Jump; High Jump; Marathon Mile
  • Introduction to Basketball rules and regulations including: Dribble; Shoot; Bounce pass; Teamwork; Positions

2nd Grade Standards Quarter 4

All previous standards including: General Curriculum

  • Describe and analyze properties of two- dimensional shapes.
  • Compose, decompose, and transform polygons to make other polygons, including concave and convex polygons with three, four, five, six, eight, or ten sides.
  • Build, draw and analyze two-dimensional shapes from several orientations in order to examine and apply congruence and symmetry.
  • Create, analyze, and represent patterns and relationships using words, variables, tables and graphs.
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Measure objects using fractional parts of linear units such as 1/2, 1/4 and 1/10.
  • Number and Operations
  • Solve non-routine problems by making a table, chart, or list and searching for patterns.
  • Data Analysis
  • Construct and analyze frequency tables, bar graphs, pictographs, and line plots from data, including data collected through observations, surveys, and experiments.
  • Compare and contrast elements, settings, characters, and problems in two texts; and
  • Use strategies to repair comprehension of grade-appropriate text when self-monitoring indicates confusion, including but not limited to rereading, checking context clues, predicting, summarizing, questioning, and clarifying by checking other sources
  • Write to Express an Opinion
  • Write to Persuade

Art History

  • Use time effectively while focused on art production
  • Use constructive criticism to improve artwork
  • Describe the steps used in art production
  • Understand basic components and draw basic human figures
  • Compare artworks from different cultures, created over time, to identify differences in style and media
  • Identify places in which artworks may be viewed by others
  • Recognize and demonstrate relief print
  • Create balanced compositions
  • Identify examples in which artists have created works based on cultural or life experiences

Spanish

  • Write and act out original plays and skits in Spanish
  • Develop an understanding of conjugating verbs in writing
  • Understand climate and physical features of various Spanish speaking countries
  • Identify art, holidays, and culture of various countries

Music & Drama

  • Sing rounds and canons in appropriate range
  • Sing and play songs, which may include changes in dynamics, lyrics, and form, from memory
  • Identify various sounds and instruments in a piece of music
  • Demonstrate appropriate manners and teamwork necessary for success in a music classroom
  • Create stage space to communicate character and action in specific locales
  • Identify the jobs people can have in a theatre
  • Identify what was successful about a collaborative theatre activity
  • Discuss what worked well and what didn’t work well after acting out a story
  • Compare the characteristics of theatre to television and movies
  • Compare theatrical performance with real life and discuss how theatre makes pretense seem like real life
  • Evaluate a performance using correct theatre terms and give specific examples to support personal opinions

Gymnastics

  • Cartwheel—Near Arm One Handed Cartwheel— Far Arm One Handed Cartwheel
  • Round Off with Rebound and Backward Roll— Straddle Jump
  • Back Bend with Kick Over
  • Balance Beam Coordination—Handstand
  • Pull Ups (at least 12)
  • L hang on bar (for 10 second hold)
  • Push Ups (at least 20 with proper form)
  • Trampoline—running jump with toe touch

Sports

  • Summer Olympic Games (Continue)
  • Introduction to Volleyball rules and regulations including: Serve; Set; Block; Spike; Teamwork; Positions
  • Introduction to Cycling rules and regulations including: Safety; As it pertains to the Olympic Games