Welcome to Second Grade!

The Exciting Journey Through Second Grade


Students will understand that numbers are a global language with specific patterns and relationships.

  • Numbers and Operations- Counting, reading, and writing numbers; identifying place value; comparing numbers; working with fractions; using money to develop place value and decimal concepts; exploring number patterns, rules for number sequences, relations between numbers and attributes.
  • Measurement- Using tools to measure length, capacity, weight, and volume;using U.S customary and metric measurement units.
  •  Geomety- Exploring 2 and 3-dimensional shapes; classifying polygons
  • Data and Probability- Collecting, organizing, and interpreting data using tables, charts, and graphs; exploring concepts of chance.


Students will understand that sounds and words are a form of communication. Students will understand that writing is a formal expression of communication. 

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Word Recognition
  • Fluency
  • Informational Text
  • Comprehension       
  • Metacognition
  • Reading attitude
  • Writing Process
  • Grammar and Usage
  • Spelling
  • Handwriting 
  • Conventions
  • Spoken Discourse
  • Guided Reading Instruction
  • Individualized Reading Instruction


Students will understand that all living things have a life cycle.

  • Measurement of Properties
  • Plant Life
  • Earth’s Surface Features
  • Uses and Properties of Water

Social Studies

Students will understand that there is a universal structure for communities.

Units of Study

  • Defining the Community of Southfield
  • The History of our Community
  • The Geography of our Community
  • Decision Making in our Community
  • The Economy of our Community


  • Technology: Smartboards, Elmos, I pads, computer lab
  • Ongoing Spanish Instruction
  • Project Based Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Meeting Individual needs
  • Collaboration between teams members