Second Grade

Hi and Welcome to the 2nd Grade!


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Ms. Ballard                 Mrs.  Lemon


We always have an adventurous and academic year!

grade 2

Seond graders work to become more responsible, independent learners. We focus on good manners, strong work habits, showing respect for self and others. Our school practices the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids. This aids us in becoming stronger students and leaders of tomorrow. We look forward to working as a team - parents, students and teachers – toward a very successful year!

We begin our growing responsibility by using a daily planner. It is here we record our assignments daily and expect parents to review and sign the planner nightly. This is a great place for on-going communication between home and school. The planner, along with a take home folder (which holds homework, notes and checked papers) goes home and returns to school daily.

Language Arts

Our program is a combination of a basil reader as well as trade books. We work in large and in small, guided reading groups each day. Components of our program include phonics, grammar, spelling, book-in-a-bag, daily oral language practice, listening and speaking skills. Our writing program uses Writer’s Traits and Lucy Caukin’s Units of Study.

The focus of our reading program covers the following areas:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Word Recognition
  • Fluency
  • Narrative and Informational Text
  • Comprehension

We also assess in the fall and spring with a reading inventory called DRA.

The focus of our writing program covers the following areas:

  • Genre Study
  • Writing Process
  • Grammar and Usage
  • Developing a Personal Style
  • Spelling
  • Handwriting (printing and beginning cursive)


In second grade, we use Everyday Math. The units of study cover the following areas:

  • Numbers and Operations
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Data and Probability
  • Technology


Our science program includes the following broad topics:

  • Constructing and Reflecting Scientific Knowledge
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science

Social Studies

The curriculum is viewed through a few different perspectives including historic, geographic, civic and economic. We also learn inquiry methods and public discourse.