Second Grade - LeConte Elementary BUSD
 

Second Grade

Language Arts: By grade two, students understand the basic features of reading. They select letter patterns and know how to translate them into spoken language by using phonics, syllabication, and word parts. They apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral and silent reading to be able to respond to a wide variety of children’s literature. They distinguish between the structural features of the text and the literary terms of theme, plot, setting, and character. Second graders build on and refine the writing skills they developed in first grade. They move toward being independent learners with a solid foundation in the conventions and structure of language demonstrated through oral reports, songs, chants, and recitations of poetry.

Mathematics: Students build on math skills via the following math strands: number sense, algebra & functions, measurement, geometry, statistics, data analysis and probability, and mathematical reasoning. By the end of the year, students understand place value and number relationships in addition and subtraction, use simple concepts of multiplication and measure quantities with appropriate units. They classify shapes and see relationships among them by paying attention to geometric attributes and analyze data while verifying their answers.

Science: Second graders begin to take a more in depth look at the three areas of science: Physical, Life and Earth. Students study the ways in which the motion of objects can be observed and measured in Physical Science; the life cycles of plants and animals and understanding of their predictability in Life Science. Environmental factors affecting the growth and development of plants and animals will also be studied. Earth Science curriculum focuses on recognizing the distinct properties of materials on Earth and how those properties provide for human activities. Students learn to make predictions based on observed patterns, and measure those predictions using appropriate tools and units.

Social Studies: Second-graders explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives and learn the stories of extraordinary people from history whose achievements have touched them, directly or indirectly. The study of contemporary people who supply goods and services aids in understanding the complex interdependence in our free-market system.

 


Meet Rebecca Casado

Second Grade Teacher, Two-Way-Immersion, Room 104


Meet Edwin Casallas

Second Grade Teacher, Two-Way-Immersion, Room 105


Meet Greg Martin

Second Grade Teacher, Two-Way-Immersion, Room 106