English: The student will be immersed in an environment filled with fiction and nonfiction texts, which relate to all content areas and personal interests. The student will expand vocabulary by speaking and listening effectively in classroom discussions, use a combination of strategies when reading, and read familiar selections with fluency, accuracy, and expression. The student will demonstrate comprehension skills by identifying main ideas, making and confirming predictions, questioning, summarizing, and drawing conclusions.  Students will begin to make the transition to cursive handwriting. The student will understand writing as a process and will write in a variety of forms. The student will research using available resources to complete a research product.

Math: The second-grade standards extend the study of number and spatial sense to include three-digit whole numbers and solid geometric figures. Students will continue to learn, use, and gain proficiency in addition and subtraction within 20. Students will begin to use U.S. Customary units to measure length and weight; predict and use simple probability; and create and interpret pictographs and bar graphs. Students will work with a variety of patterns and will develop an understanding of equality.

Science: Science in second grade builds on previous understandings of forces, water, weather, and plants and animals, and students explore these concepts through the lens of change. They examine how water changes phase, how visible and invisible forces change motion, how plants and animals change through their life cycles, and how weather changes the Earth. Students also examine how change occurs over a short or long period of time. Students will develop skills in posing simple questions, planning and conducting simple investigations, observing, classifying, and communicating information about the natural world.

Social Studies: The second grade standards place emphasis on developing better informed citizens through knowledge of history and social sciences. Instruction centered around economic, geographic, political, and historic skills, events, and trends is developing in second grade.


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Grading Scale:

New Grading System 1: Developing: Student demonstrates progress toward initial foundational skills of the topic. 2: Approaching: Student demonstrates proficiency on foundational skills of the topic. 3: Proficient: Student demonstrates proficiency on all grade level skills of the topic. This is the target. 4: Advanced: Student demonstrates understanding and performance beyond proficiency and has exceeded the standard.

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Parents of students who are absent must inform the school of the reason for the absence no later than upon the student’s return to school. Absences are excused for the following reasons:

  • Illness (if over two days, may require a note from a doctor)
  • Required court appearance
  • Death in the family
  • Religious holiday
  • Field trips and school authorized activities; and
  • Extenuating circumstances which are determined by the school administration.

Whenever your child is absent from school, please use this Absence/Excuse Notes form to submit your excuse.


  •  Students should spend at least 45 minutes each evening practicing skills needed in order to be successful.
  • Spend 15 minutes reading a book of their choice each evening.
  • Students will choose two activities from the choice board below (15 minutes for each).


  • Text books
  • Manipulatives
  • Pencils & colored pencils
  • Notebooks
  • Fundations materials