Second Grade
Language Arts

Daily reading is our number one priority. The appropriate level for each child is assessed through NSGRA and PALS data and used for cross curricular learning. Fluency, accuracy, and comprehension are emphasized. Grammar and spelling in all types of writing are taught and continually reviewed as part of the Word Study curriculum. We enjoy a yearly expedition where we dive into cross curriculum topics such as Schools Around the World, Fossils, and Pollination as part of Expeditionary Learning. Students practice phonemic awareness daily with Heggerty Lessons. Reading plans are differentiated based on MAP and NSGRA data so that students may work in groups with lessons designed to meet their specific learning needs.


We are building strong mathematicians in 2nd grade. We focus on Number sense and  using multiple strategies when problem solving. We will continue to build on math concepts throughout the year. 2nd grade students will study Addition and Subtraction of single and double digit numbers, Place Value (ones, tens, hundreds), Patterns, Equality, Rounding, Geometry, Measurement, Data and Graphing, Time (to the nearest 5 minutes), Money, and Fractions(halves, fourths, eighths, thirds, and sixths).


Who wouldn’t love investigating using reasoning and logic to study animals and their habitats, magnets and weather? Second grade students study matter, force and motion, seasonal changes, and plants too!  We are growing young scientists to develop a deeper understanding of scientific and engineering practices.

Social Studies

This is a favorite subject by RES second graders because of the study of the following concepts: civics (citizenship and U.S. symbols), geography (continents and oceans), economics, the meaning behind major holidays, three Native American tribes (Powhatan, Lakota Sioux, and Pueblo), and eight historical figures (Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver, Helen Keller, Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Cesar Chavez).

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