Second grade

Meet the teachers

 
 

Conference Time: 10:05-11:00

Second Grade this and that

Don't forget to use our Ready Hub at home with all of your favorite programs. 

 

Field trips

Second graders visited the Dallas Children's Theater in October.  Students learned audience etiquette, as well as the comparing prose to drama text. After the play, second graders had a picnic at a nearby park.

Students playing on jungle gym

Second graders also visit the Heard Natural Science Museum each school year. This year they will visit in March. More information will be provided closer to the field trip.

Second grade skills

We would like to give some general information about what your child will experience during 2nd grade. All students will be challenged to go beyond their basic thoughts or ideas to stretch their learning to their highest potential in all subjects.

Magnet students will be working on challenging skills based on 3rd grade curriculum. There will be some homework and special projects required of your student throughout the year. Specific information and instructions, along with timelines, will be provided for special projects as they are assigned. Below are some of the focused concepts of 2nd graders at Hillside Academy.

Reading/Comprehension

  • Parts of a story (author, illustrator, characters, setting, theme, plot, main idea, etc.)
  • Sequencing (BME model - Beginning, Middle, End)
  • Predictions
  • Story details/text evidence
  • Author's point of view/purpose
  • Summarizing

Grammar/Handwriting

  • Punctuation (period, question mark, exclamation mark, comma, apostrophe, quotation marks)
  • Sentence parts/complete sentences (subject and predicate)
  • Capitalization (abbreviations, proper nouns, quotes, letters)
  • Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Pronouns, Adverbs, Prepositions
  • Introduction to cursive Spring Semester

Spelling

High frequency words/spelling patterns (lists sent home each week for tests on Friday)

Social Studies

  • Community, City, State, Country
  • Goods/Services
  • Map Skills
  • Our country long ago
  • Our country today
  • Famous Americans in History-biography project

Math

  • Memorization of basic facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication)
  • Place Value (ordering/compare, read/write numbers)
  • Addition/Subtraction with larger numbers (with regrouping/borrowing)
  • Geometry (shapes, congruency, symmetry)
  • Fractions
  • Probability
  • Multiplication/Division concepts
  • Problem Solving/Finding solutions
  • Counting/using money
  • Measuring (length, weight, capacity, time, temperature)

Science

  • Plants
  • Weather
  • Systems
  • Solids/Liquids
  • Birds
  • Insects
  • Natural World
  • Scientific process/science fair project

Suggested activities for you to do with your child at home:

  • Read, read, read! Read to your child and have him/her read to you! (non-fiction too!)
  • Memorize basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts
  • Practice neat handwriting using spelling list
  • Journal writing-have your child journal his her day or weekend
  • Practice solving math word problems
  • Practice telling time on analog clock (not digital)
  • Practice using measuring tools such as rulers, measuring cups, scales, etc.
  • Practice counting money
  • Get to know Scientific Process by asking questions, forming hypotheses, performing observations and practice gathering data