2nd Grade Curriculum Overview

Writing Workshop

Neighborhood Maps

09/6/2011 - 10/7/2011

Kid create maps of their neighborhood and write place based stories- i.e. a fun play date in the backyard, a spooky time trick or treating, etc.

Random Autobios

10/10/2011 - 10/28/2011

All About Salmon

10/31/2011 - 12/9/2011

Holiday Poem

12/12/2011 - 12/16/2011

Social Justice Stories

1/9/2012 - 2/10/2012

Fiction Stories

02/15/2012 - 03/25/2012

Squiggle Stories or... ?

Poetry

04/02/2012 - 04/30/2012

Superflex Stories

05/01/2012 - 05/31/2012

Self reflective fiction stories using the book "Superflex & the Unthinkables."

Spelling

Reading Workshop

Just Right Books

09/06/2011 - 10/04/2011

Familiarizing students with the class library; helping them pick books that are just right.

Text Connections

10/05/2011 - 10/31/2011

Text to Text, Text to Self, Text to World

Math Workshop

Unit 1

09/06/2011 - 10/18/2011

Unit 1- Counting, Coins, and Combinations

Unit 2

10/19/2011 - 11/16/2011

Shapes, Blocks & Symmetry.

Unit 3

11/17/2011 - 01/13/2012

Stickers, Number Strings & Story Problems

Unit 4

1/17/2012 - 2/6/2012

Unit 5

2/7/2012 - 2/24/2012

How Many Floors? How Many Rooms?

Unit 6

2/27/2012 - 04/03/2012

How Many Tens? How Many Ones?

Unit 7

4/4/2012 - 4/18/2012

Parts of a Whole, Parts of a Group

Unit 8

4/19/2012 - 5/11/2012

Partners, Teams & Paper Clips

Unit 9

5/14/2012 - 6/13/2012

Measuring Length & Time

Social Studies/Science

Community Building

09/06/2011 - 09/30/2011

Kids get to know each other, establish norms, build a sense of community, "buy in" to second grade.

Friend Silhouettes

09/06/2011 - 09/19/2011

Kids brainstorm the characteristics of a good friend using related read alouds to guide their thinking. They then create "friend silhouettes" on black butcher paper with the features of a friend added on with construction paper; i.e. a loving heart, a helping hand, etc.

Salmon Study

10/17/2011 - 11/18/2011

Multiple Intelligence

1/3/2012 - 1/13/2012

Kids learn about Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligence. They take surveys to determine their own areas of intelligence and make a class book.

Community Study

01/14/2012 - 03/15/2012

Story Path

Rocks & Minerals

03/19/2012 - 05/04/2012