Second grade is a year for learning many new concepts. Here are some of the major concepts learned in second grade:
*Mastering addition and subtraction facts
*Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction
*Add and subtract within 20
*Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication
*Understanding palce value
*Representing and interpreting data.
*Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
*Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
*Work with time and money
*Represent and interpret data
*Reason with shapes and their attributes
We focus on various topics in second grade. We learn about
*How people live and work together in communities: Use historical thinking to understand the past.
*The World in Spatial Terms: Use geographic representations to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective
*Places and Regions Understand: how regions are created from common physical and human characteristics
*Human Systems: Understand how human activities help shape the Earth’s surface.
*Environment and Society: Understand the effects of human-environment interactions.
*Purposes of Government: Explain why people create governments.
*Values and Principles of American Democracy: Understand values and principles of American constitutional democracy.
*Structure and Functions of Government: Describe the structure of government in the United States and how it functions to serve citizens
*Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy: Explain important rights and how, when, and where American citizens demonstrate their responsibilities by participating in government
*Market Economy: Use fundamental principles and concepts of economics to understand economic activity in a market economy
*Identifying and Analyzing Public Issues: Clearly state a problem as a public policy issue, analyze various perspectives, and generate and evaluate possible alternative resolutions
*Persuasive Communication About a Public Issue: Communicate a reasoned position on a public issue
*Citizen Involvement: Act constructively to further the public good.
We focus our science around three main concepts: