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Adrian, MI 49221
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Math

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
 
 
Social Studies:
 
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.
 
Science
 
We focus our science around three main concepts:
 
*Life Science
 
*Earth Science
 
*Physical Science