graders want to read, listen to, and talk about a wide range of books
including chapter books, informational books, and poems. These students
expect what they read to make sense. They absorb language and ideas as
they read. At this stage, they are skillful and confident in using word
attack skills to make predictions about words and meaning. They are
beginning to read silently for extended periods of time.
grade students write for pleasure, for recording observations and
experiences, and for conveying information. They write several sentences
on one topic. Their writing has a clear purpose, with some detail, and
with a sense of story. They understand that text can be changed and are
beginning to revise and edit. They use more standard spelling than
“temporary” phonetic spelling.
The mathematics curriculum is organized into five strands:
number and operations; (2) measurement; (3) geometry; (4) data analysis
and probability; and, (5) algebra. Problem-solving strategies are
embedded into each of the 5 strands.
At the second grade level,
students will demonstrate a greater consistency than first grade
children in applying mathematical knowledge and processes. However,
while second grade students can do much more than has been expected of
them in the past, it is important to recognize that they still learn
best by exploring with manipulatives.
graders continue to use and reinforce skills introduced in kindergarten
and first grade. They examine a variety of neighborhoods and recognize
the multiple roles of individuals and families. The local government is
focus for second grade students is analyzing collected data over a
period of time to make predictions and understand changes. Science
Concepts: animal life cycles, changes in weather, changes in properties
of matter, sound
Education includes four separate and distinct disciplines; dance,
music, theatre arts, and visual arts—each with its own body of knowledge
and skills, The intent of the National Standards for Arts Education,
along with the standard courses of study in each area, is that a
comprehensive understanding of one or more of the arts is accomplished
by each student throughout the K-12 Program.
Healthful Living Education program promotes behaviors that contribute
to a healthful life-style and improved quality of life for all students.
The Healthful Living Education portions of the NC Standard Course of
Study support and reinforce the goals and objectives of its two major
components—health education and physical education.