Second Grade

Year at a Glance

Portrait of a Graduate

Collaborator Communicator Creative Critical Thinker Global Citizen Goal Directed Resilient Thinker

A goal of FCPS is to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate learning in authentic ways and support students in the development of skills that employers are seeking for the workforce. Teachers in FCPS are enhancing learning opportunities to include the Portrait of a Graduate attributes:

  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Ethical and Global Citizen
  • Creative and Critical Thinker
  • Goal-Directed and Resilient Individual

To develop these skills, FCPS strives for all students to:

  • Develop knowledge and skills that can be applied across subject areas and in real life settings.
  • Utilize and grow critical thinking skills that require them to go beyond the facts.
  • Engage in learning that fosters curiosity.
  • Confront and make contributions to solving real-world problems.
  • Demonstrate learning and skills in a variety of ways, such as projects and portfolios.
  • Set goals and reflect on their progress.

 

Writing

  • Developing a Writing Process
  • Writing Personal Narratives
  • Informational Writing: “All About” Books
  • Persuasive Letters
  • Writing Realistic Fiction
  • Research-Writing Cycle

Oral Communication

  • Active Listening
  • Collaborative Discussions
  • Conversation Skills

Reading

  • Character Development
  • Learning About Print:
    • Conventions
    • Spelling
    • Flexibly Thinking about Words
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Interpreting Author’s Messages
  • Nonfiction
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Exploring Multiple Points of View
  • Book Clubs: Deepening Understanding through Discussions
  • Reading and Writing Poetry
  • Research Skills within Science and Social Studies Content

 

Mathematics

  • Three-Digit Place Value
  • Estimation
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Skip Counting
  • Even and Odd Numbers
  • Money
  • Patterns
  • Equality
  • Fraction Number Sense
  • Symmetry
  • Plane and Solid Figures
  • Measuring Length, Weight, and Temperature
  • Telling Time
  • Bar Graphs and Pictographs
  • Probability

Science

  • Scientific Investigation
  • Matter
  • Water Cycle
  • Magnets
  • Forms of Precipitation
  • Storms
  • Weathering and Erosion
  • Monarch Butterflies
  • Plant and Animal Responses to Seasons
  • Plant Life Cycles
  • Animal Life Cycles
  • Forests and Agriculture
  • Habitats

Social Studies

  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Continents and Oceans
  • U.S. Geography
  • National Holidays
  • Powhatan of the Eastern Woodlands
  • Lakota of the Plains
  • Pueblo of the Southwest
  • European Exploration
  • Economics: Natural, Capital, and Human Resources
  • Famous Americans
  • Development and Innovations in the U.S.