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2nd Grade

Learning Goals for Second Grade (End of Year Expectations)

Students will:
  • Ask questions and seek to learn more about the world around them. 
  • Socialize and collaborate with peers and teachers and improve communication skills.
  • Improve handwriting skills and begin learning cursive handwriting formation.
  • Increase understanding of phonetic patterns and spelling patterns in words.
  • Demonstrate fluent oral reading, using sight words and decoding skills as appropriate for text and use context clues to determine word meaning of vocabulary.
  • Comprehend varying texts by applying reading skills and strategies.
  • Generate ideas for writing to include a personal narrative, creative writing, friendly letters, persuasive writing, fairy tales, poetry, and research writing.
  • Improve grammar and writing conventions in sentence structure.
  • Master addition and subtraction math fact fluency
  • Use place value concepts up to 4-digit numerals.
  • Count money and make change using coins and dollar bills.
  • Solve 2-digit addition and subtraction problems with and without regrouping.
  • Identify and use standard units of measurement and tell time to the nearest minute interval.
  • Identify three-dimensional objects and understand fraction amounts.
  • Plot data in charts, picture graphs, and bar graphs.
  • Complete multiplication and division fact families.
  • Use inquiry in science lessons and labs to make predictions and patterns in nature and learn about Earth and its natural resources.
  • Learn about communities and demonstrate character traits to build a growth mindset.

 What’s FUN about Second Grade?
  • Second Grade Camp
  • Field Trips 
  • Art class once a week
  • Physical Education class once a week
  • Library once a week
  • Music once a week
  • Two recesses a day!
  • Reading Buddies
  • Fairy Tale Writing Day
  • Poetry Slam
  • Animal Research Expo
  • Special events
  • Principal time
  • Hands-on science experiments
  • Multi-sensory activities
  • Reading Buddies 
  • Schoolwide Halloween Celebration
  • Schoolwide Thanksgiving Feast
  • Winter and Spring Programs
  • Parent involvement events 
  • End of Year celebrations (Talent Show, Spelling Bee)

What does my child need to start?
  • A backpack
  • Lunch (Can be provided through our vendor)
  • A reusable water bottle, labeled with child’s name
  • A change of clothes 
  • Successful completion of an accredited 1st grade program
  • A respectful attitude and eagerness to learn
*We provide all school supplies.

At HKS we focus on being developmentally appropriate and meeting our students where they are. Our skilled teachers build curricula around our students’ needs and strengths. This allows each child to shine and get what they need to be a life-long learner.