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Monday, August 8, 2011

Second Grade Objectives

So excited to get this school year moving. What a summer it has been. One change for the coming year will be that I'll be planning out our lessons for approximately 2 months at a time with a planned break in between each term, making for a year-round school year. These are the goals I've come up with for this new year.

Writing
  • Write legibly with ease, cursive
  • To be able to write a paragraph of approximately 3-4 sentences with a clear central idea, having gone through the stages of writing using multiple drafts.
  • Comfortably write letters to at least 3 correspondents throughout the year
  • Use correct punctuation 
  • Practice different types of writing: poetry, information, stories
Reading and Comprehension
  • Become comfortable with reading aloud 15 minutes each day.
  • Begin reading cursive writing with ease
  • Narration of all chapter books read throughout the year 
  • Create an ongoing vocabulary list discovered through independent reading to look up independently in dictionary
  • Identify root words
Listening and Speaking
  • Good listening skills are being practiced when engaging others.
  • Responses are appropriate and articulate
  • Execute 2 opportunities during the year for public speaking
  • Weekly memorization work 
  • Know when to ask for help
Mathematics
  • Have an understanding of fractions in relation to a whole, algebra and variables
  • Understand numbers 1-100 and their place in the number line, number sense and operations
  • Tell analog time
  • Be able to describe the differences between shapes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various units of measurement and statistics by collecting and analyzing data
History/Geography
  • Be able to recognize our state and country on the map
  • Have an understanding compass, map navigation
  • Complete timeline from 400A.D. through 1600A.D.
  • Be able to give a summarized narration of the Middle Ages and state key figures during this time period
Science
  • Record and recognize day to day and seasonal weather patterns
  • Formulate Hypotheses
Other areas of focus:
  • Grammar
  • Latin
  • Spelling
  • Art
  • Music
Extra Curricular 
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Swimming


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