Welcome to Second Grade



Mrs. Cathryn Marsala

Mrs. Addalyn Dohm

Here's What is Happening in Second Grade:

About Second Grade

Your child will be learning:

Reading   Reading:

  • Self-Selecting books on own level
  • Strategies for decoding unknown words
  • Reading is Thinking strategies (Predicting, Visualizing,
      Connecting, Clarifying, Summarizing, Author's Message)
  • Story Elements (Characters, Setting, Problem, Solution)
  • Personal and critical response to literature through
      discussion and writing
  • Genre Studies (Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction)
  • Capitalization and Punctuation
  • Steps in the Writing Process
  • Domains of Writing:  Focus, Content, Organization, Style,
     and Conventions
  • Leads and Endings
  • Parts of Speech
  • Narrative, Informative, and Persuasive Writing Genres
  • Addition and Subtraction Strategies
  • Problem Solving
  • Place Value
  • Money
  • Two & Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction with and without Regrouping
  • Time
  • Fractions and Geometry Concepts
  • Measurement


Social StudiesSocial Studies
  • Caring Communities-Lessons on Acceptance of Others
  • Being a Good Citizen
  • Government
  • Living in Communities
  • Types of Communities
  • Map Skills
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Fossils
  • Matter
  • Sound, Heat, Light
  • Force, Magnets, Electricity
  • Earth, Weather, Planets
  • Care of the Body (Susan Byrnes Health Center Trips)
Field Trip  Field Trips
  • Visits to the Susan Byrnes Health Education Center
  • Performing Arts Presentation at the Strand Theater
  • Second Grade Annual Field Trip