The Valley School

Second Grade




Developing Readers & Writers

Second grade readers strengthen fluency: pace, rate & expression. They rely on a range of decoding strategies, phonemic awareness and spelling patterns to solve and spell new words. They explore new genres and move beyond beginning chapter books to longer books. Students respond to literature and learn parts of a story. Second grade authors explore a variety of genres and compose complete paragraphs as they expand their writing.


Operations & Algebraic Thinking: Write and solve + and – word problems and equations; Memorize basic + and – facts; Experiment with equal groups, odd/even numbers and arrays
Number & Operations: Understand numbers and place value through 1000; Compare numbers using <, > and =; Add and subtract within 1,000; Continue regrouping practice
Measurement & Data: Estimate, measure and compare lengths in inches and centimeters; More time & money; Represent and interpret data using charts and graphs
Geometry: Reason with 2D & 3D shapes and their attributes; Divide shapes into equal parts


Life Science: Human Body: Systems, Health & Nutrition
Earth Science: Oceans & Weather
Physical Science: Simple Machines in our World

Social Studies

Study of an Ancient Civilization Fairy Tales from Around the World
African Americans who Made a Difference: Then & Now; Underground Railroad
U.S. & World Maps