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Alexis {2nd Grade} ~ Learning Goals

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BIBLE
  • Memorize Bible Verses {Level 1}
  • Weekly Bible Story Lessons {New Testament, Old Testament, Character Quality, Holiday, Other}
    • Lesson
    • Bible Verse
    • Activities
    • Craft
    • Songs


PHONICS
  • Review Special Sounds {Flashcards, Reading, Games}

LANGUAGE
  • Capitalize correct words
  • Use correct punctuation {period, question mark, exclamation point, comma, apostrophe; contractions}
  • Alphabetize words (through third letter); Beginning dictionary skills; Parts of a book (title page, table of contents)
  • Word Study: Antonyms, Synonyms, Homophones
  • Parts of speech: Noun, Verb, Pronoun, Adjective
  • Correct sentence structure

SPELLING
  • Rules
  • Weekly spelling lists
  • Reinforcement activities

VOCABULARY
  • Weekly Words and Definitions

HANDWRITING
  • Maintain manuscript writing {copy work}
  • Introduce correct cursive letter formation

WRITING
  • Writing Journal
  • Writing a paragraph {topic sentence, 2-3+ supportive sentences, concluding sentence}
  • Writing projects:
    • Personal Narrative
    • Book Report
    • Friendly Letter
    • Thank You Notes
    • Make Believe Story
    • Simple Research Report {3 paragraphs}

READING
  • Comprehension {Sequencing, Cause and Effect, Draw Conclusions, Compare and Contrast, Develop Opinions, Predict Outcomes, True or Fast statements, Time and Place relationships}
  • Elements of the story {Characters, Setting, Plot, Conflict}

LITERATURE UNITS
  • 30 Books read by end of the year
  • Each will include vocabulary words, review questions, additional activities and a reading journal

MATH
  • Number Recognition, Counting and Writing 1 – 10,000 and beyond
  • Numbers greatest and least 1 – 10,000
  • Counting and writing to hundred thousands, 3’s to 36, 4’s to 48 {continue practice counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s and 100’s)
  • Ordinal Numbers (First – Thirtieth)
  • Addition facts through 20; Column addition; Four digit addition with carrying
  • Subtraction facts through 20; 4 digit subtraction with borrowing
  • Multiplication facts 0 – 5, 10
  • Division facts 1 – 5
  • Story Problems
  • Multiple Combinations
  • Negative Numbers {include locating negative numbers on a number line}
  • Percentage
  • Equal Value
  • Estimation
  • Rounding to nearest ten and hundred
  • Before & After by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10
  • Money: Counting and combining coins and bills; Decimals; Making change
  • Telling Time to the nearest minute
  • English and Metric Measuring
  • Drawing and measuring lines to the nearest 1/2”
  • Calendar {review}
  • Place value to thousands
  • Fractions
  • Reading a thermometer (Fahrenheit and Celsius)
  • Reading pictographs, bar graphs and line graphs
  • Roman Numerals
  • Capacity (cup, pint, quart, gallon; liter)
  • Measuring ingredients for a recipe; reading a recipe
  • Algebra Readiness {Finding unknowns, Building equations}
  • Angles
  • Reading a schedule
 
GEOGRAPHY
  • Map Skills {Using a map; Basic Geography; Continents and Oceans}
  • Introduction to the 7 continents and a few countries within each continent
    • This study will not be completed during this school year {GOAL: complete within 3 years}
  • State study: Illinois

HISTORY
UNITED STATES HISTORY
  • Colonial America
  • American Revolution
  • A New Nation
  • The War of 1812
  • A Nation Divided 
    FAMOUS PEOPLE
  • Christopher Columbus (explorer)
  • Lewis and Clark (explorers)
  • George Washington (include in: Introduction to Presidents)
  • Thomas Edison (inventor)
  • Abe Lincoln (include in: IL State Study)
  • Benjamin Franklin (inventor)
  • Neal Armstrong (include in: Science Space Unit)
  • Alexander Graham Bell (inventor)
  • The Wright Brothers (inventors)
  • Henry Ford (inventor)

SCIENCE
  • Following topics will be taught {include learning objective, activities, experiment}
    • Animal Studies
      • Specific animals
      • Classifying Animals
      • Food Chain
      • Extinct & Rare Animals
      • Animals in winter
      • How do animal babies stay safe
      • Nocturnal Animals
    • Human Body
    • Exercise and Nutrition
    • Weather
    • Natural Disasters
    • Seasons
    • Space
    • Earth
    • Forces
    • Energy
    • Motion
    • Friction
    • Magnets
    • Electricity
    • Solids, Liquids, Gases
    • Water Cycle
    • Shadows
    • Plants {life cycle, parts}
    • Seeds

MUSIC
  • Singing
    • Hi, Low; Fast, Slow; Pitch
    • Learn Classical Hymns
  • Music Notation, Note Values, Note Names {Review}
  • Rhythm
  • Instruments of the orchestra (violin, bass violin, flute, bassoon, trumpet, tube, tympani)
  • Classical Listening
COMPOSER STUDIES
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Franz Shubert
PIANIST STUDY
  • Dino Kartsonakis


ART
  • ARTistic Pursuits
  • Draw! Write! Now!
ARTIST STUDIES
  • Picasso
  • Millet
  • Homer
  • Van Gogh
  • Monet

POETRY
  • Memorize 8 poems
  • Introduction to writing poetry
  • Write different types of poems:
    • Couplets
    • Cinquain
    • Haiku
    • Limericks
    • Shape Poems
    • Acrostic Poems
POET STUDIES
  • Robert Frost
  • Walt Whitman
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Robert Louis Stevenson

TYPING
  • Introduction to typing
  • Correct hand placement
  • Able to identify where on keyboard all letters and numbers are located

CRITICAL THINKING
  • Logic puzzles and games

SIGN LANGUAGE
  • Perform and read 400 Signs (including all 26 letters)

PE
  • Review basic skills; introduce new skills & games
  • Studies on various sports {based around kids interests}

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