Second Grade Summer Page


Today’s Date: 1st March 2024

Daily Assignments will begin on September 3rd for the 2013/2014 school year.

The following is a preview of: Second Grade

Grade Level – If you are not on the correct grade level, please contact us.

Help – Read the help section to familiarize yourself with the system

Course Pages – We recommend visiting each of the Course pages. These are located on the right hand side of this page under “My Courses.”

School Supplies – We recommend getting the following

  • Lined paper appropriate for your grade level
  • Pens and pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons and markers (grades K-6)
  • Paint supplies such as watercolors, acrylics, brushes, small canvases
  • Drawing Paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Protractor (grades 7-12)
  • Construction Paper
  • Printer paper

Software – For grades 3 and up, we recommend the following types of

  • Word processor such as Microsoft Word
  • Slide Presentation software such as Power Point
  • Email account, network, or online storage/file system for sharing work between student and parent/teacher
  • A drawing program such as Photoshop, Corel Draw, GIMP, or FireAlpaca

This Years Curriculum
Palomar K12 curriculum for Second Graders is a packed day of reading, writing, thinking, and strategizing. Below is an outline of the curriculum.

Reading/Literature 2

  • Ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of details in a text
  • Recount stories including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message.
  • Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
  • Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a text
  • Describe overall structure of a story, beginning, ending and actions
  • Understand differences in points of views of characters
  • Use information from illustrations and text to demonstrate understanding of characters, settings, and plot
  • Compare contrast and versions in stories
  • Read and comprehend literature by year end
  • Quote from a text when explaining a text
  • Determine a story’s theme and summarize a text
  • Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story by drawing on specific details
  • Explain how chapters or scenes fit together
  • Describe how a narrator’s point of view can determine how events are described
  • Analyze visual and multimedia elements to determine the meaning of a text
  • Compare and contrast stories in the same genre
  • Describe the connection between historical or technical events in a text
  • Know and use text features such as captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, menus, etc.
  • Identify the main purpose of a text and what the author wants to describe
  • Explain how images contribute to and clarify a text
  • Compare and contrast the most important points of a text
  • By end of year, read and comprehend informational texts including history/science/technical texts
  • Grade level phonics and word analysis
  • Read with grade level accuracy and fluency

Language Arts 2

  • Write an opinion piece that introduces the topic or book being written about, use linking words (e.g. because, and, also), and conclusion
  • Write texts that introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to create points, and provide a concluding statement
  • Write narratives that recount events in a sequence, use details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings
  • Focus on topics and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing
  • Participate in shared research and writing, record observations
  • Recall information from experiences or gather information from sources to answer a question
  • Write an opinion piece on topics or texts supporting a point of view with reasons and information
  • Write informative texts to examine a topic and convey ideas clearly
  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences with descriptive details and clear event sequences
  • Produce clear writings appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
  • Use technology, including the Internet to produce writings and presentations
  • Conduct short research projects that use several sources
  • Recall relevant information from various sources
  • Draw evidence from literary or other sources to support an analysis
  • Write routinely over extended timeframes
  • Demonstrate standard English grammar and usage when writing/speaking
  • Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases using context as clues
  • Grade level spelling and frequency words

Math 2

  • Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction
  • Add and subtract within 20
  • Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication
  • Understand place value
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract
  • Measure and estimate lengths in standard units
  • Relate addition and subtraction to length
  • Work with time and money
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes

History/Social Studies 2

  • Differentiate between things that happened long ago and things that happen yesterday
  • Learn about world geography/maps and describe the locations of people, places, and environments
  • Government institutions and practices in the United States and abroad
  • Understand economic basic concepts and their roles in the economy
  • Demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills
  • Understand importance of individual action and character, and explain how they have made a difference in others’ lives

Science 2

  • Understand that motion of objects can be observed and measured
  • Plants and animals predictable life cycles
  • Materials the Earth is made of and how they provide resources for humans
  • Investigate by asking questions and conducting experiments

Visual and Performing Arts 2

  • Dance
  • Music
  • Art
  • Theater

Physical Education 2

  • Calisthenics