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First Quarter Highlights

ELA- We begin the year with a CKLA unit on fairytales and talltales from around the world, ancient Asian cvilizations and we will read about the human body and some of it's amazing systems. While reading these topics, we will be practicing reading strategies, listening and speaking skills and writing to tell stories and to explain.

1.2 - Main Idea, Central Idea, Theme, Moral, Details, Summarizing

1.3 - SequenceEvents, Interactions, Responses, Characters, Settings, Sequence, Compare/Contrast, Procedures, Cause/Effect

Math- To start off second grade math we will review and strengthen place value knowledge and prepare for adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers using place value strategies. Knowing how to break down word problems and understand what we are asked to do is essential this year!

MAFS.2.NBT.1.1 – Understand that the three digits of a three-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones; e.g. 706 equals 7 hundreds, 0 tens, and 6 ones. Understand the following as special cases: a. 100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten tens – called a “hundred.” b. The numbers 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900 refer to one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine hundreds (and 0 tens and 0 ones). (DOK 2)

MAFS.2.NBT.1.2 – Count within 1000; skip-count by 5’s, 10’s, and 100’s. (DOK 1)

MAFS.2.NBT.1.3 – Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. (DOK 1)

MAFS.2.NBT.1.4 – Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. (DOK 2)

MAFS.2.NBT.2.8 – Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100–900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100–900. (DOK 1)

MAFS.2.OA.3.3 - Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends. (DOK 2)

MAFS.2.OA.3.4 - Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends. (DOK 1)

MAFS.2.OA.2.2- Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers. (DOK 1)

Science- Second grade science is full of "playing" like scientists! We strive to understand how and why scientists work and to find the scientists within ourselves.  We will practice using the scientific method to answer questions. In the first quarter we will study Earth systems and patterns and also a few systems in our own bodies!

Social Studies- We will kick off this year by creating a cohesive classroom where students feel safe and supported. Through class meetings and a buddy up program, students will begin to develop relationships with each other that foster a positive learning environment. Through CKLA, we will be learning about lots of places around the world so map skills will also be studied this first quarter.