Second Grade - Science
STEMscopes by Accelerate LearningSecond grade classes work more deeply within the Next Generation Science Standards to learn about Structures and Properties of Matter, Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems, and Processes that Shape the Earth while balancing all the Science and Engineering Practices. Collaborating with teammates on projects is also stressed, not only in preparation for third grade, but also because it's a real life skil that scientists and engineers must have! Learn more about STEMScopesHelicopter Hang Time STEM Module by ETA hand2mind STEM in ActionSecond Graders launch into the new school year by using their Science and Engineering Practices to focus on developing a prototype helicopter that lands safely. Students must develop models, plan and carry out investigations, analyze data, use their evidence to argue success or challenges, and design again using newly learned information. Learn more about hand2mind STEM In ActionMuddy Mats STEM Module by ETA hand2mindUsing what they've learned about the Engineering and STEM process, students return to creating a prototype for a new problem, muddy dogs who want to enter the house. Teams analyze materials deeply and weigh strengths and challenges of each while balancing multiple criteria for success. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information with other teams in the class is a practice that adult scientists and engineers engage in too! Learn more about hand2mind STEM In Action
Elementary Mathematics Curriculum
Origo Stepping StonesThe elementary school mathematics curriculum is called Origo Stepping Stones, A web-based core curriculum that has been designed to replicate the content and the intent of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Teachers follow the scope and sequence of the program in order to build understanding from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. Stepping Stones emphasizes conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and application of mathematical skills.
Elementary ELA Curriculum
Reach for Reading by Cengage Publishing
The elementary ELA curriculum is called Reach for Reading. The program contains 8 units centered around a "Big Question" related to that particular unit. The fiction and non-fiction texts that are included in each unit help build to answering that unit's "Big Question". Students engage in critical thinking when determininig how to best answer the "Big Question".