North Syracuse Central School District
5355 West Taft Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Academic Areas

Second Grade Curriculum Overview

READING

Literature Skills

To expose children to a variety of children’s books and introduce and develop knowledge of literature skills, such as characterization, setting, point of view, mood and different genres.

Skills Acquired: 
  

Comprehension 
    Word Analysis
    Vocabulary Development
    Critical Thinking

LANGUAGE ARTS

Scotts Foresman Reading Series
Composition and the writing process:
  

Self expression
     Penmanship
     Mechanics
    
Grammar/Usag
e
Spelling
Listening/Speaking

MATHEMATICS

Counting:  
  
Cardinal numbers 0 – 999
    Ordinal numbers

Addition/Subtraction:

    Facts 0 – 18
    Two and three place addition without regrouping
    Two and three place addition with regrouping (carrying)
    Two and three place subtraction without regrouping
    Two and three place subtraction with regrouping (borrowing)
    Place value: Hundreds, tens and one (0 – 999)

Other Areas:

    Telling time
    Counting Money
    Measurement: Liquid, Linear (Metric and English)
    Calendar
    Shapes

SCIENCE


Life Science:

    Plants
    Animals   
    The human body

Physical Sciences:

    Matter
    Magnets
    Light/shadow

Earth Science:

    Moon/Sun/Earth
    Air/Weather

HEALTH

Family Relationships
    Nutrition 
    Dental Health
    Safety (Bus/Bike/Fire)
    Substance Abuse (Tobacco/Drugs/Alcohol)

SOCIAL STUDIES

McGraw Hill Social Studies
Themes:

    Neighborhood
    Holidays
    Storms/Clouds  
    Map Skills