Curriculum

Standard Course of Study

  • North Carolina‚Äôs Standard Course of Study defines the appropriate content standards for each grade level and each high school course to provide a uniform set of learning standards for every public school in North Carolina. These standards define what students know and should be able to do. You can access the Standard Course of Study online at http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/curriculum/

Reading Common Core

Reading for Literature: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding, Identify the main topic, recount stories, and describe how characters respond to events

Writing

  • Students will integrate writing across the curriculum.

  • There are four types of writing taught this year:

  1. Narrative Writing

  2. Informative/Explanatory

  3. Opinion Writing

  4. Short Research Projects

Math Common Core Standards

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking: solving word problems using addition and subtraction, adding and subtracting within 20

  • Number and Operations in Base Ten: understanding place value, use place value understanding to add and subtract

  • Measurement and Data: Measure and estimate lengths in standard units, relate addition and subtraction to length, work with time and money, represent and interpret data

  • Geometry: Reason with shapes and attributes

Essential Standards-Science

  • The material that Is covered in 2nd grade science includes:

  • Properties of Matter

  • Patterns of Weather

  • Sound

  • Animal Life Cycles

  • Science may be explicitly taught, preformed through S.T.E.M. Challenges, or integrated into ELA curriculum through informational texts.

Essential Standards-Social Studies

  • The material that is covered in social studies this year includes:

  • Roles and Responsible Citizenship

  • History and Cultures of Local and Regional Communities

  • Purpose of Governments

  • Basic Economy

  • Effects of Humans on the Environment

  • Geography

  • Social Studies may be explicitly taught as well as integrated into the ELA curriculum through informational texts.

Strategies to Help Your Child at Home

  • Make sure that your child is reading nightly!

  • Have your child explain to you how they know an answer is correct.

  • Encourage them to use evidence from the text as proof.

  • Build vocabulary by encouraging your child to use context clues from the sentence.

  • Encourage students to look for clues when they encounter unfamiliar words in text.

  • Work with your child to ensure that they are fluent in addition and subtraction.

  • Encourage your child to always show his/her work on math problems.