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Ponderosa Elementary

Second Grade Syllabus

First Quarter

August 2014

Mrs. Stacy Hardwick

                                                                                                      Mrs. Stephanie Meenach

Mrs. Stephanie Lyons

Miss Emily Sergent



In Reading/Language Arts We Will:

  • Compare and Contrast different versions of the same story.
  • Work with the story elements of the passages we read, these include: setting, characters, problem, and solution.
  • Tell the message or moral in the fables we read.
  • Learn about the different types of nouns including: common, proper, singular, plural, and collective.
  • Learn about verbs.
  • Answer wh questions about the stories we read.
  • Identify compound words.
  • Decode regularly spelled words.
  • Write a personal narrative.
  • Learn about the steps in the writing process.



In Science We Will:

  • Tell the 4 things plants need to survive including air, water, nutrients, and light.
  • Understand that things in the environment are classified as living, nonliving, and once-living.
  • Describe the studentures of plants and animals that contribute to growth, reproduction, and survival.
  • Describe a variety of plant and animal life cycles.



In Social Studies We Will:

  • Identify the basic functions

of local government and

the services they provide.

  • Tell why we have rules and laws.
  • Define basic democratic ideas

and explain why they are

important to the community.

  • Tell ways to be a good citizen.
  • Identify community helpers.
  • Tell different ways to solve problems

at home and at school.

  • Explore a variety of geographic tools.
  • Tell why some songs, symbols,

and patriotic holidays, i.e.

Grandparents’ Day, 4th of July, etc.

have historical significance.



In Math We Will:

  • Solve addition and subtraction

problems up to twenty.

  • Solve a variety of addition and

subtraction word problems.

  • Add up to three digits.
  • Learn mental strategies for adding and subtracting.
  • Count groups of objects up to 20

By 2s.

  • Develop problem solving skills.
  • Work with properties of place value.
  • Find patterns on a hundred chart.
  • Work with concepts of even and odd.
  • Use symbols of greater than/less than

to compare numbers




The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum

is a character education and

anti-bullying program that uses

a shelter-dog theme to teach

students proactive ways to manage

their emotions and actions.  The

goal is to help students become calm,

caring, and confident individuals.


In the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum

We Will:

  • Use the theme of shelter

dogs to help us see how

actions have consequences

  • Discuss the different

qualities that make

us special and unique

  • Examine what it means

     to be a friend












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