Second Grade

 

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Math Curriculum

Parkland School district utilizes the Scott Foresman*Addison-Wesley Mathematics Program.  This program provides models, physical materials, pictures, and diagrams allowing the students to be actively involved in learning.  Manipulatives facilitate in making the connection between the concrete level and the symbolic level.

Technology is also incorporated in our math curriculum.  Every teacher has a classroom set of calculators available for student use and each building has a computer lab with a variety of math programs.

Math is taught each day for no less than 40 minutes.  Homework is assigned Monday-Thursday.

Language Arts Curriculum

The Parkland School District Language Arts program provides an integrated program that focuses on our students becoming comprehensive readers, writers, listeners, and speakers equipping them to become responsible citizens in a changing world.  The language arts-Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening _ are unique because they are processes that students use to learn and make sense of their world.  In 2001 Parkland adopted a new Language Arts series published by Houghton Mifflin.  The program is called Legacy of Literacy.  If you would like to find out more about the program please visit the Houghton Mifflin site at www.eduplace.com.  Another great site to check out is www.bookadventure.com.  Have Fun!!

Social Studies

In the second grade social studies program the children explore how people live and work together around the world.  The curriculum presents  how our environment provides for our needs, how America was explored and now celebrates special people, places, and events.  A focus is placed in history, geography, and citizenship concepts that are developed through literature/trade books.

Science

The Houghton Mifflin Science program utilizes a hands on experimental approach.  Functioning as scientists do, the children will explore topics such as living things (their habitats and needs), energy and motion (light, sound, and motion), and changes through time (dinosaurs, fossils, weather and moon phases).

Technology Curriculum

Parkland’s goal is to provide elementary students with a variety of technology related experiences that integrate the technology with instruction.  To accomplish this goal, technical applications are taught as part of an existing subject so students understand how technology can be a tool that makes them more productive in any subject area.  Some of the concepts covered are: basic operation of the computer system, keyboarding skills, word processing, electronic research, spread sheet, databases, desktop publishing, and internet.