Second Grade

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


The school continues to utilize course content provided by Connections that is taught by Esperanza Cyber teachers. Connections Academy’s accredited online elementary curriculum stresses the fundamentals, and students focus on the core subjects: reading, writing, science, math, and social studies.

Second Grade

Online second grade courses at Connections Academy focus on boosting student comprehension and critical thinking across all subject areas. Students will learn how to take measurements, use maps, identify the different states of matter, and use technology to solve problems by the time they complete their virtual second grade classes.


Language Arts 2 A

In second grade your student is introduced to all parts of the reading process. In the first semester, student is given the opportunity to apply word attack skills to increasingly complex texts and build their oral and sight vocabularies through daily instruction. While practicing new skills, your student will take part in activities based on books he or she is reading. Your student will apply handwriting and grammar skills to daily journal entries as well as longer and more complex compositions.


Units:

Exploration

Working Together

Creative Ideas

Frog and Toad Are Friends


Language Arts 2 B

In second grade your student is introduced to all parts of the reading process. In the second semester course student is given the opportunity to apply word attack skills to increasingly complex texts and build their oral and sight vocabularies through daily instruction. While practicing new skills, your student will take part in activities based on books he or she is reading. Your student will apply handwriting and grammar skills to daily journal entries as well as longer and more complex compositions.


Units:

Our Changing World

Amelia Bedelia and the Cat

Responsibility

Traditions


Math 2 A

In second grade, problem solving is emphasized as your student furthers his or her understanding of numbers and operations, learning to add and subtract one- and two-digit numbers. In the first semester, hands-on activities help students study time, money, geometry, and fractions. Students will connect number concepts to statistics using basic algebraic concepts and simple graphs. Measurement concepts, such as weight, mass, capacity, time, and temperature, are investigated.


Units:

Let’s Learn Math!

Addition Strategies

Subtraction Strategies

Place Value: Numbers to 100

Counting Money

Mental Addition

Mental Subtraction

Adding Two-Digit Numbers

Subtracting Two-Digit Numbers

Using Addition and Subtraction


Math 2 B

In second grade, problem solving is emphasized as your student furthers his or her understanding of numbers and operations, learning to add and subtract one- and two-digit numbers. In the second semester, the student continues to learn hands-on activities help students study time, money, geometry, and fractions. Students will connect number concepts to statistics using basic algebraic concepts and simple graphs. Measurement concepts, such as weight, mass, capacity, time, and temperature, are investigated.


Units:

Geometry

Fractions

Measurement: Length and Area

Time and Temperature

Graphs and Probability

Numbers and Patterns to 1,000

Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication Concepts

Division Concepts and Facts


Science 2 A

This course will stimulate students’ curiosity about the world around them. In the first semester, we will study clues to Earth’s past and learn about an archaeologist’s responsibilities. We will also investigate energy and changing states of matter, such as liquid water changing to water vapor, and create a weather chart. Your child will enjoy hands-on activities as he or she investigates the importance of water and vegetation in life science and explores forces in physical science.


Units:

Be a Scientist

Plants

Animals

Looking at Habitats

Kinds of Habitats

Land and Water

Earth's Resources


Science 2 B

This course will stimulate students’ curiosity about the world around them. In the second semester, we will study clues to Earth’s past and learn about an archaeologist’s responsibilities. We will also investigate energy and changing states of matter, such as liquid water changing to water vapor, and create a weather chart. Your child will enjoy hands-on activities as he or she investigates the importance of water and vegetation in life science and explores forces in physical science.


Units:

Observing Weather

Earth and Space

Looking at Matter

Changes in Matter

How Things Move

Using Energy

Social Studies 2 A

Your child will continue to explore basic concepts of history, geography, economics, and government, while discovering more about world cultures. In the first semester, students will practice basic map, chart, graph, and thinking skills. We will also introduce your child to ordinary people who showed good citizenship and to famous people who have influenced our country and the world.


Units:

Where We Live

Our Earth

Working Together


Social Studies 2 B

Your child will continue to explore basic concepts of history, geography, economics, and government, while discovering more about world cultures. In the second semester, students will practice basic map, chart, graph, and thinking skills. We will also introduce your child to ordinary people who showed good citizenship and to famous people who have influenced our country and the world.


Units:

Our Country Today

Our Country Long Ago

People and Places in History


Physical Education 2

Physical Education activities include yoga, participating in a team or individual sport, and Connections Academy’s own fitness program.


Units:

Get Up and Move

Making Healthy Choices

Games You Can Make!

Games from Around the World

How Strong Are You?


Art 2

Students learn how to observe and appreciate art. They continue to learn how to draw, paint, and create three-dimensional artworks.


Units:

Laying the Foundation

Principles of Art

Mixing the Media: The Making of Art

Connections: Art in Other Subjects


Educational Technology and Online Learning 2

To participate in this course you must have Microsoft® Office, or software that is equivalent, installed on your computer.

Description:

In this course, students use appropriate technology tools and resources to complete projects, and solve problems. Students use software to draw, write, organize, and present information and data. Students learn listening and organizational skills and set attainable learning goals. Students become responsible users of technology as they learn about Internet safety and appropriate online behavior.


Units:

Introduction and Tux Paint

Microsoft® Word

Microsoft® PowerPoint

Microsoft® Excel

Keyboarding

Study Skills

Internet Safety