What We are Learning- Standards

1st Quarter

READING

  • 2.8  – We are learning how to describe characters,  the setting and important events in a fictional story and poetry. They will summarize the beginning, middle and end of their stories.
  • 2.9  – Our class is working on setting a purpose for reading a nonfiction story, such as state 3 things that you learned while reading a book about wolves.
  • 2.6 – The student will use semantic clues and syntax to expand vocabulary when reading.

WRITING

  • 2.12  – The students are writing stories, letter, and simple exclamations.  They are organizing their narratives and expository writing to include a beginning, middle and end.
  • 2.13e,d,b,a  – The students are learning to edit their writing.  This includes going back and checking to see if they used the correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling.
    • Describe characters, setting, and important events in fiction and poetry.
    • Use knowledge of sentence structure.
    • Generate ideas before writing
    • Recognize and use complete sentences.
    • Use and punctuate declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences.
    • Capitalize all proper nouns and the word I.

MATH

  • 2.20 – Identifying, extending and creating patterns.
  •  2.5 – Recalling addition facts with sums of 20 or less they students will accomplish this by:
    • Using doubles – An example would be 7+7=14
    • Using + 1 – Example:  If 7+7=14 then 7+8  = 15
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    • Learning the math facts that equal 10  – Example: 7+3=10
  • 2.9 – The students will recognize and describe related facts (formally know as fact families.)
    Examples are:  2 + 5 = 7, so 5 + 2 = 7 and 7 – 2 = 5, so 7 – 5 = 2                                                                 The members are 2,5, and 7
  • 2.22  – They will learn about equality and inequality
    Example of equality:  2 + 5 = 10 – 3        Example of inequality:
    2 + 5 and 10 – 7
  • 2.1 – They will learn about place value.  The students will need to be able to read, write and identify the place value of each digit in a three digit numeral.

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 2.3, 2.10 and 2.13 Citizenship and Diversity
  • 2.5 and 2.6 – Map Skills

SCIENCE

  • 2.1 – Scientific Investigation
  • 2.5a-c & 2.7a – Habitats and Migration

2nd Quarter

READING

  • 2.8  The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts.
    • Make and confirm predictions.
  • 2.9 – The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts by using the text feathers such as titles and subtitles, charts and graphs, captions, index, table of content.
  •  2.7 – The student will expand vocabulary when reading.
    • Use knowledge of homophones.

WRITING

  • 2.12  The student will write stories, letters, and simple explanations.
    • Expand writing to include descriptive detail.
    • Use verbs and adjectives correctly in sentences.

MATH

  • 2.1bc – Compare two whole numbers between 0 and 999, using symbols >, <,  or  =
  • 2.6 & 2.7 – Add and subtract using flexible strategies (using number line, partial sums, counting on, hundreds chart …)
  • 2.21  Create story problems for a given numerical sentence using basic facts
  • 2.18 – Use data from experiments to predict outcomes
    • Conduct probability experiments (spinners, tiles, number cubes)
    • Use the data to predict which of two outcomes is more likely to occur if
    • Record the results using tables, charts and tally marks
    • Interpret the results (it landed on red 5 out of 10 times) experiment is repeated
  • 2.17  Construct picture graphs, pictographs and bar graphs
    • Organize pieces of data (16 or less) from experiments using lists, tables, objects,
    • Read information presented horizontally and vertically on graph
    • Construct and label graphs (limiting the number of categories to four and the pictorial representations, tally marks and charts increments to multiples of whole numbers – 1, 2, 5..)
  • 2.19 – Analyze data displayed in picture graphs, pictographs and bar graphs
    • Understand how to read a key
    • Write statements that:
      • Describe the categories of data
      • Describe the data as a whole
      • Identify parts of the data including greatest, least, or the same

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 2.5 – Geography – Map Skills Equator, Continents, Oceans, Rivers, Mountains, Lakes (develop and locate) continued 3 weeks
  • 2.6 – Geography – Simple Maps (demonstrate and construct using title, map legend, compass rose) continued
  • 2.2 – History – American Indian Cultures (compare lives and contributions, past and present)
  • 2.4c,d – Geography – Map Skills American Indians (locate regions and understand difference between environment and culture)

SCIENCE

  • 2.5abc  Living Systems – Living and Nonliving, Habitats
    • Classify objects as to whether they are living or nonliving.
    • Describe the basic components of an animal habitat.
    • Classify the parts of an animal’s habitat as living or nonliving.
    • Construct and interpret simple models of habitats.
    • Predict and describe seasonal changes in habitat and their effects on plants and animals.
    • Describe how animals are dependent on their surroundings.
  • 2.7a  Earth Patterns, Cycles, and Changes – Weather and Seasonal Changes
    • Identify growth and behavioral responses of plants/animals to weather and seasonal changes.• Identify animals that migrate, hibernate, or show other changes throughout the seasons or in the presence of adverse environmental conditions.• Evaluate the usefulness of camouflage in an animal’s habitat.• Compare and contrast the responses of plants/animals to weather and    seasonal changes.

3rd Quarter

READING

  • 2.8  – They will continue to identify the problems and solutions in their stories
  • 2.9 – The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts and poetry by asking and answering questions about what is read.  They will also go back into the story to locate the information to answer questions.

WRITING

  • 2.13  The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.  They will also learn about abbreviations and how to use them.  In addition they will continue to work on recognizing and using singular and possessive nouns.MATH
  • 2.3 -Fractions (halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths, and tenths)
    • Identify fraction names
    • Represent fractional parts of a whole using both set and region model
    • Write the fractions
    • Compare unit fractions using greater than, less than and equal to (<,>, =)
  • 2.6 & 2.7  Add and subtract 2 digit numbers with regrouping
  • 2.8 –  Create and solve one- and two-step addition and subtraction problems using data from tables and graphs 
  • 2.10   Count and compare money ($2.00 or less) using on dollar bills, pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
  • 2.14  – Read and understand how to measure temperature to the nearest 10 degrees using  Celsius and Fahrenheit

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 2.11 – Civics – Famous Americans (identify people and contributions that improved lives)
  • 2.1 – History – Ancient China and Egypt (explain contributions, influenced present world) 6 weeks
  • 2.4a,b – Geography – Map Skills China and Egypt (locate and understand difference between environment and culture)

SCIENCE

  • 2.2   Magnets
    • Identify the north and south magnetic poles of magnets.
    • Use magnetic compasses to determine the directions of north and south poles.
    • Predict which materials will be attracted to magnets, test the predictions, and create a chart showing the results, classifying materials as to whether they are attracted to magnets or not.
    • Conduct an investigation to determine how the different poles of magnets react to the poles of other magnets.
    • Identify important applications of magnets in everyday life.
    • Compare natural magnets and artificial magnets.
    • Create a new application for using a magnet.
  • 2.3 – Matter – Solids, Liquid and Gases 9 weeks
    • Classify materials as to whether they are liquids, solids, or gases.
    • Describe and identify examples of condensation, evaporation, melting, and freezing of water.
    • Measure the mass of solids and the volume of liquids in metric and standard English units.
    • Examine and describe the transformation of matter from one phase to another.
    • Conduct an investigation to observe the condensation of water
    • Design and conduct an investigation to determine basic factors that affect the evaporation of water.
    • Identify the phases of water and the uses of water in its various phases in the home and at school.
  • 2.6 – Weather
    • Observe and describe seasonal weather patterns and local variations.
    • Observe and record daily weather conditions.
    • Record and interpret daily temperature, using a graph with numbered axes.
    • Measure and record weather data, using weather instruments.
    • Describe weather in terms of temperature, wind, and precipitation.
    • Observe and describe precipitation in terms of evaporation and condensation of water.
    • Observe and describe types of precipitation.
    • Describe how tracking weather data over time helps scientists make predictions. Evaluate the influence of daily weather conditions on personal activities and dress.Identify common types of storms.
    • Compare and contrast droughts and floods.
    •  2.7b, 2.8dWeathering and Erosion, Plants                                                        Model the effects of weathering and erosion on the land surface.

4th Quarter

READING

  • 2.7b The student will expand vocabulary when reading using knowledge of prefixes and suffixes.
  • 2.8i – The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts by drawing conclusions based on the text.
  • 2.8 & 2.9 – The students will identify the main idea in fictional and non fictional text

WRITING

  • 2.13 – The student will write letters using commas in the salutation and closing of a letter.  They will also edit their writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

MATH

  • 2.15- Geometry – Draw a line of symmetry
    • Identify and create figures with at least one line of symmetry (use concrete materials)
  • 2.16 – Geometry Identify, describe, compare, and contrast plane and solid figures (Circle/sphere, square/cube, rectangle/ rectangular prism)
    • Use models and cutouts
    • Trace faces of solids to create the set of plane figures related to the solidfigure
    • Identify and describe according to the number and shape of their faces, edges, and vertices
    • Determine similarities and differences between related plane and solid figures
  • 2.12  Tell time to the nearest five minutes using  analog and digital clocks
  • 2.13  Calendar
    • Determine past and future days of the week
    • Identify specific days and dates on a given calendar
  • 2.11 Estimate and measure
    • Length to nearest in./cm using a ruler
    • Use scale for weight/mass of objects in lbs./oz. and kg/g
    • Liquid volume in cups, pints, quarts, gallons and liters
  • 2.20 Patterns
    • Identify, extend and create patterns (repeating, growing) Recognize the same pattern in different manifestations
    • Predict the next object, symbol or number in a given pattern

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 2.1 History – Ancient China and Egypt (explain contributions, influenced present world) continued 4 weeks
  • 2.4a,b – Geography – Map Skills China and Egypt (locate and understand difference between environment and culture) continued
  • 2.7 – Economics – Natural, Human and Capital Resources (describe and interpret)
  • 2.8 – Economics – Bartering (distinguish between money in exchange for goods and services)
  • 2.9 – Economics – Scarcity (explain limited resources and making choices)

SCIENCE

  • 2.4 Life Processes – Plants and Animals – Describe changes in the life cycles of a butterfly and a white-tailed deer.Compare and contrast life cycles of a butterfly and a white-tailed deer.Identify the stages in the life cycle of a flowering plant. Construct and interpret models/diagrams of animal and plant life cycles.
  • 2.5d – Fossils – Describe how scientists use the study of fossils to show past weather/climate conditions and environmental characteristics.
  • 2.8 – Plants
    • Understand that plants produce oxygen and food.
    • Classify and identify the sources and uses of plant products.
    • Describe how the availability of certain plant products in a geographic area would affect the development of that area.
    • Describe, list, and classify plant products grown in Virginia that are useful to people.
    • Compare and contrast different ways animals use plants as homes and shelters.
    • Construct and interpret a chart illustrating the plant foods consumed by different animals.

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