• Second Grade Teachers (Look up email addresses)
    Blanca Basurto
    Norma Benavides
    Karen Calderon
    Therese Castañeda
    Keilah Lim
    Elizabeth McKnight
    Maria "Cristina" Ordonez
    Zuleyka Santana
  • Second grade is a time for your child to become independent and responsible learners. Parents can foster this by stepping back and keeping an eye on your child’s progress as they are gaining independence.
    See our Speas Global IB Programme of Inquiry Here and check out the 6 Units of Inquiry we will be working on during the school year. Approximate dates are included, but may be adjusted as the year goes along.
    Over the summer, students should READ, READ, READ!!!  
    Here are some other things you can encourage your child to do:
    • Fluently add and subtract
    • Keep a journal using complete sentences / paragraphs
    • Spelling of high frequency words
    • Practice telling time:  hour, half-hour, quarter-hour
    Below is an overview of what you can expect your child to learn in second grade:
    • Nonfiction and Fiction Texts
    • Informational Text
    • Answer questions using evidence from the text
    • Narrative Writing
    • Opinion/Persuasive Writing
    • Explanatory Writing
    • Problem solving with addition and subtraction
    • Place value
    • Problem solving with time and money
    • Measurement
    • Number lines
    • Graphing
    • Addition and subtraction within 1,000
    • Fractions
    • Shapes
    • Life Cycles
    • Plants
    • Weather
    • Matter
    • Sound
    Social Studies
    • Citizenship
    • Government
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • Cultures/Communities
    • History
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  • • 2 boxes of 24 crayons
    • 1 box washable markers OR colored pencils
    • 2 black dry erase markers
    • 2 packs of pencils
    • 1 pencil pouch with zipper
    • 10 glue sticks
    • 5 wedge/pencil top erasers
    • 4 wide-ruled composition books
    • 4 solid-colored pocket folders
    • 1 package wide-ruled paper
    • 1 book bag with no wheels
    • 2 boxes of tissues
    • 1 box plastic sandwich bags (Opt: Qt or Gal)
    • 1 hand sanitizer

  • Please consider donating the following items to your child's class:
    • Kleenex
    • Clorox wipes
    • Paper towels
    • Extra Crayons and Glue Sticks
    • Seasonal Stickers
    • Sandwich sized Ziploc bags
    • Snack sized Ziploc bags
    • Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Sticky notes (all sizes)
  • High Frequency Words
    again   also   always  
    animal   another   ate  
    because   been   best    
    better   black   both   
    bring    buy   carry  
    clean   cold  color  dear  
    does   done   draw  
    drink  each  eat  eight  
    fall  far  fast  find  first  
    fly  found  friend  full  
    funny  gave  give  goes  
    great  grown  high  hold  
    house  hurt  keep kind  
    laugh  learn  leave  light
    live  made  many  may
    more  morning  most  
    mother  much  must 
    myself  near  never  new  
    next  off  once  only  
    open  our  own  people  
    pick  picture  place  
    play please  present  
    pull  read  round  run
    say  seven  shall  should  
    show  sing  small  soon  
    sound stand  start  stop  
    such  sure tell  ten  than  
    thank  these  thing  think
    those three  today together
    try  under  until  upon  
    us  use  warm  wash  
    which  while  white  who  
    why  wish  work  write year  
Last Modified on July 24, 2023