About Second Grade

In second and third grade, authentic purposes for improving literacy skills arise daily as increasingly complex expedition work picks up momentum and offers more opportunities for crew work. As budding authors and emergent readers, nearly all reading material and writing assignments are now generated by the expedition content. Children write poetry, nonfiction articles about a researched topic, and biographies.

Children’s social skills mature as they take on the dynamics of group work and are able to complete a finished product or a goal. At the same time, teachers expect students at this age to become more independent problem solvers, and by the end of third grade, children are equipped to work in crews or independently. Students continue to build their number sense and learn to apply these skills to solve increasingly complex problems found in the classroom and the world around them, and they learn to communicate their mathematical thinking through drawing, writing, and conversing.

Second Grade


Second Grade Classroom Expeditions

Season: Winter School Year: 2017-2018

As second grade embarks on its winter Expedition, students are closely examining the distinct cultures of Native Peoples across North America. The class is narrowing its lens to learn about Native American Nations from the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest, and the Plains regions by first researching the geography of the region and then trying to understand how the geography shapes the culture. They will compare cultural attributes among Native Peoples by looking at factors such as: food, hunting tools, textiles, musical instruments, modes of transportation, and shelter. They will also build their own class culture is by creating some classroom dances and games using their handmade staffs. Students will also learn about Native American cultures by retelling traditional stories, practicing their storytelling skills by retelling stories and acting them out. As students become more practiced with carrying and dancing with their staffs, they will get prepared for Exhibition Night when the class will put on a play retelling a traditional Tlingit story. During the course of this Expedition the secondg grade class will develop a deep and lasting understanding of culture, Native Peoples, and the importance of storytelling.


Field Studies and Other Important Dates


9/22 Outdoor Field Study 8:30 - 2:00


10/02 Outdoor Field Study 9:45 -11:45


10/06 Museum Field Study 8:30 - 10:30


10/16 Curriculum NIght 5:30 - 7:00


10/24 Outdoor Field Study 8:30 - 11:15

News Letters 


Raptor Research Links 

Nat Geo Kids

San Diego Zoo Kids


Math Fluency Links

Math Magician Addition and Subtraction 

Diaper Derby  Addition 

Flying High  Subtraction 








Second Grade
Stacey Cicero - Teacher

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Steven Lee-Davis - Teacher

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Pat Nassar - Teaching Assistant

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