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Grade 2 Homework Policy:

The homework policy for 2nd Grade is that all second grade teachers will give homework that includes math and literacy which will equal a minium of 30 minutes a day.  This includes a daily book bag at each student's level for reading at home.

 

Units of Inquiry:  2015-2016

 

1.  Who We Are: Sept 14 - Oct 13 : Citizens use social structures to organize and make changes in society

An inquiry into:

  • rights and responsibilities
  • historical artifacts and figures
  • civic skills

 

2.  How We Organize Ourselves:  Oct 19 - Nov 24: Currency helps people exchange goods and services

An inquiry into:

  • evolution of money
  • economic choices
  • markets around the world

 

3.  Where We are in Place and Time:  Nov 30 - Jan 22 : People use geographic representations to acquire and interpret information

And inquiry into:

  • geographic representations
  • interpreting information
  • major landforms

 

4.  How We Express Ourselves:  Jan 25 - Mar 4:  Culture influences stories

An inquiry into:

  • how stories are expressed in different cultures
  • purpose of stories
  • story elements and structure of stories

 

5.  How The World Works: March 7 - April 15:  Weather and systems affect living and non-living things

An inquiry into:

  • properties of air
  • observing weather
  • exploring different weather systems

 

6.  Sharing the Planet: April 18 - June 7:  All living things undergo changes as they go through life

An inquiry into:

  • Life cycles of different living things
  • Endangered species
  • Environmental impact on life cycles