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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: 


1.  Who We Are: 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:  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:  People use geographic representations to acquire and interpret information

And inquiry into:

  • geographic representations
  • interpreting information
  • major landforms


4.  How We Express Ourselves:   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:  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:  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