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2nd Grade

Welcome to 2nd Grade at Noah Webster Schools!

During 2nd grade, students will begin to expand upon their previous foundational knowledge from both Kindergarten and 1st grade, working to build upon all areas of knowledge, while also being introduced to new topics and lessons. Through interactive instruction, your child will start getting things off the ground and begin experiencing entirely new ways of learning various subjects—all while having fun!

Throughout the school year, 2nd grade students are introduced to different methods of learning by venturing away from the classroom to attend scheduled fieldtrips. Field trips are a time for students to apply the subjects and topics learned in the classroom directly to the real world, all while getting out of the classroom! Field trips have varied throughout the years, but some of the previous 2nd grade field trips have included the Butterfly Museum, Gilbert Riparian, I.D.E.A Museum, and Bodyology the Musical.

2nd Grade Curriculum

2nd grade students will work with more complex arithmetic problems, adding and subtracting through 20 and performing double digit addition and subtraction, both with and without regrouping. Our students will be able to describe and create a number from 0-999 using ones, tens and hundreds using digits and models. They will also express numbers in standard form, written form and expanded notation, as well as learn to skip count by 2, 5, 10, 100 and 1,000.

Your child will learn to use mental math to add and subtract by 10 or 100, identify the value of an unknown number through 100, and how to distinguish between even and odd numbers (and be able to justify their reasoning). Students will continue to build off of their existing knowledge by learning to write and explain fractions, compare numbers using words and symbols, recognize, describe, extend, create, and find missing numbers in a pattern. Students will collect, record, organize, and display data using graphs. They will find the area of a rectangle, introducing them to more complex geometry. Students will increase their knowledge on 2D and 3D shapes, commutative property through 100’s place value, number lines, inverse operations, and calendar.

Additionally, 2nd grade students will learn how to:

  • Tell time (to the nearest 5 minute using a.m. and p.m.)
  • Count coins and bills to $100.00
  • Measure the length of objects using appropriate metric and customary tools (weight/capacity)
  • Solve word problems for an unknown number involving same units of measure
  • Estimate the length of a given object
  • Arrange objects into equal rows and columns, and write an equation to find the total sum
  • Arrays (start of multiplication)

2nd grade language arts is made up of reading, writing, grammar, spelling and vocabulary, all strategically geared towards helping students better understand and master the English language.

Reading

During 2nd grade, students will continue to strengthen their phonics skills. They will explore letter patterns, syllables, prefixes, and suffixes in order to decode words. Your child will continue to improve on his or her ability to define story elements, grasp the main idea of a story, and understand (and articulate) the author’s perspective and point of view for a story. Your 2nd grader will be able to differentiate fiction from non-fiction and continue to improve on their reading comprehension with continuous practice both in the classroom and at home.

2nd grade reading is a time where our students sharpen their skills through the following comprehension strategies:

  • Summarizing
  • Sequencing
  • Problem and solution
  • Making inferences
  • Predicting
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Forming generalizations
  • Cause and effect
  • Questioning:  Who, What, Where, When, Why and How

Writing

2nd grade writing will be a time where your child builds on the foundations of writing to prepare them for five paragraph writing in 3rd grade. Students will work on developing an opening and closing sentence along with a min idea with supporting details. During this year, our students will explore the genres of narratives, letter writing, research, poetry, functional, expository, persuasive and literary response writing.

2nd grade social studies will teach students about citizenship, history/exploration, maps and globes and American culture. Students will also learn about the development of goods and services and technology over the years.

2nd grade science covers various science-based topics including butterflies, life cycles, inventors/contributors, weather/water cycle, solids, liquids and gases, body systems and simple machines! Your child will have fun while learning about the interesting world we live in!  The class will also participate in the school science fair and learn about the scientific method.

Physical Education

All students participate in physical education classes at least once a week. Classes focus on competency of motor skills and performance of physical activities in order to achieve and maintain health-enhancing levels of fitness. Positive social interaction is embedded into instruction while promoting the value of physical activity.

Music

All students participate in music classes at least once a week. Students create meaning and expression through the use of listening, performing and improvisational skills. Students are introduced to the elements and theory of music and musical instruments.

Library

Students will have scheduled library visits.  In addition, Noah Webster offers an online cataloging system. Destiny Quest allows students to browse Noah Webster Schools Library’s entire collection and place a hold on their final selection. The book will then be delivered to the student’s classroom within 3-4 business days. Reference materials are also available.

Art

Noah Webster Schools has implemented Art Masterpiece to introduce artists and styles from diverse cultures and time periods. Students are taught to use classic and modern techniques in order to create artwork to communicate ideas, meanings, and/or purposes.

2nd Grade Supply List

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! The second-grade teaching team would like to welcome you to second grade.  We look forward to meeting you virtually at Open House on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  More information about Open House will be coming soon.

We are doing things a little differently from previous years to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. First, we are no longer having shared classroom supplies. Each child will have his or her own materials and supplies. Secondly, we are attempting to maximize space in the classroom, therefore we are sending out a minimal list of supplies your child will need. Teachers may request some additional supplies throughout the year as the need arises.

Please, remember to label all of your student’s belongings (jacket, water bottle, backpack, and lunch box) in addition to their supplies, with first and last name.  This will help locate them should items become lost.

If your child will not be attending Noah Webster Schools, please contact the front office at 480.291.6900 (Pima) or 480.986.2335 (Mesa).

2020-2021 SUPPLY LIST

  • 1 pencil box or pouch with zipper
  • 1 backpack
  • 2 spiral notebooks (wide ruled, 70-100 pages each), solid colors
  • 1 composition Book (these are the small non-spiral notebooks)
  • 3 plastic bendable 2-pocket poly folders with prongs.
  • 1 set Earbuds/headphones for tablets
  • 1 large package of #2 wooden pencils & 1 package of pencil top erasers or a large pink eraser
  • 1 package of blue pens
  • 1 box of crayons (24 count)
  • 1 package of thick tip dry erase markers
  • 1 package highlighters
  • 1 package of glue sticks (we go through these quickly)
  • 1 pair of scissors

Parents will be responsible for sending their child to school each day with:

  • 2 clean face coverings
  • A full refillable water bottle

**OPTIONAL** – 1 travel size bottle of hand sanitizer for personal use to be kept in backpack

Sincerely,

2nd Grade Teaching Team
Noah Webster Schools

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Upcoming Events

MESA Author Talk: Patrick Carmen

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 9:40 am

1st - 3rd grade students are invited to join us for a virtual Author Talk.   What: Fall Tour 2020 (1st-3rd Extravaganza Event) When: Wednesday, [...]

PIMA Author Talk: Patrick Carmen

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 9:40 am

1st - 3rd grade students are invited to join us for a virtual Author Talk.   What: Fall Tour 2020 (1st-3rd Extravaganza Event) When: Wednesday, [...]

PIMA Tour with the Principal

October 21 @ 10:00 am

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MESA Tour with the Principal

October 21 @ 10:00 am

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Testimonials

I just wanted to take a moment to say how much we appreciate Noah Webster School. Our daughter is in Miss Tice’s Kindergarten class and talk about one amazing teacher! I never could have expected to have such a warm, energetic and compassionate teacher for our daughter. She puts so much energy and time into each day of learning, and my daughter literally cries if she is sick and cannot go to school. We look forward to our school adventure with Noah Webster. You all are a blessing to our family.
Rebecca E.
An excerpt from a 6th grade alumni to his 6th grade teacher: “I just wanted to thank you for pushing me and my classmates as hard as you did. I recently took a math test to determine whether or not I should be placed in an advanced seventh grade class. Just yesterday, the results were received, my work was dubbed exceptional and they wish to place me in a freshman algebra class in high school! Of course I wasn’t the only one to do so, but one of the few. Thank you so much for everything, you will never be forgotten.”
Brady W.
On the first day of school, while I was walking down the hall, I was kind of nervous because it was a new school. But when I walked in the classroom, I recognized some people I already knew, and that made me feel a bit better. I have learned so many things this year, such as integers, Ancient Greece, and oxymorons. I have also learned things that will help me be a better person. I learned that respect is one of the most important qualities to have in life. My teacher is wonderful. She has empathy (most of the time) for us. She knows what it’s like to be in different kinds of situations, she knows how to cheer someone up, or make them feel regretful (when we misbehave). She understands our problems and gives us advice on how to solve them, whether it’s from personal problems to math or reading problems. We went on a lot of field trips this year. My favorite one was the Water Day field trip at the Mesa Campus! We got to go on different water slides. I had so much fun sliding down the 40 foot tall Rhino slide and high-fiving everyone when I reached the bottom! Everyday has been a different day, which I enjoy. I will always remember my experience in 6th grade here at Noah Webster Schools.
Annika T.
I’ve made so many memories this year and I will always remember them. The best memory I have is just coming to Noah Webster Schools; knowing that I really enjoy going to school and not complaining about it in the morning. We had a lot of field trips and they were all amazing! This is the best school I’ve ever been too! I’ve learned so much more than at any other school. The students here are all friends; there isn’t anyone who doesn’t feel welcomed. Everyone is nice to each other and treats each other the same. No one is different. The teachers are amazing and I just have to say “Thank You” to my teacher as she’s helped me out a lot and I know she will keep doing so. This year was amazing and I will never forget it!
Chloe J.
I am very impressed with my daughter’s improvement with all her academics and challenges of different schoolwork. I’ve seen an enormous difference in her and it has inspired her to love school. Thank you!
Grace M.
Our son was in Kindergarten this year and he loved it and loved the teacher & assistant teacher. He learned so much through the school year. I am very pleased to have started him at this school. To end this great school year with such a fun water day he so much enjoyed and talked about the whole day.
Catherine N.
Thank you to the staff at Noah Webster for making my child feel so comfortable. Starting school mid-year is never easy but he has really come out of his shell this year.
Brandon C.
Our daughter absolutely loves that she gets to use a laptop in class. We’re amazed at how quickly she is learning.
Shelly C.
My son attends Noah Webster and loves school. He’s always so excited when he gets home and ready to share what he’s learned each day.
Sara M.