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

Using Reveal Math, Noah Webster’s comprehensive math curriculum from McGraw-Hill, 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 incorporates reading, writing, grammar, spelling and vocabulary, all strategically geared towards helping students better understand and master the English language through our McGraw-Hill Wonders comprehensive core curriculum.


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
  • Text Evidence


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.

At Noah Webster Schools, we understand the importance of a technologically balanced education, which is why our 2nd grade students will have the ability to work with advanced technologies.  Noah Webster Schools provides students and teachers with Smartboards, class set laptops, document cameras, and Qwizdom remotes.  All core academic curriculum subjects incorporate digital components for both teachers and students.  These digital components enhance both the learning and retention of new skills and information.

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.


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.


Students will have scheduled library visits where they have the opportunity to select and check out grade appropriate books. Reference materials are also available.


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 to the 2024-2025 school year!  The second-grade teaching team would like to welcome you to second grade.  We look forward to meeting you at Open House prior to the first day of school.  At Open House you will be able to find out who your child’s teacher is and meet them. Open House is also a time when you can learn about other activities and services provided by the school such as transportation, food services, aftercare, and after school programs. Stay tuned for more information via email regarding Open House.

Below you will find the supply list for 2nd grade. If your teacher needs additional items, they will inform you throughout the school year. In addition, prior to sending in any items not listed on the supply list, please check with your child’s teacher.

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

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).

2024-2025 SUPPLY LIST

  • 1 backpack
  • 1 pencil box or pouch with zipper
  • 2 spiral notebooks (wide ruled)
  • 2 two-pocket folders (plastic or paper)
  • 1 set earbuds/headphones for laptops
  • 2 packages of #2 wooden pencils (Ticonderoga brand preferred)
  • 2 packages of pencil top erasers or large pink erasers
  • 2 boxes of crayons (24 count)
  • 1 package of thick tip dry erase markers
  • 1 package of glue sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 box of tissues
  • If your Last Name starts with:
    • A-H: 1 ream of white copy paper
    • I-Q: 1 package of color copy paper
    • R-Z: 1 box of Ziploc bags (Gallon or Quart size)
  • Parents are responsible for sending their child to school daily with a refillable water bottle
  • There is a one-time classroom supply fee that can be paid at Open House in the classroom (cash or check only):
    • KG – 4th Grades: $15.00
    • 5th – 7th Grades: $25.00


2nd Grade Teaching Team
Noah Webster Schools


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Upcoming Events

MESA Open House

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PIMA Open House

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our daughter absolutely loves that she gets to use a laptop in class. We’re amazed at how quickly she is learning.

Shelly C.