Second Grade in Glendale/North Phoenix Area
By second grade, the students at Canyon Pointe Academy are well on their way to establishing a passion for learning. Our public charter school in Glendale/North Phoenix area teaches them to embrace early concepts and build on them, so they stay focused on education and ahead of their peers. Concepts learned at the second-grade level build on what your child already knows, bridging the gap to more advanced concepts.
Our second grade teacher has taught for many years at public charter schools in Glendale/North Phoenix area, and takes the time to empower each child in a way suited to their learning style. Her curriculum covers the essentials, preparing kids for the next step on their road to advanced education in the Pointe School System.
- Math: Second-grade math topics studied include addition and subtraction, number sentences, place value, telling time and coin value. The students will also use critical thinking skills to decipher and understand various graph types and apply them to real-world situations.
- Literacy and Language Arts: Our literacy program includes strategies and skills in reading and writing, with an emphasis on understanding the elements of each. Students will explore fiction and nonfiction texts while focusing on sight words, grammar, comprehension, and fluency.
- Science: Hands-on projects and experiments help students understand the way that matter changes when heat is applied. Students then study the sun, wind, and water to develop an understanding of the impact these areas have on life. They formulate arguments based on their experiments to illustrate that organisms need a source of energy, air, water, and certain temperature conditions to survive.
- Social studies: Through the study of geography and economics, our students learn how their world is interconnected globally. They develop an understanding of the world around them so they can understand how other cultures and civilizations have influenced who we are as a community, state, and Nation. United States history, world history, and civics are also taught in an integrated, thematic manner with English Language Arts.