2nd Grade

2nd Grade



  • I can recall from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers

  • I can use mental strategies to add or subtract numbers within 20

  • I can represent addition and subtraction word problems using objects,drawings, and number sentences with unknowns in all positions.

  • I can explain the value of each digit in a three digit number.

  • I can use symbols(> < =) to record the comparison of two three-digit numbers.

  • I can use concrete models or drawings to show how to add within a 1000

  • I can use concrete models or drawings to show how to subtract within a 1000

  • I can identify and give the value of dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies

  • I can solve addition and subtraction problems using data from a picture or bar graph.

  • I can look at the time on an analog clock (when the hour hand is pointing to any number 1-12) say what time it is, and write the time as it would appear on a digital clock

  • I can fluently read and understand text at a second grade level (F&P end of the year level is M)

  • I can read stories and identify the lesson or moral of the story

  • I can answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about stories and books

  • I can learn and use word patterns to help me read, spell, and write words

  • I can learn the rules of spoken and written English

  • I can participate in class discussions by listening and building on what others are saying

  • I can describe in my own words information learned from articles or books read aloud

  • I can work together with others to gather facts and information on a topic

  • I can ask and answer questions before, during, and after reading a text

  • I can use reading strategies to help me understand text

  • I can write opinion, informational, and narrative pieces of writing including an introduction, supporting details, and a conclusion

  • I can identify parts an informational text

  • I can compare and contrast texts


Social Studies

Physical Science

  • I can investigate different objects and group them by their observable properties.

  • I can test different materials and find one that has the properties to make it the right choice for a specific job.

  • I can observe how an object made of a small set of pieces can be taken apart and made into another object.

  • I can prove that some matter changed by heating or cooling can be changed back to its original state, while other types of matter cannot.

    Life Science

  • I can design an investigation and collect data to determine a plant’s needs for survival with light and water.

  • I can use drawings and physical models to show how plants depend on animals for pollination to move their seeds around.

  • I can use observations and data to compare plant and animal diversity in different habitats.

    Earth Science

  • I can use information to give evidence that Earth events can happen quickly or slowly.

  • I can compare ways that are meant to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

  • I can develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in the area.

  • I can gain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

  • I can explain what services are provided by my local government.

  • I can explain the three branches of my local government.

  • I can answer questions about where something is located on a map.

  • I can explain the different maps and what they are used for.

  • I can explain what culture is.

  • I can compare different cultures in their traditions/foods/etc.

  • I can explain that money is the generally accepted medium of exchange for goods and services.

  • I can explain the relationship between supply and demand



I can do everything I did in 1st Grade and the following:

  • I can identify, create and perform sixteenth notes, half and whole rests

  • I can identify and create stick notation

  • I can accompany songs using instruments

  • I can identify and explain bar lines, measures and double bars

  • I can sing a two-part round, first and second endings, in detached and connected styles and music from other cultures

  • I can identify the difference in sound between major/minor

  • I can identify the pentatonic scale, melodic direction and skips

  • I can sing solfege with hand signals including re

  • I can create music in ABA form

  • I can understand and perform using tempo and dynamics

  • I can play bar ¡instruments using alternating hands

  • I can participate in action songs and clapping games


  • I can use “play” to make discoveries about art in my world

  • I can experiment with both 2D and 3D using a variety of materials

  • I can learn how to be safe using the materials and tools that make art.


  • I can learn to write my name on my art

  • I can talk about my art

  • I can build on my interests


  • I can select my art to display

  • I can explain to my teacher what my art means to me

  • I can be actively involved in group discussions about art


  • I can watch others use the internet, and understand it’s use to an artist

  • I can recognize the reasons that people make art

  • I can become involved with colors and how they make me feel

  • I can find art in the community