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!

Between our specials programs, after school activities, and STEM curriculum, your child will never be bored at school! In fact, they will continue to be challenged and stimulated over the course of the school year as our teachers customize the curriculum to meet their individual needs.

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 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. 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, calendar and temperature.

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

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.


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


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. During this year, our students will explore the genres of narratives, letter writing, research, poetry, functional, expository, persuasive and literary response writing.


Our 2nd graders will continue to advance their ability to write, structure and edit sentences, while also working with:

  • Nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs and adverbs
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation

Vocabulary and Spelling

2nd grade students at Noah Webster Schools will master spelling words from K-12 reader on a weekly basis. These words will be made up of both sight words and academic words. Students will work on phonetic spelling and building up their vocabulary by working through McGraw-Hill story vocabulary.

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.

Making up the “S” in our core STEM curriculum, 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 “T” in our STEM curriculum, technology is crucial to providing students with the advanced and innovative learning environment we strive for. Our Mesa campus is fully equipped with Polyvision Smartboards, class set laptops and Fuse document cameras. Our Pima campus has provided each classroom with Samsung School, a student-centric classroom environment that empowers students through a 1:1 learning experience. Students are provided with Samsung Galaxy tablets, while each classroom receives an interactive whiteboard display. Students and teachers will have the latest in advanced technology at their fingertips, allowing every day to be a unique one at Noah Webster Schools!

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.


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.


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

All classroom supply items will be community property in the classroom. All community items that you are able to purchase at this time may be dropped off at Open House or sent in with your student during the first week of school. If you are unable to fulfill the entire list, please feel free to send classroom supplies throughout the year.

2019-2020 SUPPLY LIST: The lists are divided by campus below.


Personal Supplies: Items can be labeled with the student's name

  • Pencil pouch with zipper
  • Backpack
  • 2 spiral notebooks (wide ruled, 70-100 pages each)
  • 3 plastic, bendable 2-pocket poly folders
  • Earbuds/headphones for laptops

Community Classroom Supplies: All items listed below will be community property donations and will be used by all students

  • 2 packages of pencil top erasers
  • 1-2 large packages of #2 wooden pencils (Ticonderoga or Target brand preferred)
  • 1 box of crayons per quarter (24 count)
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1-2 large boxes of tissues (we go through these quickly)
  • Package of black, thick tip dry erase markers
  • Package of glue sticks
  • Large pink eraser
  • Package of highlighters
  • Post-it notes
  • Sandwich sized Ziploc bags
  • Girls:
    • Ream of white printer paper
  • Boys:
    • Construction paper

There is a classroom supply fee that covers required in-class materials, such as monthly Social Studies and Science magazines:

  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: $10.00
  • 3rd - 6th Grade: $14.00
  • Payment to be made in the classroom by cash or check only.



Personal Supplies: Items can be labeled with the student's name

  • Pencil box
  • Backpack (please no wheels)
  • 3 spiral notebooks (wide ruled, 70-100 pages each, solid colors)
  • 3 plastic, bendable 2-pocket poly folders
  • Earbuds/headphones for tablets (*very important*)

Community Classroom Supplies: All items listed below will be community property donations and will be used by all student

  • 2 large packages of #2 wooden pencils (Ticonderoga or Target brand preferred)
  • 2 boxes of crayons (24 count)
  • 2 roll of paper towels
  • 1-2 large boxes of tissues (we go through these quickly)
  • 4 thick tip dry erase markers (any color)
  • 4 packages of glue sticks (we go through these quickly)
  • Pair of scissors- student size
  • 2 composition notebooks
  • 2 reams of copy paper
  • 1 box of color pencils
  • 1 box of markers
  • Post-it notes

There is a classroom supply fee that covers required in-class materials, such as monthly Social Studies and Science magazines:

  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: $10.00
  • 3rd - 6th Grade: $14.00
  • Payment to be made in the classroom by cash or check only.


Most of these items can be found at reasonable prices at Walmart or any dollar stores. If your teacher needs additional items, you will receive a list at Open House.


2nd Grade Teaching Team

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