2nd Grade

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Mrs. Cunningham

Mrs. Franczek

Mrs. Moore






Language Arts Teacher

Language Arts Teacher

 Math Teacher


About Mrs. Cunningham 

About Mrs. Franczek

About Mrs. Moore 


Announcements: Welcome to the second grade web page. Visit our web page often as we will update it weekly.  

AR (Accelerated Reader) NEWS: 
Click HERE to see how many books HES students have read this year!
Click the grade below to see how many books each grade level has read!
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Typically we assign homework in language arts and in math Monday through Thursday.
Grammar and spelling tests are usually given on Thursdays; Story comprehension and skills test is given on Fridays.
Please check the homework assignment sheet in the back pocket of the take-home folder for each night's specific instructions.

Spelling Words: sad dig jam glad list win flat if fix rip kit mask


Vocabulary Words: curly straight floppy drooled weighed stood collars row


Reading/Language Arts

Quarter 1

  • Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
  • Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
  • Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words (distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words).
  • Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking (collective nouns, irregular plural nouns).
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing: Capitalize holidays, product names, geographical names; use apostrophes to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
  • Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  • Use knowledge of the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound word.


Quarter 2

  • Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
  • Know and use various text features (captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
  • Explain how specific images (diagrams) contribute to and clarify a text.
  • Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (sat, hid, told).
  • Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences.

 Quarter 3

  • Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
  • Describe the overall structure of a story from the beginning to the conclusion.
  • Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts on a specific topic, using facts and developed points.
  • Use reflexive pronouns.
  • Use adjectives and adverbs.
  • Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root.
  • Use the meaning of individual words to predict the meaning of compound words.

Quarter 4

  • Retell stories and explain their central message, lesson, or moral.
  • Understand differences in points of view of characters in a story.
  • Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story.
  • Understand the importance of historical events, scientific ideas, or steps in technical procedures.
  • Compare and contrast important points in two texts on the same topic.
  • Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
  • Know sound-spelling correspondences for vowel teams.
  • Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
  • Write opinion pieces.
  • Particpate in shared research and writing projects.
  • Use reference materials, such as dictionaries, to check and correct spelling.


Quarter 1

  • Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on, making 10, decomposing a number leading to a ten, using the relationship between addition and subtraction, and creating equivalent but easier or known sums.
  • Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication.
  • Determine whether a group of objects has an odd or even number of members.
  • Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
  • Count within 1000; skip-count by S, 10s, and 100s.
  • Understand that the three digits of a 3-digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones (100 can be thought of as a bundle of ten 10s; 100, 200, etc. refer to one hundred, two hundreds, etc.).
  • Compare two 3-digit numbers based on the meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits and record the results of the comparison.
  •  Quarter2
  • Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one and two step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
  • Represent whole numbers as length from 0 on a number line diagram with equally spaced points corresponding to the number 0,1,2,..., and represent whole number sums and differences within a 100 on a number line diagram.
  • Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900.
  • Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and /or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • Quarter 3
  • Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes
  • Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters
  • Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.
  • Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value.
  • Add and subtract within 1000, using models, drawings, and strategies based on place value.
  • Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write and equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends
  • Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies using symbols appropriately.
  • Quarter 4
  • Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
  • Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurement by making a line plot, where horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.
  • Draw a picture graph and a bar graph to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
  • Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. Sizes are compared directly or visually, not compared by measuring.
  • Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same size squares and count to find the total number.
  • Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of etc. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
  • Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends. 

Grading Scale:
A = 93 – 100           B = 85 – 92         C = 75 – 84          D = 70 -74            F = 0 – 69


Cunningham Specials Schedule        


Wednesdays- Computer



Moore Specials Schedule        



Fridays- Music

Franczek Specials Schedule        




Our special area classes are from 12:20 until 1:05 each day, with the exception of guidance. Each class will have Guidance from 2:30 until 3:00 every three weeks.

Our lunchtime is  11:50 - 12:20. Please ask your child to let us know that morning what to order for you anytime you are joining us for lunch.  (Please note: due to federal guidelines, food from restaurants and carbonated drinks are not allowed in the cafeteria.) ***Special Request***Please cook at home any microwaveable food that you send  for your student's lunch. Educational Assistants will reheat the food in the cafeteria.

Our daily snack is in the afternoon. Students may bring or purchase one drink and one food item.


Party Policy: Click HERE to view the school and individual party / special events policy.


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