Welcome To Second Grade!!

  • Welcome to Second Grade at Highland Park Elementary School!

    There are two sections of second grade, Mr. Knowland's class and Mrs. Blat's class.  We are located in the primary hallway.

    There are 6 Units of Inquiry in second grade:

    Sharing the Planet

    “The 4 Rs”

    Central Idea:

    Human Actions impact the environment.

    Key Concepts:

    Connection, Causation, Responsibility, Reflection

    Related Concepts:

    Impact, Interdependence, Initiative, Custodianship

    Lines of Inquiry:

        *Human impact     *Waste & Energy Reduction

    *Garbage Management     *Properties of Waste

    Who We Are

    “Step Up to the Plate”

    Central Idea:

    Nutrition and exercise balance a healthy lifestyle.

    Key Concepts:

    Causation, Function, Responsibility, Reflection

    Related Concepts:

    Behavior, Consequences, Impact, Initiative

    Lines of Inquiry:

    *Effects of geography and culture on food choices

    *Nutrients

    *Physical Activity

    Where We are in Place and Time

    “Mapping - Lost and Found”

    Central Idea:

    Maps, signs, and symbols communicate local and global information.

    Key Concepts:

    Connection, Form, Function, Perspective

    Related Concepts:

    Features, Operations, Systems

    Lines of Inquiry:

    *Purpose of maps

    *Maps represent information

    *Signs and symbols

    How We Express Ourselves

    “Lights, Camera, Action!”

    Central Idea:

    Stories are told in a variety of ways.

    Key Concepts:

    Function, Perspective, Connection, Responsibility

    Related Concepts:

    Initiative, Modification, Sequences

    Lines of Inquiry:

    *Elements of a story

    *Storyteller’s perspective influences understanding

    *The roles of music, costumes, props, scenery, and expressions

    How We Organize Ourselves

    “Community Faces and Places”

    Central Idea:

    People contribute to the development of society.

    Key Concepts:

    Causation, Change, Responsibility, Reflection

    Related Concepts:

    Adaptation, Citizenship, Impact

    Lines of Inquiry:

    *The reasons people live in communities

    *Different types of communities

    *Community members

    How the World Works

    “Plantastic”

    Central Idea:

    Plants are essential to life.

    Key Concepts:

    Change, Causation, Function, Form

    Related Concepts:

    Cycles, Adaptation, Patterns

    Lines of Inquiry:

    *Structure and Function of Plants

    *Life Cycles

    *Plant Adaptations

     

    We look forward to an exciting year!