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2nd Grade PEAK

Curriculum

BRIGHT IDEAS THEME STUDY:
During theme study, students develop their information processing, communication, creative, and critical thinking skills. In the first part of this unit, students learn research skills as they explore inventors and inventions. Each student applies these skills as he/she chooses an inventor to investigate. Throughout the research, students explore what qualities are required to be an inventor. They then create their own original invention. 

ACTIVITY AREAS

TOPIC STUDY
Topic study time gives each child a chance to explore subjects of interest. Students choose from a wide variety of subjects in the arts, sciences, and literature. After reading about the topic, the student uses the information to complete activities at the different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.  

MATH
The students develop their problem solving skills through a series of problems called Math Magic. Each set of problems focuses on one problem solving strategy such as guess and check, make an organized list, look for a pattern, etcAfter completing the initial problems and a wrap-up for the strategy, students use the strategy to solve a more challenging problem. Options are available for students who need more support or more challenge.
 
SCIENCE
The students use technical reading skills to extend science concepts through work with simple machines.

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