Dupont Park Adventist School

The School with the Eternal Advantage

Grade 2
Thank you for visiting 2nd Grade at Dupont Park Adventist School! 




Exploring His Power: Through Creation, the Israelites, Jesus and the Early Church

Ø  Identify Bible organization (book, chapters and verses)

Ø  Know that Bible lessons can be used to help in everyday life

Ø  Know that God is everywhere, all-powerful and all-knowing

Ø  Understand that the “God Family” created the world, one way God reveals Himself to humanity

Ø  Understand that Adam and Eve were created to have a perfect relationship with God

Ø  Know the story of Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection

Ø  Realize that salvation is a free gift when accepting Jesus as Savior

Ø  Understand that although sins are forgiven, there are still consequences to choices

Ø  Identify one’s spiritual gifts and acknowledge those given to others

Ø  Understand that a consistent prayer life brings peace, protection and answers

Ø  Know that God wants people to trust Him to provide all needs

Ø  Understand that worship and obedience is a natural response to Christ’s work in one’s life

Ø  Understand the importance of preparing for Christ’s return

Ø  Know that God has forgiven and has the power to resurrect



Art - Consult the NAD Fine Arts Curriculum Guide for suggested activities to meet these objectives.

Ø  Use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories

Ø  Know the differences among visual characteristics and purposes of art in order to convey ideas

Ø  Select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning

Ø  Know that the visual arts have both history and specific relationships to various cultures

Ø  Identify specific works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places

Ø  Describe how people’s experiences influence the development of specific artworks

Ø  Identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum




Extended Reading and Writing

Ø  Meet teacher/student set goals for reading at home and school

Ø  Recognize and read grade appropriate sight words

Ø  Read silently for pleasure

Ø  Read with expression, speed, and accuracy

Ø  Meet teacher/student set goals for writing

Ø  Write using proper spacing, including margins

Ø  Write legibly in manuscript with proper form and size


Comprehending, Studying, and Evaluating Ideas

Ø  Retell or take notes on narratives using story structure

Ø  Retell or take notes on narratives using story plans

Ø  Analyze and compare similarities and differences

Ø  Analyze and compare characters, themes, and issues

Ø  Analyze main ideas through concept maps

Ø  Develop two-column notes and charts

Ø  Evaluate opinions and issues


Ø  Develop number outlines with topics and details

Ø  Write paragraphs with main ideas and details

Ø  Write questions for discussion about content and literature

Ø  Develop QARs

Ø  Sequence events

Ø  Develop number notes with topics and details 1-2-2-2


Reference Skills

Ø  Alphabetize words according to the first, second and third letters


Word Study

Ø  Blend CVC words with short a

Ø  Blend CVC words with short e

Ø  Read and write words with short vowels

Ø  Read and write words containing long vowels

Ø  Use word analysis skills and context to identify unfamiliar words

Ø  Read and write words with r-controlled vowels

Ø  Read and write words with consonant diagraphs

Ø  Read and write words with consonant + le ending

Ø  Read and write words with final y

Ø  Read and write words containing vowel combinations

Ø  Read and write inflectional endings on verbs and contractions

Ø  Use comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and adverbs

Ø  Read and write words with prefixes and suffixes

Ø  Identify synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms


Sentence Skills

Ø  Identify nouns

Ø  Identify pronouns

Ø  Identify verbs

Ø  Edit for capitalization

Ø  Edit for punctuation

Ø  Write complete sentences



Number and Operations

Ø  Count and understand numbers with 3-digits

Ø  Skip count by two, e.g. 23, 25, 27…

Ø  Understand and use ordinals 1-20

Ø  Understand even and odd numbers

Ø  Understand the place value of hundreds, tens, ones

Ø  Given a math fact, construct the other three in the fact family

Ø  Know addition and subtraction facts through 20 by recall

Ø  Add and subtract 2-digit numbers with renaming

Ø  Add and subtract 3-digit numbers with no renaming

Ø  Add a series of three numbers

Ø  Using a number line, explain rounding to the nearest ten

Ø  Write, add and subtract money using appropriate symbols

Ø  Understand situations that entail multiplication and division, i.e. equal groupings of objects and sharing equally



Ø  Use patterns to make generalizations and predictions

Ø  Analyze patterns in tables and graphs

Ø  Describe qualitative and quantitative changes involving addition and subtraction

Ø  Understand equivalence concepts using symbols



Ø  Investigate and predict results of assembling and disassembling 2- and 3- dimensional shapes

Ø  Find locations using simple coordinates

Ø  Recognize prisms, pyramids, cylinders and cones

Ø  Relate ideas in geometry to number and measurement



Ø  Select and use appropriate measuring tools

Ø  Select and use appropriate units of measurement

Ø  Use different units to measure the same thing

Ø  Use nonstandard units to compare weight of real objects and capacity of real containers

Ø  Estimate the weight of an object

Ø  Apply and use measurements in problems and “real life” situations

Ø  Tell time to the nearest minute (digital) and the nearest 5 minutes (analog)

Ø  Use and compare A.M. and P.M. time designations

Ø  Count coins and dollars to $5.00

Ø  Determine correct change to $1.00 by counting

Ø  Estimate to the nearest dollar

Ø  Use correct symbols in writing money amounts

Ø  Understand one hour of elapsed time

Ø  Identify days and dates on a calendar and one week before and after a certain date on a calendar


Data Analysis and Probability

Ø  Construct and interpret data using a simple bar graph

Ø  Interpret data as represented in a simple table or chart

Ø  Make predictions, test validity and do a probability study with a 50/50 chance




Spiritual Emphasis

Ø  Recognize that God’s ideal for quality living includes a healthy lifestyle

Ø  Incorporate into one’s lifestyle the principles that promote health: nutrition, exercise, water, sunlight, temperance, air, rest, trust in God

Ø  Avoid at-risk behaviors

Ø  Apply Christian principles in recreation and sports

Ø  Achieve a balance in work and leisure; balancing physical, mental, social and spiritual activities

Ø  Recognize interaction of physical, mental and spiritual health with emotional and social well-being


Movement and Motor Skills

Ø  Demonstrate mature form in skipping, hopping, galloping and sliding

Ø  Demonstrate mature patterns in simple combinations, e.g. dribbling a ball while running

Ø  Demonstrate smooth transitions between sequential motor skills, e.g. running into a jump

Ø  Exhibit the ability to adapt and adjust movement skills to changing, conditions and expectations, e.g. tossing a ball to a moving partner, rising and sinking white twisting, using different rhythms

Ø  Demonstrate control in traveling activities (e.g. skipping, hopping, running) and weight bearing and balance activities on a variety of body parts

Ø  Identify the critical element/s (technique/s) of basic movement patterns

Ø  Apply movement concepts to a variety of basic skills

Ø  Use feedback to improve performance


Lifestyle and Fitness

Ø  Experience and express pleasure from participation in physical activity

Ø  Identify at least one activity for each component of health-related physical activity, e.g. flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength, cardio-vascular endurance and body composition

Ø  Engage in sustained physical activity that causes an increased heart rate and heavy breathing

Ø  Recognize the physiological indicators that accompany moderate to vigorous physical activity, e.g. sweating, increased heart rate, heavy breathing

Ø  Know how to measure heart rate

Ø  Identify the components of health-related physical fitness

Ø  Gain competence which will provide increased enjoyment in movement

Ø  Try new activities

Ø  Express feelings about and during physical activity

Ø  Enjoy interaction with friends through physical activity


Sportsmanship and Appropriate Behaviors

Ø  Apply rules, procedures and safe practices with little or no reinforcement

Ø  Follow directions

Ø  Work cooperatively with others to complete an assigned task

Ø  Play and cooperate with others regardless of personal differences, e.g. gender, ethnicity, disability

Ø  Treat others with respect during play

Ø  Resolve conflicts in socially acceptable ways

Ø  Practice Christ-like principles in interactions with others



Life: Human Body

Ø  Describe the basic needs of living things

Ø  Understand the function of the five senses

Ø  Recognize the organization of the body’s systems and organs


Health: Human Body (Digestion, Excretory), Nutrition, Safety/First Aid

Ø  Identify the organs of the digestive system and the digestion process

Ø  Explain the importance of the excretory system

Ø  Describe healthy dietary guidelines

Ø  Categorize foods in the Food Pyramid

Ø  Explain how the body utilizes nutrients

Ø  Explain how proper nutrition is related to good health

Ø  Identify appropriate first-aid procedures for minor injuries and emergencies

Ø  Identify appropriate safety procedures to prepare and respond to disasters

Ø  Identify safe practices at home, school, and play


Physical: Magnetism, Electricity

Ø  Describe properties and force of magnets

Ø  Define electricity and electrical fields

Ø  Identify the basic nature of current and static electricity


Earth: Geology

Ø  Describe the surface features of the earth

Ø  Identify evidences of the flood

Ø  Explain how earthquakes are caused

Ø  Explain how volcanoes form

Ø  Distinguish between rocks and minerals

Ø  Define erosion

Ø  Describe soil pollution


Scientific Inquiry: May be included in each unit of study

Ø  Make observations

Ø  Ask questions or form hypotheses based on these observations

Ø  Plan a simple investigation

Ø  Collect data from the investigation

Ø  Use the data collected from the investigation to explain the results

Ø  Safely use and store tools and equipment


Service and Career Options

Ø  Explore ways to use Physical, Life, Health, and/or Earth Science to serve the community

Ø  Identify careers in areas of science




Ø  Historical Knowledge:

Ø  Identify individuals in the local neighborhoods

Ø  Identify history of local celebrations and traditions

Ø  Listen to historical stories

Ø  Compare daily life in the past and present

Ø  Identify changes in technology


Civics and Government

Foundations of Government:

Ø  Discuss the rights and responsibilities of citizens

Ø  Functions of Government:

Ø  Explain how governments establish order

Roles of Citizens:

Ø  Explain the roles people have in making and changing laws

Ø  Identify civic virtues that are needed to be a good citizen

Ø  Identify leaders in the church and government

Ø  Explain the meaning of national and patriotic symbols in your country

Ø  Exhibit tolerance and respect for beliefs of others



Maps, Globes, and Graphics:

Ø  Explain cardinal and intermediate directions

Ø  Identify map symbols

Ø  Identify on globe & world map: equator, oceans, islands, North Pole, South Pole, continents, etc.



Ø  Locate the local community on a state/parish/province map



Ø  Explain how climate and seasons affect the environment and its inhabitants


Natural Resources and Environment:

Ø  Explain use and misuse of natural resources



Work and Workers:

Ø  Define the three types of productive resources

Ø  Identify specialized jobs in the school and community



Ø  Describe how people may be both producers and consumers

Ø  Explain why people trade for goods and services and explain how money makes trade easier

Ø  Use biblical principles to make decisions about spending



Ø  Describe and illustrate the value of tithing and returning offerings


Individuals, Society, and Culture


Ø  Understand the importance of developing a personal relationship with Christ

Ø  Demonstrate cooperation, respect, and honesty



Ø  Understand the responsibilities of individuals



Ø  Demonstrate respect for all people



Ø  Participate in age appropriate outreach/service projects



Ø  Demonstrate proper use and care of computers

Ø  Begin learning basic keyboarding and computer terms

Ø  Use computers to express ideas with drawing and word processing software

Ø  Learn about the role of technology in business and the home

Ø  Learn about technology related occupations

Ø  Practice courtesy and sharing of computer time


Dupont Park Adventist School
3942 Alabama Ave S.E. | Washington, DC 20020