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Mrs. Grethell Carr - Second Grade

2nd Grade

In 2nd Grade, students have adjusted to the more rigorous learning environment they initially encountered in 1st grade and are able to further deepen and expand their skills and knowledge. In 2nd grade they become more experienced writers, readers and mathematicians as they practice these skills more and in more complex and comprehensive ways. They read longer and more complicated books, they write longer and more complex pieces, and they learn more of the concepts underlying the math they do. In addition, 2nd graders begin to develop their research and critical thinking projects as they create individual and group work to share and present what they learn through different forms, including writing,speaking and art.

The 2nd grade classroom is structured like most elementary school classrooms, with desks and tables  for the students and an area for lessons, class meetings and discussions. There are areas or centers dedicated to different subjects of learning. For instance, there is an area with math tools, a class library for reading independently, a center for research in social studies and science and technology. Technology becomes paramount as students use it for publishing in writing.

Second Grade At Merryhill School is a welcoming , adventurous and fun journey in learning and we invite you and your child to visit us to discover a what it’s all about.







Updated Monday 08-20-2018 03:04am

Classroom Notes


 Class News

We study life science in second grade. This year we talk about and observe plant and animal interdependence as well as habitats. We will experiment with and discover the wonder of climate and weather patterns, landforms and regions as well as forms of energy. We will study the solar system and it’s wonders. We study the traditions of families and cultures around the globe as well as the history of our country. We discover what it means to be a citizen of a community and research the leaders of our nation past and present.

In math we look forward to using functions in addition, subtraction and multiplication as applied to problem solving as well as, measurement and making quantitative comparisons. We will read novels and leveled readers for interest. We look forward to several dramatic performances in fine arts and the study of  the Spanish language.

We take great pride in a high quality, liberal arts education at Merryhill and strive to develop and encourage confident learners.




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2018-2019 School Year Calendar_Elem Aug-Jul

Reading: Journeys

Writing : Lucy Caulkins approaches to writing model, Fountas and Pinnell and other sources

Science: STEMScopes Science Technology Engineering Math integrated learning

Math: Pearson