Music 3

Description:
The Music courses, with content developed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, focus on teaching basic music concepts through traditional children’s songs and classical music examples. Students develop fine and gross motor skills that will enable them to keep a steady beat and learn rhythm instruments. Music III extends the student’s music reading skills.

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Educational Technology and Online Learning 2

Description:
Second graders learn to use the keyboard to create short paragraphs. We introduce students to child-safe search engines and Internet safety practices. They also learn how to use a printer and how to create simple multimedia projects.

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Social Studies 2

Social Studies 2 A

Description:
Your child will continue to explore basic concepts of history, geography, economics, and government, while discovering more about world cultures. In the first semester, students will practice basic map, chart, graph, and thinking skills. We will also introduce your child to ordinary people who showed good citizenship and to famous people who have influenced our country and the world.

Social Studies 2 B

Description:
Your child will continue to explore basic concepts of history, geography, economics, and government, while discovering more about world cultures. In the second semester, students will practice basic map, chart, graph, and thinking skills. We will also introduce your child to ordinary people who showed good citizenship and to famous people who have influenced our country and the world.

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Science 2

Science 2 A

Description:
This course will stimulate students’ curiosity about the world around them. In the first semester, we will study clues to Earth’s past and learn about an archaeologist’s responsibilities. We will also investigate energy and changing states of matter, such as liquid water changing to water vapor, and create a weather chart. Your child will enjoy hands-on activities as he or she investigates the importance of water and vegetation in life science and explores forces in physical science.

Science 2 B

Description:
This course will stimulate students’ curiosity about the world around them. In the second semester, we will study clues to Earth’s past and learn about an archaeologist’s responsibilities. We will also investigate energy and changing states of matter, such as liquid water changing to water vapor, and create a weather chart. Your child will enjoy hands-on activities as he or she investigates the importance of water and vegetation in life science and explores forces in physical science.

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Math 2

Math 2 A

Description:
In second grade, problem solving is emphasized as your student furthers his or her understanding of numbers and operations, learning to add and subtract one- and two-digit numbers. In the first semester, hands-on activities help students study time, money, geometry, and fractions. Students will connect number concepts to statistics using basic algebraic concepts and simple graphs. Measurement concepts, such as weight, mass, capacity, time, and temperature, are investigated.

Math 2 B

Description:
In second grade, problem solving is emphasized as your student furthers his or her understanding of numbers and operations, learning to add and subtract one- and two-digit numbers. In the second semester, the student continues to learn hands-on activities help students study time, money, geometry, and fractions. Students will connect number concepts to statistics using basic algebraic concepts and simple graphs. Measurement concepts, such as weight, mass, capacity, time, and temperature, are investigated.

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Language Arts 2

Language Arts 2 A

Description:
In second grade your student is introduced to all parts of the reading process. In the first semester, student is given the opportunity to apply word attack skills to increasingly complex texts and build their oral and sight vocabularies through daily instruction. While practicing new skills, your student will take part in activities based on books he or she is reading. Your student will apply handwriting and grammar skills to daily journal entries as well as longer and more complex compositions.

Language Arts 2 B

Description:
In second grade your student is introduced to all parts of the reading process. In the second semester course student is given the opportunity to apply word attack skills to increasingly complex texts and build their oral and sight vocabularies through daily instruction. While practicing new skills, your student will take part in activities based on books he or she is reading. Your student will apply handwriting and grammar skills to daily journal entries as well as longer and more complex compositions.

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Art 2

Description:
Students learn how to observe and appreciate art. They continue to learn how to draw, paint, and create three-dimensional artworks.

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Physical Education 2

Description:
Physical Education activities include yoga, participating in a team or individual sport, and Connections Academy’s own fitness program.

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Music 2

Description:
The Music courses, with content developed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, focus on teaching basic music concepts through traditional children’s songs and classical music examples. Students develop fine and gross motor skills that will enable them to keep a steady beat and learn rhythm instruments.

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Exploratory Spanish

Description:
Exploratory Spanish is geared for absolute beginners, introducing many basic words and a few common Spanish expressions in an informal, fun way. Songs and engaging information about Hispanic culture encourage students to develop additional Spanish-speaking skills. This course is designed to prepare students for more structured exploration and mastery of the Spanish language.

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