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2nd Grade

​I can use mental strategies (count on, make ten) to add or subtract numbers within 20 with ease

I can choose when to use addition and/or subtraction in a word problem.

I can represent addition and subtraction word problems using objects, drawings, and equations with unknowns in all positions.

I can identify a group of objects as being even or odd using different strategies.

I can represent addition word problems using objects, drawings, and equations with unknowns in all positions.

I can represent subtraction word problems using objects, drawings, and equations with unknowns in all positions.

I can explain the value of each digit in a three digit number (place value).

I can read and write numbers using expanded form (e.g., 200 + 30 +4).

I can determine when a three-digit number is greater than, less than, or equal to another three-digit number and cord the comparison using the symbols >, <, =.

I can write down and explain the steps that I followed as I used the concrete models or drawings to show how I added or subtracted to 1000.

I can identify and give the value of dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.

I can solve addition and subtraction problems using data from a picture or bar graph.

I can look at the time on an analog clock (when the hour hand is pointing to any numbers 1-12), say what time it is, and write the time as it would appear on a digital clock.

I can select an appropriate tool (e.g., ruler, yardstick, meter stick, measuring tape) to measure an object.

I can find the difference in length between two objects using standard units.

I can draw a given shape when given defining attributes.

Social Studies
​I can explain the rights and duties of being a good citizen in my community.

I can develop an opinion about an issue in my community and identify solutions.

I can identify and explain the physical features of my community

I can identify, explain and create a variety of representations of physical characteristics of a place

I can describe how a person or event from the past has impacted my life

I can identify patterns of change through time

I can explain the difference between a producer and consumer.

I can explain the relationship between supply and demand.

​I can fluently read and understand text at a second grade level (F&P end of the year level is M)

I can read stories and identify the lesson or moral of the story

I can answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about stories and books

I can learn and use word patterns to help me read, spell, and write words

I can learn the rules of spoken and written English

I can participate in class discussions by listening and building on what others are saying

I can describe in my own words information learned from articles or books read aloud

I can work together with others to gather facts and information on a topic

I can ask and answer questions before, during, and after reading a text

I can use reading strategies to help me understand text

I can write opinion, informational, and narrative pieces of writing including an introduction, supporting details, and a conclusion

I can identify parts an informational text

I can compare and contrast texts

​I can use my singing voice.

I can read, notate, and use music vocabulary accurately.

I can move accurately with a variety of music.

I can play a variety of instruments with correct technique

I can participate and contribute positively in music.

​I can investigate different objects and group them by their observable properties

I can analyze different materials, and identify the properties that make it the right choice for a specific purpose.

I can observe how an object made of a small set of pieces can be taken apart and made into a new object.

I can prove that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.

I can use information to give evidence that Earth events can happen quickly or slowly.

I can compare ways that are meant to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

I can develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in the area.

I can gain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

I can design an investigation and collect data to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.

I can use drawings or simple models to show the relationship between plants and animals, and give evidence of how plants depend on animals for pollination.

I can use observations and data to compare and contrast plant and animal diversity in different habitats.


I can use “play” to make discoveries about art in my world

I can experiment with both 2D and 3D using a variety of materials

I can learn how to be safe using the materials and tools that make art.


I can learn to write my name on my art

I can talk about my art

I can build on my interests


I can select my art to display

I can explain to my teacher what my art means to me

I can be actively involved in group discussions about art


I can watch others use the internet, and understand it’s use to an artist

I can recognize the reasons that people make art

I can become involved with colors and how they make me feel

I can find art in the community