2nd Grade Curriculum Facts
Art-In second grade, students continue to develop an understanding of visual art through the experimental use of a variety of art techniques and tools. Students are introduced to the ideas of texture, symmetry, and form through both drawing and working with three dimensional materials. Beginning ideas about color theory, including a study of the color wheel, warm and cool colors, and color mixing are introduced. Also, students begin to explore art history through an examination of famous artists such as Henri Matisse and Eric Carle.
Music-Music is a popular class at Memorial Elementary. Students learn how to perform as a class, as well as individually. They also learn basic concepts of music, such as counting, listening, and singing. A recorder class is offered for selected advanced students. A field trip to watch and listen to a professional musical ensemble is taken every year. Students enjoy music, and it shows in their performances throughout the year. Second grade students perform a Winter Concert and a Spring Musical.
Technology-Second grade students begin to develop essential skills needed to operate a computer as a tool of learning, to be able to publish work and to solve problems. The students become familiar with the Michigan Cyber Safety Initiatives. Learning how to word process, basic keyboarding, and digital citizenship are among the many topics covered in technology class.
Physical Education-The second grade Physical Education/Health Curriculum is designed to help students develop the knowledge, fitness levels, motor skills, and personal and social skills to obtain the ultimate goal of a lifetime of physical activity and health.