Units Covered in 2nd Grade
Below you will find the units that we cover in our classroom throughout the year. The Colorado Department of Education standards (found here) help guide my teaching along with the DPS curriculum. I adapt my teaching daily based on the needs of my students. Also, if you have anything you'd like to share with me (for example, you might work as a geologist and would like to present for our class) PLEASE let me know! I want to provide my students with as many real life experiences as possible-all help is appreciated!
This year we are learning all about simple machines! I am currently working on grants that would allow me to use the LEGO Simple Machine kits as I recently saw them at a training. I am hoping that when we get to this unit I will have enough kits for all the kids to use. If not, we'll share! :) We learn all about levers, pulleys, wheel and axles, inclined planes, wedges, and screws in this engaging unit. Also, we learn about the three laws of motion.