Second Grade

As students enter second grade at Adel Elementary, they have many opportunities to grow as readers, writers, and mathematicians. Second grade has an established curriculum that includes all aspects of a balanced literacy program, along with writing and math. Social studies and science are part of our integrated theme units.
Second graders at Adel Elementary write letters to other students, teachers, and staff as they learn about letter writing. Each class attends a training session to learn about the mail carriers job. Throughout the year each student will get a chance to be the mail carrier. Students travel their routes to collect and deliver mail.

As part of our life science study on plants, we go to Kuehn Conservation Park, near Earlham. We visit in the spring to observe the prairie habitat in full bloom. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the plants and their processes of growth right in the heart of Dallas County!

Alphabet Alley is another familiar activity where students get to publish stories and share them with our school. Each week our principal shares our published kindergarten through second grade authors over the intercom. Students get a chance to share their story with their family and friends.

In December the students put on a musical performance to celebrate the winter season. Students enjoy collaborating with each other and have the opportunity to perform on stage.

In January students participate in an advocacy unit of study.  During this unit of study students learn about the different ways that we learn and how they can be an advocate for others.  Middle School Students and Parents of AE students visit the school to support this learning.

To honor the second graders time at Adel Elementary we hold an event called Celebrating Second Grade in May. At this even the students invite their parents in to view their collection of writing, share a slideshow of memories from the year, and participate in special activities all afternoon

Second Grade Teacher
ckreifels@adm.k12.ia.us

Second Grade Teacher
tgarton@adm.k12.ia.us

Second Grade Teacher
zmars@adm.k12.ia.us

Second Grade Teacher
nclark@adm.k12.ia.us

Second Grade Teacher
atecklenburg@adm.k12.ia.us

Second Grade Teacher
mpatava@adm.k12.ia.us

Second Grade Teacher
areis@adm.k12.ia.us

Second Grade Teacher
ctilley@adm.k12.ia.us
@AETilley2

 

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