grade 2 curriculum

Language Arts

  • • Read a variety of genres of literature centered on specific topics
  • • Develop and practice spelling words and vocabulary words
  • • Continue to develop and practice the writing process using a variety of styles
  • • Introduce and practice writing concepts, writing mechanics, DeNealian, sentence structure, and grammar and usage
  • • Develop and practice a variety of comprehension strategies
  • • Continue to develop listening, organizational and study skills


  • • Expect quick recall of addition and subtraction skills, practicing daily
  • • Develop skills in place value, money, adding and subtracting with and without regrouping, linear measurement, geometric and fractional concepts in relationship to measurement and introduction to multiplication
  • • Number routines that include time, calendar, estimation and temperature
  • • Be able to communicate mathematical ideas, work in cooperative learning groups, and understand mathematical terms


  • • Use appropriate tools to gather data and draw conclusions
  • • Develop a scientific vocabulary
  • • Carry out, record, and develop simple experiments individually and in a group situation
  • • Engage in the study of plants, animals, habitats (land and water), weather, sun and earth, and matter
  • • Develop ways to communicate findings using both oral and written expressions

Social Studies

  • • Develop an understanding about the Earth using map and globe skills
  • • Engage in discussions on the continent, country, state, county and community
  • • Develop ways to communicate ideas orally, in written expressions and through presentations

Arabic/Islamic Studies/Quran

These subjects are part of a sequence of courses per the Kuwait Ministry of Education main curriculum regarding arabic and religious education. AFL for foreigners and/or students who speak arabic as a second language is also offered. Arabic is scheduled once a day, everyday of the week for all grades. Religion/Quran is scheduled 3 times a week.

Physical Education

  • • Continue competency in managing body
  • • Demonstrate teamwork in the performance of group activities
  • • Show good sportsmanship and teamwork in games and activities
  • • Demonstrate flexibility, strength, speed, and agility
  • • Develop eye-hand and eye-hand-feet, skip alternating legs, hop, run backwards, and gallop


  • • Practice identifying crescendo, decrescendo, same/different rhythms, jogging and galloping rhythms.
  • • Develop strategies in playing ORFF instruments using techniques in play broken bordun and solid bordun
  • • Folk dancing
  • • Participate in choral presentations


  • • Understand basic art terms
  • • Apply basic principles of design
  • • Gain an understanding of warm and cool colors, similarities, and differences, line structure, and recognize textural qualities
  • • Use a variety of media to create art projects


  • • Continue to review computer basics and keyboarding skills
  • • Continue to develop proficiency in word processing, drawing and graphics, peripherals, presentations, electronic references, internet, and spreadsheet
  • • Introduce digital photography and Adobe Photoshop
  • • Continue to use the computer as a tool to enhance the learning process through curriculum integration in the classroom
  • • Understand the importance of internet safety

Library / Character Development

  • • Continue to review skills learned in previous grades
  • • Identify and locate collection of materials
  • • Locate information using the automated card catalog
  • • Identify shelf arrangement, use shelf markers to reshelf books, alphabetizing of books on shelves, and non fiction materials
  • • Continue to develop an appreciation for literature and story telling