Lincoln Grade 2

English Language Arts 2

English Language Arts 2 central concepts are reading, writing, spelling, speaking, and listening. This year, students begin to transition from learning to read to reading to learn. In this course, students continue to develop their phonemic awareness by learning to recognize word families, word origins, and irregularly spelled words. They also begin to use linking words to connect opinions and reasons and time-order words to signal the order of events. While reading, students work to distinguish fact from opinion, decipher an author’s reason, and identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text. Students sample multiple genres of literature, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, folktales, and fables, while exploring story elements such as plot, setting, characterization, and the author’s point of view. They also learn to distinguish between the main idea and the theme of a story. Students develop their writing skills by composing narrative, persuasive, and informative essays, as well as creative writing pieces. Additionally, they practice their research skills by finding facts in multiple sources and using them to produce a science report. Students use a dictionary to reinforce phonetic punctuation and spelling and to identify words with multiple meanings. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics 

  • Phonemic Awareness

  •  Vocabulary

  •  Reading

  •  Interpretation of Texts

  •  Story Elements

  •  Compare & Contrast

  •  Parts of a Book

  •  Genres of Literature

  •  Summarizing

  •  Computer Skills

  •  Grammar & Punctuation

  •  Speaking & Listening

  •  Writing

  •  Research Skills

  •  Dictionary Skills

Kit Materials 

English Language Arts 2 Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide English Language Arts 2 • ELA 2 Sight Word Book: 1, 2,3 & 4. • book ring • index cards • pipe cleaner • craft sticks • permanent marker • finger paint • small game pieces • chalk • chalkboard/whiteboard • construction paper

Lincoln Empowered Text Collection - Grade 2 • Even Inks Need Friends • Keeping Your Cool • Keeping Your Cool • Nothing But the Truth • Beaker's Winter Wonders • The Pride of Midlandia • Seed Day • The First Step 


Mathematics 2

In Mathematics 2, students begin to develop the skills to solve problems mentally and to explain how they solved a problem aloud or through writing. They count to 1,000 and identify even and odd numbers. Students discover multiple strategies for adding and subtracting numbers and determine which strategies work best for various problem types. They work with number lines and use them to represent whole numbers and their sums and differences. In this course, students expand their knowledge of place value to include thousands and use this concept to compare numbers. They use standard units of measurement to express the length of objects in inches, feet, centimeters, and meters. Mathematics 2 introduces digital and analog time and presents students with word problems involving money. In addition to learning monetary values, students also learn to use the dollar and cent symbols appropriately. Students also deepen their understanding of geometric shapes while exploring fractions by dividing shapes into halves, thirds, and fourths. They are introduced to new ways of representing data, including line plots, picture graphs, and bar graphs. This course uses mathematics’ manipulatives to help students visualize problems in addition to a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Rote Counting

• Numbers

• The Number Line

• Addition & Subtraction

• Word Problem

• Solving Place Value

• Length

• Time

• Money

• Geometry

• Fraction

• Sense Data


Parent/Teacher Guide Mathematics 2 • Mathematics 2 Workbook • base ten blocks • base ten decimeter cube • base ten flats • base ten rods • Lima beans • centimeter cubes • plastic ruler • fake coins • geoboard • -35 to 180 number line • 12 sets of tangrams • play money set • write-on clock • graph paper • laminated hundred board • write-and-wipe ten frames mat


Science 2

Science 2 encourages students to make sense of the world around them by observing and experimenting. Through focused readings and hands-on activities, students explore matter, energy, and physical and chemical changes. They study interdependence in ecosystems, such as the role of bees in pollination and the use and conservation of natural resources. They look beyond food production to the broader purposes of agriculture and recognize the importance of local farms to human society. Students examine the water cycle—including evaporation and condensation—and the life cycles of such living things as frogs, butterflies, and plants. They research topics and formulate questions, make predictions, and then use scientific tools to observe and measure their experiments. By distinguishing fact from opinion and recognizing patterns and cause and effect, students develop the ability to make inferences and communicate their findings. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Ecology

• Water

• Living Things

• Natural Resources

• Agriculture

• Properties of Matter

• Physical & Chemical Changes

• Facts & Opinions

• Scientific Tools

• Cause & Effect


Science 2 Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide Science 2 • 250mL beaker • centimeter cubes • Lima beans • measuring tape • tangrams • sand • soil


Social Studies 2

 Social Studies 2 empowers students to become productive citizens by developing their knowledge and skills in civics, history, geography, and economics. They deepen their understanding of the U.S. government by explaining the role of the three branches of government and of the U.S. Constitution. Students extend their knowledge of U.S. history to recognize the impact of important figures and movements of the past, and they begin to think like historians by identifying reliable sources, crafting compelling questions, distinguishing fact and opinion, and using timelines to structure series of events. The course highlights the role of international relations, including both alliances and international trade, as well as the importance of geography and regional variations in resources and production. Finally, students learn core concepts of economics, including supply and demand, scarcity, and cost and benefits, as well as the functions of banks, and relate these concepts to individuals and communities. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Government

• Citizenship

• International Relationships

• Historical Sources

• Geography

• Economics

• U.S. History

• Timelines

• Facts & Opinions


Social Studies 2 Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide Social Studies 2


Physical Education 2

Physical Education 2 provides students with a comprehensive physical education course. Within this course, students are encouraged to discover the ways to live a healthy lifestyle, including better food choices and consistent activity. Students begin the course by learning about the required 36 hours of organized, supervised physical activity. They also learn to document their activity within a PE Log. The course then moves into different aspects of healthy living, discussing components of health and safety, nutrition, working with others, following directions, and a number of new and different exercises, activities, and techniques. Regardless of the activity the student is asked to do within a given day, they are encouraged to get up and move for a certain amount of time within each lesson. This expectation helps them to create a routine-like schedule. Students can be active by performing different exercises, engaging in different activities, or by using items from their grade-appropriate physical education kits, which are available to purchase. This kit, which is designed to work in conjunction with the course content, contains age-appropriate exercise and activity items. Adaptive physical education activities are available for this course.

Course Topics

• Flexibility and Stretching

• Heart Health

• Nutrition

• Measuring Fitness

• Jump Rope

• Ankle Swing Ball

• Striking Skills

• Ball Handling

• Badminton


Art 2

In Art 2, students explore artistic expression of their own personal interests. They learn to organize art into categories and to identify the various methods and materials used to create art. Throughout this course, students expand their artistic vocabulary, using it to describe the works they are studying. They explore the ways in which color can represent mood in artworks and create their own works to express their mood. While learning safe procedures for working with artistic materials, students experiment with mixing colors. In addition to creating artworks that depicts family, school, and community life, students also gain familiarity with works from European and Asian cultures.

Course Topics

• Artist Choices

• Art Themes

• Preparing Portfolios

• Archival Art

• Subject & Mood


Music 2

In Music 2, students explore musical expression. They investigate how musical concepts such as tempo are used to achieve the musician’s expressive intent. Students identify the role and responsibility of a music composer and seek out the connections between music, other arts, daily life, and history. Throughout the course, they perform songs with movements and improvise rhythmic patterns and melodies. They create and record musical ideas through a recording device or on paper. Students learn to identify how personal interests and experiences influence music selection and instrument choice. Through these studies, they evaluate music from the Irish, African, and Japanese cultures. Additionally, they work with standard and iconic notation. Finally, students use the musical skills learned in this course to evaluate recorded music and make suggestions for improvement.

Course Topics

• Moving and Time

• What is a Composer?

• Connections to Music

• Musical Ideals

• Pitched Percussions

• Non-Pitched Percussions

• Critiquing Music

Print Materials

  • 4 sets of sight word cards
  • phonics flashcards
  • 2 literature collection
  • phonics flashcards
  • Breaker's Winter Wonders
  • Even Inks Need Friends
  • The Big Show Showdown
  • Sensei's Hobbies
  • Be a Buddy, Not a Bully
  • Wilda's General Store
  • Buck's Bad Dreams
  • Just Flash
  • The Pride of Midlandia
  • Seasons of the Great Tree
  • The Missing Toolbox Mystery
  • The Perfect Dress
  • Don't Fear the Doctor
  • Mind Your Manners
  • Keeping Your Cool
  • Nothing But the Truth
  • Super Dewey
  • Seed Day
  • Chief for a Day
  • A Healthy Place
  • Last But Not Least
  • Builda the Rebicycler
  • Sweet Tooth Bun
  • The Pirate Koostoe
  • Twin Trouble
  • The First Step