Second Grade

All Houses develop contracts for creating classroom environments where everyone feels safe and is encouraged to take risks:
  • Various read-alouds and reading group selections throughout the year focus on themes including family, behavior, and values
  • Frequent House/Social and Emotional learning discussions (planned & when need arises) with ideas of sportsmanship, using “I-messages,” self-reflections, conflict resolution, morning meeting or check-ins, sharing circles
  • Responsive Classroom greetings
  • Community building activities and games
  • Learning about and celebrating cultural differences within each House community focusing on holidays (Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, etc.)
  • Grade-wide curricular study of NYC landmarks, neighborhoods, and communities
  • Grade-wide service-learning study of energy consumption within the FP community and globally

  • Individual Houses:
    • write about aspirations requiring hard work, overcoming challenges, reaching goals;
    • contribute to the Caring Tree;
    • reward others by contributing to the Compliment jar for good deeds;
    • conduct buddy activities (being role models);
    • and devote time to a Martin Luther King, Jr. study.
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