I love teaching the second grade curriculum. My favorite units are studying the people, animals and habitat of Kenya. I think studying the culture of another country in comparison with our own is such a valuable exercise for young students. I also love teaching about endangered animals. Who doesn’t enjoy learning all about some wild, intriguing animal, especially if one can learn how we might help them become less endangered.
I also enjoy having the second graders really learn from their reading now, rather than having to concentrate on learning to read. We read fiction, folk tales, poetry, non-fiction and even historical fiction. The students love to do a bit of writing in most of these genres as well. They are so curious and excited to learn at this age. It is such a privilege to be able to be present in all their learning, guiding them to question and stretch.