Grade 2

Second graders at Foote School engage in hands-on experiences that build meaning—from wigwams to 3-D maps. Supporting students’ social emotional growth is a core aspect to the curriculum. Students expand their vocabulary and develop skills to identify and manage their feelings. They continue to explore their own identity and develop an understanding of stereotypes and how to avoid them.

Students learn about life in the past in the New Haven area and hone their scientific observational skills while  building on the foundational skills introduced in 1st grade. Finally, the hallmark of 2nd grade is their heightened autonomy and self determination. They close their second grade year with confidence to employ their acquired skills and with a thirst for learning.

In early spring, Kindergartners tap Foote’s sugar maples to learn about making sap into syrup. The unit combines science, math, social studies and language arts, ending with a celebratory sap boil and pancake breakfast.