As members of Yarmouth Elementary School students work to become caring, respectful, and fair citizens.

A Responsible Classroom Citizen

  • Exhibits verbal self-control
  • Exhibits physical self-control
  • Respects community members
  • Accepts responsibility for work
  • Accepts responsibility for behavior
  • Is a collaborative worker

A Self-Directed Lifelong Learner

  • Is organized
  • Attentive during instruction
  • Works independently
  • Strives for personal best
  • Perseveres with challenges
  • Completes homework
  • Communicates effectively


Foundational Reading Skills

  • Demonstrates skills by applying grade level phonics and word analysis

  • Reads grade level texts with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension


  • Uses key ideas and details to summarize

  • Uses key ideas and details to infer

  • Understands varying text structures

  • Compares and contrasts ideas and knowledge in literature

  • Reads and comprehends literature independently at grade level


  • Uses key ideas and details to summarize and explain information

  • Uses key ideas and details to infer

  • Uses text structure and understands relevant vocabulary to comprehend text  

  • Uses text features to integrate knowledge and ideas

  • Reads and comprehends informational texts independently at grade level


Text Types and Purposes

  • Writes narratives using effective techniques, description, and clear event sequences

  • Writes opinion pieces supporting a point of view with reasons and information

  • Writes informative texts, researching when needed, to convey ideas clearly

Conventions in Daily Writing

  • Produces complex sentences with correct grammar

  • Uses correct capitalization

  • Uses punctuation appropriately

  • Spells grade-appropriate words correctly

Production and Distribution

  • Uses the writing process (plan, draft, revise, edit, publish)  

  • Uses technology to assist with writing


The following goals are expected to be secure by the end of Grade 2. Please note that these are secure goals, but they are not the only concepts to which students 
will be exposed at this grade level. Students will have a rich curriculum, and their experiences in math will introduce them to many new concepts that will deepen  
over time. 

Operations and Algebraic Thinking    

• Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.

• Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.

• Generate and analyze patterns.

Number and Operations in Base Ten

• Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

• Use place value and properties of operations to do multi-digit arithmetic.

Number and Operations—Fractions

• Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.

• Build fractions from unit fractions.

• Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

Measurement and Data

• Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.

• Represent and interpret data.

• Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.


• Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by their properties.

Basic Fact Fluency
  • Multiplication
  • Division