Your Child's Progress 2015-16 - Page 5

GRADE Your Child’s Progress Learning standards for the 2015–16 school year Washington has K–12 learning standards that define the knowledge and skills every student needs to be ready for career, college, and life when they complete high school. Below are brief examples of Washington’s key learning goals for 2nd grade. For more complete information, visit: 2 Washington State Learning Goals The Washington State Legislature has established four learning goals to provide the foundation for the development of all academic learning standards in the state: 1. Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate successfully in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences; 2. Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography; arts; and health and fitness; 3. Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate technology literacy and fluency as well as different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and 4. Understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities. • The Arts. Explore movement; develop singing skills; demonstrate audience skills; explore art genres and styles. • • • • Educational Technology. Participate in an information exchange with students from another area of the United States. Math. Extend understanding of place value to add and subtract within 1000 and solve word problems using concrete models and drawings. • English Language Arts (ELA). Understand the main idea in various texts, participate in class discussions, and write for different reasons and audiences. Science. Learn about the diversity of life in different habitats, bodies of water, and how wind and water can change the shape of land. • Social Studies. Investigate the geographic and economic aspects of community life and how communities organize themselves. Health and Fitness. Learn about body systems and the relationship between behaviors, choices, and consequences to prevent illness and disease. Washington also has learning standards in Integrated Environment and Sustainability, World Languages, Career and Technical Education (frameworks and industry standards for middle and high school), English Language Proficiency (in ELA, math and science), as well as guidelines for HIV & Sexual Health and E