Second grade is a time
of awakening awareness in the world around them for the 7/8 year old.
The overarching theme of metamorphosis weaves through the year in the
following ways: studying the physical changes an insect goes through in
its life cycle; exploring the transformation of Ancient cultures into
modern times; learning about weather and its power to change the
environment; experimenting both artistically and scientifically during
our Balance & Motion Study by constructing Calderesque mobiles;
and, finally, our landmark study of heroes where we learn about the
global changes heroes have made throughout history.