Second Grade

Highlights

Science

Plants ● Weather and the Water Cycle ● Dinosaurs and Fossils ● The Food Chain ● Heat, Light, and Sound ● Magnets ●Forces and Simple Machines ● The Needs of Living Things ● Life Cycles ● Rocks

Social Studies

People and Places : Groups, Cities, Suburbs, and Communities

Places Near and Far: Map Skills, Landforms, Weather Climate, Regions, and Resources.

Ways of Living: Families, Cultures, Symbols, Holidays, and Citizenship.

People at Work: Needs, Wants, and Choices, Work, Goods, and Services, Money and Trade

America's Past: First Americans, Explorers, Colonists, New Country Past Heroes, Communication and Transportation Changes.

America's Government: Citizens, Laws, Leaders, National Government, and Holidays.

Activities
  • Class Cooking
  • Explorer Reports
  • Timelines
  • Hatching Ducklings
  • STEM Parties

Teachers

Jane Kim

Jane Kim

Biography:

Mrs. Jane Kim graduated with her Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She has taught preschool and 1st - 6th grade in both public and private schools. Mrs. Kim and her husband Richard have two boys, a dog, and attend Westgate Church in Saratoga. They also enjoy the outdoors, local eateries and visiting with friends and family as often as possible. Mrs. Kim is fluent in Korean, loves teaching, and wants children to learn academically as well as to grow into the unique individuals as God has created them to be. She is thrilled to be a part of CCS where she can utilize the latest in classroom technology, rely on the strong support from teachers and staff, and engage with parents who take an active interest in their child's education. Her classroom is designed to be a safe and cheerful place where she promotes a feeling of inclusiveness and instills a passion for learning and academics.

Jennifer Patane

Jennifer Patane

Biography:
Mrs Jennifer Patane holds a BS in Elementary Education from Shippensburg University and a MA in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University. Her 20+ years of teaching experience range from private Christian schools to missionary work in Indonesia to public schools in Los Angeles and New York. She is passionate about the full-inclusion of students with special needs whereby a community is created centered on love, patience, kindness, gentleness and acceptance of everyone. She was married in June of 2018. Together they love hiking, biking and enjoying God's beautiful creation!