The second grade teachers at Atlas Elementary work diligently to meet the individual needs of each child in second grade, to create a safe and secure learning environment, and to encourage every child to work to their greatest potential. We place a high priority on basic skills in second grade. We work as a team to deliver systematic reading instruction with a focus on developing fluency, comprehension, and phonetic skills. It is our goal to create enthusiastic readers who feel personal success. In writing, we teach both grammar and the writing process with an emphasis on understanding the attributes of good quality writing. In math, we teach the foundational skills that build a solid understanding of mathematical concepts. We use a variety of techniques to help children learn to perform accurate computation, tell time, utilize money, and perform measurement skills.