Greetings to our Parents, Students, and Guardians!Welcome to our Second Grade Section...BIA creates a culture of high expectations for our students’ education. We strive to develop our students’ academic and character growth.Our students continue their journey learning in their target language. Whether they learn in French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese, they continue to receive instruction in the Maryland /State and Baltimore City Schools curriculum standards.We are also proud to be in candidate status for the International Baccalaureate World organization. We have embraced its philosophy to develop international-minded young people through implementing the IB's Primary Years Program (PYP). The PYP uses student-centered learning approach that encourages critical thinking skills, collaboration, and global awareness.Most of our second graders are in their third year at BIA. They have become skilled in their target language and more experienced with student-centered learning. Our second graders will begin working on the PYP Theme, "How the World Works" with the central idea, “Physical and chemical changes in matter impact our world." In this unit, students explore the different states of matter and how they can change; they conduct experiments with heat and cold to see how temperature effects matter. Students will also study cycles; weather, planetary and life cycles.We are committed to working with our parents to achieve our students’ success. We will always keep you informed of what we are learning in the classroom; this website is designed as a part of our information process.