Lower School Academics - Second Grade

In second grade the students perfect the reading, writing, and math skills which were introduced in first grade.  With the mechanics of reading in place, students work on reading comprehension skills through guided reading exercises.  Outside reading is encouraged and book reports are required.  Mathematic and scientific problem solving is taught through the use of hands-on activities.  The social studies curriculum explores map skills and American history.  Cursive writing is introduced.  In addition, the curriculum is enriched with Bible, Spanish, art, music, physical education, and computer. The maximum class size is twenty-two and the teacher is assisted by a teacher’s aide. The students wear uniforms and attend from 8:15 to 3:15 each day.

Faith
* Creation, The Fall
* Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses
* David, Gideon, Deborah, Reformation
* Elijah, Elisha, Hezekiah, Josiah
* The Prophets, John the Baptist, Jesus’ Birth
* Jesus’ Baptism, Disciples, Sermon on the Mount, The
* Good Shepherd.
* Miracles of Jesus
* Lazarus, Easter, The Great Commission
* Ascension, Pentecost, The Apostles
* Paul

Language Arts
* Spelling
* Parts of Speech
* Punctuation & Capitalization Skills
* Declarative & Interrogative Sentences
* Correcting Fragmented Sentences
* Descriptive Sentences.
* 2 Point Paragraphs
* Summer Reading Novel: Amelia Bedelia

Phonics
* Basal Readers
* Early Novels
* Book Reports
* Consonants, Short Vowels & Blends Review
* Vowel & Consonant Patterns
* Final Stable Syllables
* Sight Words
* Diagraphs, Dipthongs,Trigraphs, Scribals, Quadrigraphs
* Prefixes & Suffixes
* French Endings
* Multi-syllabic Words
* Compound Words

Math
* Review of Addition & Subtraction Facts
* Problem Solving Strategies
* Finding Differences
* Fact Families
* Place Value
* Counting by 5’s, 10’s, and 2’s.
* Graphs
* Greater Than & Less Than
* Money
* Time to Hour, Half-hour, and Quarter-hour
* Calendar
* 2 Digit Addition & Subtraction
* Beginning Geometry
* Fractions
* Measurement

Science
* Interactions of Living Things
* What Makes Me Sick
* Energy and Motion
* Solids, Liquids, and Gases
* Changes over Times

Social Studies
* Oceans & Continents
* Holidays
* American Holidays
* Pilgrims
* Native Americans
* Map Skills, Martin Luther King
* Colonists, Lincoln & Washington
* States & Abbreviations
* Pioneers
* Cowboys & Texas

Art

* Line
* Form
* Paper Mosaic
* Watercolors
* Facial Expression Study
* Container Shapes Sculpture
* Printing & Stenciling
* Graded Wash
* Hot & Cold Colors
* Close & Far Perspective
* Artist Appreciation
* Painting to Music
* Exploring Media

Music
* Steady Beat
* Rhythm with a Group
* Musical Notes
* Instrument Families
* Make a Melody
* Pitch
* Brass Instruments

Field Trips, Special Events & Projects

* Harvest Hoe-Down
* Grandparents’ Day
* Art Museum Field trip
* Children’s Theater Field trip
* Animal Report & Project
* Lincoln Log Cabin Building with Dads
* Literature Project
* Field Day


 

Curricula

Math…Harcourt. HSP/Think Math

Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Phonics, Spelling, & Grammar) Harcourt, StoryTown

Science…Houghton Mifflin/Concordia, Discovery Works Science

Social Studies…Houghton Mifflin, Houghton Mifflin Social Studies

Bible…Concordia, Voyages

Art…Arts Attack

Music…McGraw Hill