In second grade students begin the transition toward independent learning.
Second graders work through whole-group, small-group, and
individual activities to refine their reading and math skills and develop higher-order thinking. Students gain
further understanding of the writing process as their studies in grammar,
mechanics, and sentence structure become more complex. If
you desire particulars of the entire curriculum, please click on the Curriculum Map.
Second grade students “discover the dots” of the
Old Testament. This means that they are introduced to the major characters and
stories of the Old Testament. During these years, lessons and memory verses
focus primarily on objective information while students begin to familiarize
themselves with the primary actors in the Biblical story.
In second grade language arts, we continue developing students’ critical
thinking skills along with their written expression. Reading comprehension,
grammar, spelling, and vocabulary development take on a more prominent role as
students prepare for the third grade, transitioning from learning to read to
reading to learn.
grade students are taught mathematics utilizing a research-based curriculum
called Everyday Math. The Everyday
Math program is a spiral curriculum, which visits content strands more than
once during a school year. The content strands remain consistent from grade to
grade, while increasing in the degree of difficulty in an age-appropriate
manner. Each grade level has grade-specific goals tied to the content strands.
Second grade students study Life Science,
Earth Science, Physical Science and Health Science. Some of the content areas
investigated include plants and insects; Sun, Moon, Earth and Earth’s surface;
motion, sound, light and heat; and the senses, caring for your teeth, and a
second grade social studies program emphasizes listening, reading, and writing
skills. Content areas addressed are: famous Americans in history and historical
events; map and globe skills; and American beliefs and values.