The second grade reading program is built to develop independent readers and writers, improve oral reading skills, maximize reading comprehension, and increase speaking and listening skills. These skills are reinforced through the Scholastic Reading Counts Program, homework reading, a monthly reading log, and the reading of various readers in class.
Language Arts and Spelling
The second grade language arts program enables students to increase their reading comprehension, build vocabulary, teach word analysis skills, and give phonetic spelling tips. In spelling students learn new words and learn how to correctly use them in spoken and written language.
The second grade math curriculum will enable children to develop a solid foundation in the language and basic concepts of mathematics. New objectives are introduced through selective activities and the concepts are then practiced during centers. All areas of math are integrated so that children see the interrelationships. Areas of focus include patterns and place value, addition and subtraction facts to 18, addition and subtraction of two and tree digit numbers with regrouping, geometry and measurement, time and money, fractions and measurement, introduction to multiplication and division.
The second grade history program will give students a look at America. Students will discover America’s flag, Freedoms, Patriotic Holidays, Songs and also Separatists, Colonists, Pioneers, and New Americans. The students will also learn the names of the continents, oceans and be familiar with the names of the 50 states. The students will gain a sense of patriotism and pride as they learn more about the United States of America.
Science (includes Health)
The second grade science curriculum offers students learning opportunities through observation, hands-on activities, and reading. Students learn about themselves, animals, plants, stars and planets. The last nine weeks is devoted to our health curriculum.
First semester the curriculum starts in the Old Testament: The leadership of Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Ruth, David, Elijah, Nehemiah and the birth of Jesus. Second semester: Esther, Job, Daniel and the life of Jesus, Peter and Paul. The children will learn through Bible reading and enrichment worksheets & activities. Students will also have a weekly Bible memory verse to go with the lesson being taught.