2nd Grade Curriculum

Bible

Building on the Rock; A Biblical Christian Worldview and Bible Survey Curriculum, Summit Ministries
Route 66 a Trip Through the 66 Books of the Bible, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
Grow in God’s Word New Testament, Shining Star Publications
  • Teacher directed Bible study with multi-sensory follow-up activities
  • Praise and worship music
  • Corporate prayer time
  • Weekly chapel (frequent student performances)
  • Weekly Scripture Memorization

Language Arts

Texas Treasures Reading, McGraw Hill Companies
Purposeful Design, Spelling, ACSI
Write Source Writing and Grammar, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Daily Grams, Easy Grammar Systems
Handwriting without Tears
  • Review the phonics knowledge and skills developed in first grade
  • Continue to develop fluency
  • Formal instruction in grammatical usage
  • Utilize fiction and nonfiction selections which are organized into meaning-based learning units, each of which revolves around compelling concepts from across the curriculum
  • Refines writing skills to communicate knowledge
  • Pursue personal and collaborative inquiry through study and research, identification and accessibility to needed information as well as communication opportunity with classmates
  • Class novels (“Helen Keller” and “Flat Stanley”)
Typical Learning Centers:
  • Library Corner
  • Computer Center
  • Centers for Thematic Units and Novel Units
  • Spelling Centers

Math

Go Math 2, Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt
  • Systematically teaches math concepts through active participation
  • Introduces problem-solving success through early exposure and continual practice of key math concepts and fundamental concept connections
  • Exposes students to calendar, clock, money, measurement, calculators and computers
  • Students analyze data, see patterns, explore mathematical relationships and number theory
  • Students continue working with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, fractions, decimals, integers, ratios, proportions and percent
  • Students have continual practice using mental math, estimation, graphing, probability and statistics
  • Encourages students in algebra and geometry readiness
  • Consistent connections between math and language
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Computer games
  • Geo boards
  • Experiences with money
  • Precision teaching for mastery of facts
  • Board games designed to practice key math concepts and fine tune basic skills

Social Studies

Heritage Studies 2, BJU Press
  • Weaves together knowledge, skills and citizenship to form an integrated program
  • Lays the ground work for the study of history be developing the basic concept of sequence, cause and effect, and the roles of all people in a community
  • Uses literature to help children understand that our concerns today have also been concerns of people in the past
  • Systematically integrates themes from our country
  • Explores the geographical, social and economic aspects of the world
  • Provides beginning experiences with maps, map reading and globes
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Thematic units on state history and other relevant topics
  • Special Seasonal Events

Science

BJU Science 2
  • Students learn to observe, manipulate, and explore the world around them
  • Exposes students to life, physical, earth, and health science
  • Affords hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom
  • Presents science concepts in the context of real places (fossil site, woods, city, campsite, playground)
  • Integrates real life applications
Typical Multi-sensory Activities:
  • Field Trips
  • Building models
  • School Science Center experiences (insect life cycles)

Co-Curricular Classes

  • Music
  • Spanish
  • PE
  • Library
  • Art
  • Technology