Second Grade Curriculum
Bob Jones: English 2 Writing and Grammar
Students will develop the correct use of English grammar both written and verbal, develop study and reference skills, and improve listening and speaking skills.
Open Court Reading-Level 2
Bob Jones: Reading 2; If Skies be Blue
Various Chapter books
The second grade classes will split into leveled reading groups to better meet the needs of each child. Lessons are integrated with reading, writing, discussion, research, and exploration activities. The lessons become increasingly complex and demanding, developing students critical thinking skills.
Steck-Vaughn: Spelling-Level 3, Linking Words to Meaning
A systematic program that builds spelling power, links spelling to word meaning, and connects spelling to the ability to write effectively.
Steck-Vaughn Phonics is designed to guide students as they become successful readers. Through the use of poetry and rhyme, thematic units, colorful photos, flash cards, and activities, students will develop all the skills needed to become confident readers.
Sopris West: Step Up To Writing
This curriculum provides strategies and methods to guide students in organizing their thoughts, connecting key ideas, writing topic sentence, developing supporting details, writing conclusions, and constructing multi-paragraph essays to develop plots, characters, and descriptive language. It also provides students with specific language to discuss and improve their own writing. Through this writing program, students engage in the process of identifying strategies that will increase their skills and confidence in writing.
These are daily timed readings that improve speed and accuracy in reading, leading to greater fluency. Victory drills are part of your child’s oral reading grade each trimester. Victory Drill also provides one of the best opportunities for parent involvement. Parent involvement is KEY for successful implementation.
Horizons Math is a spiraling curriculum in that it introduces a concept and then the concept is revisited throughout the year to further improve comprehension and mastery of a skill. Units covered are: Counting, Sets, Number Order, Addition, Correspondence of Qualities, Place Value, Subtraction, Time, Fractions, Money, Sequence, Multiplication, Shapes, Calendar, Graphs, Measurement, Temperature, Estimation, Ratio, Area, Perimeter, Volume, and Decimals.
A Beka: Enjoying God's World
Science units will cover: Myself and Others, The Animal Kingdom, The Planet World, Things that Work Together, Things that Move, The Air Around Us, The Stars and Planets, and Planet Earth.
A Beka: Our America
Content will cover: America, Our Home, The People Who Built America, Tomorrow's America.
Positive Action: Finding God’s Promises
In the study of the life of Moses, content will cover: God Gives Us Promises, God Creates the World, God Prepares a Leader, God Delivers His People, and God Guides His People. In addidition to in class study, students will participate in a weekly chapel.
- How to use computers to acquire, organize, analyze and communicate
- Plan, revise, edit and publish clear and effect writing
Students will open and exit program. Learn basic drawing tools to create shapes, fill shapes, use text, magnify and use line and curve tools using program and will be able to draw images.
Students will use inherent creativity to write and illustrate a story, create illustration that depict their storyline and develop a picture story. Also, explore the writing process using a simple word processor, write several sentences per page with purpose and enhance vocabulary by associating a words with its picture
Students will demonstrate proficiency in beginning word processing skills by typing numbers, letters and words using upper and lower case letters and use space bar, shift, tab and enter keys. Change Font size and Font color.
Practice home row keys
Students will visit the school library with the teacher each week where they will have the opportunity to check out a book.
In second grade music class students learn music terms for dynamics, articulation, tempo, and rhythm. Students learn about music history, composers, culture context, and make judgments about works of music. They will look for and derive meaning from different works. Every day students do vocal warm-ups by singing solfege scales accompanied by the piano. The class will learn age appropriate songs to perform for school chapel. Students have the opportunity to create their own rhythms using instruments and sing along with instruments in class.
Students will have computer and music instruction once a week.