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2nd Grade Curriculum

Bible

ACSI /Purpose Design - Studies on character traits of various people in the Bible with the application to students' life. 
  • 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

Write Source Writing and Grammar, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Handwriting without Tears - Cursive
UFLI: UFLI Foundations Explicit and Systematic Phonics Program

  • 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 (“Charlotte's Web" and "Mouse and the Motorcycle")
Typical Learning Centers:
  • Library Corner
  • Computer Center
  • Centers for Thematic Units and Novel Units
  • Spelling Centers

Math

Eureka Math
  • 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 - "Community and Government"
  • 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 including government, citizenship, economics, culture and geography. 
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
  • STEM Program

Co-Curricular Classes

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