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What to Expect in Grade 2

  • Morning assemblies with the whole school featuring prayer, a devotion, praise songs, birthday celebrations and announcements.
  • Chapel each Wednesday featuring singing, Bible recitation and a message or special presentation.
  • Participation in a “Family Group,’ a K-8 mix of 10 students led by an 8th grader. These groups meet almost weekly for prayer, game or devotional activity.
  • Daily Bible instruction using Veritas Press (Genesis through Joshua)
  • Weekly scripture memorization and regular prayer time
  • Daily reading/literature: Spalding and Shurley programs. Oral reading is practiced; reading at home with library books is emphasized. We begin the year with shorter books and progress to chapter books. Sample of books typically read includes: Johnny Appleseed, Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony, Amelia Bedelia, Frog and Toad selections, Stone Soup, Velveteen Rabbit, The Courage of Sarah Noble, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Sam the Minuteman(corresponds with history), The Chocolate Touch, George Washington (corresponds with history), Baseball’s Best: Five True Stories, The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Beezus and Ramona, Nancy Drew Notebooks – The Soccer Shoe, Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Two Spies, The Mouse and the Motorcycle
  • Spelling: Spalding – a multi-sensory phonics program
  • Handwriting: Spalding. Manuscript – August through November; Cursive – January through June
  • Grammar/Writing – Shurley. Nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. Punctuation, capitalization, plurals, possessives, verb tenses, subject/verb agreement, contractions, homonyms, and antonyms. Writing paragraphs include: narrative, two-point expository, descriptive, time order, letter writing, journal writing.
  • Daily math: Saxon including multiplication and division
  • History – Heritage Studies. Colonial Period through the start of our nation
  • Geography – Exploring Where and Why (taught through a hands-on program); study of communities
  • Science (CSI) : includes investigations, animals, bones & muscles, solids and liquids, position and motion, and buoyancy
  • Health: The Great Body Shop, a conservative curriculum presented in a magazine format
  • Music, art, physical education and library
  • Daily snack from home; daily lunch and recess
  • Annual participation in Field Day, Christmas program and Spring Musical and a second grade led chapel service.
  • Field Trips and Special Activities