Second Grade


Weekly Second Grade Newsletter


Second Grade Curriculum Overview      

Bible – God and My Actions (ACSI 1995)

  • Study of Bible characters and Biblical character traits
  • Practical application of Scripture in daily life
  • Scripture memorization
  • Importance of missions
  • Prayer

Reading/Language Arts – Reading Street (Scott Foresman 2007)

  • Oral reading
  • Comprehension skills
  • Higher level thinking skills
  • Giving oral presentations
  • Listening skills for understanding
  • Appreciation of various genres of literature
  • Phonetic skills for decoding and encoding
  • Sustained silent reading for information and pleasure

Writing – Shurley English (Shurley Instructional Materials 2000) Handwriting (Zaner Bloser 2003)

  • Correct spelling in context
  • Identify nouns in context
  • Cursive handwriting
  • Writing process: planning, drafting and editing
  • Using capitalization and punctuation in sentence writing

Math – Mathematics (Houghton Mifflin 2002)

  • Addition and subtraction facts through 18
  • Fractional parts of objects and groups
  • Standard and metric linear/weight measurements
  • Exploring probability
  • Addition and subtraction of money
  • Two-digit addition/subtraction with & without regrouping
  • Telling time to the minute on analog clock faces
  • Place value to three places
  • Graphing data on picture, bar and line graphs
  • Introduce multiplication by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s

Science and Health  – Science (Houghton Mifflin 2007)

  • God’s creation, purpose and plan in our world
  • How the body works
  • Growing plants
  • Weather
  • The sun
  • Personal safety
  • Energy in your life
  • Grouping animals
  • Learning about matter
  • Air and water

Social Studies – We Live Together (McGraw-Hill 2003)

  • Pledges of Allegiance: American & Christian Flag, Bible
  • Conflict resolution with individuals and in groups
  • Map skills for locating landmarks, traveling
  • Identify environmental changes associated with seasons
  • Interpret cross-section and cut-away diagrams
  • Drawing conclusions based on evidence
  • Encouraging Christian growth
  • Promoting historic and geographic literacy
  • Cooperation in groups and taking turns
  • Cardinal directions on maps
  • Read and create timelines
  • Recognize interdependence in society
  • Gather information from variety of sources
  • Identify and interpret national symbols of patriotism


  • Rhythm (Steady beat)
  • Rhythm patterns
  • Register (high/low pitches)
  • Harmony
  • Duration of tone (long/short)
  • Tone (steps, leaps, repeated)
  • Forms of phrases and rhythms
  • Expressive qualities in music
  • Spiritual/sacred music
  • Tone color in voice and instruments
  • Meter (feeling time signatures)
  • Melody patterns, phrases direction

Physical Education – Dynamic Physical Education for School Children (Allyn & Bacon 1995)

  • Low organized games and activities
  • Ball skill activities
  • Short and long rope jumping
  • Rhythm and folk dance activities
  • Scooters, long and short jump ropes, and parachute use
  • Stunts and tumbling skills
  • Playground activities
  • Playground apparatus exploration
  • Physical fitness activities
  • Biblical awareness development


  • Following given procedures
  • Repetition in art
  • Art in environment
  • Weaving
  • Texture
  • Positive/negative space
  • Decorative design
  • Using watercolor and tempera paints
  • Collage art
  • Drawing with pastels
  • Clay techniques (pinch & slab)


  • Once weekly
  • The Second Grade uses Global Academics curriculum to produce a cross curricular project each quarter.