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Second Grade

Second Grade

Bible      

Daily Bible instruction with a challenge to apply God’s truth to all of life

Taking a “jog” through the Old Testament books:  Genesis, Exodus, II Kings, Daniel, Jonah, and Esther; integrating the Bible with ancient history; verse by verse study of the Gospel of Luke

Chapel on Wednesdays with emphasis on Christ-like character development and challenge to apply God’s word to one’s life

CREDO:  Weekly memorization of a verse and basic doctrinal truth done in classical question/answer format

Penmanship

Reviewing all upper and lower case cursive letters with practice aim toward mastery

Connecting letters properly

Reading

Daily reading comprehension emphasized through reworking of spelling and vocabulary from class readings

Specific reading comprehension assignments based on selected readings

Reading and discussing selected books from the Logos School reading list including Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie

Two reading contests; 1st contest goal – 1500 pages, 2nd contest goal – 3500 pages

Phonics and Spelling

Spell to Write and Read by Wanda Sensari

Understanding and familiarity with all 70 basic phonograms

Using multi-senses and mnemonic devices to retain phonograms

Correct spelling/accurate copying required on all assignments

Grammar

Teacher-developed Sieker Grammar integrating Shurley Level 2, applied to history, science, Bible and literature readings.

Sieker Grammar Chants

Recognize and label nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions

Understand and identify direct objects, predicate nouns, and predicate adjectives in a simple sentence pattern

Writing

Write well-constructed complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation

Use of the comma in dates, addresses lists, nouns of apposition, nouns of direct address

Write a well-constructed short paragraph

Introduction to imitation writing and myths

Practice using a dictionary and thesaurus

Math

Classical Math II – Logos School – B. J. Jordan

Many teacher-created materials

Master times tables, 2-9, using songs

History

Introduction to Ancient History:  Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome from Story of the World, by Susan Wise-Bauer

History Pockets by Evan Moor:  Egypt, Greece, Rome

Many supplemental history/storybooks to enrich taken from classical Christian reading lists

Sieker developed ancient history Sound-Off, Egypt Ten Plagues Song, and other chants and sound offs to facilitate learning

Many chants and sound-offs to facilitate learning facts

Some integrated artwork of what is being studied

Geography:

Beginning map skills (both ancient biblical and current)

Introduction to the 50 states, capitals, postal abbreviations, and date the state was excepted into the Union

Use of songs and chants such as Fifty Nifty and States Facts song to reinforce American heritage

Use of geography focused handwriting workbook, His Story Handwriting, by Lori and Talon Smith

Science

Many teacher-created materials from personal book and library sources

Marine biology:  Logos School science materials-North American fish

Anatomy:  Digestive, Respiratory and Circulatory, Musculoskeletal, and Nervous system

Earth Science – weather, rocks, volcanoes, and caves

Many sound-offs to facilitate learning facts

Some integrated art work of things being studied

Art

Essential elements of art including line, shape, value, color, and texture

Emphasis on drawing and on the process of noticing, reflecting, and duplicating

Special projects touch on geometry, design, using rulers, drawing from nature and printing

Music

Introductory Choral Music using the Kodaly Method

Folk songs, hymns, patriotic songs, and Christian holiday works

P.E.

Twice a week with exercises, stretching, and games

 Emphasis on teamwork, good sportsmanship, and general fitness