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Second Grade

Academic Overview

Second grade is primarily a self-contained classroom program. Daily classroom studies include: reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and Bible. In addition, students meet with enrichment teachers for the following subjects each week; art (one 50-minute period), music (one 30-minute period), physical education (two 50-minute periods), computer (one 60 minute period) and library (one 30-minute period).

Students receive four report cards throughout the year. These report cards measure progress in academic skills, work habits and citizenship. Teachers and parents meet for a conference at the end of the first quarter. At the end of every quarter, there is a grammar and oral reading assessment. Approximately 30 minutes of homework is given three times a week in mathematics or grammar, plus 20 minutes of independent oral reading each weeknight.

Your child will learn:

Bible: God’s promises, memory verses

Math: place value to hundreds, addition and subtraction through 20, regrouping, time, money, measurement, geometry, introductions to fractions and multiplication

Science: matter and sound, plants and animals, rocks, soil and fossils, weather, magnets and space

Social Studies: depending on others, knowing your family heritage, living in our country, and people who have made a difference

Reading/Reading Comprehension: fiction, non-fiction, two novels, poetry, newspaper and supplemental reading

Writing/Grammar: penmanship, creative stories (Step-Up-To-Writing), doing reports, types of sentences, parts of speech and book reports

Spelling/Phonics: phonetic rules, spelling words that coordinate with phonics, high frequency and challenge words