In second grade students use an inter-disciplinary approach to learning by working on one major project utilizing the skills they have developed in multiple subject areas. The Ocean Life Research project involves writing, creating an ocean life poster board, and giving an oral presentation of their research paper.
Students develop a deeper foundation in phonics while reading fluency grows. Higher-order thinking skills increase as students analyze text during comprehension lessons and activities. They learn parts of speech such as:
- Noun: common, proper, singular, plural, and abbreviation
- Verb: action, linking, present, and past tense
- Pronoun Adjective: comparative, superlative
Students will also learn to write the following:
- Personal Narrative
- Shape a poem
- A friendly letter
- An opinion paragraph
- A research report
Second-grade math builds on the understanding of place value by adding and subtracting with two and three digits. They also explore fractions, geometry, measurement, and introduce students to foundational multiplication and division skills.
Learning to create graphs
Second-grade students learn geography, citizenship, government, economics, culture, technology literacy by using source materials and visual analysis.
Students will study the following:
- The movement, layers of, and natural resources of the earth in Earth Science
- Plants, animals, habitats, fossils and dinosaurs, and human body systems in Life Science
- Matter, changing matter, and forces in Physical Science
Themes covered in second grade are God as our King, obedience, humility, serving, forgiveness, giving, thankfulness, surrender, stewardship, courage, faith, faithfulness, zeal, priorities, loyalty, joy, and evangelism. These themes are presented by studying the lives of Noah, Abraham, Gideon, Samson, Nehemiah, Ruth, Hannah, Esther, Daniel, Dorcas, Paul, and Jesus.