Second Grade Curriculum

Language Arts
Extends sight vocabulary
Read at instructional level
Read independently
Phonetic and instructional analysis
Context clues
Comprehension: directions, main idea,
    details, cause and effect
Table of contents, Index

Complete sentences
Organized thoughts and ideas
Correct word pronunciation and usage
Role play, Christian drama and
    choral reading
Poems and personal experiences
Memory verses and Bible stories

Spell assigned words
Simple spelling rules

Stories and poetry
Directions and instructions
Critical thinking
Courtesy and appreciation
Answer questions

Manuscript writing, letter formation,
    size, spacing
Capitalization, cities, titles, words
    referring to God
Punctuation, periods, commas, question
    and exclamation marks
Composition, short stories, organization 
    of thought, editing
Publish and share
Correct usage

Literature and Media: Prose, Poetry and Television
Wide variety: Bible, multi-cultural,
    picture books, classics
Compare literary forms: poetry, story,
    letter, article
Types of media: television, radio,
    newspapers, magazines
Media analysis: reliability, accuracy, Christian values


Home row keys
Time limit and take turns

Computer careers

Exploring His Power-
Through Creation
Through the Exodus
Through His presence: Desert Sanctuary
In the Promised Land: Jericho, Ark
Through people of power: Saul, David, Solomon
Through His protection: Jonah, Daniel
Through Miracles: Birth of Christ
Through Christ: Healing, nature, over death
Through man: Pentecost, Saul's conversion
Reverence for God and His Word

Primary and secondary colors
Size and shape relationships
Values: light, medium and dark
Art experiences in different media
Line, pattern, form
Two-dimensional shapes
Tools: scissors, crayons, brush, tempera, chalk, yarn,
    finger paint, paper
Create texture
Recognition and appreciation of artists and their works
Value creative work by self and peers

Social Studies
Maps and globes
Holidays and festivals
Earning and spending
Famous historic people
Communities: past and present, local and global
Life in communities, multi-cultural
Citizen rights and responsibility
Community helpers
Shelters, clothes and food
Interdependence of people



Physical Education
Motor skills: ball activities, group tag
    games and relay games
Fitness: testing agility and balance
Positive attitudes: self-worth,
    self-control, responsibility
Interpersonal skills: cooperation,
Concepts: environmental responsibility,
    safety rules, health and fitness, 

Praise and hymns
Reproduce simple rhythm
Like and unlike notation
Dynamics and tempo changes
Expressions in music
Stringed instruments
Classroom singing
6/8 Rhythm
Two-part rounds and canons
Whole, half, quarter note & rest
Dotted half note
Diminuendo and decrescendo
Children's musicals
Baroque, Romantic,
20th Century music

Counting, reading and writing to 1,000
Place Value through hundreds
Counting by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's and
    10's to 100
Symbols <, =, >
Even and odd numbers
Addition and subtraction facts to 20
Using sets and number facts
Addition and subtraction of 2 and 3 digit
    numbers: no regrouping
Multiplication facts for 2, 3, and 5
Telling time to 5 minutes: digital
    and standard
Counting money, making change
Fractions: halves, thirds,
fourths, tenths
Problem solving
Charts and graphs: collecting, organizing
    and interpreting data
Standard and metric measures: weight,
length, volume, temperature
Decimals for cents and dollars
Geometry: readiness activities
Introduction to calculator

Science & Health
Biblical principles of health
Substance abuse
Personal safety: home and school
Medical and public health centers
First aid
Growth: social, emotional, physical
Health habits
Values and decision making
People and nature prepare for winter
State and change of matter
God's plan for ecology
Ecological communities
Scientific thinking process