When students enter 2nd grade they have adjusted to the classroom setting. We build on the skills they learned in first grade to help deepen their knowledge.

Below is a quick look into our second grade curriculum. For a deeper look please contact the school office.

Religion

  • The student will understand that God gives His people a fresh beginning, even though each person is sinful.
  • Students learn that through Christ, God forgives our sins and gives us His power to face all our enemies.
  • The student will begin to understand that we can trust that the events in our lives are not random or meaningless, because God works all things for good.
  • The student will know that our faithful God blesses those who trust His Word and that He will be with us through any hardship, crisis, or trial.
  • The student will understand that faith lets us confidently trust that Jesus is true God, able to care for our every need.
  • The student will know that Jesus’ miracles prove that God is real and that He loves us and that He is more powerful than sin, death, and the devil.
  • The student will recognize that empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can share Jesus with others, in words as well as in acts of love, responding with joy to Jesus’ overwhelming love.
  • The student will know that Jesus unselfishly gave all that He had for us so that we would be forgiven – freed from the bondage of sin. Also, that Jesus fulfilled God’s plan of salvation.
  • The student will understand that we are empowered by the Holy Spirit. We should boldly and joyfully witness to what we have seen and heard about Jesus, telling God’s Word and sharing His love.

Language Arts

  • The student will know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. and will read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
  • Students  will develop and expand knowledge of words and word meanings to increase vocabulary.
  • The student will interact with the words and concepts in a text to construct an appropriate meaning.
  • The student will read to construct meaning and respond to a wide variety of literary forms.
  • The student will express ideas effectively in written and spoken mode for a variety of purposes and audiences while  demonstrating appropriate grammar and mechanics practices in writing and speaking.
  • The student will demonstrate appropriate application of spelling knowledge.
  • The student will demonstrate appropriate handwriting skills.
  • The student will view and respond to visual media.
  • The student will demonstrate thinking skills in listening and speaking.

Research and Study Skills

  • Students will understand and use graphic sources and reference sources.
  • The student will demonstrate study skills and strategies.
  • The student will demonstrate test-taking skills and strategies.

Mathematics

  • The student will understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems. The student will understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another. Also, the student will be able to compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.
  • The student will develop an understanding of patterning, functional relationships and the foundations of algebraic thinking.
  • The student will be able to use geometric properties and relationships to recognize and describe shapes.
  • The student will be able to use appropriate units of measure in a variety of situations.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of collection, display, and interpretation of data and probability.
  • The student will make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Science

  • Life Science: The student will classify things as living, nonliving, or once living and know that living organisms grow and change and have basic needs.
  • Earth Science: The student will know that within the Earth’s surface are many natural resources that enable people to meet their needs. The plant and animal fossils that paleontologists find on Earth help them learn about Earth long ago.
  • Physical Science: the student will know that everything in our universe is made of matter, and the matter, usually in the form of solid, liquid, or gas, can change its physical and chemical form.

Social Studies

  • The student will learn that a government makes laws to help people live together in an orderly and safe way.
  • The student will learn about the geography of the land, how the climate and seasons affect how we live, and how the regions in the United States compare to other regions around the world.
  • The student will learn how people use resources and modify their environment as they build different kinds of communities and also learn how technology changes communities and helps us conserve resources.
  • The student will learn how people and places change over time and how people and events become a part of our country’s heritage.
  • The student will learn about different world cultures and how groups share their traditions and customs with others.
  • The student will develop an understanding about the jobs people do to earn money and how they choose to spend their money.
  • The student will learn about and utilize citizenship skills.
  • The student will acquire map and globe skills.
  • The student will demonstrate proficiency in chart and graph skills.

Additional areas of educational, physical, and personal growth.

  • Music
  • Physical Development (PE)
  • Visual Art
  • Spanish
  • Technology
  • Social/Personal Skills
  • Cognitive skills