2nd Grade

2nd Grade Overview

Teacher Demographics

  • 100% Degreed in Elementary Education
  • 15 years total tenure, 6 years with The Sloan School

Curriculum

  • Phonics-based, highly regarded A Beka curriculum

Student Teacher Ratio

  • 1:20 or 2:26

Schedule/Hours

  • Monday through Friday
    8:00 am – 2:50 p.m.
  • Before and After School Care available

Other

  • Lunch: Nutritious lunch provided each day
  • Snacks: Non-sweet snack at 9 a.m./Sweet snack at 3 p.m.

2nd Grade Curriculum

Language Arts

Phonics and Reading
  • Review of vowels, consonant, blends, one and two-vowel words, consonant blends
  • Recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading
  • Special rules: doubling consonants, dropping silent ‘e’, changing ‘y’ to ‘i’
  • Oral reading
Cursive Writing
  • Review of letter formation
  • Guided creative writing
  • Introduction to 3/4 space writing
  • Daily seat-work practice in all academic areas
  • Creative writing journal
Spelling and Poetry
  • Weekly phonics-based word list
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Spelling glossary
  • Weekly test
  • Vocabulary words and definitions second semester
  • Seven poems committed to memory
Language
  • Word usage rules
  • Creative writing
  • Capitalization of first word in a sentence, days of the week, months of the year, special holidays, people and places
  • Correct punctuation at the ends of sentences
  • Complete sentences, questions and exclamations
  • Alphabetizing words and other dictionary skills
  • Writing of complete sentences, questions, exclamations and short stories
  • Words using suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, singular and plural words, singular possessive words, and contractions

History & Geography

America, Our Home:
  • Our Flag
  • Our Patriotic Holidays
  • Our Songs
  • The People Who Built America
  • The Separatists
  • American Indians
  • The Colonists
  • America's Pioneers
  • America's Cowboys
  • The New Americans
Tomorrow's America

Science

Plants
  • Enjoying the plant world
Earth And Space
  • Enjoying the Air Around Us
  • Enjoying Things That Move
Animals
  • Enjoying the Animal World
  • Discovering insects
Health and Human Biology
  • Enjoying Myself and Others Matter
  • Enjoying the Air Around Us

Health, Safety and Manners

Health
  • Posture
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Rest
  • Cleanliness
  • Diseases
Safety
  • At home and away from home
  • On streets
  • Around water
  • During bad weather
Manners
  • Politeness
  • Kindness
  • Cheerfulness
  • Respect
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Thankfulness
  • Patience
  • Table and telephone manners

Arithmatic

  • Counting and combining coins and bills
  • Numbers greatest and least 1-1,000
  • English and some metric measures
  • Ordinal Numbers
  • Multiplication facts 0-5
  • Division facts 1-5
  • Story problems
  • Multiple combinations
  • Estimation
  • Rounding
  • Reading pictographs, bar graphs and line graphs
  • Number recognition, writing and counting 1-10,000 and beyond
  • Counting and writing to hundred thousands, threes to 36, fours to 48
  • Subtraction facts through 18 and four-digit subtraction with borrowing
  • Numbers before and after by ones, twos, threes, fours, fives, and tens
  • Addition facts through 18, column addition, four-digit addition, four-digit addition with carrying
  • Roman numerals
  • Telling time to the nearest minute
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Drawing and measuring lines to one-half inch
  • Developing listening skills
  • Calendars Place value to thousands
  • Unit fractions
  • Making change

Bible

  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Life of Moses, Tabernacle, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Jonah
  • Hymns/choruses
  • Memory verses
  • Memory verses
  • Bible Doctrine
  • Bible Doctrine

Activites

  • Chapel
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Music
  • Gymnastics
  • Field Trips

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