2nd Grade Curriculum | Trinity Christian School

2nd Grade Curriculum

Reading and Language Arts

Objective

Students will read fiction and non-fiction stories appropriate to Second Grade for comprehension and be able to summarize key ideas and supporting details. Students will use the writing process to demonstrate mastery of vocabulary and spelling. They will also demonstrate correct grammar and the correct use of conventions of standard English.

Textbooks

SRA Imagine It!
Wordly Wise

Time Allotment

100 minutes per day for 170 days

Course Content

First Quarter
Kindness/Let’s Explore

Second Quarter
All Around the Town / Look Again

Third Quarter
Look Again / Courage

Fourth Quarter
Courage / American People

Areas to be Evaluated

  • Comprehension and fluency in reading
  • Spelling words
  • Vocabulary definitions in 3 Wordly Wise workbooks
  • Communication skills in speaking and writing

Math

Objective

The student will acquire knowledge and understanding in four critical areas: extending understanding of base-ten notation, building fluency with addition and subtraction, using units of measure, and describing and analyzing shapes.

Textbooks

Arithmetic 2
Supplemental ACSI Math and Saxon Math

Time Allotment

45 minutes for 170 days

Course Content

First Quarter
Number and Operations in Base Ten

Second Quarter
Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Third Quarter
Measurement and Data

Fourth Quarter
Geometry and Problem Solving

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Basic facts through memory
  • Body of knowledge of absolutes
  • Relationships between one truth and another.
  • Order of the real world through God’s creation
  • Critical thinking skills through problem solving using correct operations, as well as multiple-step operations while focusing on key words.

Science

Objective

To stimulate students’ interest in science through a study of God’s creation. Students will investigate truths about themselves and the world around them through observation, inquiry, and hands-on experiments.

Textbooks

Enjoying God’s World
Healthy You Healthy Me

Time Allotment

30 minutes each Thursday and Friday

Course Content

First Quarter
A study of the body and what keeps it working well. Investigating the animal world through God’s special design and protection.

Second Quarter
A study of the plant world through its parts and how the plant and animal kingdom react to and depend on one another.

Third Quarter
A study of energy as it relates to gravity, force, and friction. The study of weather: what causes it? How does it affect us?

Fourth Quarter
A study of the stars and planets in an endless universe as well as enjoying our earth as we care for it, giving God thanks always.

Areas to be Evaluated

Students’ correct use of tools (magnifiers, thermometers, rulers, etc.)
Students clearly state their observations and conclusions use listening skills when conducting simple investigations, demonstrate appropriate safety procedures.

Social Studies

Objective

Students walk through history from the time of the Pilgrims to our present immigration culture, and are introduced to our freedom documents. Geography is always emphasized as they study maps and globes. Continents, oceans, and other landforms become familiar to them. Cowboy Day happens when they study the development of the West. Patriotism is stressed. Holidays are explained. Poems are memorized.

Textbooks

Our America, Abeka
Weekly Reader Map Study
Collections for Young Scholars

Time Allotment

30 minutes per day; 3 days per week

Course Content

First Quarter
Patriotism: what it is, why we have it; Our Flag; Freedom for Americans; Patriotic holidays and songs. Finding our home on a map; Study of Columbus; Introduction to American Indians. Discover history through many sources of information.

Second Quarter
The importance of Native Americans to colonists settling here. The true reasons why the colonists came, stressing religious freedom. Settling of Plymouth Colony; first freedom document: Mayflower Compact. Establishing laws. The traditions of Christmas through writings of Henry W. Longfellow and Clement C. Moore.

Third Quarter
Historical study continues through colonization up to the American Revolution. The life of George Washington and other founding fathers are introduced. God’s sovereignty is seen as this nation develops. Students look at the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. A week’s study of Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as Rosa Parks, Ruby Jones, and civil rights’ issues. Become familiar with “I Have a Dream” speech.

Fourth Quarter
Historical study continues through the Civil War 80 years later sressing the life of Abraham Lincoln once more showing God’s sovereignty “for such a time as this”. Students are introduced to the “Gettysburg Address.” The issues of slavery and states’ rights are touched on briefly. Field trip to the Bostic Lincoln Center. Students focus on the Native Americans and the pioneers, and the clash of the two cultures. On Cowboy Day, students dress up as cowboys and Indians, enjoying games and activities that are related to it. The study concludes with modern America through the “melting pot” of immigration.

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Students’ love for their country
  • An appreciation of the freedom it affords
  • To be a good citizen on a daily basis through social interaction
  • Respect for oneself and others.

Physical Education

Objective

Students will develop competent motor skills, behavioral strategies to demonstrate responsibility, respect of self and others, and understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 admonishes us to remember that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Time Allotment

45 minutes a day; 5 days a week for 175 days

Course Content

3 Weeks: Personal / Social Responsibility
Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.

11 Weeks: Motor Skills
Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns as needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

11 Weeks: Movement Concepts
Understands concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement.

11 Weeks: Health Related Fitness
Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Participation as an individual and in a group
  • Teacher observation
  • Role-playing
  • Checklists / FitnessGram / Assessments
  • Quizzes