2nd GRADE CURRICULUM
Art – Students will learn how to draw using step-by-step instructions. Students will learn to express their faith through artistic exercises while developing their talent for drawing common objects.
English – Students will revisit homonyms, antonyms, synonyms, and contractions. They will also review parts of speech while learning adverbs. Students will be introduced to library and online skills, learning how to do basic research for themselves. Students will also learn how to diagram simple sentences. Students will begin doing writing exercises such as short summaries, letters, and stories.
Handwriting – Students will further perfect their handwriting skills including both print letters and cursive. Students will practice reading manuscript letters.
History – Students will learn about the saints, with an emphasis on the greatest and most popular saints. Students will be introduced to geography though maps.
Math – Students will develop their arithmetic skills and begin learning multiplication through 5x5. Students will learn how to add and subtract larger numbers, up to four digits. Students will be introduced to fractions and measurement.
Music – Students will learn and practice common Catholic hymns and other popular songs.
Phonics – Students will work with consonants, and a variety of vowels. Students will be introduced to compound words, prefixes and suffixes.
Reading – Students will improve reading proficiency as they are introduced to longer works as well as poetry and nonfiction. Emphasis will be placed on correct pronunciation and decoding new words. Students will learn how to summarize their readings by completing basic reports on their reading assignments.
Religious Education – Students will begin preparation for Penance and First Communion. They will practice the Creed, learn more about the Commandments, the Sacraments, and prayer.
Science – Students will learn about the Earth and the universe, with an emphasis on the solar system. Students will also learn about basic forms of animals, such as insects, birds, sea life, reptiles and more. Students will be introduced to physics though lessons on sound, light, magnets and electricity.
Spelling – Students will improve their spelling ability. They will also learn alphabetical order.