Mrs. Heidi Chaplin
Grade 2 Teacher
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be
discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
The course is a chronological study of Bible stories, beginning with the creation of all things by God. The balance of the lessons is based on selected sequential Bible stories that span biblical history from Exodus through the formation of the early church and the beginning ministry of the apostle Paul.
Memory includes Bible passages and the Ten Commandments. Memory development is an important educational skill, which also forms a firm foundation in God's Word.
A review and extension of addition and subtraction, along with multiplication and division facts, and problem-solving application. Also includes introduction to statistics and probability, measurement and time, geometry, fractions, and decimals.
A study of communities in the United States. The studies include the structure of a community, history of communities in the U.S., living and working in communities, government, and cultures.
A variety of stories and novels are read to develop comprehension, style, character, setting, plot, and interpretation along with an extension of basic reading skills.
A new set of words is introduced weekly. Students are exposed to the words daily in the reading curriculum and practice reading, spelling, and applying the words through various activities. Tests are given weekly on Friday.
The work-text is used to provide written practice for the concepts taught in language class. The concepts include sentences, capitalization, punctuation, possessives, contractions, word usage, subjects, verbs, adjectives, and creative writing.
The study of science is broken into four areas: Life Science (plants, animals, and environments), Physical Science (matter and energy, forces, machines, and work), Earth Science (geology, sun, moon, and planets, and weather) and the Human Body (body systems and health).
Students will explore various media through drawing, construction, painting, sculpture and collage. Students will begin to recognize and apply some of the principles of art and design as it relates to their individual artwork. Students will learn to recognize, evaluate and appreciate the aesthetic and social value of artwork of various cultures and artists.
Students will recognize ways technology has changed and help their lives at school and at home. Students will recognize the need for security applications and how to keep their computer safe, especially on the Internet. Students will learn how to use basic input/output devices, proper keyboard and typing techniques, manage and maintain files on a hard drive or network, and demonstrate proper care of hardware, software and storage media. Students will know how to exchange files with other students using technology, identify search strategies for locating information, and proofread and edit using appropriate resources.
Students will demonstrate and identify fitness components, demonstrate progress toward mature forms of throwing, catching, kicking striking, rolling and locomotor and non-locomotor skills. Students will develop responsible personal behavior traits, social character traits and the use of good sportsmanship in sports. Students will have an understanding of physical activities that lead to a healthy lifestyle, the importance of them, and begin to learn the basic muscles of the body and how to exercise them.
Students are offered the opportunity to explore various beats and rhythms. Students play percussion and sing. In addition, the students learn the written value of musical notes, and become acquainted with compositions and composers of various time periods.
Choir (Sonshiners) Grades 1-4
Students meet weekly and learn many songs, which are sung throughout the year, during Chapel (monthly), Church (quarterly), Christmas Musicals, Spring Musicals, and in a special Student Led Worship once a year.
Textbooks and Other Sources
Religion Voyages Concordia Publishing House, 2001
Mathematics Progress in Mathematics Sadlier Oxford, 2006
Social Studies Our Communities MacMillan McGraw-Hill, 2005
Reading Reading Books 1 & 2McGraw-Hill MacMillan, 2005
Spelling Spelling & Poetry 3Beka 2008
Language Language 3A Beka Book, 1996
Science Science Scott Foresman, 2003