Your second grade child possesses the innocence of early childhood and a growing interest in testing boundaries. Each child has a deeper sense of his or her ability to grow and learn. This confidence comes with a bravado and social assertion that sometimes needs to be softened for a healthy social life.
Our curriculum is specifically designed to strengthen your child’s capabilities and teach new skills. A signature of the second grade is the study of fables and the stories of ‘saints’, which portray the highs and lows of human potential which reassure and inspire children of this age. As your child builds confidence in academic skills, these morals act as a subtle guide for social development.
The Grade Two year continues to be structured around rhythms – the calendar and its festivals, the rhythm of the lessons which balances quiet focus and active movement, the rhythms of movement such as clapping and stamping while reciting multiplication tables.
Your second grader will learn:
Language Arts: Sentence construction, consonant blends and word families, speech, drama and cursive writing
Literature: Fables and global legends of wise beings/saints
Mathematics: The four processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, place value and Roman numerals
Science: Nature study
French and German: Phrases and commands, numbers 1-100, tongue twisters, fables, clapping games, math problems and songs
Physical Education: Basic tumbling, jump rope, parachute play, bean bag games, role playing, clapping and chase games
Handwork: Knitting a gnome
Art: Watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, crayon drawing
Music: Recorder and singing