In second grade, students continue to build on the skills acquired in first grade even as they acquire new skills. Second graders review phonics, practice decoding, and read both orally and silently, and by yearâ€™s end they will have learned to read fluently, accurately, and with comprehension. They learn various types of writingâ€”letters, poetry, personal narratives, reports, and storiesâ€”and are taught proofreading skills that allow them to hone their writing further. In mathematics, manipulatives and board work are used to make abstract concepts accessible and help students master basic arithmetic facts and procedures. Continuous review and practice allows the students to apply their knowledge to solve more complex problems, and word problems are introduced at this time.
All Truth is God's Truth
The principle that â€śall truth is Godâ€™s truthâ€ť is reinforced throughout the studentsâ€™ learning, and they are encouraged to see Biblical truth in all their studies.
In Science, a combination of book learning and hands-on activities and experiments are used to give students a deeper understanding of scientific principles, as students build simple machines, study the properties of magnets, and chart the growth of plants over time. â€śHands-on historyâ€ť gives second graders a deeper understanding of other countries and customs as they re-enact the experience of immigrants coming to America, make Ancient Greek temples, and build the Great Wall of China. Students continue to learn the social skills necessary for life in community and the standards the Bible sets for interpersonal relationships.