2nd Grade

Faith Lutheran Academy - 2nd Grade

Faith Lutheran Academy - 2nd Grade

Bible Study: The Christian faith is integrated into all aspects of the curriculum. Through the study of Bible stories in the Old and New Testament, students learn how God touched the lives of people long ago and how He is a vital part of our lives today. Memory Work is given to students to strengthen their relationship with God and His Word. Once a week the second-grade children come together with other children in the school for a weekly Chapel Service. Students also present two chapel messages each year.

Literacy/Language Arts: The Reading Curriculum connects whole class, small group, and independent instruction through common comprehension strategies of a variety of texts and themes. Instruction focuses on listening, speaking, reading, and writing within content-specific themes, which simultaneously builds reading and content-area competence among students. The curriculum strives to help instill a passion and enthusiasm for reading. Writing instruction occurs across the curriculum and focuses on the writing process and the writing traits. Writing experiences include descriptions, personal narrative, paragraphing, how-to essays, letter writing, persuasive writing, informational and expository writing. Spelling in the second grade develops the student’s capacity to pronounce, spell, use, look up in the dictionary, understand the definitions of words, and become familiar with spelling rules that can be applied now and in future spelling. An introduction to cursive letters and words begins in the second half of the school year.

Math:  Students participate in a wide variety of mathematics activities that encourage higher-level thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will learn addition and subtraction (1, 2, and 3 digits), the meaning of place values (100 and 1000), strategies and word problems, various ways to collect and share data and information, geometry, concepts of time and money, fractions and probability, measurement, and multiplication and division.

Science:  The Science Curriculum focuses on hands-on experiments and demonstrations as students learn about the water cycle, air and weather, fossils and dinosaurs, rocks, and the human body. Emphasis is on developing the ability to ask questions, to observe, to experiment, to measure, to problem solve/reason, to use tools of science, to gather data, and to communicate findings.

Social Studies: The Social Studies Curriculum focuses on how a community works, including the people and places that make up a community. Students learn how communities have changed from the past to the present, especially communities that make up the United States. The Economics Unit introduces children to the concepts of needs and wants, resources, and work. The Government Unit teaches children about local and national leaders and about the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Geography is also part of the Social Studies Curriculum; students continue to enhance their map skills.