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2nd Grade Highlights

We are excited about second grade at Grace Christian School! During second grade, our students experience much academic, physical, spiritual, and emotional growth. Here are some of the highlights of second grade:

1. Bible
A. Peacemakers – learning to resolve conflict.
B. Character traits are highlighted each week.
C. Weekly lessons designed to help develop a Christian worldview.

2. English Language Arts
A. Reading Wonders curriculum
B. Step Up to Writing
C. Handwriting – learning cursive handwriting
D. First and second grades celebrate Read Across America and

Dr. Seuss’ birthday every March.

3. Math
A. McGraw-Hill MyMath
B. Magic of Math – a hands-on curriculum with plenty of written practice aligned to Oregon state standards.

4. Science
A. Physics: light
B. Health: nutrition
C. Biology: bones & muscles, habitats, plants & animals, fossils & dinosaurs
D. Research project: safari animals

5. Heritage Studies
A. Communities
B. U.S. History: Jamestown, Pilgrims, 13 Colonies, Revolutionary War
C. Holidays

6. After Christmas, we learn to write in cursive.

7. Field trip to Great Harvest Bread Co. for our nutrition unit.

8. Dump trucks, recycling bins, and The Beast. . .We take a field trip to Rogue Disposal & Recycling to learn about what happens to our trash. We want to take good care of God’s Creation!

9. Every year we get to spend a whole day with a BLM ranger on Upper Table Rock. We learn about the plants, animals, and geology of the Table Rocks.