Welcome to Second Grade
While second grade teachers integrate biblical truth into every unit of study, they also teach Bible as a separate subject. The curriculum is divided into six sections and incorporates topics such as wisdom, fellowship, and worldview. It is designed to provide students with a framework to understand truth and encompasses the four relationships of creation—people’s relationships with God, themselves, others, and the earth.
The reading curriculum focuses on reading comprehension, which is developed through small group instruction, vocabulary development, and learning to organize thinking through the use of visual tools. Reading units for the year include sequence of events, character, story, structure, summarization, main idea, cause/effect, plot, and poetry.
The spelling instruction coincides closely with the phonics instruction. Teachers focus on the analysis of words through the skills of syllabication, blended sounds, root words, contractions, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words.
Grammar skills include antonyms, synonyms, pronouns, sentence construction, capitalization, punctuation, and parts of speech. Students use the writing process to create individual writing pieces such as narratives, expository, descriptive, and creative.
Students develop mathematical thinking in three areas: conceptual understanding, procedural knowledge, and problem solving. The math curriculum incorporates hands-on activities, technology applications, expression of math using pictures, explanation and symbols, as well as vocabulary development. Mathematics units include place value, making change, money, fractions, one digit multiplication, time (five minute and half hour) and problem solving strategies.
The Christian School International Science curriculum integrates science concepts throughout the day in learning centers, whole group experiments, and special units. Teachers employ methods that focus primarily on investigation, observation, and experimentation, which include a hands-on science lab. Topics include the following: Scientific Investigation, Investigating Bones and Muscles, Investigating Health and Safety, Investigating Animals, Investigating Liquids and Solids, Investigating Position and Motion, and Investigating Buoyancy and Boats.
The social studies curriculum helps students to identify different people and develop an understanding of the world around them. Teachers also introduce students to the history of Georgia.