2nd Grade Curriculum
Trinity Christian School is committed to providing a safe and caring environment where children can receive a quality education from a Biblical Worldview while developing thinking and articulate students. We are devoted to fusing faith and learning in such a way that each student is practically equipped to face their future and become a life-long learner.
Below you will find a summary of our curriculum for each subject, along with the curriculum provider where applicable.
- Conceptual Understanding
- Problem Solving, Reasoning, Computational and Procedural Skills
- Numbers, Operations and Data
- 2-Digit Addition
- 2-Digit Subtraction
- Number Sentences
- 3-Digit Addition
- 3-Digit Subtraction
- Introduction to Multiplication and Division
- Reading fluency, expression and comprehension are reinforced through the use of the Bob Jones Basal Reader
- 4 novel studies and supplemental guided reading material from A to Z reading.
- An accelerated reading program along with the Daily Five reading program complete the reading block and provide differentiation of instruction and literacy activities that motivate and encourage young readers.
- Make the Word of God more meaningful to the lives of the students
- Establish students in the Word of God so that they begin to find answers for themselves
- Books of the Bible and follow the story line through the book to find scriptural truth
- Comprehend, discern, apply, analyze and evaluate a variety of Biblical concepts
- Character development with practical lessons enabling the students to make life-changing decisions for themselves
An appreciation of language as a gift of God is fostered and the following are prioritized:
- development of correct use of English grammar in written and oral communication
- use of the writing process to teach different types of compositions
- encouragement of clear and effective writing
- development of study and reference skills
- improvement of listening and speaking skills
Patriotic holidays and songs are explored, as well as people who built America such as the Separatists, Indians, Colonists, Pioneers, Cowboys, and New Americans.
Students learn how to locate information in non-fiction text.
Beginning study skills are taught using study guides that aid students in studying for simple tests.
Basic map skills are explored as well.
Science 2 teaches the student how to use science process skills to learn and tell about God’s creation.
The program focuses on:
- living things
- the layers and features of the earth
- how the earth moves
- natural resources
- forces and motion
- how the body works.
The student develops science process skills through participation in hands-on activities and projects.
- Elements of Design: Line, shape, color, value, texture, form and space
- Media: Different media and techniques in artworks from around the world (painting, drawing, cutting, gluing, sculpting (slab technique), and mixed media
- Skills: Create artworks using observation, problem solving, designing, sketching and constructing
- Create using color value, color schemes (complementary colors)
- Creating art which communicates ideas based on imagination, recall and observation
- Identify and describe the elements of two and three dimensional form
- Recognizes that visual arts are part of the various cultures' history
- Knowledge of foreground, middle ground, background and horizon line
Our Spanish curriculum focuses on vocabulary acquisition and practical conversation.
Students progress through skill levels incorporating song and sign language to assist mastery.
Topics covered include:
- Days of the week
- Expressions and Greetings
- Classroom Objects
- Utilize and learn Microsoft Office programs and learning management platform TEAMS, OneNote
- Document creation and processing
- Formatting and authoring business and educational documents, letters, reports, and tables
- Learn and achieve National Keyboarding benchmark by the end of fifth grade of 20 words per minute with 90% accuracy on All-the-Right-Type
- Dynamics (loud and soft)
- Pitch (high and low)
- Rhythm (fast and slow, rhythm patterns)
- Melody (high and low, melodic patterns)
- Harmony (combination of high and low pitches played together)
- Performance (rhythmic and melodic instruments including African Drums, various rhythm instruments, and bells)
- Music History (study of composers and their music in correlation to how it relates to today’s music)
- Composition (writing rhythmic and melodic patterns and songs)
Students come to the library weekly and are able to check out four books and renew them more than twice.
- Develop team-building skills by working with others through physical activity
- Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury
- Students will perform loco motor, non-loco motor and manipulative skills at a utilization level, show fundamental components of healthy living, and use appropriate skills in team, group and individual activities
- Introduced to basic fundamental skills of various team sports and other health-enhancing activities
- During all activities, recreational play versus competitive play and good sportsmanship are continually fostered and encouraged.