2nd Grade

Our Second Grade Program focuses on children that are seven to eight years old.

Second grade introduces children to social studies and science, including a full science kit. Students continue to grow in their reading and math skills.

2nd grade includes:

Helping Hands

This reading set is for the first half of the second grade and contains stories teaching children about honesty, helpfulness, courtesy, trust, unselfishness, and thankfulness. The set includes the hardback reader, teacher’s guide with answers, and Lightunits.

Happy Hearts

This is the reading set for the second half of the second grade and continues the tradition of well-written, character-building stories for children. The set includes the hardback reader, teacher’s guide with answers, and Lightunits.

Math Lessons for a Living Education

Book 2 follows the adventures of Charlie and Charlotte once they have returned home from their grandparent’s farm. Using the same format as Book 1, Book 2 content teaches addition and subtraction (including carrying & borrowing), numbers to 100, simple fractions, word problems, skip counting, inches/feet, perimeter, dollars/cents, temperature, graphs, pounds/ounces, liquid measure, and a bit about the seasons, geography, and love of family.


Pentime Transition reviews manuscript for 35 pages and then jumps into cursive handwriting for the remaining 60 pages of the book, where students learn the strokes for individual cursive letters and practice connecting them.

Exploring Creation with Astronomy

The chapters in this Science book include What is Astronomy, The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, The Moon, Mars, Space Rocks, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Kuiper Belt and the Dwarf Planets, and Stars, Galaxies, and Space Travel. There are  interesting activities and projects including a model solar system made of balloons, pinhole eclipse viewing box, making a compass, understanding the moon phases, and creating an astrometer. Children are sure to remember the information they are learning between reading the text, performing the hands-on activities, and completing the journal pages.

The notebooking journal is in full color and color-coordinated. Pages in the notebooking journal are formatted for students to answer questions and complete activities. Answer keys are provided for vocabulary crossword puzzles and final review questions.

Apologia’s science supply kit includes the materials needed for all experiments and bonus activities (minus the food items).

Art with a Purpose

Simple coloring skills, cutting, pasting, and simple perspective drawing.

The Early Reader’s Bible

64 easy-to-read Bible stories, based on standard school word lists – Colorful illustrations, stimulating questions, and real-life applications to increase children’s understanding of God’s Word – List of 250 basic words used in  school early reader books – List of over 200 new words including Bible vocabulary with fewer than five new words introduced in each story.

Owl at Home

Owl is sensible, but he has his moments – like when he tries to let winter come in and warm up by the fire. Kids will love these short, silly stories.

2nd Grade Spelling

This workbook offers exercises for 12 words in each of the 34 weekly lessons except the review lessons. Each 2-page lesson has 2 main parts. Part “A” serves to strengthen the pupil’s understanding of the meaning of the new words as they work with synonyms, antonyms, definitions, picture clues, context clues, and categories of words. In Part “B,” pupils work with phonetic patterns as beginning and ending sounds, long and short vowels, consonant blends, digraphs, double consonants, and so forth. Part “B” teaches word structure as syllables, plurals, verb forms, and suchlike.

Our Father’s World

Here is a simple course that introduces and explains basic geographical terms; continent, ocean, lake, city, state, province, and country. Basic surface features are discussed; mountains, hills, deserts, valleys and plains. The purpose and structure of globes and maps are taught. Twelve of the lessons have stories about children around the world. Each story is cast in the setting of a child’s surroundings and activities on a March day.

Preparing to Build

Preparing to Build contains 6 units and a short dictionary. Each unit has 25 lessons and closes with review lessons, an extra activity, and a poem. (Unit 6, as a supplementary unit, does not follow this pattern.)

The teacher’s manual suggests ways for the teacher to present each lesson and supplies the answers for the various exercises and unit tests.

2nd Grade with alternate math includes:

Beta Universal Set

Addition & subtraction for multiple-digit numbers and other topics. The Beta Universal Set includes everything you need for a successful experience with Beta: Instruction Manual with complete solutions, Instruction DVD, Student Workbook, Tests booklet, Integer Block Kit, and 12 months of access to our new Beta Digital Pack, which includes the Skip Count Songs MP3s and Songbook PDF.

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Tuition billed seperately ($28 a month for 10 months).

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