Easy Classical

Second Grade Complete Curriculum

Second Grade Complete Schedule
Easy Classical Second Grade includes 36 week-long schedules plus 90+ pages of charts, sheets and helps that will enhance your child’s learning.  These 90+ pages are broken down into a language arts section, a Old Testament and the Ancient World history section, a Geology, Weather, and Astronomy science section, an art section, and a physical education packet.  You also receive detailed instructions on how to use our schedules as well as instructions on how to use the curriculum you purchase.  We send you all of this neatly placed in a 1 1/2 ” 3-ring binder. More Info...
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General Resources
The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer provides a great overview of classical education and instructions on how to implement the classical style of learning in the homeschool. Shepherding a Child's Heart provides a great foundation for effective parenting that will encourage children to think through the ramifications of their actions and begin to chose to obey based on their love for God rather than a need to conform to their parents desires. Say Goodbye to Whining... gives practical suggestions for implementing the concepts learned in Shepherding a Child's Heart. Wise Words for Moms is great calendar-like pamphlet that lists appropriate verses to read to your child while disciplining him for sins or offenses common to children. These verses back up Mom or Dad's discipline with Scripture.

Chores
Many parents today spend endless hours trying to entertain or inundate their children with activities geared toward making them happy. This often ends poorly, leading to unsatisfied children and frustrated parents. Instead, parents should focus on providing a balance between fun activities and giving children opportunities to be responsible. Parents can accomplish this goal by assigning their children chores around the house. Doing chores and getting paid for a job well done, helps the child to feel like an integral part of the family. It also allows them to make the connection between working hard and making money. Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr. is a great resource for helping you to do this.

Bible
Leading Little Ones to God is written in clear language, this classic Bible storybook gives you short devotions you can share with children. Each lesson includes a story, a Scripture verse to memorize, a prayer, and a song. It's a wonderful way for children to learn about who God is, why Jesus came to Earth, and how we should act today. Choose the Study Bible or the Jesus Story Bible based on the maturity and attention span of the child.
Reformation Study Bible Child's Story Bible Tracking Your Walk Leading Little Ones to God

Phonics/Reading
Phonics Pathways enables the child to learn the abstract concept of sounding out letter and word sounds. Use this book as a review if your child still needs practice with reading fluency. Basic Phonics Skills can be used again this year to reinforce the skills being mastered in Phonics Pathways. Most children should be reading fluently by the end of second grade. If you child is still struggling with mastering this skill after the end of this year, it would be good to get him/her evaluated.
Phonics Pathways Basic Phonics Skills C

Spelling
The books in the Spelling Workout series are organized around a test-study method. Students take a pretest, self-correct and rewrite words, study through the practice exercises, and take a final test. Student lessons include fun riddles and puzzles, and conclude with a wrap-up and review; cumulative reviews of multiple chapters are also provided.
Spelling Workout B Spelling Workout B (Teachers)

Handwriting
This is a great handwriting program, which teaches the child to write using italic handwriting. Many children find this type of handwriting easier to master, and also find the transition between writing print and writing in cursive much easier. The instruction manual has a couple of pages of instruction for each level in the program. Only purchase the instruction manual if you haven't purchased it in a previous grade.
Italics Handwriting C Italics Handwriting Instructor's Guide
The history copybooks below are a great way for the student to practice handwriting while copying historical literature, poems, verses, and quotes. The exercises included in this copybook are integrated with the Easy Classical OT and the Ancient World History Schedule included in the Second Grade Complete Schedule. They provide three days worth of copywork exercises per week. The history copybooks come in two levels: K-3 (basic) and 4-6 (cursive).
OT and the Ancient World History Copybooks

Writing
Easy Classical Writing with History: OT and the Ancient World includes 36 step-by-step lessons walking you through the concepts taught in the Institutes for Excellence in Writing curriculum, but breaking them down so that you can more easily lead the younger student through the lessons, while the older student can work more independently. This guide seamlessly integrates the history topics covered in the Easy Classical History Schedules with IEW's Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. Provided in each guide is a summary paragraph compiled from the history readings scheduled for the week, with the concepts taught in IEW's writing curriculum in mind.
Writing with History: Old Testament and the Ancient World
 
 

Grammar
Shurley English is a creative grammar program that utilizes a variety of techniques that enables children with different learning styles to grasp the rules of the English language. Through audio jingles, workbook exercises, study notes, and tests the child's understanding of these concepts continues to grow through the lessons and through the different levels in the series.

Latin
Song School Latin 1 is a great introductory Latin program for the second grader. Lessons are peppered with songs, enjoyable vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and engaging activities. Children who use this program love learning Latin!
Song School Latin Song School Latin Teacher's Edition

Math
Saxon Math 2 continues teaching young minds in an incremental manner, slowly building upon previously learned concepts and increasing retention. Math 2 covers working with larger numbers, geometric shapes, Venn diagrams, graphs, basic calculations, simple fractions and multi-step problems. If you are unsure whether this is the right level for your child, use this placement test. Make sure to purchase the Teacher's Manual, Workbooks, Fact Cards, and Math Manipulatives.
Saxon Math 2 Math Manipulatives

Art
Drawing with Children is an excellent introduction to drawing even for the young child. We have coordinated the art lessons taught in Drawing with Children with our science and history schedules. Mone Brookes's easy to follow, lesson by lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages and beginning adults. Her unique drawing program has created a revolution in the field of education and a sense of delight and pride among the thousands of students who have learned to draw through her Monart Method. 
Drawing With Children Sketch Pad Colored Pencils

Physical Education
Homeschool Family Fitness provides a variety of exercises and activities that encourage fine motor and gross motor skills. We schedule daily muscular strength and fitness assignments as well as bi-weekly aerobic exercises throughout the year.
Homeschool Physical Fitness Guide

Critical Thinking Skills
Building Thinking Skills 1 develops vocabulary, reading, mathematical reasoning, and analytical skills. It provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as visual and auditory processing. This exceptional skill set provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.
Building Thinking Skills 1 CD

Science
Easy Classical Second Grade Complete Schedule includes the Geology, Weather, and Astronomy Science Schedule. The books you need to complete this part of the schedule are listed on the page linked below. If you would like to do one of our other science programs along with the Second Grade Schedule, the Second Grade Main Schedule would be a better choice. If you use the Second Grade Main Schedule, you can mix and match it with the history and science to meet the needs of your child.
 
Earth Science Books
 

History
Easy Classical Second Grade Complete Schedule includes the Old Testament and the Ancient World History Schedule. The books you need to complete this part of the schedule are listed on the page linked below. If you would like to do one of our other history programs along with the Second Grade Schedule, the Second Grade Main Schedule would be a better choice. If you use the Second Grade Main Schedule, you can mix and match it with the history and science to meet the needs of your child.
 
Old Testament and the Ancient World Books
 
 

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