The following literature and materials are included with Grade 2:
- Grade 2 Coursebook
- Grade 2 Resource Book
- Intermediate Recorder: builds upon the foundation of recorder playing that was introduced in Grade 1. Families needing a different level recorder book may request a substitution at checkout, by adding a note to the Shipping Instructions field.
- Tuck Me In Tales & Other Stories
- Just So Stories
- Ben & Meg
- Old Mother West Wind
- Four Fun Friends
Please note that the materials in the K-3 Essentials Package, which includes The Heart of Learning, OM Guide to Teaching the Early Grades, OM Crafts for the Early Grades, OM Circle Time CD, and Healthy Living From the Start, are NOT included in this package. These materials are used in Kindergarten through grade 3, and therefore you only need to purchase them once. While these books are not strictly required, they are highly recommended and are referenced directly in the coursebook.
Oak Meadow’s Grade 2 curriculum expands on your child’s natural intelligence and growing confidence as a reader and writer. Reading emerges from writing, and observations of animals and nature become the subject of poems, writing, and stories. The rhythmic nature of rhyming poems becomes a natural and playful means of working with phonetic letter sounds as students develop their independent reading skills.
In Social Studies, students continue to develop their understanding of history, geography, economics, and civics. Fables and folktales provide the backdrop for learning about ancient cultures, and universal human themes. Students explore the themes of good citizenship by learning about the lives of inspiring individuals.
In Math, the second grader’s growing understanding of mathematics and confidence in manipulating numbers leads to work with the multiplication tables and gaining skill with the four processes.
In Science, students continue to develop their observation skills as they explore the world of animals. Themes such as interdependence, natural rhythms, and classification provide the foundation for close-up investigations into the plant and animal kingdoms.
Through hands-on and investigative activities in Art, Crafts, Music, and Health, students engage in explorations of color and craft, develop their recorder playing skills, and conduct inquiries into topics related to their healthy development.
View a sample of our Grade 2 curriculum here.
Projects, crafts, and activities through the year include:
- Copy and illustrate poems
- Make books
- Perform puppet plays
- Grow an indoor plant
- Make an ancient mask
- Create a doll