Second Grade Catholic Homeschooling Curriculum

Grade 2 Catholic Homeschool Curriculum
Art 2 for Young Catholics

Art

In Art 2 for Young Catholics, children learn to draw using a step-by-step format. All forty-nine lessons use religious references to introduce a simple drawing technique. The lesson serves as catechetical instruction as well. Children learn to draw clouds, trees, fire, insects, animals, and people.
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English 2 for Young Catholics

English

Second graders build on the previous year’s first formal exposure to this subject. Students learn homonyms and review sentences, antonyms, synonyms, and contractions. Library skills are introduced. Students review nouns, verbs, pronouns, and adjectives, and learn a new part of speech: adverbs. By the end of second grade, students are diagramming simple two- and three-word sentences. Writing exercises focus on story writing, book reviews, and friendly letters in English 2 for Young Catholics.
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Handwriting 2 for Young Catholics

Handwriting

In Handwriting 2 for Young Catholics children practice using Catholic words and sentences. They begin with a review of manuscript letters and are introduced to lowercase cursive letters at midyear. Students receive detailed step-by-step descriptions on how to form each letter properly.

Included is the Seton Handwriting Tablet, 2nd Grade; Seton produced lined paper for extra penmanship practice. 1/2 inch rule, red baseline, broken midline. 8.5 x 11 inches. 48 pp.

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Great Saints in World History

History

In Great Saints in World History, children will read biographies of the patron saints of seventeen nations, including: St. Anne de Beaupre, St. Stephen of Hungary, St. Rose of Lima, and St. Denis of France. Geography is incorporated into the course with the workbook Maps, Charts, and Graphs B.
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Mathematics 2 for Young Catholics

Math

Students develop their skills in arithmetic, reasoning, logical thinking, and problem solving in the Mathematics 2 for Young Catholics workbook. Topics include four-digit place value, adding and subtracting four-digit numbers, geometry, fractions, measurement, and multiplication (through 5 X 5). Students are also introduced to division.
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We Sing and Listen

Music

Children learn 130 songs organized by liturgical season. The We Sing and Listen songbook includes music for Advent and Christmastide, Lent and the Passion, and Easter.
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Phonics 2 for Young Catholics

Phonics

Second graders work with beginning, medial, and final consonants, short and long vowels, double vowels, vowel digraphs, diphthongs, compound words, prefixes, and suffixes using Phonics 2 for Young Catholics.
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These Are Our Neighbors Full Color

Reading

Students improve reading fluency as they read stories, poems, and non-fiction selections from the Faith and Freedom series of Catholic readers:These Are Our NeighborsThis Is Our Parish, and A Book of Sanctity. Second graders use phonetic strategies to read orally with correct pronunciation and dramatic expression. They also demonstrate beginning skills in comprehension. Students begin book reviews this year, which consist of forms that the student fills out, identifying the title, author, setting, main characters, and main events of the book. Students conclude each review by giving an opinion of the book.
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Religion 2 for Young Catholics

Religion

The focus for this year in Religion is preparation for Penance and First Communion. Second graders study the St. Joseph First Communion Catechism, which uses a question-and-answer format to teach them about the Creed, the Commandments, the Sacraments, and Prayer. Religion 2 for Young Catholics as well as the Fr. Lovasik books The Holy RosarySaint Francis of Assisi, and Good Saint Joseph round out the course.
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Science 2 for Young Catholics

Science

In Science 2 for Young Catholics, children learn about God’s Creation of the universe, the earth, our solar system and its planets, the creatures and plants that God created, microscopic life, insects, birds, sea life, and reptiles. Physical Science is explored with lessons on sound, light, magnets, and electricity.
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Spelling 2 for Young Catholics

Spelling

Spelling 2 for Young Catholics contains exercises, practice pages, and a short religious paragraph which utilizes the list words. Rhyme Time, ABC Order, and Sounds the Same exercises encourage writing the spelling words. Includes words with ch and sh; ow and oy, er, ir, ur, or. Students learn and review basic phonics and spelling rules.
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Second Grade Lesson Plans

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and activities with your student.

Art English Handwriting History Math Music
Phonics Reading Religion Science Spelling