Grade 2


  • encouraged to respond in obedience to God
  • encouraged to develop a personal relationship with God
  • understand that God is in direct control of our lives
  • review Bible stories from creation to David
  • study the divided kingdom
  • study the work of Israel’s and Judah’s prophets
  • understand God’s work during the Exile
  • understand God’s plan of salvation throughout history, culminating in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection
  • study the parables of Jesus
  • understand the parables related to their heavenly meanings
  • study the story of Christ from his birth through the escape to Egypt
  • study Jesus’ ministry: his baptism, temptation, calling of disciples, Sermon on the Mount, miracles, Great Commission, and the Transfiguration
  • understand that Jesus is both God and man
  • understand the events leading to Jesus’ death, resurrection, ascension, and Pentecost






  • understand that language is a gift from God
  • express ideas orally and practice writing neatly
  • develop an appreciation for quality literature
  • read orally with expression and fluency
  • apply phonetic skills to decode words
  • recognize sight words
  • summarize stories and sequence events
  • use prior knowledge, context clues, and prediction strategies to help comprehend the text and draw conclusions
  • identify realistic versus fantasy text
  • differentiate between fact and opinion
  • draw inferences, make comparisons, and draw conclusions
  • understand multiple meanings, and figurative language
  • demonstrate phonetic knowledge of: the sound/symbol correspondence, long and short vowels, vowel diphthongs, blends, digraphs, suffixes, prefixes, rhyming words, the schwa sound, and spelling changes
  • divide words into syllables
  • identify compound words, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones
  • use possessives and contractions properly
  • master a given second grade spelling list that allows for individualizing and challenging words
  • learn to form manuscript correctly
  • write in complete sentences
  • use correct punctuation and capitalization
  • organize sentences to form simple paragraphs
  • organize written stories with a beginning, middle, and ending
  • recognize the structure of letter writing
  • develop editing skills for context and mechanics
  • share writing orally in a variety of ways
  • use research skills and reference materials to complete a research project
  • begin to recognize and/or use the six writing traits


Read Aloud Books

A wide variety of student selected books are read aloud to the class. Choices include age-appropriate children’s authors


  • understand God’s world as a world of order and precision
  • recall addition and subtraction facts through eighteen
  • grasp number concepts and comparisons, and object/number relationships
  • grasp the concepts of greater than and less than
  • understand skip counting by twos, threes, fours, and fives
  • recognize patterns
  • interpret graphs and graph data
  • recognize and use place value to the hundreds position
  • tell time at five minute intervals and elapsed time
  • count groups of coins to $.99
  • estimate, measure, and compare lengths using standard and non-standard units
  • add two digit numbers with and without regrouping
  • explore meaning of fractions using manipulatives
  • solve word problems using computational skills
  • collect, organize, and graph information for problem solving



  • recognize that God is the creator and sustainer of everything as we study animal groups and plant parts
  • recognize and begin to understand the earth’s weather patterns and water cycle
  • understand ways to keep safe at home, at school, and in the community
  • learn about how to care for the earth and its plants and animals
  • understand that God has created each person uniquely with special talents
  • develop empathy and communication skills
  • identify healthy habits
  • understand the importance of regular exercise
  • classify foods into the five food groups
  • understand fire safety rules and ways to prevent fires



  • understand the uniqueness of each individual in God’s eyes
  • continue to acquire basic knowledge about family, community, and country
  • acquire basic understanding of geographic concepts
  • know and write their address and phone number
  • use maps and globes to compare and examine various locations
  • define and recognize the differences among continents, countries, and cities
  • know leaders of a city, state, and country
  • know what a community is, worker functions, needs/wants, products/services
  • learn the names and locations of all seven continents
  • be exposed to several different countries: climate, culture, customs, geography
  • be exposed to various careers and God’s calling in our lives
  • acquire basic knowledge of key people in American History
  • study Whidbey Island history