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Grade 2

Language Arts 2

English Language Arts 2 Summit provides a well-balanced approach to literacy that connects reading, writing, grammar, word study (including vocabulary and spelling), and handwriting into one integrated program. The course comprises 12 thematic units. Each unit contains workshops in which reading, writing, and word study are anchored by a focus text. Through read-aloud videos, independent reading, and close reading activities, students explore both classic and contemporary works in different genres and formats—fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and magazines. Through studying model writing from the reading selections, students use the writing process to complete a variety of short and long compositions. Students learn about grammar, usage, and mechanics and apply those skills as they write, revise, and proofread their work. Students grow their vocabulary by learning the meanings of words from the reading selections, as well as their ability to determine word meanings through strategy-based instruction on concepts such as word relationships, context clues, and word parts. Foundational concepts of phonological awareness and phonics are also included. Spelling instruction focuses on common spelling patterns and understanding how to apply them to words beyond those on the spelling lists.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 120 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Math + 2

Math 2 Summit is designed to support true depth of knowledge required by today’s standards. With rich content to form conceptual understanding and enough practice to support mastery, including time build-in for individualized independent practice, games, and offline practice, Summit Math 2 includes the tools and technology that students need to succeed. Summit Math 2 focuses on numbers through 1,000; time and money; two-digit addition and subtraction; length; story problems; shapes; number patterns; and data displays.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 180 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Science 2

Students perform experiments to develop skills of observation and analysis, and learn how scientists understand the world. They demonstrate how pulleys lift heavy objects, make a temporary magnet and test its strength, and analyze the parts of a flower. Students will explore topics such as:

  • Metric System – liters and kilograms, and how scientists use them
  • Force – motion and simple machines; physicist Isaac Newton
  • Magnetism – magnetic poles and fields; how a compass works
  • Sound – how sounds are made; inventor Alexander Graham Bell
  • Human Body – cells; the digestive system
  • Geology – layers of the earth; kinds of rocks; weathering; geologist Florence Bascom
  • Life Cycles – plants and animals

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials: Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Social Studies 2

Second graders experience a broad introduction to social studies and build a base for future learning. Students expand their map skills by using features of maps, including scale, direction, and location, to read maps and draw conclusions. They put their map skills to use exploring the physical and human features of their community, state, country, continent, and world. Students increase their understanding of chronology and investigate the past using sources to learn more about themselves and their communities. They study people who influenced history as leaders, inventors, and trailblazers. Students discover cultures around the world and in their own communities. Students also learn the basic concepts and operations of the economy and are introduced to the basic principles of personal finance. Students describe the role of government and expand their understanding of how citizens contribute to their communities.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 108 Lessons – 60 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Art 2

Following the timeline of the K¹² History program, second grade Art lessons introduce students to the art and architecture of ancient Rome, medieval Europe, Islam, Mexico, Africa, China, and Japan. Students will:

  • Examine elements and principles of art, such as line, shape, pattern, and more
  • Study and create self-portraits, landscapes, sculptures, and more
  • Create artwork similar to works they learn about, using many materials and techniques—after studying Winslow Homer’s Snap the Whip, students paint their own narrative landscape and design stained glass windows inspired by the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library. 

Spotlight on Music, K-2

Explore and build foundational music skills with Spotlight on Music. This course offers a variety of learning activities that include singing, dancing, virtual instruments, listening maps, and authentic sound recordings. Music comes to life in the course through six units that are organized into three sections: Spotlight on Concepts, Spotlight on Music Reading, and Spotlight on Celebrations. Students learn about these musical elements: duration, pitch, design, tone color, expressive qualities, and cultural context. Students explore music from around the world while also exploring beat, meter, rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, form, tone color, dynamics, tempo, style, and music background. Students also have the opportunity to perform seasonal and celebratory songs.

Details:

  • Course Length: 1 year – 72 Lessons – 45 minutes
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:

    Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.

Fitness and Health 2

In this course students continue learning about health and fitness. They learn about common illnesses and diseases and how to prevent illness. They will explore how to handle their emotions, build friendships, and ways to stay safe and make healthy choices. Lessons cover goal setting, mental health and wellness, bullying and cyberbullying, exercise and activity, and injury and violence prevention. Students participate in fitness activities in each lesson. Students practice performance strategies like fielding and striking, and develop fundamental movement patterns at different levels, speeds, and positions. The course emphasizes lifetime fitness habits, and students acquire tools to build mental, social and emotional health through lessons about problem solving, stress reduction, goal setting.

Details:

  • Course Length: 36 lessons
  • Curriculum Provider: K12
  • Required Materials:Required materials will be shipped to your door though some lessons require additional resources, including common household items and books that are readily available online or in your local library.