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2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2019-2020

2nd Grade Curriculum Choices 2019-2020 #curriculum #homeschool #homeeducation

I'm officially dubbing second grade, the year of the books. My son has really progressed in his reading skills throughout these carefree days of summer--he's zipped past early readers and is just about ready to dive into illustrated chapter books.

When he's ready, we'll start with all the best ones, of course: Bears of Hemlock MountainMy Father's Dragon, and Tornado. From there, it will only be a matter of time before he'll be ready for middle-grade fiction.


In addition to reading great books, he'll also be discovering and doing many grand and glorious things. Here's what he'll be learning this year in 2nd grade. Since we only homeschool 4-days a week, you can assume that each of these subjects will only be covered four times each week unless otherwise indicated.

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2nd Grade Curriculum Choices 2019-2020 #curriculum #homeschool #homeeducation

Content-rich Subjects

As always, he'll do all of his content-rich subjects like Morning time/Bible, history, science, art and creative writing with his older siblings. You can see those curriculum choices here>>>

Personal Devotions- every day

Language


Math


Handwriting

Typing- 1x a week


Life Skills/Extra Curriculars

  • He will continue his child-of-the-day privileges and responsibilities. 
  • My Book about Me- 2nd grade is the perfect age to fill out this personal scrapbook of childhood. By second grade, most kids are old enough to read all the writing prompts and fill in the narration without needing any assistance from mom. (1x a week)
  • Lessons in Responsibility for Boys level 1 (1x a week)
  • Clean his room and make his bed each day.
  • Daily chores: sweep one downstairs room, empty the dishwasher with his older brother, empty all the bedroom and bathroom trash cans
  • Help make lunch and dinner (Fridays)
  • Weekly Chores: three chores that he randomly selects from our chore jar

Co-operative Learning

When I could not find a homeschool co-op in our new city, I decided to start one of my own. Currently, we are 25 families strong and are all set to launch into the school year with a great line-up of classes.

We'll meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings of each month with an optional field trip offered on the 5th Thursdays. My son will be in the 1st-3rd-grade group and will enjoy the following classes during the first semester:

  • Art/Artist Study
  • World Cultures/Geography

Second-semester classes will be determined towards the end of December.


Second grade starts in just a few short weeks. I don't know what seems more impressive at this point--our shelves lined with potential learning adventures or the size of his eyes as he stares in anticipation at it all!  

3 comments:

  1. Quick question, why don't you use LLATL Red for second grade? I know some of your older kids use LLATL. And you just about knocked me over when I saw the My Book About Me. I had one when I was growing up and I have such sweet memories of filling it out and reading and rereading it! I am so happy to know you can still get them. I have to get one for my 4th and 2nd grader!
    My second grader has also blossomed this summer and is now an official Reader!!!! We are so excited for this upcoming school year!

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    1. Good question! I always use Abeka through second grade because I feel like reading is the most important skill to foster in those early years. I'm not as concerned with grammar/mechanics/writing skills. In my opinion, Abeka teaches phonics/reading skills like no other company. Once a child learns to read, he/she can then begin to read to learn--that's when I shift to grammar.

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  2. I have never heard of the Lessons in Responsibilities for Boys book before. I had a hard time finding samples of the content. Could you share a little more about that?

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