Second Grade

Second grade students at Arma Dei Academy begin a chronological study of history and Bible. Works of literature that inspire imagination and character are read and discussed. Grammar and writing skills are sharpened and enhanced through direct instruction, Shurley English, and the Progymnasmata.
Bible

Bible

Genesis-Joshua (Veritas Press), ESV Bible, and God’s Great

  • Creation
  • Noah
  • Abraham
  • Joseph
  • Moses
  • The Tabernacle
  • Joshua
  • Each subject is taught from a biblical perspective at Arma Dei Academy. While each day opens with prayer and a formal study of Scripture, biblical discussion is not limited to a particular class period. Scripture memory is a critical component of the curriculum.

      History/Geography

      History/Geography

      Old Testament and Ancient Egypt, The Story of The World Volume 1 (Bauer).

      Ancient civilizations studied include:

    • Mesopotamia
    • Egypt
    • Africa
    • India
    • Aztec, Inca, Maya
    • China
    • Geography study focuses on Africa and the Middle East, the areas discussed in history and Bible. Through map work and song, students learn the geography of each region studied.

        Literature

        Literature

      • Boxcar Children (Warner)
      • Encyclopedia Brown (Sobol)
      • Charlotte’s Web (White)
      • Who Was King Tut? (Edwards)
      • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Lewis)
      • A Child’s Garden of Verses (Stevenson)
      • A Child's Garden of Verses (Stevinson)
      • Owls of the Family (Mowat)
      • Milly Molly Mandy (Brisley)
      • Seeker of Knowledge (Rumford)
        • Grammar

          Grammar

          Shurley English Made Easy

        • Students will master two sentence patterns
        • Develop punctuation and editing skills
        • Six parts of speech are introduced
        • Plurals, synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms are continually reviewed
          • Spelling

            Spelling

            Spelling Master C

              Penmanship

              Penmanship

              Zaner-Bloser Cursive Writing Program

                Composition

                Composition

                Students write vibrant sentences, paragraphs and full narratives in second grade. Retelling who, what, when, where, why and how of works such as Aesop’s Fables bolsters emerging writing skills.

                  Math

                  Math

                • Math in Focus: A Singapore Approach
                • Classical Math 3
                  • Science

                    Science

                    The Grammar of Biology

                    Students learn about God’s creation: vertebrates, invertebrates, plant life, and the human body.

                      Music

                      Music

                      God Made Music 2

                    • Five Note Scale
                    • Note Movement in melody
                    • Quality and beauty in singing
                    • Music of Egypt
                    • Basic dynamics symbols and their meanings (piano, forte, diminuendo, crescendo)
                      • Art

                        Art

                      • Introduction to elements of shape
                      • Color theory
                      • Beginning level guided drawing techniques
                      • Draw and paint from artists from Egypt