2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Math  Grade 2 (PACEs 1013–1024)

   The student:

Continues learning to add and subtract, to carry and borrow 2- and 3-digit numbers, solves word problems, and works addition and subtraction facts vertically and horizontally.

Completes timed drills and oral drills.

Learns to relate multiplication to addition.

Counts and writes by twos, fives, and tens; counts and writes from 1–500; writes numbers in place values of 1s, 10s, and 100s; and writes numbers on a calendar.

Recognizes and writes number words.

Learns to identify odd and even numbers.

Reviews telling time.

Reviews numbers that are greater than and less than.

Learns to relate cent signs to pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.

Learns to measure objects in inches and centimeters, and compares equivalents for cups to pint, pints to quart, and quarts to gallon.

Recognizes and constructs geometric shapes.

English  Grade 2 (PACEs 1013–1024)

   The student:

Reviews phonics—identifies vowels, consonants, blends, diphthongs, and suffixes.

Learns punctuation—telling and asking sentences, capitalization, quotation marks, and apostrophes.

Learns suffixes—s, -ed, -ing, and -er.

Is introduced to compound words.

Studies confusing words—no/any, can/may, is/are, does/do, to/too/two.

Discovers parts of speech—nouns, prepositions, verbs, and adverb concepts.

Is introduced to word order and concepts—sequences, same/opposite, homonyms, rhyming words, and poetry.

Writes friendly letters.

Practices writing sentences.

Reads paragraphs for comprehension.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.


Literature and Creative Writing  Grade 2 (PACEs 1013–1024)

   The student:

Finishes stories and answers questions following one-page stories; chooses story endings.

Recognizes and writes descriptive sentences.

Sharpens reading and comprehension skills.

Writes a personal narrative.

Practices handwriting and speed reading.

Relates to character-building objectives in each PACE.

Social Studies  Grade 2 (PACEs 1013–1024)

   The student:

Meets new A.C.E. characters; Ace’s friends, his church and school; surveys the mission field of Spain, and observes an A.C.E. rally.

Learns about travel—maps, signs, the compass, camping, and directions.

Expands his understanding of our country—freedom, the Capital, our President, citizenship, flags and pledges, famous buildings, Washington, D.C., George Washington, and rules and laws.

Learns about communities, farms and ranches, fruits and orchards.

Builds reading comprehension and learns new vocabulary in every PACE.

Uses visual discrimination to draw similar shapes.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

Science  Grade 2 (PACEs 1013–1024)

   The student:

Expands his knowledge of the days of Creation, the first man and woman.

Learns about animals, the seasons and weather, heavenly bodies, plains, flat lands, valleys, hills, and mountains.

Enlarges his vocabulary with the introduction of new words.

Builds reading comprehension.

Continues to build eye-hand coordination by drawing shapes, irregular shapes, and directional lines.

Learns how God made every person unique through the introduction of fingerprints, etc.

Learns about the five senses.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

Word Building  Grade 2 (PACEs 1013–1024)

   The student:

Practices printing letters, words, and sentences.

Reads and gains a greater understanding of vowels and consonants.

Learns phonics rules—double and triple vowel sounds, blends, endings, digraphs, and diphthongs.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE. n Expands vocabulary with new spelling words in each PACE

Bible Reading  Grade 2 (PACEs 1013–1024)

   The student:

Reads and answers questions about God’s Word.

Focuses on the book of John.

Memorizes the books of the New Testament.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

Animal Science Grade 2 (PACEs 1013–1024)

In each PACE students study a specific animal.  They learn about sheep, dogs, horses, cats, cattle, rabbits, rodents, poultry, unusual birds, spiders, snakes, toads, and frogs.  Each is presented in interesting story form and where appropriate Scripture reference to these animals is pointed out. 


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