Second Grade


Second Grade Curriculum

Religion: Students follow the Christ Light curriculum. They continue to develop their love for their Savior and discover ways to share God's Word with others. Students study memory treasures each week and daily sing hymns.

Reading: Students participate in a guided reading curriculum where individual reading needs are met. They explore themed literacy units through whole group lessons. They also rotate through the Daily 5 stations.

Language Arts: Students follow the Shurley English Level 2 curriculum. They study grammar, sentence structure, writing techniques, and learn how to speak in front of a small group. Students enjoy participating in a thematic writing station as well.

Math: Students follow the Saxon Math curriculum. Saxon scaffolds instruction and allows for constant reviewing of concepts. Students will develop the skills to count money, tell time, use fractions, measure, graph, and problem solve. Simple multiplication is also introduced.

Phonics/Spelling: Students follow the Second Grade Phonics curriculum developed by Tara West. They study the sound-spelling relationship in words. A list of spelling words is studied and reviewed every day. A final test is given at the end of the week.

Social Studies: Students follow the Second Grade Social Studies curriculum developed by Tara West. They also follow the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill textbook. Students study democracy & government, historical thinking, geography, cultures, and economics.

Science: Students follow the Second Grade Science curriculum developed by Tara West. They explore God's creation by digging into properties of matter, plant life, habitats, Earth's systems, weather and space. Students also participate in robotics and coding through the Harcourt STEM curriculum.

Spanish: Students explore this second language through whole group lessons. They learn greetings, days of the week, months of the year, colors, numbers, classroom vocabulary, and common phrases. They also have an online personal Duolingo account.

Art: Students participate in seasonal artwork. They also study several art concepts such as lines, shapes, colors, movement, balance and texture.

Music: Students follow the Music, it's Great! curriculum developed by Grace Bartel as well as lessons found through the SmartBoard Exchange website. Students study note values, rhythms, time signatures, pitch and famous composers.

Physical Education: Students use the (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids), SPARK Curriculum for lower grades. The SPARK programs are designed to involve all children, be more active, incorporate social skills, and emphasize health-related fitness and skill development.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School
734 Holy Cross Way
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-249-3101
Email: frontoffice@holycrossmadison.org