Below is a general outline of the content of the Grammar 2 class in 2020-2021.
This class meets for 32 weeks from September to May.
2020 - 2021 Tuition: $2300.00
Grammar 2 continues to develop classroom etiquette and respect of tutors and peers while building foundation skills in Grammar and Composition. Developing and encouraging a love of learning while guiding students through engaging material, ample opportunity is provided for delightful classroom interactions and academic growth.
Students are introduced to the joy of writing first by making creative use of the parts of speech they are learning in Grammar and then by composing sentences and paragraphs about topics of high interest to the second grader. The emphasis is on building our "writing muscles" through putting pencil to paper in many engaging ways.
Grammar is taught in the classroom at this level. An interactive classroom atmosphere utilizes the jingles and sentences labeling techniques taught in Shurley English Level 2 while promoting competitive accountablity amid lots of fun as the foundation for composition, grammar and Latin is laid for the coming years.
Using Veritas Press Old Testament & Ancient Egypt history cards, students journey the very beginning of all human hisotry at Creation through the primal events of the Fall, and the flood, to the emergence of the civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt, while tracing the history of God's chosen nation of Israel. Students gain greater familiarity with many biblical events and see how they fit into the larger picture of human history. Students learn through singing, reading, writing, games, drama, and creating 'timeline projects' that correclate to each historical event they study. Their history studies come alive through special craft days, feast days, and the occasional field trip.
Science - combined with Grammar 3 for 20-21
Are plants optional? What would life be like without plants? God has given plants to feed, clothe, and house us, as well as clean our air and help heal out bodies. Plants are not optional! The diversity of plant life students discover using Apologia's Exploring Creation with Botany is mind boggling! They will keep a nature journal, make paper, cut open piles of vegetables and fruits to examine seeds, collect leaves, as well as dissect flowers all while developing their observation skills.