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.
History & Composition
Areas of Study
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 accountability 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 correlate to each historical event they study. Their history studies come alive through special craft days, feast days, and the occasional field trip.
"It's a bird! It's a plane! It's an insect!" Using Apologia's Young Explorer Series Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day, students discover the similarities and differences among the insect species as well as those of the feathered fowl. By capitalizing on their natural curiosity, students' observation skills are developed through activities such as collecting insects, watching birds, and nature journaling. Activities foster a greater understanding of the structure of these amazing airbone creatures as well as their habitats and characteristics.