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Posted 05 April 2010 - 09:31 PM

Can anyone please share their plans for second grade? For our Second Year we're using the following:

Math: MCP Mathematics and Miquon Math, some Living Math books and games from Family Math (thinking about using Singapore instead of MCP, but not sure yet. I really like the format and ease for the teacher of MCP)

Grammar: Primary Language Lessons by Emma Serl

Penmanship: Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Book C

Reading: A selection of good books

Copywork: Once weekly from his lessons.

Phonics: Tanglewood Phonics Review

Vocabulary: English from the Roots Up or Vocabulary Vine (any suggestions in this area? :))

Spelling: Natural Speller word lists, ideas and activities

Literature: Read-Alouds, great selections of living books

Natural Science: Six-week Nature Studies using Handbook of Nature Study and Kingfisher's Young Discoverers Series each on Insects, Wildflowers, Rocks and Minerals, Electricity. BFSU (Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding K-2) the rest of the time. The Story Book of Science, Nature Smart and Science Smart as necessary.

History: SOTW 2, book and Activity Guide (Medieval Times), living books

Geography: Young Discoverers Maps and Mapping, through SOTW

Spanish: The Easy Spanish, KidSpeak Spanish computer games, Muzzy DVDs

Art: Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series - Giotto and Titian

Music: Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers Series - Tchaikovsky and Beethoven; singing

Poetry: Poetry for Young People Series - Edna St. Vincent Millay and Rudyard Kipling

Other activities: piano lessons, Cub Scouts, tennis, horseback riding, swimming

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 09:44 PM

My youngest will be in 2nd next year. I don't have everything figured out yet, but here's what I've got planned now:

math: Singapore 2a/2b/CWP 2 and Horizons 2
writing: WWE 2
grammar: FLL 2
spelling: R&S 3rd grade
handwriting: RFH T (cursive part)
music: piano lessons
art: some drawing program TBD
history: Ancients
science: chemistry

She has always tagged along with big sister for history, science, Spanish, and Latin. I have not required much from her in those subjects. Now that she is getting older, I have to put some thought into what her output will be for these subjects--probably nothing written in Spanish or Latin until 3rd grade. She reads very well (just finished the Percy Jackson series), so nothing formal for reading. Lit is just whatever we read aloud together--lots of great classic kid lit.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 09:49 PM

Math: Miquon and Singapore with RS Games

Language: WWE/FLL/AAS

History: continuing with American history (Reconstruction to present)

Nature Study: continuing with Texas Wildscapes and Outdoor Hour Challenges, starting Square Foot Gardening (actually beginning now and will continue on--one box per child)

Science: inquiry science

Spanish: Elementary Spanish, Rosetta Stone

Art: continuing with The Art of Teaching Art to Children, NEH Picturing America (second half), CM style art study of American artists corresponding to history

Music: continuing with Alfred's Kids' Guitar Course, CM style music study of American musicians corresponding to history (REALLY looking forward to this year! It should be a blast! :lol:)

Poetry: CM style poetry study of American poets corresponding to history, poetry and tea each afternoon

Literature: kids' choice :001_smile:

Handicrafts: continuing with quilting (30s reproductions!) and woodworking with some kitschy 50s crafts thrown in for fun :D

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:10 PM

My little guy will use the following for his upcoming second grade year.

Grammar: FLL 1/2
Writing/penmanship: copywork
Spelling: A Reason for Spelling
Reading/literature: good books
Phonics: his spelling book is adequate for his needs
Vocab: nothing formal at this age, past his Latin
Poetry: memory work from random sources
Latin: Song School Latin, and he's usually in the same room as his older siblings when they do their Latin for Children DVDs and chants
Math: Rod and Staff
Science: He'll either tag along with his big sister in Apologia's elementary human anatomy book, or go through their Zoology 2 on his own.
History/geography: Veritas Press 4, with SOTW 2 mingled in
Art: R&S Artpac, random artist studies tied to history or VP cards, and his older sister fancies herself to be his art teache

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:25 PM

Grammar/Vocab: BJU 2
Writing: Reason for Writing T/copywork
Spelling: Reason for Spelling
Reading/literature: classics
Math: CLE 3
Science: Apologia Astronomy
Geography/History: Cantoring the Country
Music: Pianimals
Also thinking about adding Rosetta stone Spanish.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:18 PM

I'll have a second grader next year...

History...US History: Early 19th Century Time Travelers CD as spine with LOTS of living books and projects.

Human Body Unit I put together and Earth/Astronomy Unit I am hoping to piece together.

**I like to tweek. I can never use a history/science curricula as written.**

Math...Plan A-Math Mammoth Blue Series and continue doing "living" math
Plan B-Right Start Level D (with bits of Level C), MM Light Blue and continue doing "living" math.



Spelling...All About Spelling

Phonics...Finish OPGTR and ETC

Reading...continue reading lots of books

Art Instruction...Atelier and Artistic Pursuits

Artist and Composer Studies

Other...Mindbenders, keyboarding skills, Building Thinking Skills

Classes...Rock Climbing and maybe fencing (if he wants to do it again), tennis with Dad (he used to be an instructor), and AWANA

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:22 PM

DD with be doing:

LA: Phonics Road Level 1
Math: Singapore/Math Mammoth (we are fazing out of S and into MM) with Miquon and RS Math Games
Science: Apologia Botany and Zoology 1
Spanish: Passaporte Al Espanol A
Humanities: Finishing up Portraits of American Girlhood and then we will begin Tapestry of Grace year 1
Art: Artistic Pursuits
Music: Violin and Guitar study. Hoping to start Piano.
Other: Swim Lessons, Ballet, and Scouts

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:17 AM

Math: Horizons 2, Singapore 1B - 2A, MEP
LA/Reading: CLE 200, WWE 2
Science: Elemental Science: Earth Science
History: SOTW 2, book and Activity Guide
Foreign Language: Sign Language
Art: Usborne's Art Ideas, random crafts I come up with, coordinating projects for SOTW, Science, etc.
Others: piano, choir, dance, swimming

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:51 AM

This is what we are doing:

Oak Meadow 2--language arts, math, social studies & science
Spell to Write and Read--phonics
Singapore & Rod and Staff Math


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Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:56 AM

Here's what we have so far for core subjects:
Grammar: FLL 2
Writing: finish WWE 1 then move onto WWE 2
Spelling: AAS level 2
History: finish WP American Story 1 maybe move onto American Story 2
Science: Here's where I'm stumped
Math: A Beka 2

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:03 AM

WE keep it very light for second grade. Here is what my second grader has done this year:



Right Start Math level B

All About Spelling level A

Song School Latin (at co-op)

And classes in geography, classical studies, art, and science, once a week at co-op.

D'Aulaire's Greek Myths and Black Ships Before Troy

Recitation (poetry memorization and reciting in front of a group)

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:06 AM

here are my plans for 2nd grade (these have changed several times already), i'm praying they don't change again. I know this is rather longish, but I really needed to see it typed out to make sure we were doing ok.

Language arts combo: FLL/WWE2/ WRTR
math: Mastering Mathematics (Singapore, maybe)
Bible: SCM, Scripture memory
History: SCM (Medieval, Ren. and Reformation) SOTW 2
Geography: SCM, Trail Guide to World Geography
Science: topics from "what your 2nd grader needs to know" and library books, videos, etc.../nature study
Literature: AO yr. 2
picture study: SCM/What your 2nd grader needs to know
composer study: SCM/ What your 2nd grader needs to know
music: recorder
drawing: drawing with children
Greek: Elementary Greek 1

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:08 AM

We keep it very light, too, (I learned from experience.)

Doing our own math thing using RightStart as our guide.

Bartons Reading and Spelling


Songschool Latin

Ancient History (not sure what I am going to do, was going to use SOTW but am having second thougths about this)

Real Science Odyssey--Earth and Space

Literature: AO Yr. 1

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:13 AM

Singapore 2
Cursive (we've started Classically Cursive, but I don't care for it. So...looking for something else.)
All About Spelling
Suzuki Violin
Ambleside Online Year 1
Miscellaneous Spanish resources
Maryann Kohl art book projects
gymnastics and soccer

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:58 AM

I can't belive she's going to be 8 this fall!

Anyway, here's what she'll be doing:

Math--Singapore level 2
Spelling--Explode the Code 4, 5, 6
Phonics/reading--Phonics Pathways, Pathway Readers, Bob books
Writing--Writing With Ease 2
Grammar--First Language Lessons 2
Latin--?? (She's about to finish Song School Latin, and I'm not sure what to do next--I may take her into LfC A, but take it slowly)
History--SOTW 1
Science--?? (maybe reading/narrations and Science in a Nutshell kits w/ older brother?)
Poetry--IEW's poetry memorization program, level 2


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Posted 06 April 2010 - 09:08 AM

This is what my second grader did this year.

CLE Math 3
SL 3 (History, Bible, Literature, Science, Readers)
IEW's Poetry Memorization
A Reason for Handwriting Cursive
Atelier Art 4

Extracurricular: Swim Team, Ballet, Brownies


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Posted 06 April 2010 - 09:49 AM

Plans for my dd for next year (2nd grade):

Phonics: MCP Phonics C
Reading: Sonlight LA2-Int Readers
Handwriting: Handwriting without Tears
Grammar: Rod & Staff
Literature: undecided
Math: Singapore Math & Challenging Word Problems
History: My Father's World Rome to Reformation ... maybe
Science: God's Design for Heaven and Earth
Art: I Can Do All Things
Music: MFW RtR Deluxe Package Music, maybe
Health: undecided
Logic: Mindbenders, Building Thinking Skills
Memory Work: Classical Conversations

Other Activities: Piano Lessons, Sports, Y-Princesses

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:45 AM

2nd grade, what are you using?

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:23 AM

We're using MFW 1850 to Modern Times with the 2nd grade supplements. I will probably use Real Science 4 Kids Pre Level I Chemistry and Physics as an add on.

For the rest:
Math - A Beka 2nd grade
LA - Drawn into the Heart of Reading; Primary Language Lessons; Spelling Workout and HWOT
Art and Music are included in MFW.

I guess that's it! WOW!!! That's so much easier than what I did with my oldest :lol:


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 09:35 AM

History: SOTW with activity guide, finish volume 1 and begin 2
Science: BFSU
Math: Right Start C/MEP 2
LA: Dancing Bears Reading, Jolly Grammar 1, Writing With Ease 2, Apples & Pears Spelling, Zaner-Bloser Manuscript 2
Literature: My own combination of AO, SL, and anything else I think looks good
Art: Atelier 2/Art Adventures at Home
Foreign Language: La Clase Divertida, finish 2 and begin 3
PE: Irish dance and swimming
Music: Bastien Piano 1

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 09:56 AM

Here's what we used last year for second grade:

BJU Math 2
WinterPromise Amer Story 1
WP World Around Me Science
God Made Music 2
Usborne First Book of Art

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:17 AM

Let's see...

Math: Upton-Strayer Practical Arithmetics, supplemented with Miquon and Mathabacus

Writing: Classical Writing Primer

Spelling: Webster's Spelling (free download from Don Potter site)

Reading: Readers, HOP if needed

Latin: Lively Latin

History: American History, not sure what curric I'll use yet

Geography: Evan-Moor Beginning Geography, Geography songs and exploring internet-linked world atlas, maybe unit study on 50 states

Science: R.E.A.L. Science Odyssey: Earth and Space

English Studies: American folktales

Classical Studies: Bible stories

Heathen Studies: Virtues unit study, partly using The Book of Virtues, partly using online resources and stuff I make up myself; we may watch Wagner's The Ring Cycle, too, which can double as music appreciation.

Music/PE/Art: Enrichment Program covers all these and then some, but she'll likely also take some dance, guitar lessons, and maybe football or basketball, depending on what classes are available when (we only do 1 extracurric class at a time aside from enrichment program).

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:32 AM

Not positive on all of it, but here's the general plan:

Bible/History/Literature: Biblioplan Middle Ages with MOH2, SOTW2 audio and some TQ commentary, i think - but still need to get.

Bible/Character: Going to try some Kay Arthur ones for kids starting over the summer.

Math: CLE 200 -starting now...

LA & Reading: CLE 200

Science: God's Design for Life

Music: Starting Piano and guitar lessons

Art: Just lost our art teacher - hoping to get in an art class through a co-op, but also going to do Teaching Geography Through Art with Trail Guide to World Geography - older kiddos need more geography, so he will trail along with this...and MOH activities!

Latin: English From the Roots Up and Getting Started with Latin - again mostly with older's for now.

PE: Various - depending on the day.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 11:14 AM

Music and Memory Work : Singing, Piano, Sol-fa, Poetry Memorization.

Poetry: Flower Fairies Treasury, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Poetry Speaks to Children

Math: CLE 200 (and MEP for supp.)

Latin: Song School Latin and Minimus

English: Delightful Dictation, R&S Eng. 2

Ethics and various and sundry things: CLE Reading 2

Reading: Ambleside Online Year 2-- almost everything

Nature Study: Patterns of Nature

BF Guide to Holling C. Holling Books (loosely, mostly the mapwork, just with the scheduled AO readings)

Health: Dover's My First Body Book and various books

Picture Study: Come Look With Me series

Art: Prang Primary Course in Art Ed.

Stacks and stacks of library books;)

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 12:50 PM

Everytime I answer this, it changes...:lol:

FLL/WWE/SWR (although...this is seeming like too much LA...so I may drop FLL and just do grammar with WWE and SWR...I am curious to see what SWB does to revamp FLL;)) Re-starting SWR is dependent upon how he does with reading this summer though. We just started reading through Word Mastery this week, and I hope to finish it by fall....but we'll just hold off on SWR until we finish regardless. I could hang onto FLL and spell through Word Mastery after we are done reading through it...I'm obviously not decided here!:confused:

Reading - I read aloud classics (pulled from AO and other lists) and he reads to me daily. (right now he's reading VERY simple books with large letters on white background....we'll see where he is in the fall)

Math - Miquon/Singapore with RS games.

History - US History with a very old TimeLife set that was dh's when he was a boy. We'll flesh it out with library books.

Science - Iv'e got Apologia Zoo II and TOPS "Get a Grip" in my RR wishlist at the present...no promises I won't change my mind before hitting "submit":tongue_smilie:

Music by me - I'm teaching basic piano and singing skills...and a tiny bit of theory.

Art - I'd love to outsource this one!:001_huh: Until I do, I will *try* to teach some basic drawing.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:55 PM

A couple of things have changed mildly since last time I posted this...

Language Arts
Primary Language Lessons
Elson Readers
Listening to Grammar-Land with her big brother
Happy Scribe copy work

Saxon Math 2

Primary: Medieval History, with about (the first) half of SOTW 2 as a spine
Seconday: California History

Earth & Space Studies

Hands-on art: Phonics of Drawing
Art Appreciation: History of Art: Gothic
Music Appreciation: Composer of the Month, medieval music?
Dance lessons or TKD, possibly piano lessons, homeschool 4H group (arts & crafts, not animals), park days, etc.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:52 PM

Math: Abeka Math 2

Grammar/Writing: FLL, WWE 1

Penmanship: HWT whenever we can handle it

Phonics: ETC, Ordinary Parent's Guide

Vocabulary: Possibly Wordly Wise, but seriously considering just using vocab for now from reading, as we are focusing on other areas this year

Spelling: Possibly SpellWell, but I really want to try AAS if we can find some money somewhere.:001_huh:

Science: Sonlight Science 1

History: WinterPromise AS1

Art: Come Look with Me series, plus co-op art with Artistic Pursuits, and a smattering of stuff found at Practical Pages and Jimmie's Collage

Other activities: Awana, Girl Scouts

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:59 PM

Well, I've been spending a lot of time planning for my older dd so I haven't really given this a lot of time...

Singapore 2B and 3A
Elementary Greek 1
L'Art de Lire Levels 3+
Language Lessons + narrations, copybook,dictation
Italics D
Ambleside Online Year 3
Piano, Art with sister, ballet

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:44 PM

As above, but....

Dropping California studies for now
Looking at using Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding in place of Earth & Space sciences
Probably will use Sketch Tuesdays in place of art instruction and appreciation

Edited by momto2Cs, 20 April 2010 - 04:40 PM.
edited for spelling

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:02 PM

Oak Meadow 2
maybe adding Singapore 2, WWE 2, and R&S Spelling and Phonics if needed

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:19 PM

Well, I'm going to post again because I changed our lineup. I was going to use what was on my bookshelves, but I had a moment of weakness....and.......the rest is history. So, bye-bye to Ambleside Online and hello to MFW Adventures. :D

So, our 2nd grade year will be:

Singapore 2
MFW Adventures
Spelling by Sound and Structure
Reason for Handwriting: Transition book
Suzuki Violin
Miscellaneous Spanish resources
gymnastics and soccer

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:16 PM

Our list is in my sig - we had a good year. Didn't do a formal science curric - just lots of library books, nature shows, experiments with CC, etc. We also did a two weeks in Prima Latina/1 week in Minimus schedule which worked very well for us.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:24 PM

We're changing things up for our core
LA: FLL2, Mcp Plaid C
Delightful dictation and Spelling
Math: Horizons 2
Art: Child sized masterpieces
Music: lessons and composer study

With Sibs:
Science: Aplologia Human Body then Astronomy with Lyrical Life Science CDs
History: I'm loving the looks of learn at your own pace VP NT/Greece and Rome and the kids enjoyed the samples (with Literature)
Spanish: La Clase Divertida (local homeschool family!!!)

Carschooling in the mom taxi with Geography songs and Spanish CD

Edited by cjbeach, 17 April 2010 - 09:25 PM.
forgot the G in Spelling. Maybe I should do the book :)

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:18 PM

This is our 2nd year line up right now:001_smile: Still thinking about grammar and maybe a different Bible, but I like what I have chosen.

History - Story of the World 2 with activity book and maybe cds.
Math – Singapore Books 2A and 2B
Science – Apologia Science (not sure which one, either zoology or anatomy)(we are doing botany through the summer)
Spelling - Spelling Workout Book B/C
Geography – Galloping the Globe
Grammar - First Language Lessons?????
Bible – Lifepac Bible
Handwriting – A reason for Handwriting
Foreign Language - We will use live mocha again

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:58 PM

Here is our for sure's.

MFW Adventures
Math- RS level C

Here is our undecided

May combine RS with either Singapore 2A or Horizons 2
LLATL yellow or PLL & AAS

In the summer we plan on finishing up FIAR volume 3 and possibly doing some of Beyond FIAR

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 11:28 PM

Language Arts
Copywork, language sheets, weekly writing assignment, games

Many library books and bedtime stories
Sonlight 2 Regular Readers

Apologia Science

Right Start Mathematics

Five In A Row
Language Arts
Social Studies

Bible Stories
Church Lesson
Psalm Memorization

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 01:42 AM

Still working it out, but here is a preliminary. This is our first year HSing and he hasn't had much in the way of history or science in PS K and 1, so we're going to start at the beginning with both.

Math: Saxon 2
History: History Oddysey-ancient
Science: Elemental Science-biology
LA: Still working this out. . . but it will involve lots and lots of literature whatever it is :)
And we'll probably throw some music and art in yet, but haven't worked that out. I'm thinking something along the lines of an Artist/Composer of the month.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:20 AM

New 2nd grader will be doing :biggrinjester:: da dum dum dummmm...

Cub Scouts

Prima Latina (with his sister)
Das neue Deutschmobil (with his sister)

Oak Meadow 2nd grade
BJU Spelling 2
CLE LA 200's

Sonlight Core 2 Read-Alouds and History (with his sister)
Sonlight 2 Intermediate Readers (because I already bought 'em)

Horizons 2 Math

He also wants to study "potions", so since this isn't Hogwarts, I'm assuming he wants to study Chemistry...we're looking into RS4K Chem...and he might do this course with his best friend (who also homeschools).

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:30 AM

Here's our list:

RightStart Math
Writing With Ease
All About Spelling/Spelling Workout
First Language Lessons
Story of the World
Science a la WTM
French Mission ABC
art/music appreciation a la Charlotte Mason
possibly Prima Latina

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:17 AM

This is what I have lined up to use next year with my 2nd grader.

  • Math - MEP Y2
  • Penmanship - HWT 2
  • Grammar/Writing - The Grammar & Writing Book by Scott Foresman Grade 2
  • History - Finish MoH Vol. 1, Living Books
  • Geography - Galloping the Globe
  • Science - Finish Apologia Astronomy, begin Apologia Botany
  • Reading - HoP 2nd grade
  • Spelling - Sequential Spelling 1
And I'm thinking of introducing Spanish either mid year next year or 3rd grade. Not fully sure yet.

Edited by mamaofblessings, 27 April 2010 - 08:05 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:10 AM

Ours has changed as well, i've decided to use what we have on the shelves, what I can find at the library and some things that were gifted to us:

English: FLL/Understanding Writing/TRAH
Math: Mastering Mathematics
History, Bible, Geography: SCM module 4/ Trail Guide to World Geography
Literature: AO yr.2
Science: topics from What Your 2nd Grader needs to Know
Scripture memory: SCM
composer/Artist: What Your 2nd Grader needs to know
music: Recorder

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:07 PM

For my 2nd grader:
Math: Horizons 2
Phonics ETC: books 5-8 not sure how many we will use
Grammar: Primary language lessons
Handwriting: Copywork, Draw Write Now, HWT
Spelling: All About Spelling
History: We are doing Us history using a bunch of read alouds/living books, and some texts: American pioneers and patriots, Boys and girls of colonial days, stories of the pilgrims, My American heritage, etc.
Geography: State study
Science: Apologia Zoology 1, and a geology unit. Nature Journal/studies
Art: Great American Artists for kids, child sized masterpieces
Music: Story of the Orchestra, Kids guitar course
Reading: CLP nature reader 2, History stories for children, and a bunch of other level 2-4 books.
Spanish: We just have some computer games, websites, videos, and books.
Bible: Of course reading the Bible, copywork, and Explorers bible studies.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:36 PM

For my 2nd grader next year:

Bible/Geography/science:My Father's World Exploring Countries and Cultures
Math: Math-u-see Beta (and she might get to Gamma too - she's fast!)
Grammar: Rod and Staff 2
Handwriting: Getty-Dubay Italic
Spelling: All About Spelling
Reading: Various selections from mom:-), and Pathway readers

Other stuff is TBD: :-)

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:21 PM

My youngest will be my only student this fall, so I'm switching things up a bit.
This is the plan thus far, but is always subject to change.

WWE1 (finish this summer, hopefully) and WWE2
R&S grammar 2
Singapore St ed 2a/b (or I may switch over to MM Light Blue grade 2) supplemented with MEP
Elemental Science biology
SOTW 1 along with AG, but following the schedule in Biblioplan
Reading lots chapter books
possibly Song School Latin
still need some sort of spelling--(possibly All About Spelling)
cursive--I have Startwrite, so I need one that will match one of the fonts from that

I think that's it..................

ETA: Forgot Awana and bowling league

Edited by Jen S in Va, 28 April 2010 - 12:46 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:30 PM

My son is just completing 2nd grade. Here is what he did:

Math: Saxon 3, Singapore 2, IP 2A, IP 2B, (CWP 2 - this summer)

Grammar: Rod & Staff English 2

Writing: WWE 2

Spelling: SWR

Phonics: MCP and ETC, Reading Pathways

Science: Paid Science Teacher

History: HO Ancients Level 1

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:35 PM

I posted to the earlier thread, but I will post again here because some things have changed. :)

Math--CLE 2
Spelling--R&S 2
Phonics/Reading--Explode the Code books 6 and 7 (maybe 8 too), R&S Reading 2
Writing/Grammar--R&S English 2
French - Hooked on French and leading into Le Francais Facile
History/Bible/Read Alouds--HOD Beyond Little Hearts
Science-- Elemental Science, Biology

Extras will include health (R&S), Pentime 3 handwriting, Art and gymnastics in co-op, track & field.

Edited by Tree House Academy, 27 April 2010 - 07:38 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:54 PM

Singapore 2B/3A
Miquon Blue & Green
Handwriting, By George Vol. 1 & 2
ETC 5 & 6
Song School Latin
TOG Year 4
Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy
IEW's Poetry Memorization

Edited by Nancy in SoCal, 27 April 2010 - 10:56 PM.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:47 PM

Here is what my second grader has done this year:

All of WWE1 and now starting WWE2

GWG 1/2 (will finish both this year)

Finished Reading Pathways, book A McCall Crabbs, continued SWR (for reading). Reads aloud to me 4 times a week.

SWO A and about to finish B (for spelling)

SM 2 A/B plus drills

SOTW 2 without narration (but quizzes) but mostly books on people like Marco Polo and Elizabeth I and peoples, mostly Vikings, Knights, Crusades, Feudal living, Mayans, and what the Chinese were up to. Some museums and re-enactments (a med. village and soon! a large Civil war one)

Earth and Astronomy science via RSO and oodles of level 2-4 readers on gravity, weather. A 2 week field trip through Yellowstone, Utah, Mesa Verde, GC, Zion, Bryce, two caves and the observatory in Flagstaff, plus some volcanoes (Crater Lake) and the salt flats. Much rock collecting.

A lot of classical music and 6 hour long orchestral events for kids (Peter and the Wolf, e.g.). Artistic Pursuits and plenty of experimentation. Also, the local museum.

I didn't get to cursive, but kiddo is printing legibly on grown-up paper. This is very exciting given my and Papa's handwriting.

Minimus for fun. He remembers more of this than I expected. I just got Song School Latin to mix in.

This is a very wiggly, not "early" kid in reading or anything else. Just healthy "Standard US Issue" boy.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:27 AM

My current plans for this fall:

All About Spelling Level 1
finishing MUS Beta and starting Gamma mid-year
SOTW 2 and AG
earth and space science that I piece together

Cub Scouts and lots of library books

Edited by SABE, 28 April 2010 - 02:31 AM.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:31 AM

WE are using the following:

Math: MUS Beta

Grammar: FLL2

Penmanship: HWT Printing Power

Reading: Sonlight 2nd Grade readers

Writing: WWE2

Phonics: OPGTTR rest of the book and ETC books 4-6

Spelling: Spelling Workout B and AAS1

Literature: Sonlight Core 1 Read Alouds

Science: Animal, Human body and Plants (WTM method) along with Sonlight Science 1 books for fun their Experiments can't be missed by my kids they love them.

History: Sonlight core 1 History along with SOTW1

Geography: Sonlight and SOTW

Spanish: Muzzy Spanish, Little book of Greek and Prima Latina (just watching DVD this year)

Art: I Can Do All things

Other activities: Soccer, Choir, Swimming

He does History, Science, Geography and Literature with His brother that will be in grade 1.