2nd Grade Secular Homeschool Curriculum Recommendations

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Saxon Math 2, Home Study Kit

This Saxon Math 2 Kit teaches children to add skip counting by 25's and 100's, solve routine and non routine problems, add multiplication facts to five, picture and name fractions, add measurement of foot, measures perimeter and area, and identifies lines of symmetry and angles. Also adds Venn diagrams and line graphs. The kit includes the teacher's manual, which contains scripted lessons and can be used year after year; two student workbooks (with fact cards); and the home study meeting book. The manipulatives are sold separately.

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Saxon Mathematics Homeschool Manipulatives Kit

Saxon Mathematics Homeschool Manipulatives Kit

The key to math success for your irrepressible hands-on learners! Designed to complement Saxon Math programs for grades K to 3, this home study kit includes a set of 55 dominoes, 100 "color tiles," 2 geoboards with rubber bands, 2 plastic clocks, assorted tangrams and colorful plastic shapes, 2 standard rulers, a student balance, teddy bear counters, and more. From ETA Cuisenaire.

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First Illustrated Math Dictionary

  • An ideal introduction to numbers and counting, specially designed for children in their first few years at school.
  • Clear and simple explanations with lively illustrations guide children and parents through essential math concepts.
  • Can be used as a dictionary, or to work through to build knowledge and skills step-by-step.
  • Includes internet links to the best interactive websites offering math puzzles, games and practice.

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 Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers with CD-ROM

Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers with CD-ROM

Can you teach your children to read in just 10 minutes a day? Yes, with this acclaimed program! Progressive lessons present each alphabet letter by its sound and then blend letter sounds to form basic words. Advanced exercises introduce whole sentences. Includes teacher's manual, lesson plans, and CD-ROM of content. Nonconsumable. Grades K to 4. 168 pages, spiralbound softcover from Paradigm.

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 Using Children's Literature, Grades 1-4

Using Children's Literature, Grades 1-4

"Using Children's Literature: A Whole Language Approach to Teaching Thinking Skills" uses ten popular children's books, including two Caldecott Medal winners, to develop important higher-level critical and creative thinking skills. Each unit contains a teacher help page with introductory questions and suggestions, a series of questions and activities based upon Bloom's Taxonomy, a fluency/flexibility activity, several extended-thinking shape cards, and a writing and/or sketching activity. Literature studied in this book includes: "There's a Nightmare in My Closet," "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," "Just Me and My Dad," "Mousekin's Golden House," "A Giraffe and a Half," "The Sweet Touch," "Owl Moon," "Hey, Al," "Patrick's Dinosaurs," and "The Gigantic Balloon." All of these books should be available from your local library. Seventy-nine activities are included. There is no answer key as most of these activities are creative and encourage individual free responses. For grades 1-4. Softcover, 102 reproducible pages.

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 MCP Spelling Workout Level B (Gr. 2) Student Workbook

MCP Spelling Workout Level B (Gr. 2) Student Workbook

Spelling Workout uses a sports theme that gives you and your students the tools you need to be an unbeatable team! Capitalizing on the close tie between spelling and phonics, the program leads students from simple sound-letter relationships to more complex spelling patterns. Softcover, 192 pages. Grade 2.

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 MCP Spelling Workout Level B (Gr. 2) Teacher's Edition

MCP Spelling Workout Level B (Gr. 2) Teacher's Edition

Spelling Workout uses a sports theme that gives you and your students the tools you need to be an unbeatable team! Capitalizing on the close tie between spelling and phonics, the program leads students from simple sound-letter relationships to more complex spelling patterns.

Features:

  • Provides detailed lesson plans for either a 3-day or 5-day plan
  • offers strategy activities for reinforcing and analyzing spelling patterns
  • includes dictation sentences for a pre-test and final replay test
  • suggests tips for meeting the needs of ESL students
  • and features Take-It-Home masters to help foster home involvement.
Softcover, 167 pages. Grade 2.

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Putrescent Petra Finds Friends: Caught'ya! Grammar with a Giggle for Second Grade

With Putrescent Petra Finds Friends, second-grade students will have fun learning vocabulary and practicing punctuation, capitalization, verb tenses, and paragraphing skills as they follow the adventures of a skunk who befriends a classroom. Clear instructions help you integrate the proven Caught'ya approach easily into your classroom. And for your convenience, the supplemental CD contains the Caught'ya sentences formatted in Word for duplication, along with writing suggestions and activities, a complete and easy-to-use grammar reference with examples and teaching tips, and other helpful tools. (Note: While this curriculum is from a public school perspective, I do like the writing concepts taught in this book. Sherri Jones HSAdvisor.com)

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Handwriting Skills Simplified Level B: Improving Manuscript Writing

Handwriting Skills Simplified Level B: Improving Manuscript Writing

Handwriting skills are needed in every facet of life, not just in the classroom! Children will be taught legible handwriting through practice and more practice! Handwriting Skills Simplified provides a direct, easy to do, "trace and write" method. Each page provides tracing and writing practice for each letter of the alphabet, along with individual words and sentences. Soon your students will have achieved legible, improved manuscript handwriting! 64 pages, softcover. Grade 2, Manuscript. Pages are reproducible for classroom use. This book features the new simplified Zaner-Bloser alphabet models.

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Elementary Physical Science

The hands-on nature of this curriculum not only develops a student's interest in the world around them, but also establishes a solid foundation for all future science courses. Comes complete with an interactive and engaging CD with 36 lessons, a student activity book, and all necessary materials to complete each project and experiment. This lasts a full school year.

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Social Studies Made Simple, Grade 2

Social Studies Made Simple, Grade 2

This easy-to-use series is packed with interesting activities and projects that are designed to reinforce the knowledge, skills, and values children need to become informed and involved citizens. Teacher pages guide you through activities that cover culture, national identity, map and globe skills, citizenship, communication systems, transportation, charts, graphs, critical thinking, and much more. Student pages will spark their interest and imagination as they explore the worlds of civics, the creative arts, economics, geography, history, and language arts. Reproducible. 80 pages, softcover.

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Helping Your Child with Maps & Globes

"What is the distance between my classroom and the playground?" "Why are maps drawn to different scales?" "Where are the tropics?" Packed with information and lively activities, this resource taps into your 5- to 8-year-olds' natural curiosity, educating them about direction, scale, distance, and symbols, and teaching them the important map-reading skills they'll need as they explore God's diverse world. 204 reproducible pages, softcover from Good Year Books.

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The Homeschooler's Journal

Designed by a homeschooling family, this indispensable journal features a daily (Sunday through Saturday) subject log for over 200 days; field trip logs; check-off list for yearly requirements; calendars; semester objectives/resources pages; and more---plus a jelly-proof plastic cover to keep it safe on kitchen tables! For use with a unit-study curriculum or structured text method. 110 pages, spiralbound softcover from Ferg N' Us.

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