Second grade is a time for strengthening the language arts and reading skills. We have Reading and Language Arts every day. English concepts of capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech (noun, verb, and adjective) and dictionary skills are taught along with our Writing Workshop. We write in journals as well as write letters. Spelling is taught using word sound patterns as well as spelling rules. Cursive handwriting is practiced throughout the year.
Math skills begin with basic addition and subtraction facts to 13, and broaden so that by the end of the year carrying and borrowing are familiar procedures. Math concepts of multiplication and division, place value and graphing, are emphasized. Problem solving is also taught and practiced in all math concepts.
Through Science, the students broaden their awareness of plants, the earth, and their bodies, as well as many other topics. They learn through hands-on experiences, as well as through instruction. We also learn about Alexander Graham Bell, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin.
Our America, past, present and future, as well as the geography of our country is the focus of our History curriculum. Also, videos and worksheets on historic figures in our nation are used throughout the year. These include: Florence Nightingale, Joan of Arc, Pocahontas, William Bradford, Harriet Tubman, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the Wright brothers.
In Bible, the students learn how God wants us to have a servant’s heart through studying Biblical examples, practical application stories, as well as heroes of our faith.
Second graders also have an opportunity to learn by hands-on field trips. Guest speakers are included throughout the year. Singing, games, and recess are also included to make learning fun and exciting. In addition to the above classes, students also participate in computer, art, music, spanish, library and physical education classes weekly.
Email: Mrs. Hill
My name is Shonda Hill. I have been in the field of education since 2004. I have a B.A. in psychology and a second B.A. in Christian Education. I have two children who are also students at VCS, Lexus and Levi. Above all, I am here to serve the Lord and through Him, the VCS families. My goal is to meet each student where they are at and to help them grow and develop in the love of Jesus, fruitfully developing into who they are called to be. “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards to God’s varied grace”(1 Peter 4:10). I will always strive to do my best to please my Lord in the work He has called me to do. I thank you all for the greatest blessing of entrusting your students to my care and choosing Christian education.