The King’s Ridge Second Grade program continues to develop reading, writing, math and additional subjects using the foundational skills established in earlier grades.
In the reading program, students are encouraged to make their own reading material selections as they continue to develop their reading and comprehension skills. Students begin to learn decoding skills and phonics through their selected reading materials and are provided directed reading instruction tailored to individual comprehension levels, resulting in further development of their oral and written language skills.
Daily writing lessons begin teaching students paragraph formation, grammar usage mechanics and cursive writing through tailored instruction.
In second grade, math talk and daily-guided practice continue. Students develop problem-solving skills by identifying computation and process errors in math problems, and also work toward proficiency in mental computation and written work. In addition, students also explore fluency with math facts through a specific focus on addition and subtraction.
Students are introduced to the scientific method through thematic units and hands-on activities. A major emphasis is placed on Social Studies and taught through interdisciplinary units.
At King’s Ridge, we acknowledge and tailor curriculum to each student’s individual level of comprehension. Students who need a challenge are offered accelerated activities in reading, writing and math. Reading specialists provide small group instruction and extra reading activities for students needing remediation.
Creativity is fostered in multiple centers and art activities through hands-on methods of instruction. Exploration of God’s handiwork sparks curiosity in students to discover His presence in nature and the world in which we live. King’s Ridge uses technology to reinforce and enrich the learning process even during the second grade age.
Class size: 20 students with teacher and half-time assistant