The Prince Avenue Lower School Bible curriculum is an integrated worldview and Bible survey course for Lower School students. This curriculum will help young students formulate a biblical perspective of the world so that they will reflect the Scriptures both in their thoughts and in their actions.
Second Grade Focus:
- Fellowship (worldview)– Building a Relationship of Harmony With God Through Jesus, My Savior
- God’s Special People (survey) – The Calling and Forming of the Hebrew Nation
Text: Summit Ministries Building on the Rock
Second Grade Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills. The curriculum aims to strengthen reading comprehension, build fluent readers and writers, and develop strong grammar skills in students.
Text: BJU Press Reading, BJU Press Phonics, Shurley English, Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary, ACSI Purposeful Design Spelling, Handwriting Without Tears
Second Grade Math curriculum emphasizes critical thinking skills while incorporating addition and subtraction concepts and strategies, data and graphing, place value, calendar, time, money, geometry, and fractions and probability.
Text: Houghton Mifflin
Second Grade Social Studies curriculum is American History based on a Biblical worldview. The students will study America - Our Home, The People Who Built America, and Tomorrow’s America. Students will gain the understanding of building a solid foundation in order to become a responsible citizen of America.
Text: Our America, A Beka Press
Grade Science curriculum, taught from a Biblical worldview, introduces many scientific areas of study including Scientific Method, Living and Non-Living Things, Plants, Fossils, Natural Resources, How the Earth Moves, Seasons, Light, Matter, Friction, and How the Body Works.
Text: BJU Press
Enrichment (offered once a week)
Lower School Spanish covers the basics of the spoken Spanish language. This includes conversational phrases as well as vocabulary such as colors, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, food, parts of the body, etc. Students will also study an introduction to the cultures of several Spanish-speaking countries around the world.
Students will develop the ability to perform a variety of basic and advanced movements through games and activities to enhance fitness levels.
Lower school Art at Prince Avenue exposes students to the world of art by introducing famous works of art, art movements, and a variety of different art materials from paint to clay to paper mache. We focus on incorporating the elements of art and principles of design into our daily projects. Students enjoy experiencing art critiques and discussing art from all over the world.
Elementary music at Prince Avenue is a 7 year program which lays the foundation of the fundamentals of music – proper singing, steady beat, basic rhythms and notation – to move our students from simple songs to musicals, from classroom instruments to beginning band in order to prepare them for future musical growth and development.
Second Grade students are read a story each week to coordinate with holidays, seasons, books hi-lighting specific authors, or Second Grade units of study. Biographies on Presidents and famous African Americans are introduced in February. Topics that are introduced include: how to use a shelf-marker, book care rules, and how to determine if a book is fiction or non-fiction, story sequences, book arrangement on shelves, use of indexes in non-fiction books and guide words in dictionaries, and how to locate AR book levels and point value for each book.