The second grade forms a link between the somewhat dreamy, holistic oneness of the first grader’s mind and the dramatic metamorphosis of the individual that will come in third grade. Students begin to experience the positive and negative aspects personalities – both their own and those of others. The students hear animal fables and other stories from around the world that show, in sharp contrast, many positive and negative traits in the guise of animal characters. The curriculum balances these fables with legends of holy people from a variety of cultures who, overcoming their weaknesses, have been able to serve others. In language arts the children learn lower-case letters and they write and read longer stories. Emphasis in arithmetic is placed on the multiplication tables and on the relationship between the four processes. Place value, carrying and borrowing are introduced.
Fables and animal stories from around the world, language arts, form drawing, arithmetic
Spanish, physical education, choral music, handwork, drawing, painting, modeling, Eurythmy, drama, flute