Second Grade

Oak Meadow’s Second Grade curriculum expands on your child’s natural intelligence and growing confidence as a reader and writer.

Oak Meadow curriculum is designed to be easy to use for the parent/teacher and the student. Assignments are clearly marked and explained in detail. A weekly planner, assignment checklist, and materials list for each lesson helps you plan your week in advance and budget your time and resources. (Families are encouraged to use our main lesson books to document their student’s work.) Comprehensive learning assessments are included at the end of each lesson to help you document your student’s progress, recognize your student’s strengths and areas where more support is needed, and track learning over time.

Reading emerges from writing, and observations of animals and nature become the subject of poems, writing, and stories. The rhythmic nature of rhyming poems becomes a natural and playful means of working with phonetic letter sounds as students develop their independent reading skills.

In Social Studies, students continue to develop their understanding of history, geography, economics, and civics. Fables and folktales provide the backdrop for learning about ancient cultures, and universal human themes. Students explore the themes of good citizenship by learning about the lives of inspiring individuals.

In Math, the second grader’s growing understanding of mathematics and confidence in manipulating numbers leads to work with the multiplication tables and gaining skill with the four processes.

In Science, students continue to develop their observation skills as they explore the world of animals. Themes such as interdependence, natural rhythms, and classification provide the foundation for close-up investigations into the plant and animal kingdoms.

Through hands-on and investigative activities in Art, Crafts, Music, and Health, students engage in explorations of color and craft, develop their recorder playing skills, and conduct inquiries into topics related to their healthy development.

Second Grade Overviews

Please note: Some items on the overview above, such as a literature selection, may have changed, but scope and sequence remain the same.

Projects, Crafts, & Activities

  • Copy and illustrate poems
  • Make books
  • Perform puppet plays
  • Grow an indoor plant
  • Make an ancient mask
  • Create a doll

Second Grade Curriculum Materials

  • Second Grade Coursebooks (two-volume set)

K-3 Teacher Enrichment Materials
(These only need to purchased once for K-3.)

  • The Heart of Learning
  • Oak Meadow Guide to Teaching in the Early Grades
  • Oak Meadow Crafts for the Early Grades
  • Oak Meadow Circle Time CD
  • Healthy Living from the Start


  • Intermediate Recorder
  • Animal Stories
  • Just So Stories
  • Ben and Meg
  • The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle
  • Fables
  • Animal Friends
  • Second Grade Craft Kit