Based on years of research, Memoria Press’ Second Grade Curriculum is the fourth year of our planned Junior K-12 classical Christian curriculum. Now your child can have a Highlands Latin primary education at home using the very same materials our students and teachers use in our highly acclaimed programs. By following the daily lesson plans in our full-year Curriculum Manual, you will have every tool you need to give your child the very best education possible.
To complete the Literature & Enrichment portion of the curriculum, you will need the weekly read-alouds. These can be purchased in a set from Memoria Press or gathered at the library, or you may already own many of these classic books.
The Second Grade Classical Core Curriculum is a complete classical Christian curriculum that emphasizes the traditional liberal arts of language and mathematics and the cultural heritage of the Christian West as expressed in the great works of history and literature. In the curriculum package, Memoria Press has designed and laid out a full year’s plan in a Curriculum Manual that provides day-by-day lesson plans for you the teacher!
As a second grader, your student will be introduced to Latin with our award winning Prima Latina program. In second grade, your student will experience some test taking with the Latin and math curriculum. New subjects are also introduced for your child to continue expanding their classical studies.
Need to customize? Not a problem. Customizing your Second Grade Curriculum is easy. Just click the “Customize” button and make your selections from the different modules. If you need help along the way, or just simply need suggestions, please contact a Memoria Press team member today!
*Customizing your curriculum package may change the actual price of the package.
“The second grade curriculum has been wonderful! It is amazing to see how it has helped my boys articulate complete thoughts verbally and written. They have especially enjoyed The Golden Children’s Bible and Latin with their Magistra Leigh! Thank you and everyone at Memoria Press for such thorough, well-planned, easy-to-use, and beautiful materials! They have been a blessing and answer to prayer for our family!” – Kim
crystalseas37 (verified owner) –
My boys are 6 and 7 and I am a first time home school mom. I chose this particular curriculum after extensive research for a few reasons… The first being the yearly schedule that is done for you! This is huge if you’re not sure what you’re doing and need to know if you’re doing your do-diligence to your kids education. Sometimes it felt like there were holes in their education if I held it to public school standards but if you look ahead and the up coming years it all falls into place. It is a lot of “stuff” to cover and so I chose to tackle cursive in the summer but I have to say that I really enjoy this curriculum. I like the lit choices and the recommended reading… The only book I didn’t really like was Patterns of Nature. I don’t feel like it was interesting for us and it was pretty dry…I often left it out opting for books from the library to cover some of our science needs. But my overall experience as a first timer was extremely positive and I will be continuing on with Memoria Press for the following year and highly recommend it!
Memoria Press Second Grade Lesson Plans are written for a 5-day week for 33 weeks. My original copy is a white cardstock covered, spiral bound. They have since been updated with lovely blue durable covers. As I’ve said before, I am purely ecstatic about Memoria Press moving to spiral bind their lesson plans over the former comb bound publications!
Different from the others, the 2nd grade lesson plans are with a week spread across four pages, so everything is clear and well seen. The second pair of pages featured the spelling and phonics. This was quite okay with me as I had opted to not use the MP choice of Spelling Workout or Core Skills Phonics, so I simply turned past this set of pages. (New to the material since I used it, is the Memoria Press Phonics Guide for Reading & Spelling: Second Grade. I have not seen nor used this book, but it is my understanding that it pairs with Spelling Workout and the Core Skills: Phonics. For my next student, I am considering this new book. The sample entices me…)
During the 2nd grade year, materials covered include Phonics, Reading & Printing (handwriting/penmanship), Working Arithmetic, Bible Memoria Work and prayers, 33 weeks of poetry, art, music, recitation, literature and related science and social studies topics. Simple literature chapter books for young readers ready to move beyond leveled readers and more. (Also new, since our use is a Second Grade Literature Dictionary. This is another book, I plan to absolutely include for my next student.) While not included in my lesson plans, other new materials that were published while we were in the midst of 2nd grade that we have since included and love are the Rod & Staff Science: Patterns of Nature set and a MP republished classic Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans.
In addition, to the bits already mentioned there is also the beginning study of Latin with Prima Latin, the continuation of cursive, and of course read alouds and enrichment! Now that I have talked your head off for a day, let me return later to tell you more.
I am in the process of writing a long series of posts on the entirety of Second Grade: http://creativemadnessmama.com/blog/2017/03/07/memoria-press-second-grade-review-part/
I love the variety! There really is so much material, its hard to believe that it isn’t overwhelming. Everything is layed out nicely. I enjoy learning Latin with our kids even though that isn’t necessary with the DVDs provided. Our kids look forward to the different books they get to read along with the comprehension questions. There is lots of helpful tips for the teacher in the teacher manuals. I recommend this curriculum to all my fellow home school mommas!