Manheim Christian Day School

Educating Minds. Nurturing Hearts.

Second Grade

  1. Reading – Reading Street (Pearson Education, Inc.)
    • Emphasis on word recognition, fluency, and comprehension
    • Includes: Spelling, Phonics, Vocabulary, Language, Writing and Handwriting
  2. Math – My Math (McGraw Hill)
    • Emphasis on subtraction
    • Includes: addition and subtraction with and without regrouping, numbers to one thousand, money, time, and measurement
  3. Science –A Closer Look (Macmillian/McGraw Hill)
    • Emphasis on Life, Earth and Physical Sciences, and STEM
    • Includes: Life cycles, habitats, weather, magnets, simple machines and creation care
  4. Social Studies –Exploring Who We Are (McGraw Hill)
    • Emphasis on Communities, History, and Government
    • Includes: Community Helpers, landforms, 50 states, pioneers and biographies
  5. Bible –A Place to Belong (Journeys with God)
    • Emphasis on Moses to the Promised Land and Jesus’ birth to Resurrection
    • Includes: Ten Commandments, Twelve disciples, Lord’s Prayer, and the Great Commission
Special Activities and Projects
  • Makerspace – weekly challenges using paper, cardboard, paper towel rolls, newspaper, pipe cleaners, k’nex, snap cubes, etc.
  • Reading Buddies – once a week read to Kindergartners
  • Trucker Buddy Pen Pal – monthly writing correspondence with a Trucker Buddy through truckerbuddy. org
  • Poetry Festival – each student memorizes and recites a poem
  • Animal Reports – using a structured framework, each student writes about one animal


Typical Field Trips
  • Middle Creek Wildlife – learn about mammals and take a hike
  • MCC Material Resource Center and Ten Thousand Villages – opportunites to help people in other countries
  • Zoo America – observe and learn about North American animals