Clayborn Hall                                                     

 Grade 2

Each Clayborn Hall grade consists of twenty-eight sets of lessons and seven examinations.  A report card is issued following each test and upon completion of each grade.  Each set of lessons contains the equivalent of five chapters from five separate text books on five different subjects.  At Clayborn Hall, you will have no additional books, CDs, or tapes to purchase.  Permanent grade records are maintained, and grade transcripts are provided.  Clayborn Hall lessons adhere to the Federally Suggested Guidelines for Education.

Your child will learn. . .

Language Arts: Learning to develop basic reading skills, vocabulary, reading for information using classic children stories including Cinderella, A Christmas Carol, Hansel and Gretel, Peter Pan, and Greek and Roman myths. Enjoying poetry, sayings and phrases.  Beginning to understand parts of speech, sentences, using proper punctuation.

Math: Focusing on  math review, including basic addition and subtraction problems with 2- and 3-digit numbers; multiplication problems as repeated addition problems, recitation of the beginning multiplication tables,  understanding numbers to 1,000 by various ways of counting, adding and subtracting horizontally and vertically, telling time, measuring, regrouping, beginning geometry, fractions, and multiplication.

Science:  Introducing
 the cycles of life from birth to death, zoology, and botany, beginning with the seasons.  Presenting experiments to see the world.  Understanding health and human growth and an introduction to  chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, and meteorology.    

Social Science:  Beginning to use maps to find oceans, continents, four cardinal directions, and looking at geography and early history of Mexico, Central America, South America, the Mediterranean countries, Africa, India, China.  Beginning American history to 1776.

Fine Arts:   Introducing music and the instruments in the orchestra, kinds of music,  musicians including Chopin, architecture of the Greeks, and painting and the painters El Greco, Miro, Charles Demuth, Pieter Bruegel, Jan Vermeer, observing and appreciating sculpture and color. Acting in a play.

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