Spelling: Spelling by Sound and Structure Grade 2
First graders will learn manuscript, and will start cursive at the end of first semester. Our cursive books, New American Cursive, Workbook 1 and Copybook Cursive Book 2 (both from Memoria Press) do double duty as handwriting practice and memory work. Students copy scripture verses and the names of Greek gods and the brightest stars in the universe.
Topics covered in daily recitation:
Through the course of the year, the students will memorize various facts in geography, science, and history including the seven continents, the eight planets, the five categories of vertebrates, the first president; two temperature systems, boiling and freezing points, the terms omnivore, carnivore, and herbivore, the date and pilots of the first flight, U.S. time zones and the cardinal directions.
Spelling: Spelling by Sound and Structure, Grade 2,
Independent Reading: Faith and Freedom Readers: Book of Sanctity, These Are Our Neighbors, This is Our Parish
Latin: Second Form Latin
Recitation: Memoria Press
In addition to the above curriculum, we supplement with music and art classes, poetry, and a Book of the Week.
Religion: Our Life with Jesus; Religion for Young Catholics 3
Language Arts: Spelling: Spelling by Sound and Structure, Book 4;
English Grammar Recitation: English Grammar Recitation-Workbook One
Independent Reading: Faith and Freedom Readers; The Story Tree, This is Our Town, This is Our Valley
Math: Exploring Arithmetic 3
Science: Book of Astronomy
Handwriting: New American Cursive Latin Copybook
Latin: First year of Latina Christiana
Topics covered in daily recitation:
Through the course of the year, the students will memorize various facts in geography, science, history, and language arts including the following: Old Testament facts and stories up through Moses and the Ten Commandments, Greek mythology up through the Trojan War, state and capitals and their spelling and abbeviations, North American geography, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, prefixes, suffixes, and derivatives.
Religion: Jesus is Our Guide; Religion for Young Catholics 4
Spelling: Spelling by Sound and Structure Book 5,
Independent Reading: Faith and Freedom Readers; Book of Gladness, This is Our Land
Handwriting: New American Cursive
Latin: Latina Christiana 2nd part of two year program
Religion: Credo, I Believe; Religion for Young Catholics 5
Independent Reading: Faith and Freedom Readers; Book of Gratitude, These Are Our People
Math: Beginning Arithmetic 5
Science: The Book of Insects Workbook
Latin: First Form Latin
In general, one JPII credit is equivalent to a full year’s instruction in a given course of study. Students will earn course credits on a semester-by-semester basis. Students may transfer high school credit from another public or private school by providing a complete transcript from the previous school. Homeschool students may apply for credit by completing a form documenting their courses. Written examples of coursework or exams may also be required.
The student will be given the following credit if the course(s) is deemed comparable to courses required for a JPII diploma:
One complete semester course at a full-time school = 1/2 credit
One complete yearly course at a full-time school = 1 credit
Each complete semester course in a homeschool or umbrella-school program will be individually determined for transfer of credit. While credit may be granted for transferred courses, course grades earned at any other institution, including a homeschool, will not be averaged into the student’s GPA.