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Second Grade Curriculum

Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Laying the Foundations of Grammar and Composition

2nd Grade Homeschool CurriculumOur Second Grade homeschool curriculum fully immerses your child in the world of independent reading.

Using phonics storybooks and our reading anthologies, you can help your child reinforce word analysis techniques and develop comprehension skills.

Grammar and
Creative Writing
with Calvert Writer

Simultaneously, your child begins writing dictated words and sentences, learning the rules of punctuation, and expressing his or her own ideas in original compositions. The Calvert Writer with Spelling integrates spelling with reading and encourages students to write creative original pieces.

Mathematics and Integrated Technology Skills

Calvert is now offering two choices for Math: Our classic Calvert Math will include principles of multiplication and division. In Math in Focus, students compare and order numbers up to 1,000.

Your child’s integrated curriculum includes technology lessons in typing, spreadsheets, and Internet skills such as e-mail.

In Science, there are units on heat, light, forces, properties of rocks, and the heart and lungs. Social studies topics include old-world figures, geography, and maps.

See more details about What Your Child Will Learn in Calvert's Second Grade Curriculum.

Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Sample Lesson

A Review of Calvert's Second Grade Curriculum

We started using the Calvert curriculum two years ago. At that point, I was homeschooling my 2nd and 4th graders using an assortment of textbooks, workbooks, and online resources. I spent many, many hours planning and scheduling and I was never sure if we did enough, if I was pushing my children too hard, if my children were on the right track..... It was a lot of hard work and I seriously considered putting my children back into the school system.
Then a friend told me about Calvert and I called to speak with one of their counselors. And while I expected the same type of sales pitch I received from the other "big company" I called, instead I talked to someone who UNDERSTOOD that homeschooling can be tough and offered me advice and information on homeschooling - and really took the time to understand the struggles I was having and to understand my children’s strengths and weaknesses. After enrolling in Calvert, I still call back and speak to the counselors and always receive great advice. The support included is amazing.
As for the curriculum, I like that I don't have to spend so many hours planning. Everything is laid out for me in the lesson manuals and I know exactly what we need to do that day. The only down side is that it seems that some days have a lot of work - especially in 5th grade - and other days we can finish in 2 hours or less. I think there needs to be more balance day-to-day, but part of it may be how long it takes my child to do some of the assignments. I also think there could be some updates to the science books based on newest scientific research, but that can be true of any textbook, I suppose. My children and I just look at latest science reports online.
For the cost, I was initially a little overwhelmed by the price, but you get what you pay for. With the $2.00 workbooks I was buying before, I was not confident that all the bases were covered AND it was very hard to gauge the correct levels. With Calvert, I know experts have created the curriculum and that it is well-rounded and meets the core curriculum standards. When I compare the cost of the various products I was purchasing throughout the year before to what I received from Calvert, along with their support and online tools (and no planning time for me!), Calvert is worth every penny!

Eva Lily

Online Resources Included with Second Grade Curriculum

Calvert's Second Grade course includes access to online resources through your student's My Calvert portal.

In addition, you have access to online Answer Keys and other resources through your Learning Guide Portal.

Calvert Education Second Grade Curriculum Tuition for 2014-15

Choose from two instructional support options when you enroll in Calvert's Second Grade, Calvert Classic and Calvert Classic with ATS.

Instructional Support Option
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Calvert Classic
Calvert Classic w/ ATS
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Calvert Classic
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Second Grade Curriculum Payment Plans and Financial Aid

Have questions about the Payment Plans? Learn more about Calvert's Payment Plan Options. Calvert also offers Financial Aid to qualified families. Download a financial aid application to see if your family qualifies.

Second Grade Placement Tests

Want to make sure this grade is right for your child? Learn more about our Placement process or download a free, no-obligation placement test.

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