2nd Grade

Second Grade

Becoming a More Independent Reader; Exploring Our Planet and U.S. History

Calvert's 2nd Grade curriculum fully immerses your child into the world of independent reading.
With Edmentum’s detailed Calvert Learning lessons as your guide, you will help your child:
  • Deepen his/her love of reading and writing through engaging texts and writing activities.
  • Explore the earth’s surface, the plant and animal world, and the characteristics of matter through hands-on science projects, investigations, and virtual labs.
  • Learn about our nation’s history, indigenous peoples, and government.
  • Continue developing a strong number-sense as well as mental-math and problem-solving skills using research-based methods.

Get Everything You Need to Guide Your 2nd Grader’s Learning at Home

Our program includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:
  • Step-by-step lesson plans and manuals to guide you.
  • Engaging, colorful texts, digital resources, and manipulatives from top education publishers.
  • An online learning platform provides 24/7 access to lessons, texts, interactive activities, assessments, progress tracking tools, and more.
  • Free support from state-certified teachers who help with curriculum questions, alternative teaching approaches, and keeping students on-track.
Print Materials for Second Grade Students

Discover What Your Child Will Learn In 2nd Grade

English Language Arts

Grade 2 students add more sight words and increase fluency by studying additional vowel sounds, blends, and suffixes. Learners use their skills when interviewing a community leader and then writing a biography about him or her.


Second graders study 3-digit numbers, addition and subtraction to 1000, mental Math, data collection, money, time, and shapes. Engaging projects include conducting a plant growth experiment and organizing a fundraising event.


Second graders identify and perform guided investigations about the properties of matter to create a matter scavenger hunt and use engineering principles to design a solution to prevent or slow natural erosive processes that changes the shape of the land.

Social Studies

Students study Native Americans and how the United States transitioned to a land of immigrants. Students will also learn about the U.S. government, economics and trade concepts. Learning is made fun by creating a travel guide of favorite places and making a plan to earn and save money.

Art & Picture Study

This course explores drawing techniques, perspective, and color theory and includes the discussion and analysis of famous works of art.

Physical Education

Physical Education focuses on how to become more fit and healthy. Children learn about warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition, muscle strength, and flexibility, and are required to participate in regular physical activity.

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