Second Grade

Social Development

Your second grade child possesses the innocence of early childhood and a growing interest in testing boundaries. Our curriculum is specifically designed to strengthen your child’s social development and teach new skills. A signature of the second grade is the study of fables, which portray the highs and lows of human potential and the relationship between choices and consequences. As your child builds confidence in academic skills, these morals act as a subtle guide for social development.

Second Grade Teacher Daniel Abdon

Daniel Abdon

Second Grade Teacher

Daniel Abdon has extensive experience teaching children of all ages as a Waldorf class teacher and has additionally instructed children as a private piano teacher and as an early childhood music educator at MacPhail Center for Music for almost twenty years. As a Waldorf Teacher, Daniel taught grades one through eight at Spring Hill School in Excelsior and later taught grade one at the Minnesota Waldorf School. Mr. Abdon is known to many as an accomplished musician and music teacher: he also sings in a vocal ensemble that performs internationally called S.T.A.R.S (Singers Taking Action Reaching Souls).

Your second grader will learn:

Language Arts: Sentence construction, consonant blends and word families, speech, drama and cursive writing

Literature: Fables and global legends of wise beings

Mathematics: The four processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, place value and Roman numerals

Science: Nature study

Spanish: Phrases and commands, numbers 1-100, tongue twisters, fables, clapping games, math problems and songs

Physical Education: Basic tumbling, jump rope, parachute play, bean bag games, role playing, clapping and chase games

Handwork: Knitting a gnome

Art: Watercolor painting, beeswax modeling, crayon drawing

Music: Recorder and singing

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