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 Peter Lawton

Peter Lawton

Second Grade Teacher

Mr. Lawton joined City of Lakes Waldorf School in 2002 and has led two classes (2010 and 2019) from first through eighth grade. He holds a Bachelor of Music in voice from Manhattan School of Music, a Master of Arts in education and a Doctor of Education in policy and administration from the University of St. Thomas, and a Waldorf teaching certificate from Arcturus Rudolf Steiner Education Program. Before joining the faculty of City of Lakes, Peter taught middle and high school math for Minneapolis Public Schools. Click here to read Peter’s reflections on our annual alumni panel and how this event provides a unique opportunity for self-reflection; a chance to compare our ultimate hopes and dreams for ourselves and our children with our operative ideas regarding education, culture, and parenting.

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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