Tagged 2nd grade

What Nino Read, April 2017

Galileo’s Leaning Tower Experiment
Viking Raiders
The Wishing-Chair Collection
Draw Really Cool Stuff
Space (DK Eyewitness)
Knute Rockne (COFA)
Cleopatra
Spider
The Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Egypt
How to Draw Spider-Man
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (for dictionary work)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Mike Venezia)
On My First Holy Communion (Angela Burrin)
George Gershwin (Mike Venezia)
Henry Ford (COFA)
The Land of Stories (Colfer)
The Black Book of Colors
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
The Tale of Mr. Tod
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Two Bad Mice
The Great Brain
Boats (Gallimard Jeunesse)
The Rain Forest (Gallimard Jeunesse)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (COFA)
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
Homer Price
Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors
The Beginner’s Bible
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (IP)
The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt (IP)
Tell Me About the Catholic Faith (IP)
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (Green)
Dr. Dolittle (IP)
The New Junior Classics: Stories of Wonder and Magic (IP)
The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (IP)
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt (IP)
Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle
Drawing From Memory (Allen Say)
Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage
A Boy Called Dickens
Rock and Roll Highway
Nick and Tesla’s Solar-Powered Showdown
Peter Kent’s Big Book of Armor
Journey to Easter
The Story of the Cross
An Introduction to the Liturgical Year (Lent)
The Way of the Cross (Inos Biffi)

New noteworthy skills this month:
– biking on two wheels
– long division
Also enjoying his weekly gymnastics classes soooo much.
Current favorite game: Dominion and Pokemon. Ugh. Pokemon. 😛
Working on Life of Fred Honey for Math.
Also continuing to prepare for First Holy Eucharist in May.
Eats green beans, spinach, carrots, and mushrooms. Not voluntarily, except maybe the carrots. Horrified to find out I put avocado in smoothies. :/

What Nino Read January 2017

Abraham Lincoln (COFA)
Buffalo Bill
Dolphins!
Eyewitness Science: Light
For the Love of the Game by Michael Jordan
Fractals, Googols and Other Mathematical Tales by Theoni Pappas
Henry Huggins
How We Learned the Earth is Round
I Did It With My Hatchet: A Story of George Washington
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (Roger Lancelyn Green)
Martin Luther King, Jr. (COFA)
Mathemagic
Mathematics (Life Science Library)
Millions to Measure
My First 100 Words: An English/Filipino/Cebuano Pictionary
Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab
One Odd Day
Ronald Reagan: An American Hero (His Voice, His Values, His Reason)
Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!
The Art of Figure Drawing
The History of NASCAR
The Man Who Lost His Head (Bishop & McCloskey)
The Most Beautiful Thing in the World (Brindle & Brennan)
The Usborne Rainy Day Book
The Way Things Work
Usborne Pocket Nature
World and Space (Childcraft)

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Notes:
– still working on Sacramental Preparation portfolio.
– memorized Spiritual Communion prayer
– went to Confession twice
– working on memorizing the Memorare
– been DRAWING a lot the past couple of months. started with the I Can Draw books and progressed from there.
– Science and Latin on back burner. Need to stock up on experiment materials, and start doing Latin again maybe in March. ]
– “graduated” from Singapore Math and starting Life of Fred 3rd grade.
– Favorite games: Dominion, Sequence, Apples to Apples
– still into Star Wars origami

What Nino Read, November 2016

How To Write A Thank-You Letter by Cecilia Minden and Kate Roth
What’s So Yummy? All About Eating Well and Feeling Good
A Gebra Named Al
Si Pilandok, ang Bantay-Gubat
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
Don’t Let the Barber Pull Your Teeth (Could You Survive Medieval Medicine?)
Guinness World Records: Fun with Food
Anno’s Aesop
Blaze Finds the Trail
Comeback of the Home Run Kid
Young Lancelot
Dirt Bike Racer
Blaze and the Lost Quarry
Karate Kick
Blaze and the Forest Fire
Good Work, Amelia Bedelia
Come Back, Amelia Bedelia
Slam Dunk
Hot Shot
The Home Run Kid Races On
George Gershwin by Mike Venezia
Millions to Measure
Buffalo Bill: Frontier Daredevil
The Little Prince
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
Poppy and Rye
The Chocolate Touch
More Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls
Grossology
Albert Einstein: Young Thinker
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Tell Me About the Catholic Faith
Snowflake Bentley
Basketball for Young Champions
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma
Kids Gardening
Polar Express
Stuart Little
Julius the Baby of the World
Children Just Like Me
King Arthur’s Knight Quest
Fractals, Googols and Other Mathematical Tales
Favorite Norse Myths
Karol from Poland
Mirette on the High Wire
Alexander Graham Bell
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Kings and Queens
The Book of Three
The Miracles of Jesus
Pish Posh Hieronymus Bosch
The Usborne Rainy Day Book
Myths and Legends (The New Junior Classics)
The Creation (Paul L. Maier)
The Story Hour

What Nino Read, May 2016

Nino beatboxing while reading his history book
Nino beatboxing while reading his history book

Religion

57 Saints
A Gift of Gracias
Catholic Children’s Treasure Box
Christopher The Holy Giant
Jesus (Brian Wildsmith)
Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves
St. George and the Dragon
St. Martin de Porres
The Beginner’s Bible
The Children’s Book of Faith
The Miracles of Jesus
The Monk Who Grew Prayer

English

Berlioz the Bear
Best Book of Stories of Boys and Girls
Cautionary Tales for Children
Chocolate Fever
Crow Boy
Hot Air Henry
King Arthur and His Knights (Knowles)
King Jack and the Dragon
Prince Caspian
Rip Van Winkle
The Black Stallion
The Book of Virtues
The Chocolate Touch
The Moffats
The Silver Chair
The Story of Ferdinand
The Wind In The Willows – clearly this is a favorite. When we were going over the books he’s read in the past 30 days, he enthusiastically retold his favorite parts. His whole face lit up and the delight was just so visible. None of the other children ever had that kind of reaction to Wind in the Willows. 😀

Math

Life of Fred
Mathemagic
Pigs Will Be Pigs

Science

DK Eyewitness Books Space (with workbook)
Light (Eyewitness Science)
My Very First Science Kit
One Small Square: Cactus Desert
Science in a Bag
The Boy Who Drew Birds
The Kingfisher First Encyclopedia
The New Way Things Work
Thomas Edison
To Space and Back
TOPS Primary Lentil Science
Where Do Sharks Cross Mountain Peaks?
Where’s That Reptile?

History

A Little History of the World
Abner Doubleday
Charles Dickens: The Man Who Had Great Expectations (we keep laughing over this book)
Davy Crockett
George Washington (Illustrated Lives)
Helen Keller
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Knights and Castles
Revolution News
Science of Ancient Mesopotamia
The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs
The Story of Presidential Elections
The Story of the Spirit of St. Louis
The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner
The Trojan Horse
The Usborne Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Latin

Prima Latina
Who Loves Me? Quis Me Amat?

Music

piano lessons continue using Leila Fletcher 1

Art

Artistic Pursuits
Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors
The Black Book of Colors

Miscellaneous

Basic Aid Training
Basketball for Young Champions
Boy Mechanic
Children’s Letters to God
Guinness World Records 2011
HaluHalo Espesyal
Riddles, Riddles and More Riddles
The Official US Mint 50 State Quarters 1999-2008 (he’s been going through my quarters and sorting them and putting them into this album)

What Nino Read, April 2016

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101 Secrets A Good Dad Knows – learned how to multiply any number from 1-100 by 11
A Little History of the World (history spine)
Abner Doubleday (COFA)
Airplanes by Gallimard Jeunesse
Artistic Pursuits Book 1 (doing art lessons from this now)
American History Mysteries
Ang Paglalakbay ni Butirik (the English section)
Baltimore First Communion Catechism (religion lessons from this book now)
Bard of Avon by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema
Basketball for Young Champions – he LOVES playing basketball and usually challenges Dad to a game when Dad gets home from work
Boats by Gallimard Jeunesse
Buffalo Bill (COFA)
Cam Jansen and the Ghostly Mystery
Cam Jansen and the Wedding Cake Mystery
Curious George Visits the Library
Days of the Knights: A Tale of Castles and Battles
For the Love of the Game: My Story by Michael Jordan
Fruit by Gallimard Jeunesse
Get Into Gear, Stilton!
Holes
How Science Works
Hurricane and Tornado (DK Eyewitness Books)
If You Lived At the Time of the American Revolution
Joseph by Brian Wildsmith
King David and His Songs
Knucklehead (Jon Szieszka)
Math Quest: The Planet of Puzzles
Measuring Penny
Money: A Rich History
Moses (doing narration from this book today)
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
My Amazing Book of Egypt
My Five Senses by Aliki
Papa’s Latkes
Physics for Every Kid (doing experiments from this book now)
Pirates Past Noon (Magic Tree House #4)
Prima Latina (Latin lessons from this book now)
Samuel F .B. Morse by Jean Lee Latham
Scientific Progress Goes “Boink”
Singapore Math 2A (almost done)
Space Station: Accident on Mir
Stories of Wonder and Magic
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Bobbsey Twins of Lakeport
The Boxcar Children
The Camera by Gallimard Jeunesse
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes
The Glorious Impossible
The Hard to Swallow Tale of Jonah and the Whale
The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook
The Human Body by Gallimard Jeunesse
The Kid Who Only Hit Homers
The Ladybug and Other Insects by Gallimard Jeunesse
The LEGO Ideas Book
The Little Book of Whittling
The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor
The Magician’s Nephew
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Can You Find It?
The New Way Things Work
The Polar Express
The Ring by Liza Maizlish
The Secret of the Caves
The Tree by Gallimard Jeunesse
The Triple Hoax
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
The Twin Dilemma
The Two Towers
The Wishing Chair Collection
The World’s Best Fairytales
Tom Jefferson
Toto In Italy
What Do People Do All Day?
Yummy Yucky

What Nino Read March 2016

The Missing Chums
Geronimo Stilton and the Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
The Bungalow Mystery
Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion
Cam Jansen and the Scary Snake Mystery
Chess for Kids
Popular Mechanics: The Boy Mechanic
A to Z (Sandra Boynton)
Crow Boy
The Kid Who Only Hit Homers
The Planet of Puzzles
Dolphins!
Ginger Pye (part)
The Haunted Showboat
John Muir (COFA)
The Ultimate LEGO Book
Brother Joseph The Painter of Icons
George Gershwin (Mike Venezia)
The Dangerous Book of Boys
Stephen Biesty’s Cross Sections Castle
Carnival at Candlelight
Pirates Past Noon
Children Just Like Me
101 Secrets A Good Dad Knows
The Boxcar Children
John, Paul, George and Ben
Scientific Progress Goes Boink
Clara Barton
Volcanoes! Mountains of Fire
David Macaulay The New Way Things Work
The Baker’s Dozen
Bionics by Judith Jango-Cohen

What Nino Read, February 2016

Zita the Spacegirl
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl
Little Catechism on the Eucharist
Hurricane and Tornado
Childcraft World and Space
The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook
Saint Martin de Porres
Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles
Airplanes and Flying Machines
The Rain Forest
Castles
Best Ever Paper Planes that Really Fly
Scientific Progress Goes Boink
My First Body Book
Pablo Picasso: Breaking All the Rules
Abigail Adams: Girl of Colonial Days
If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake
Gandhi by Demi
A Weekend with Wendell
The Moffats
Space Station: Accident on Mir
Who Were the Vikings?
George Washington Illustrated Lives
The New Junior Classics 2 Stories of Wonder and Magic
The World’s Best Fairy Tales Volumes 1 & 2
The Penderwicks
The Boxcar Children The Camp-Out Mystery
The 13 Clocks
Hopscotch, Hangman, Hot Potato, & Hahaha
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Taggerung
Once Upon a Time Saints
Things I Can Make
Tomie de Paola’s Book of Bible Stories
The Great Juggling Kit
The Naughtiest Girl Is A Monitor
Charles Dickens: The Man Who Had Great Expectations
Days of the Knights: A Tale of Castles and Battles
Poppy and Rye
Scientific Progress Goes ‘Boink’
The Kingfisher First Encyclopedia
Great Cars
Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves
The Ultimate Lego Book
A Gift of Gracias

What Nino Read, January 2016

Religion/History/Geography

The Time Traveller Book of Rome and Romans
Fun with Hieroglyphs
Davy Crockett (COFA)
Time/Life Millennium
St. Augustine and his Search for Faith
Martha Washington (COFA)
George Washington (COFA)
Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections: Castle
The Reader’s Digest Children’s Atlas of the World
Teddy Roosevelt (COFA)
Knights and Castles
Paul Revere (COFA)
Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life
Albert Einstein: A Life of Genius
The Story of the USS Arizona
Secrets of the Mummies
New Catholic Children’s Bible
The Holy Twins
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Money: A Rich History

Sacramental Preparation:
Little Catechism on the Eucharist

Math
Mathemagic
Singapore Math 2A
Singapore Math 1B

Science

DK Eyewitness Astronomy
Tops Lentil Science
The Egg
Topps Primary Lentil Science

Literature
Nancy’s Mysterious Letter
The Cozy Book
The Phantom Tollbooth
Cam Jansen and the Wedding Cake Mystery
Taggerung
The Ghost at Skeleton Rock
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
Zita the Spacegirl
The Moffats
Romeo and Juliet (Bruce Coville)
The Secret Garden

Miscellaneous
Chess for Kids
The Kingfisher First Encyclopedia
101 Secrets a Good Dad Knows
Large Print Word Hunt
The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys
Spider October 2015
Spider November/December 2015
Extreme Machines
Scientific Progress Goes “Boink”

A 2nd Grade Curriculum

"look mommy i made a Lego weapon. it's called the SICKENER. it makes people throw up and gives them a headache"
“look mommy i made a Lego weapon. it’s called the SICKENER. it makes people throw up and gives them a headache”

Posting the 2nd Grade Curriculum I’m planning for our youngest at the request of homeschooling friends.

(And as always, this is subject to change at any time for any reason.)

Religion:

Faith and Life 2
Baltimore Catechism First Communion
A Life of Our Lord for Children (we’re already reading this but have to finish up)
Vision Saint Books (haven’t finalized choices, his initial picks are St. Benedict, St. Anthony (since that’s his name), St. Therese and King David — the saint books will count for Religion, History and Geography, as well as Literature depending on what we decide to do with them

Languages/Reading/Literature:

Prima Latina and/or Lingua Angelica (will be playing this one by ear, might go slow/fast accdg to interest)

All-of-a-kind Family
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Farmer Boy
Five Children and It
The Enchanted Castle
Emil and the Detectives
Misty of Chincoteague
Peter Pan
Kensuke’s Kingdom

[He had a few other choices from the book A Landscape with Dragons, but I can’t find it right now — will edit when I do!]
[And he said he wants to learn Japanese, and I haven’t explored that at all, so who knows. I may add it when I’ve done the research. Though I remember my cousin learning it when we were both in college and she lived at home, and it wasn’t bad at all and I had a great time learning alongside her. Marking this one a “maybe”.]

Math:

G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book
Singapore Math
– finish this up and move on to the next

Handwriting/Copywork/Memorization:

Selections from The Harp and Laurel Wreath

History/Geography (the Ancients):

We’re starting a wall timeline this year which we did with the other kids and was lots of fun.

Boy of the Pyramids
Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt
Rereading The Gilgamesh Trilogy

Fun things to do:
Pharaoh Headdress
Hieroglyphic Typewriter
Egyptian Lotto
Moses’ Story — this is a link to lesson plans etc. which we’ll probably modify to suit our needs
Make a pyramid using mini-marshmallows and toothpicks

We’re going to be cooking from Nile Style

And because “the moms” are just so awesome with book recommendations, we may supplement with several from the list Mary compiled here. Those with girls may like Suzanne’s list even more.

The plan right now is to do Ancient Egypt for the first semester, then Ancient Greece for second. But we’ll have to play that one by ear. If we decide to do Ancient Greece, I’ll update this post with Ancient Greek resources.

We’ll also be reading these:
Day of Ahmed’s Secret
One Green Apple
The Butter Man
Sitti’s Secrets

Science:

Plant Secrets
The Burgess Bird Book for Children
The Tarantula Scientist
Birds (National Audubon Society First Field Guides)
Insects (National Audubon Society’s First Field Guides)
How a Seed Grows
If You Plant a Seed
From Seed to Plant
The Reasons for Seasons

Nature Journaling

He also requested these:
Kids First Chemistry Set
Programmable Rover
SomeBody Game
Motors and Generators Experiment Kit
Sunprint Kit
I haven’t said yes to this: Cubelets, but we’ll see.

Music:
Piano Lessons
Continued exposure to classical music

Art
Child Size Masterpieces
Artistic Pursuits Book 1
Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning (TM))
A Child’s Introduction to Art: The World’s Greatest Paintings and Sculptures
The Art Book for Children