2nd Grade School Day!

This is something a lot of people are curious about, whether its those wanting to try it out, or those who doubt a child can be educated in a home environment and still excel.

The night before I go over the things I want each child to accomplish the next day and then I plan our schedule. Most days we follow it in precise fashion but we do have days when we ignore the fact that we even have a schedule.

The day I’m documenting below is a day that we followed it pretty closely!

Below is the schedule we were following:

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Language Arts this morning comprised of pronouns review and prefix/suffix work. The Grammar book we are using is by Scott Foresman and we really like it!

 

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Qu’ran review: Surah 2 Ayah 1-40

Qu’ran memorization: Surah 2 Ayah 228-230

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Reading

Some times we have assigned chapter books but this time is generally free reading. Today he chose to read the following:

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This is also the time that they play outside. Today when we stepped outside and to our surprise there was a turtle on the driveway.

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After some bike riding, popsicle eating, tire swinging and turtle observation, we returned inside for math. I LOVE the singapore math texts and highly recommend them. The other multiplication workbook is actually from the target dollar section.

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After Math, Lunch and a Shower…it was time for some structured read aloud time
Today’s book was a read aloud biography of Helen Keller with oral comprehension and retelling.  This was purchased from Barnes and Nobles and these biographies are geared for children.

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After this, they have about 20 minutes and together they built Lincoln Logs.

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They go to class at our local mosque from 2:30 to 4 everyday. When they return home, they take a break and can do whatever they like. Usually they play tag and create unreasonable amounts of noise but its all happy noise so i don’t bother too much 🙂

After that we regroup a little for some Science. Today’s lesson was about magnets. We use the book ‘Science: A Closer Look’ which is a McGraw Hill text and workbook.

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We reinforced what the lesson was about by using the following Magnet Kit which was purchased from Toys R Us but our local school supply store also has it.

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The magnet set contains activity cards. We only had time to do a couple of them today:

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After Dinner, we play games:
Tonight’s games of their choice were battleship,Tapple and checkers.

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After game time, we read an Islamic Story that teaches a moral. The book we are currently reading from is:

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The the kiddos all have a snack, brush their teeth, pray and go to bed.

 

 

 

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. You are brilliant and your blog is awesome! 🙂

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  2. Wow this is so impressive, my son is in year 2 as well. I remember reading the story of Helen Keller when I was a child.

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    1. Thanks for reading 🙂

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    2. Thanks for reading. We really enjoyed Helen Keller!

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