Programs - Grades
Second graders are beginning to notice more differences in the world and in those around them. Traditional fables and legends, stories of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to mankind, form the core of the language arts curriculum this year. These tales both confirm the differences in personality traits between people and balance our challenges and shortcomings with those aspects of ourselves that can be used in service to the greater good. As reading skills continue to expand, independent reading - both silent and aloud - is encouraged. Independent writing also begins to play a greater role in language arts. During math lessons, place value, carrying, borrowing, long division and mental math are added to arithmetic skills. Multiplication tables from 1-12 are thoroughly mastered this year.
To peruse some of the major themes of River Valley’s grade school curriculum at each grade level, please see below:1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Specialty classes