Skip To Main Content
Virtual Learning Academy Consortium

Calvert Grade 2

Fully immersed in reading & math!

Grade 2 builds on acquired skills and engages students with their community. Students become fully immersed in the world of independent reading and build a strong Math foundation.

English Language Arts:

Grade 2 students add more sight words and increase fluency by studying additional vowel sounds, blends, and suffixes. Learners use their skills when interviewing a community leader and then writing a biography about him or her.


Second graders identify and perform guided investigations about the properties of matter to create a matter scavenger hunt and use engineering principles to design a solution to prevent or slow natural erosive processes that changes the shape of the land.

Social Studies:

Students study Native Americans and how the United States transitioned to a land of immigrants. Students will also learn about the U.S. government, economics and trade concepts. Learning is made fun by creating a travel guide of favorite places and making a plan to earn and save money.


Second graders study 3-digit numbers, addition and subtraction to 1000, mental Math, data collection, money,time, and shapes. Engaging projects include conducting a plant growth experiment and organizing a fundraising event.

Physical Education:

Physical Education focuses on how to become more fit and healthy. Children learn about warm-up and cool down, water safety, goal setting, nutrition, muscle strength, and flexibility, and are required to participate in regular physical activity.

Art & Picture Study:

This course explores drawing techniques, perspective, and color theory and includes the discussion and analysis of famous works of art.

Course content subject to change.

Print Materials

  • Quick Checks - auto-graded assessments to gauge understanding
  • Math In Focus G2 e-text
  • Math In Focus Digi +
  • Pearson ReadyGen Library e-texts:
    • Trouble at the Sandbox
    • Disaster Alert!
    • John Chapman: Planter & Pioneer
    • Pioneers to the West
    • On Meadowview Street
    • The Earth Dragon Awakes
    • Change Makers
    • Money Matters
    • Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
    • Friends Around the World
    • 68 Ways To Save The Planet Before Bedtime.
  • Pearson ReadyGen Text Collection G2 e-texts
  • Pearson ReadyGen Reading Collection G2 e-texts
  • HMH Science Dimensions 2 e-text
  • HMH ScienceFusion Virtual Labs
  • HMH Science Dimensions You Solve It Simulations
  • McGraw-Hill - Networks Social Studies: Who We are as Americans e-book
  • BrainPOP Jr. Interactive Activities
  • Discovery Education STREAMING Videos
  • MyMath Digital Resources
  • Legends of Learning Games
Grade 2 Print Materials visual of list above