Category Archives: Grade 2

Anansi the Spider – Grade 2 – Weeks 1 and 2

This month I used the stories of Anansi for our Language Arts block. The Anansi spider stories are Jamaican folk tales that can probably be classified as trickster tales and animal fables. These stories were an unusual departure from the … Continue reading

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Anansi the Spider – Grade 2 – Weeks 3 and 4

This week we continued reading our Anansi the Spider stories, and we decided to draw a story called “Anansi’s Special Postman” from Donna Simmon’s curriculum, which can also be found in this book: West Indian Folk-tales Second grader’s Anansi and … Continue reading

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Math Games

My son is a big fan of games, so we make a lot of math board games. I have a wonderful book called Games for Math by Peggy Kaye. I first became aware of this book from the Rudolf Steiner … Continue reading

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Math – Four Times Table

I have been working on the four times table with my second grader. We have been doing a number of things: 1 – Count by 4’s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, etc. 2 – Toss a ball, … Continue reading

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King Arthur – Weeks 1 and 2

We have been working on a second grade language arts block focused on King Arthur. The block plans come from Marsha Johnson at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorfhomeeducators. The plans are available in her files section, along with many other gems! Each week I … Continue reading

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King Arthur – Weeks 3 and 4

We are still having a lot of fun with this block. I have a blog entry for the first 2 weeks as well. Page training is exciting, with the children often thinking of new challenges themselves. For week 3, our … Continue reading

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King Arthur Page Training

One of the most fun aspects of the King Arthur block was page training. A page is a young squire in training, while a squire is a knight in training. Marsha gives ideas in her Arthur block regarding page training. … Continue reading

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