Yes, you CAN homeschool second grade completely FREE!
Welcome to the Homeschool Every Grade for FREE series, where I show you how to provide a quality homeschool education without spending a dime on curriculum. Today, I'm sharing all of the resources you'll need to homeschool second grade. These resources cover Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and even a few extras like Art and Music.
Everything you need to get started homeschooling second grade is included. Simply follow the links!
The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts
The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level 2 covers phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography all in ONE beautiful and comprehensive language arts course. This curriculum is completely open-and-go so you don't have to plan anything! Simply print the materials, open the coursebook to the first lesson, and begin!
TLS Books offers several different styles of handwriting worksheets to choose from. If your child still needs some practice with basic letter formation, you'll want to choose from the Basic Handwriting Practice Worksheets or the Zaner-Bloser Style Handwriting. If you think they're ready to move to the next step, you can try some precursive practice with the D'Nealian Style Handwriting Fonts, or move straight into cursive with the Cursive Handwriting Practice Sheets.
You actually have a couple of GREAT resources for second-grade math to choose from.
The first is from Miniature Masterminds. You get a 190+ page workbook that includes both worksheets and hands-on activities as well as reviews and practice tests.
If you're looking for a less flowery, just cover the basics and move on with our day approach, then Plain and Not So Plain will be a great fit for you. It covers all the topics needed in second grade, and then some, in a very straightforward manner. Simply print the workbook and complete one worksheet per day. Done!
History & Geography
For history and geography, Under the Home has you completely covered.
For American History, you'll read through Stories of American Life and Adventure, which is a wonderful vintage text that kids love.
In World History, you'll read Ancient Man: The Beginning of Civilizations.
And in Geography you'll study Where We Live: A Home Geography.
For Science, you'll stay with Under the Home where you'll study animals using a variety of wonderful vintage texts by Clara Dillingham Pierson, Thornton Burgess, and Anna Botsford Comstock. These are wonderful books that we have enjoyed in our homeschool over the years.
These extras are for the purpose of adding fun to your day, developing the interests of your child, or filling free time in productive ways. It's important to note that these extras are just that . . . extras. They are not required material for second grade (at least in most states–be sure to check your local state homeschooling laws!).
Under the Home offers a Studio Art course that covers simple drawing methods.
Art for Kids Hub offers video tutorials on how to draw just about anything you can think of! They are great fun! Here's a sample:
Under the Home has a Plucky Strings and Peppy Percussion course that includes 36 weeks of lessons. Each lesson includes vocabulary words, activities, discussion questions, and more.
PE with Joe has been recording daily PE videos for kids since March 2020. As of this post, there are 78 videos available!
Cosmic Kids Yoga is a favorite with my kids. They LOVE the videos and yoga workouts, and I find that I can turn one of these on when the day is going a little haywire and the kids will be much more settled afterward. WIN! Here's a sample:
And there you have it! Everything you need to homeschool second grade completely free!
I hope you have a wonderful second-grade year!