Here is our new installment of great resources for busy homeschooling moms! This time, it is our Second Grade Homeschooling Made Easy! Are you stressed out about creating great second grade lessons? Are you going through a busy time in your lives like moving or having a baby or someone in the family is sick or needing extra attention?
Homeschooling doesn’t have to go to the back burner or stop altogether! You can get together a great second grade lesson plan list to make your life and your homeschool successful, even when life throws curve ball after curve ball. Let me tell you what I mean.
In our Second Grade Homeschooling Made Easy post, I will share with you that you can use some great and useful workbooks that have lots of educational second grade games and activities. They will keep the learning going, even in the busiest of days.
You can use workbooks as your core curriculum for a while, you can use them to review subjects to make sure they are keeping up with their knowledge or you can use them for when you are in the waiting room.
Sometimes, I need a break from the routine or from planning lesson plans, but I want my kids to keep learning or to squeeze in a review week. Workbooks are perfect for that! We simply sit to complete a few pages for each subject and then we are done. Workbooks are the easiest thing to carry when we go camping or go on road trips.
Some moms have told me that they are completely clueless about coming up with second grade learning activities that are at grade level, relevant and fun. Well, comprehensive workbooks can prove to be your go-to friends when it comes to learning for 2nd graders. Here are some of the best ones we have used or I used when I was a 2nd grade teacher.
Second Grade Big Workbook from School Zone
Reading & Math Jumbo Workbook: Grade 2 from Scholastic Teaching Resources
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills, Grade 2 from American Education Publishing
Lots and lots of moms are nervous about second grade Math lessons and don’t really know how to make math fun. Well, good news! You do not have to buy a Math curriculum for second grade, if you don’t want to.
Take your time and get ideas about relevant lessons for this grade by using some of these great workbooks. Some workbooks cover all of 2nd grade Math, but if your child is struggling with a particular topic (say, time or fractions), you can get a specific workbook to review those only.
Math Basics Grade 2 from School Zone
Star Wars Workbook: 2nd Grade Math from Workman Publishing
2nd Grade Problem Solving Workbook from Mead
Second Grade Super Math Success from Sylvan Learning
Addition and Subtraction Grades 1-2 from School Zone
Time Money & Fractions, Grades 1-2 from School Zone
Word Problems Grades 1-2 from School Zone
Word Problems Grade 2 from Kumon Publishing
Language Arts & Reading
For second grade Language Arts, some moms don’t know how much kids should be reading or how well they should be reading. And what about second grade Phonics? And what about second grade sight words? Ah! Don’t forget reading comprehension, Spelling and Grammar.
Don’t get overwhelmed! Here are the prefect workbooks to help you know what to cover and also the sources to cover those topics. You can always skip around or expand on the topics they need more support in. Remember, these workbooks are the most affordable way to gain access to what your second grader needs to learn during that school year.
Success with Reading Comprehension, Grade 2 from Scholastic
Success with Writing, Grade 2 from Scholastic
Star Wars Workbook: 2nd Grade Writing from Workman Publishing
Success With Grammar, Grade 2 from Scholastic
Star Wars Workbook: 2nd Grade Reading from Workman Publishing
Daily Reading Comprehension, Grade 2 from Evan Moor
Second Grade Reading Skill Builders from Sylvan Learning
Grade 2 Writing from Kumon Publishing
Second grade Science lessons are a lot of fun. Don’t forget to include those in your list of second grade school work! You kids will have a blast with hands-on projects, Science experiments and even get ideas for second grade Science Fair projects! I included a Geography book in this list because it is a fun one. 🙂
DK Workbooks: Science, Second GradeScience, Grade 2 (Interactive Notebooks)Daily Science, Grade 2McGraw Hill Science Grade 2Second Grade Science: (For Homeschool or Extra Practice)DK Workbooks: Geography, Second Grade
Daily Science, Grade 2 from Evan Moor
Thank you for reading our Second Grade Homeschooling Made Easy post! As you can see, you can simplify one or two or all lessons in your homeschool for a time by using workbooks that are trusted and proven to help. Enjoy!
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