Redbuds 2 
(2nd Grade)

Core Classes

  • Elementary core classes are 2-day classes. Students will attend both Mondays & Wednesdays for each core class hour taken. A one day option is available, but parents will be expected to present the new information and material on the second day to ensure the student stays on track with the class schedule.

  • Each class has a supply list. On the items you purchase, you only need ONE set for all classes, not 4 sets if you take all 4 core classes. 

Language, Phonics

& Writing

Abeka Phonics & Language 2

Teach your student the wonderful gift of the English language! This book gives your student an excellent foundation in sentence structure, language development, and grammar. It uses the special phonics sounds that will help expand his vocabulary, enhance his word analysis skills, and increase his reading speed.

2nd-grade handwriting reinforces precursive models for the entire alphabet.  Proper handwriting is practiced using Scripture, poetry, recipes, and thank-you notes.

Supply Fee: $5

  • Book Rental Fee may incur of $15 per semester

Supplies:​

Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty):

  • Box of Sharpened Pencils

  • One glue stick

  • Box of crayons

  • Pair of Kids Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Notebook Paper

  • One Plastic Folder with pockets and prongs, per enrolled class.

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

8:30am   - 9:15am

Math

 

Abeka Arithmetic 2

Have your child begin applying mathematical concepts to everyday situations even in the second grade. Foundational concepts such as addition with carrying and subtraction with borrowing are greatly emphasized and reviewed in Grade 2. Counting money, telling time, reading graphs, and Roman numerals are just some more concepts that your child will learn and build upon throughout his arithmetic journey.

Supply Fee: $5

  • Book Rental Fee may incur of $15 per semester

Supplies:​

Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty):

  • Box of Sharpened Pencils

  • One glue stick

  • Box of crayons

  • Pair of Kids Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Notebook Paper

  • One Plastic Folder with pockets and prongs, per enrolled class.

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

9:20am   - 10:05am

Reading & Spelling

 

Abeka 2nd Grade Readers & Reading Comprehension 2

Your child will read aloud a total of 10 books containing classic and modern stories and poetry that are keyed to phonics sounds. Discussion questions and enrichment ideas give you ways to enhance his reading comprehension.

Spelling: Guide your students to be super spellers! With 33 phonics-based word lists, your students will build their vocabulary with hundreds of words that they know how to spell correctly. Starting in the second semester, your students will boost their language skills even more with vocabulary words complete with definitions. Continue furthering their language abilities by encouraging poetry memorization with eight fully illustrated poems.

Supply Fee: $5

Supplies:​

  • Readers & Blend Book purchased by Aspire

  • Book Rental Fee may incur of $15 per semester

  • Reading Comp Workbook - Purchase Link HERE

  • Abeka Spelling & Poetry 2 - Purchase Link HERE

Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty):

  • Box of Sharpened Pencils

  • One glue stick

  • Box of crayons

  • Pair of Kids Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Notebook Paper

  • One Plastic Folder with pockets and prongs, per enrolled class.

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

10:45am   - 11:30am

Science / History

First Semester is Science

Abeka Enjoying God’s World

Satisfy your child’s curiosity about the world around him with this science text. In light of God’s design of creation, your child will study the human body, plants, animals, matter, energy, and space. Boost reading comprehension while developing thinking skills as your child researches the “how” and “why” questions behind the basic science concepts of his surroundings.​

Second Semester is History

Abeka Our America

Instill patriotism into your second grader with lessons about the people who made America great. Teach your child the historical accounts of the Pilgrims, Native Americans, early colonists, pioneers, cowboys, and immigrants. Give him a better understanding of American holidays, patriotic songs, and flag etiquette. Your child will learn where all 50 of the states are on a map.

Supply Fee: $5

Supplies:​

  • Worksheets purchased by Aspire

  • Book Rental Fee may incur of $15 per semester

Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty):

  • Box of Sharpened Pencils

  • One glue stick

  • Box of crayons

  • Pair of Kids Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Notebook Paper

  • One Plastic Folder with pockets and prongs, per enrolled class.

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

11:35am   - 12:25pm

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of CORE CLASSES please click this link: 

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of ELECTIVE CLASSES please click this link: 

Elective Classes

  • Elementary elective classes are 1-day classes. Students will either Mondays or Wednesdays depending on class enrolled in. Each elementary elective class is $120 per semester unless otherwise noted.

  • Each class has a description, supply list and/or supply fee listed. 

5th Hour Elective Classes

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

This class provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of games, sports, and sport related movements as well as health and fitness education. Focus is on sportsmanship during fitness and sport activities. Get ready for fun and exercise!

Teacher: Samantha Martinez

Supplies Needed:

- Comfortable Clothing & Shoes

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

P.E.

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

Little Bits is a hands-on earth science class created for kindergarten, first, and second grade students. The curriculum was developed by OERB (Oklahoma Energy Resource Board). The goal for this class is to give students a basic understanding of petroleum and how it relates to the world in which they live. Some of the topics that will be covered are different types of rocks and their properties, sound and vibration, push and pull, renewable and nonrenewable resources, location of oil, discovery of oil in Oklahoma, signs of danger on the oil field, and products made from petroleum. Thoughtfully written children's books accompany this curriculum, allowing the students to learn with the help of Petro Pete, the main character in the books.

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

Supplies Needed:

- Composition Notebook

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

OERB

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

Simple class full of fun arts & crafts!

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Arts & Crafts

6th Hour Elective Classes

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

Playful Pioneers is an explorative literature and projects based class, built around The Little House on the Prairie series. Throughout this class, we will cover: Bible, reading, discussion, narration, science, history, map work, art, poetry, and practical life skills, which will all flow from chapters that we read in these beloved books. Each week will involve making either a coordinating craft or a selection from The Playful Pioneers cookbook. Lots of fun will be had, while we focus on hands-on learning.

Teacher: Samantha Floyd

Supplies Needed:

- Provided - We will be making all sorts of interesting foods and projects, for which all will be purchased with the associated fee. I’ll also provide a folder for each child to keep all of their papers/projects in until the end of the semester and a classroom supply of crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, etc. All supplies will be provided, using supply fee.

Semester Supply Fee: $30

(collected each semester)

Playful Pioneers

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

STEM is designed to educate students in the four discipline areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. At times, art will also be added, making it STEAM. Each of the disciplines are integrated through project based learning of real world applications requiring problem solving. The following are skills that are developed through STEM: problem solving, creativity, inquiry skills, math and science skills, engineering-design thinking, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

Supplies Needed:

- 1 inch binder

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

STEM Class

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

Simple class full of fun arts & crafts!

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Arts & Crafts

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

We will work on basics of correct posture, finger techniques, sound production, bowings, vibrato, shifting to higher positions, note reading, playing in a group and everything else needed for playing the violin.

Teacher: Elana Gavrilov

Supplies Needed:

- Violin and bow

- 1/2 inch ring binder

- clear pockets for storing the music

Semester Supply Fee: $10

(collected each semester)

Violin

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

We will be using the generation genius website to create fun experiments each day

Teacher: Katie Acuna

Supplies Needed:

- Scissors, 1 glue stick, 1 bottle of white glue, 1 box of markers, 1 box of crayons, and 1 ruler

Semester Supply Fee: $25

(collected each semester)

Generation Genius Science Lab

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

In the Culinary Arts portion of this class, we will learn basic terminology, measurements, kitchen safety, and skills that are useful for preparing food. We will be making a variety of foods that require minimal use of the microwave, stove, and oven such as healthy snacks/appetizers, easy breakfasts & lunches, side dishes & some sweet treats. In the Home Economics portion of this class, we will learn a little bit of everything - chores around the house, general etiquette, manners for specific situations, and self-care. We will learn how to do each of these things and why they are important. To help keep interest levels high, we will alternate between Culinary and Home Ec lessons. Lessons will include fun activities, games, crafts, and scriptural lessons/verses when applicable. There will be an occasional activity or challenge sent home with the students for them to do with you or an older brother or sister. These will be optional, but I highly suggest completing them if for no other reason than to just spend time with your kiddos and let them show you what they’ve learned. I have one goal in this class… to teach your kiddos important life skills in a fun manner!

Teacher: Calista Firor-Reeder

Supplies Needed:

- Apron if needed for preparing food and Ponytail holders to tie back long hair before class.

- Other Supplies Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $30

(collected each semester)

Culinary & Home Ec

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

We will be covering the Elements of Composition. The first 8 classes will cover the 7 elements of composition: Line, Shape, Pattern, Texture, Balance, Gray Value and Color with two classes on color. We will also incorporate seasonal craft projects through out the year. We will work with various media including watercolor, acrylic, pencil, etc. Various craft supplies from around the house may be requested for different craft projects throughout the year, but should not incur added cost.

Teacher: Allison Leach

Supplies Needed:

- 8-10 Classic Bold Line Markers

- 4 pack Art Pencils - HB, 2B, 4B & 6B

- 12 pack colored pencils

- 24 pack Crayola Crayons

- Big Eraser

- 2 Black Sharpie

- 8 color Crayola Watercolor Set

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Art Composition

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song).

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- Guitar & Case

Semester Supply Fee: $20

(collected each semester)

Beginner Guitar

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

IEW Bible Heroes: Looking for a writing class for your student? Look no further! This class is the perfect way to introduce writing and build a good future foundation for your student. Bible Heroes: Writing Lessons in Structure and Style provides children with Bible-based writing lessons that follow the methods of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. IEW allows students to have immediate success in writing by teaching how to read a paragraph, create a key word outline, and then retell it in the student's own words. This class is designed for grades 1st-3rd and meets once a week. One or two days of homework will be sent home to be completed with parental guidance during the week. Units will cover things like key word outlining, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references (reports), writing from pictures, and creative writing. Each lesson will also include a Bible verse with games and activities to help students learn vocabulary words that will enhance their writing. Come join us and learn that writing doesn't have to be scary or boring!

Teacher: Sarah Gollotte

Supplies Needed:

- Bible Heroes Writing Lessons in Structure and Style workbook: 

LINK HERE

- 3 ring binder

- Around 25 page protectors (to be placed in 3 ring binder)

- Loose leaf lined paper

- Pencil pouch for 3 ring binder

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

Intro to IEW - Bible Heros

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This course is to help students get the basics of communication skills at a beginner level. The students will learn the alphabet, colors, numbers, songs, and more smaller signs. This class is designed to be an introduction to Sign Language.

Teacher: Jennifer Poteet

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $10

(collected each semester)

Intro to Sign Language

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This is a beginner ukulele class for 5th and younger. We will learn basic chords and rhythm patterns. We then move on to playing songs and have fun learning about musical concepts that apply to all musical instruments. Most of the school year will be dedicated to playing sing-along songs and having fun enjoying the music they are making. This class was created to possibly making an easy transition to the guitar class.

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- Ukulele & Case

Semester Supply Fee: $20

(collected each semester)

Beginner Ukulele

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

This class focuses on fun through learning a skill and being proud that the student has created something from a piece of fabric and thread. I encourage creativity over preciseness sew that the student will gain a feeling of accomplishment for this art. This class is for the beginner, intermediate and advanced sewer who wants to learn about how a sewing machine works while creating several projects.

Teacher: Ms. Sewbee

Supplies Needed:

- Seam ripper

- 2 pools of white thread each semester

Semester Supply Fee: $35

(collected each semester)

Beginner Sewing

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

This is a beginner ukulele class for 5th and younger. We will learn basic chords and rhythm patterns. We then move on to playing songs and have fun learning about musical concepts that apply to all musical instruments. Most of the school year will be dedicated to playing sing-along songs and having fun enjoying the music they are making. This class was created to possibly making an easy transition to the guitar class.

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- Ukulele & Case

Semester Supply Fee: $20

(collected each semester)

Beginner Ukulele

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

We will work on basics of correct posture, finger techniques, sound production, bowings, vibrato, shifting to higher positions, note reading, playing in a group and everything else needed for playing the violin.

Teacher: Elana Gavrilov

Supplies Needed:

- Violin and bow

- 1/2 inch ring binder

- clear pockets for storing the music

Semester Supply Fee: $10

(collected each semester)

Violin

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

We will be using the generation genius website to create fun experiments each day

Teacher: Katie Acuna

Supplies Needed:

- Scissors, 1 glue stick, 1 bottle of white glue, 1 box of markers, 1 box of crayons, and 1 ruler

Semester Supply Fee: $25

(collected each semester)

Generation Genius Science Lab

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

We will be covering the Elements of Composition. The first 8 classes will cover the 7 elements of composition: Line, Shape, Pattern, Texture, Balance, Gray Value and Color with two classes on color. We will also incorporate seasonal craft projects through out the year. We will work with various media including watercolor, acrylic, pencil, etc. Various craft supplies from around the house may be requested for different craft projects throughout the year, but should not incur added cost.

Teacher: Allison Leach

Supplies Needed:

- 8-10 Classic Bold Line Markers

- 4 pack Art Pencils - HB, 2B, 4B & 6B

- 12 pack colored pencils

- 24 pack Crayola Crayons

- Big Eraser

- 2 Black Sharpie

- 8 color Crayola Watercolor Set

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Art Composition

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song).

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- Guitar & Case

Semester Supply Fee: $20

(collected each semester)

Beginner Guitar

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

IEW Bible Heroes: Looking for a writing class for your student? Look no further! This class is the perfect way to introduce writing and build a good future foundation for your student. Bible Heroes: Writing Lessons in Structure and Style provides children with Bible-based writing lessons that follow the methods of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. IEW allows students to have immediate success in writing by teaching how to read a paragraph, create a key word outline, and then retell it in the student's own words. This class is designed for grades 1st-3rd and meets once a week. One or two days of homework will be sent home to be completed with parental guidance during the week. Units will cover things like key word outlining, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references (reports), writing from pictures, and creative writing. Each lesson will also include a Bible verse with games and activities to help students learn vocabulary words that will enhance their writing. Come join us and learn that writing doesn't have to be scary or boring!

Teacher: Sarah Gollotte

Supplies Needed:

- Bible Heroes Writing Lessons in Structure and Style workbook: 

LINK HERE

- 3 ring binder

- Around 25 page protectors (to be placed in 3 ring binder)

- Loose leaf lined paper

- Pencil pouch for 3 ring binder

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

Intro to IEW - Bible Heros

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

Hands on learning with a fun twist! Little to no lecturing, plenty of opportunities to learn by doing. It may get loud, it may get messy however this is where the love of learning is found. Last semester we made paper rockets (learned about aerodynamics and flight), origami leap frogs (leap year), confetti cannons (New Years), ran for President (Presidents Day), and built bridges out of only 6 pieces of paper and 6 inches of tape that held 8+ text books , and so much more.

Teacher: Nathan Bishop

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Worlds of Wonder

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

In this fun and exciting class, students will start off their coding journey with the basics of block coding using Microsoft MakeCode Arcade! This is a simple and effective way to understand the key concepts that apply to even high-level coding. During the class, they will create a platformer game (similar to Mario in concept), this will involve learning to create sprites, move them around a screen, level creation, and interactions between objects!

Teacher: Code Ninjas

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $20

(collected each semester)

Microsoft MakeCode Game Development