Year 2 Materials
1st Grade - 12th Grade Basic Supplies :
Continue using what you started in last year! You don't need to purchase new every year.
Spiral or Lined Notebook [for spelling, grammar, etc.]
Art Notebooking Journal [for history, science]
Joy & Wisdom Journal [Grades 3-12 for English, copywork, etc.]
Joy & Wisdom Journal for Younger Kids [Grades 1st and 2nd. Blank top half optional]
Micron Pens [for art notebooks]
Red Ink Pen [for correcting spelling/grammar]
Dyslexic Children : any letter tiles
If you want to do nature study in a separate notebook instead of in the Art Notebooking Journal :
Plain Travel Notebook [plain pages, no lines, any notebook will do!]
Preschool & Kindergarten Basic Supplies :
Use what you have!
Sketchbook [for Nature Study & Alphabet Drawing/Coloring]
Crayons [beeswax or use what you have]
Colored Pencils [we use watercolor pencils so they have dual use]
PreK and Kindergarten Core Books :
Sketchbook for nature study
Big Thoughts for Little People by Kenneth N. Taylor
A Children's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
Tales of Tiptoes Lightly by Reg Down
1st Grade through 12th Grade Core Books :
Bible [All Grades]
Free Bible App [All Grades. For personal devotions for kids and you to do]
Trial & Triumph by Richard Hannula [Grades 4th-12th]
Indescribable : 100 Devotions About God & Science [All Grades]
Kid's Herb Book by Lesley Tierra
Drawn to Nature by Claire Walker Leslie
Any Poetry Compilation Book. Pick one or two. [All Grades]
Musical Instrument [OPTIONAL. All Grades]
Amazon Prime Video for scheduled History Movies [All Grades]
McGuffey Readers [see guide below]
The Good & The Beautiful Readers [see guide below]
---------- NOTES ----------
McGuffey Readers select as follows :
The Good & The Beautiful Readers select as follows :
For 1st grade - Level K.
For 2nd Grade - Level 1.
For 3rd Grade - Level 2.
For 4th Grade - Level 3.
I recommend The Bible App for devotionals you and your kids 12 and up. Keys For Kids for kiddos ages 9-11, and The Bible App for Kids for your kiddos ages 5-8. Adjust the ages as you see fit for your kids' maturity and understanding level.
Indescribable is an excellent tool for Biblical Science for all ages. It leads to more research and papers/essays for older grades and very interesting discussions for all ages. Even I learned things along with my kiddos!
You do not have to do a musical instrument. If you already have one that you do, continue to grow in the skill. Great beginner instruments [you can choose any if your kid is interested in something else] are :
This just makes nature exploration extra fun!
OPTIONAL History Read Alouds
Initially these were in the required reads, but in an effort to keep things even simpler, we have made these optional. There are a lot of history movies in Year 2.
* What Really Happened in Colonial Times by Terri Johnson [Grades 4th-12th]
* History Lives : Rescue and Redeem - Chronicles of the Modern Church [Grades 4th-12th]