Nonreligious 2020 Second-Grade Curriculum Kit
This year you will love helping your child improve his reading, math, and thinking skills. He will study the five core science disciplines, learn about the Middle Ages, and build 40 rugged STEM models. With creative art, engaging logic games, and exploration of geography and culture around the world, this year will be a year packed with happy memories for both of you!
We asked parents who used our Nonreligious Second-Grade Kit how long their student spent on "school." Nearly all of them estimated that they spent 2-3 hours a day on their kit, for 4-5 days a week. That variation is likely to be impacted by how in-depth you take your child's studies, what your child's learning approach is, how distractible he is, and much more. You’ll be able to plan yours to work best for you with your access to the online Timberdoodle Scheduler, included with your kit. Make sure you allow yourself and your child some time to find your own rhythm!
Want to see at a glance?
If you want a quick peek at what's included in History, or the difference between the Complete or Elite levels then feel free to use this handy chart! Click the button below to open a PDF copy of the curriculum chart from our catalog.See the PDF
We want to show you just how awesome these curriculum kits are, so by default the Elite Kit Items are shown so that you can see all available items. If you want to see what is in each individual kit (Basic, Complete, Elite) you can use the buttons below to narrow things down and see only Basic Kit Items, Complete Kit Items, or Elite Kit Items.
2020 Nonreligious 2nd Grade Handbook + Scheduler
We wanted our curriculum handbook to be extremely simple, easy to use, and promote independent study as early as possible. Our guides are designed to get you up and running - today - without being overwhelming, boring, or confusing.Learn More
All About Reading Level 3 Full-Color Edition Deluxe Set
In Level 3 of All About Reading, students will advance to new heights in their reading abilities. Hands-on activities continue to provide a tactile way to review and learn words, while 25 exciting decodable stories help increase comprehension.Learn More
Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 2
Develop students' writing skills in each of the six traits with 125 engaging, 10- to 15-minute lessons.Learn More
Spelling You See - Level C
Spelling You See will help your child become a confident, successful speller, naturally and at his own speed. Each Spelling You See lesson is colorful, short, to the point, and fun!Learn More
Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness
Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness. Children will be enthralled to read the day-by-day account of how a 12-year-old Boy Scout from a New York City suburb survived cold, hunger, bears, a tumble into an icy river, and hallucinations.Learn More
Written in a whimsical and conversational manner, Word Fun is a gentle introduction to the eight most significant parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, interjections, and prepositions.Learn More
Math-U-See Readiness Assessments
If you are looking for a manipulative-based curriculum that ensures your children will be able to fully understand each mathematical concept before moving on to another one, you have found it in Math-u-See.Learn More
Simple, fast, fun, and purposeful, Tenzi is a perfect addition to your child?s curriculum. Tenzi requires fast hands, the ability to make accurate calculations, and the gift of laughter.Learn More
TENZI Card Deck
Simple, fast, fun, and purposeful, Tenzi is a perfect addition to your child's curriculum. With 77 Ways to Play Tenzi you will find a number of creative ways to make this dice game interesting.Learn More
Building Thinking Skills Book 1
This comprehensive, straightforward program develops four basic analytical skills (similarities/differences, sequences, classification, and analogies) through both figural and verbal problems. The exercises are clear, with sample completed activities so that the student can see exactly what to do.Learn More
Squirrels Go Nuts Smart Game
Your child may begin trying to solve the Squirrels Go Nuts challenges by moving the pieces randomly, but he will soon discover the logic behind the game. With easy and more difficult challenges, Squirrels Go Nuts is a fun, attractive, logic building game for the entire family.Learn More
Q bitz Solo is a fast paced visual dexterity game played in three rounds, each requiring a different set of visual and cerebral skills. Q bitz is produced by MindWare, award-winning creator and manufacturer of brainy toys for kids.Learn More
GridBlock is simple enough that a 4-year-old can understand, while also possessing enough depth that parents, even grandparents, find challenging and engaging. The rules are super simple – pieces of the same color MUST touch, and pieces of the same shape must NOT. Whoever places the most pieces wins the game!Learn More
The Story of the World Volume 2
The Story of the World Volume 2, The Middle Ages (400 - 1600) - This easy-to-implement history curriculum tells world history in a compelling, fun, way.Learn More
The Story of the World Volume 2 Activity Book
The Story of the World Volume 2 Activity Book, Use this alongside the Story of the World text to flesh out the stories and history that your children are learning. A complete history curriculum when combined with the textbook.Learn More
The Story of the World Volume 2 Audio Book
The Story of the World Volume 2 Audio Book, This spirited reading of the second in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of the middle ages.Learn More
Famous Figures of the Renaissance
If you have a child who dreads reading but loves art and drama, the Famous Figures series is the perfect history supplement for herLearn More
UGears 4Kids Knight on Horseback
UGears 4Kids Knight on Horseback is ready for your child's personalization. Remove the pieces from the board and color with whatever you like, then use the colorful pictorial manual to assemble the model without glue or special tools. It is made of high-quality wood and develops spatial thinking and fine motor skills.Learn More
Skill Sharpeners Geography - Grade 2
Skill Sharpeners Geography lets your child explore his world while learning key map skills and geography concepts with little fuss on your part. It takes your child beyond just the basics of geography and includes a smattering of histories and cultures within our world.Learn More
This Is the World: A Global Treasury
After charming children and adults for more than 50 years with his wry commentary and his whimsical paintings, an abridged compilation of M. Sasek's most popular children's travel books has recently been reissued under the title This is the World.Learn More
Building Blocks of Science 2 Study Bundle
Exploring the Building Blocks of Science is a year-long graded program covering all five core disciplines each year. It's based on an upward-spiral teaching method where disciplines are repeatedly visited and built upon.Learn More
Lab Kit for Building Blocks of Science 2
The Lab Kit for Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 2 contains over 30 items that are uncommon household items. This handy kit has virtually all of the more unusual household stocked items in just the quantities you’ll need to complete your experiments.Learn More
Fischertechnik Advanced Universal 4 with Engineer
From the company that has become world-renowned for its engineering components comes the new entry-level construction kit Fischertechnik Advanced Universal 4. If your family is looking for a hands-on way to introduce your child to an overview of mechanical construction, then here it is.Learn More
Wile E. Coyote Physical Science Genius, 4-Book Set
Wile E. Coyote Physical Science - Your child will learn basic physics while guffawing over the ill-thought-through misadventures of Wile E.'s labors to get hold of Road Runner.Learn More
Me: A Compendium
Me: A Compendium is a humorously illustrated, library-worthy hardback book that your child fills with drawings and words that reveal his likes and dislikes, and what exactly makes him tick.Learn More
Natural World Workshop
Using highly pigmented, yet easy-to-work-with gouache paint, Natural World Workshop by Djeco is a step above the traditional children's paint-by-numbers sets. Following the full-color picture instruction book, young artists are clearly shown how to complete these original pictures of nature.Learn More
Step-By-Step Drawing Book
Step-By-Step Drawing Book instructions are easy to follow, so children of all ages can effortlessly master the simple drawing skills required to depict a range of animals and objects.Learn More
Deep in the Jungle Sticker Mosaic Kit
With the Deep in the Jungle Mosaic Kit, your child can create striking images by following the color codes precisely and sticking on the stunning self-adhesive jewels and squares of metallic foam. Conversely, he can depart from the norm and plan his own eye-catching design.Learn More
Mad Mattr Craftsman
Mad Mattr Builder Pack Mad Mattr, an amazingly moldable, stretchable, dough-like compound, can be shaped into countless brilliantly colored creations. Now you can take your Mad Mattr to the next level by creating Lego™-like building blocks that actually lock together.Learn More
Test Prep: Grade 2
The Test Prep series offers students the essential groundwork needed to prepare for standardized tests. Based on subject areas covered by most state standardized tests, these colorful, inviting workbooks provide a good sampling of all the skills required of each grade level.Learn More
I was so happy with the curriculum kit for 2nd grade! I have two boys that are in the same grade and it was a good balance of book work and hands on activities. It made my first year of homeschooling fairly easy. Most of the curriculum is open and go. I decided late in the year to homeschool, and I was so happy that I found Timberdoodle. I didn't have a lot of time to do the curriculum research, so I trusted Timerdoodle, and I wasn't dissapointed! Thanks Timerberdoodle!!!
I know it tells you what you get when you order, but there really is so much stuff that comes in this set! Kids are still little and love to play at this age, and they account for that with some thinking fun.
At first glance the huge stack of materials I ordered as a curriculum can seem overwhelming, especially when not everything is 1 page a day or 1 lesson a day. This little book helps to make heads or tails of it all, and plan out how much should be done how often. Even as an experienced homeschooler, I am so happy I have this little book!
First: I was homeschooled from start to finish, and am thrilled to homeschool my own children.
I very much appreciated being able to add and remove items from the curriculum to best suit my children. It was also a great help in adjusting for a budget, squeezing in the best I could afford without having to bite down on all of an Elite package. I was able to add some Elite items to a Basic package, creating a curriculum I could afford. I was also able to duplicate a few of the workbooks without having to duplicate everything for a 2nd child.
I also liked that the curriculum started out with the basics for everything, allowing me to customize each subject as I went instead of having to think of what subjects would need to be added yet.
Have not started it but sofar liking what I'm seeing