Second Grade


  • Pumpkin Patch
  • CA Science Center
  • Natural History Museum
  • Economics Field Trip


  • Pirate Day- Searching for God’s Treasure
  • Bat and Spider Week
  • Magic Tree House Day
  • Fancy Nancy Manners Day
  • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Read Across America- Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
  • 100thDay of School
  • Fairy Tale Week


  • Ancestry Project
  • Felix-Geography
  • Special Person
  • Animal Reports Science Project
  • Flat Stanley



ABeka Publishers, Open Court, Scholastic – Level 2-4. We combine programs to create a truly comprehensive reading and language arts program using guided reading small groups, whole class reading and independent practice. The class participates in chapter read-aloud unit books (i.e. James and the Giant Peach). The Accelerated Reading Program also requires students to meet particular second grade standards in reading.

Sadlier-Oxford – Level 2 Our mathematicians are challenged to use basic math concepts and higher level thinking for on double-digit addition and subtraction, regrouping and carrying, factions, time, measurement, perimeter and area of polygons, and word problems, multiplication, volume…Timed tests on basic math facts are given to strengthen mastery of addition and subtraction. Introduction of multiplication is also included.

Harcourt/Houghton-Mifflin Publishers. Focuses on the plant and animal cycles, forces of nature, fossils, rocks and minerals, magnets and motion.

Spelling: C.S.I. Purposeful Design. Weekly spelling tests are given that are reinforced by our phonics based workbook.

Language: ABeka Book Publishers – Level 2. Focus is on writing a complete sentence, a question, and an exclamation, capitalization, punctuation, creative writing, alphabetizing, and recognition of compound, rhyming, singular and plural, possessive words and contractions.

Creative Writing: As writers our students begin with mastering a basic sentence and end the year writing and illustrating books.

Positive Action for Christ. Highlights include studying Creation, Moses, Parables, the Lord’s Prayer, Ten Commandments, Jesus’ Birth, and Easter.

Harcourt/Houghton-Mifflin Publishers. Maps, community, economics, geography, and ancestry.

Computers emphasizing keyboarding, Word, and math games, Library, P.E., Art, and Music.


Mrs. Donna Bresson


Mrs. Donna Bresson comes to Valley Presbyterian School with 20 years experience as a classroom teacher in kindergarten, first, and third grade. She happily serves as a paraprofessional for fifth and sixth grade. She enjoys the experience of working with older children and benefits from the chance to observe new teaching styles. Coming along side to help is all joy when you get to work with great staff and students. To add to that, there is always something interesting happening at Valley Presbyterian School where God is honored, children are loved, and Biblical principles are emphasized.

Favorite Verse: Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.