General Studies 

Our Second Graders are inquisitive and curious!  They are developing confidence in themselves as learners and taking their role as members of the school community very seriously.  Rules are very important to them, and they want to spend a lot of time talking about and understanding them! They are also developing their comedic skills and appreciation for humor.  It is very exciting to watch them become experienced writers, readers, and mathematicians throughout the year, practicing their skills in more complex and comprehensive ways. They expand their reading comprehension skills as they develop more advanced and critical thinking skills.  

Our 2nd Graders:

  • Begin to reason and concentrate

  • Improve their ability to process information

  • Work cooperatively with a partner or small group

  • Understand the difference between right and wrong

  • Make connections between concepts and compare and contrast ideas with greater ease

  • Expand vocabulary

  • Read fluently with expression

  • Recognize most irregularly spelled words such as because and upon

  • Begin to use a dictionary

  • Add single- and multi-digit numbers with regrouping

  • Tell time to the quarter-hour

  • Know the concept of multiplication (for example, 2 x 3 is two rows of three)

  • Click here to learn more about key reading skills.


Judaic Studies 


The beginning of formal Torah /Chumash text learning is introduced in 2nd grade.

Emphasis is made on students gaining a clear understanding of the fascinating narratives of  Parshat B’reshit and Noach , (the two first Torah readings in the book of Genesis). Students will acquire a strong vocabulary of high frequency words, prefixes, and most common root words. The aim is for our students to become independent Torah scholars. As important as the textual knowledge, is the moral and ethical values as well as the personal association and relevancy that extend from this learning.

Work sheets are teacher generated which are customized to each lesson. and are tailor fitted  to the needs of all learners.


The Weekly Torah Reading /Parsha  comes alive and becomes very relevant , as our students learn and reenact the main Parsha themes of the week. Our students are very proud to share their extensive knowledge with family and friends  around the Shabbat dinner table. There is a summary review sheet with questions and answers which comes home every Friday.


Students Broaden their knowledge and fluency of the traditional daily prayers from a Siddur (prayerbook), as well as gain an appreciation for the meaning of the prayers they are reciting. Our goal is for our students to be familiar and at home with all the Jewish prayers in any Synagogue setting. 


Every day our second graders reinforce their Hebrew Reading skills with the Hemshech (continuation of reading) workbook , along with teacher generated material. Our goals  for our students is  to review and reinforce all the skills necessary for heightened  accuracy and greater fluency in Hebrew Reading


Our  Jewish  Holidays , traditions and culture come alive with energy and  spirit ,as our students  see , hear  and feel first  hand from their teachers ,who are living examples of  Judaism at its finest.

Students of the Hebrew Academy receive a complete and comprehensive awareness and  full understanding of Judaic culture and the timeless messages that are as  relevant  today. Hebrew Academy Students will learn and know the traditions and how to participate in Jewish rituals, ceremony and celebrations. Guaranteed!

Hebrew Language

The acquisition of conversational Modern Hebrew is a main theme at the Hebrew Academy. Our aim is for our students to develop a love for the land and people of Israel thru the use of Hebrew language and identification with their holidays. In Ivrit, students continue to develop their Hebrew oral skills. As they advance in their knowledge of and fluency in Hebrew, they become more confident in their communication abilities. Lessons are based upon our recently adopted Migdal Ohr/Keriah Veod  series. Each page is beautifully illustrated, thereby engaging the students' interest and stimulating their curiosity to learn more.

In second grade, the emphasis is on grammatical sentence structure elements so that students can carry on a brief conversation in varying contexts, while students continue to build their Hebrew vocabulary. Strong Jewish Values are highly emphasized throughout the Ivrit and Jewish studies curriculum.