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Grade 2 Online with Books

Grade 2 Online with Books

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Grade 2 for Distance Learning

Lease a Grade 2 Online Kit and get access to all the following Distance Learning courses:

  • Bible Truths 2 will help your elementary student see the Bible's practical relevance for life.
  • Heritage Studies 2 introduces your child to geographical, economical, and cultural concepts during American Colonialism.
  • English 2 emphasizes grammar learning and practice with vital reference skills and use of the Writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as friendly letter, make-believe story, and more.
  • Spelling 2 presents words arranged in same-sound, different-spelling groups for auditory memory.
  • Reading 2 encourages higher-level thinking and Biblical character building and emphasizes reading comprehension with compelling stories.
  • Math 2 adds to your second grader's mathematical understanding and problem solving skills.
  • Science 2 introduces God's creation while encouraging the student to think and learn like a scientist.
  • Handwriting 2 reviews PreCursive letters, then transitioning to cursive writing by adding a cursive stroke to the letters.

About Distance Learning Online

Distance Learning Online is homeschooling made easy. When you enroll your child in BJU Press’s online Distance Learning program, he can learn anytime, anywhere. All he needs is a computer and a high-speed internet connection, and he is ready to go. The student login allows access to engaging video lessons taught by expert teachers, online assessments (grades 5–12), progress-tracking features, and more. The best part is although you as a parent can log in and view your child’s progress and grades at any time, you are free to keep up with the rest of life.

What's Included

When you purchase the Grade 2 Distance Learning Online Kit, you receive:

  • Essential textbooks for each course. (Check the Contents tab for the full list.)
  • ETextbooks for Science 2 & Reading 2. (These will be available when you log in to
  • An email from BJU Press Distance Learning Online regarding student and parent login information.
  • Vacation Stations: Ocean Expedition

Register now! Your textbooks will be shipped right away. You will receive an email from BJU Press Distance Learning Online regarding login information for the online courses which will be available June 1, 2015. You will have through December 2016 to complete your online learning program.

* Unless otherwise noted, kits may not have any partial returns or substitutions.

Included Courses

Your distance learning kit includes the following by default. More details
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    Bible Truths 2 Online with Books

    Introduces the Bible through a chronological study of the Old and New Testaments. Lessons include Bible study skills, character traits and hymn histories. Lessons demonstrate ways to apply biblical principles to personal life situations.

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    Heritage Studies 2 Online with Books

    Continues the narrative of the founding of the United States from Jamestown through the War for Independence while explaining colonial farming, shopkeeping, kings and queens, and clothing.

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    English 2 Online with Books

    Teaches nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns. Join Mrs. Overly in writing descriptions, instructions, personal stories, poetry, book reports, and short stories.

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    Math 2 Online with Books (3rd ed.)

    Join Mrs. Walker and Carpenter Matt O'Malley and his pet beaver, Paddy, as they travel the world, working on special building projects and teaching mathematical concepts.

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    Reading 2 Online with Books

    Compelling stories encourage growth in Chrisitan character, and phonics instruction and discussion questions emphasize reading comprehension. Complete overview of phonics for the student who has no phonics background or who needs review.

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Each subject includes a printed Student Worksheets/Handouts packet. An abridged Teacher’s Edition and other resources are available when you log in to

Mrs. Sarah Lawson, BS

Mrs. Sarah Lawson, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Lawson previously taught kindergarten for four years. "One of my goals in teaching is to help your child feel successful at his present level and to encourage him to improve. Throughout the lessons, we talk about simple yet extremely important concepts, such as ‘God made me special,’ and ‘God gave me the Bible.’ I enjoy talking about these things with the children through the lessons. I wanted to be a teacher from the time I was a little girl, and I’m thankful to the Lord for letting me teach your child through this Distance Learning program."


Mrs. Sherri Vick, BS

Mrs. Sherri Vick, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningSherri Vick previously taught various elementary and junior high grades. "I like to look at the picture as a whole—to relate one subject to another so that the child can see how God’s plan fits together. I want the child to want to learn, so the lessons have to be fun. Hands-on is the best way, so I don’t want the student to just watch, but participate too! One of my goals is that, after watching the lessons, your child will continue in the things he has learned and develop lifelong learning skills that he can use both now and in the future."


Mrs. Debra Overly, BS, MS

Mrs. Debra Overly, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Overly, a mother of three, has experience teaching several elementary grades. "I want to encourage each child to look forward to learning each day and also to provide sufficient practice and review activities to help alleviate mom’s workload. Most importantly, I want to present Christ in each subject that I teach. Each child should hear the gospel and then see in a very practical way how it can change a sinner."


Mrs. Jennifer Cox, BS

Mrs. Jennifer Cox, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Cox, who previously taught third grade and worked for the BJU Press, continues teaching elementary grades for BJU Press Distance Learning. "Being the mother of three children is quite an education in itself. Dealing with my own children gives me insight into the minds and hearts of young children. I want each child who finishes [a] BJU Press Distance Learning grade to come away with a very sound, excellent education. One way I try to do this is by making each lesson clear and interesting so that the student can grasp the objectives and build on previous knowledge. I want to inspire children to love learning and to understand and believe that only the Christian who trusts God and obeys His Word will live a life filled with blessing and reward."


Mrs. Evanna Walker, BS

Mrs. Evanna Walker, a course instructor for BJU Press Distance LearningMrs. Walker has eight years’ experience teaching first grade at Bob Jones Elementary School. “My first love is to teach a child to read-primarily so that he can read God’s Word for himself and share it with others. He should be able to appreciate what he reads, draw conclusions, and make value judgments to become a thinker.”

  • Author - BJU Press Distance Learning
  • Copyright Year - 2009
  • Format - Distance Learning Online
  • Grade Level - 2
  • Publisher - BJU Press

Technical Requirements for Distance Learning Online

  • Processor: Pentium class, 1 GHz processor or the equivalent.
  • Operating System: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP service pack 2 or later, Mac OSX 10.4 or later, or iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch).
  • Memory: Minimum of 512MB RAM (or more as required by the operating system*).
  • 20% free hard drive space
  • Google Chrome Version 13.0 or later, Internet Explorer Version 8.0 or later, or Firefox Version 3.0 or later versions. Other browsers may be used, but may not support all functionality.
  • Adobe Flash Version 9 or later
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or later
  • High-speed internet connection: LAN, Cable or DSL Modem
  • An active email account

*Note: Windows Vista and Windows 7 users will need a minimum of 1 Gigabyte of RAM to run Windows Vista or Windows 7, but 2 Gigabytes is recommended for optimum efficiency.

FAQs about Distance Learning Online | Terms & Conditions for Distance Learning Online

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! We love it! I have children in K, 2nd, and 4th grade. All of them are using the online videos and they are fantastic! Saves me a ton of work and I enjoy the facilitator online grade book to keep up with their grades. September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Educational and Entertaining! This program is an answer to prayer for us! My daughter is a right brain visual learner and this curriculum has worked beautifully with her. The puppets, skits and computer graphics hold her interest and the teachers do a great job of presenting the subject matter to the children. My only small complaint is that I find the teachers materials a bit confusing and sometimes difficult to locate. I wish all the appendix pages and teacher material for each subject were in a workbook form and could just be torn out in order. I probably just need to be better organized. Also, a suggested grading scale with the test answer keys would be nice. September 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by The book was a blessing and exactly what was needed. The activity skills, nonfiction readings, story starters, and art were motivating to my student and were a pleasure for me to share. September 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just what we needed The Vacation Station was just what we needed. The layout was simple and easy to follow. My kiddos love the "check off" system for both them and me. My son loved the math and my daughter loved the short stories. July 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rising third grader We use this book and the handwriting book for my son to "earn" his computer time. It's an excellent review of the skills that he was taught during the school year. The math problems are generally presented in the "old fashioned" way in which I learned them and not the way that my son learned in school. This caused a few hiccups in the beginning, but as soon as I explained to him how to do it and pointed out that the old way actually makes much more sense, he was fine! July 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent education My son loves the 2nd distance learning program through BJU Press. We started with the K4 distance learning, and just can't seem to find anything more thorough, or well suited for our son. The online portal is user friendly, and has been improved every year, and I have seen how responsive BJU is to reasonable, parental feedback. The curriculum is time tested and incorporates activities for all learning styles. April 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Engaging but frustrating Academically, the program is excellent. It covers all the important topics in a smartly organized way, and gives the student all the tools they need to handle new concepts. It's a great mix of learning new things, drilling, review, and playing games. My daughter enjoys the characters, the games they play, and the other things they learn about (Bible verses, construction, countries around the world). When she's not frustrated, she finds the program a lot of fun. However, the program is not super easy to use. There are three problems that frequently frustrate us. First, the video lessons often go too fast for her. She has to pause them frequently or she falls behind. Sometimes they are drilling math facts too quickly for her; other times, they are just setting up materials in a complicated way that takes time. This really frustrates my daughter - it makes her feel like she can't keep up, even if she is working really hard and understands the math concepts perfectly. Second, the book of manipulatives. It's hard to punch out the items, it takes a long time, they often tear, and taking them out leaves a plethora of paper fibers all over the floor. Third, the instructions are fairly disorganized. Often, the website tells me to put the wrong materials in the folder. E.g., some of those materials aren't used; other materials are needed but not listed; or the wrong amount is listed. (For example, it might say she needs 16 Unifix cubes and the number line, when actually she needs 30 cubes and the number packet.) This doesn't happen every day, but it happens often enough to annoy both of us - she has to pause in the middle of a lesson to get me to get more materials. HOWEVER, I will keep using BJU math, because I think it's worth it, despite all the trouble. My daughter loves math and is learning everything she needs to learn. December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by My daughter loves this My daughter loves this curriculum. She is the type of person who loves the structure. I am not that type, so this has helped us to accomplish what she needs, and has relieved the stress in our relationship. The only thing is that the volume is not good. It is very soft, and unless she has headphones on she cant hear it. Hoping its not like this every year. I really want to be able to hear the videos and know where she is while I am feeding the baby in the next room. Melissa October 5, 2014
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