Basic Curriculum for Grade 2


  • Margarita 2, epipedo 2, Tefhos 2- Text Book and Exercise Book by University of Crete (EDIAME)
  • Mathaino Ellinika 2 (A + B) – Text Book and Exercise Book by Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus
  • Paizo kai Matheno , epipedo deftero, tefxos 2, by University of Crete (EDIAME)

Listening / Speaking

  • Interact with teacher in Greek
  • Cultural and seasonal themes for discussion.
  • Expand vocabulary through themes:
  • Review themes taught in Grade One
  • New themes: fruits, vegetables, parts of a house, methods of transportation, clothing
  • Supplementary: Songs, poems, stories, word games
  • Role play/Dramatizations (everyday or imaginative situations)
  • View Greek videos for vocabulary, listening, and discussion
  • View Simple Greek videos for listening and discussion.


  • Review alphabet (upper and lower case)
  • Learn consonant and vowel digraphs (αι, ει, οι, ου, αυ, ευ)
  • Learn consonant digraphs (Στ, Μπ, Ντ, γγ, γκ, τζ, τς, γδ, θλ, χρ, ρτ, πρ, etc)
  • Review word attack skills (syllabication, context, visual clues)
  • Read stories from books mentioned above.
  • Recognize words in and out of context
  • Weekly vocabulary review


  • Practise writing letters of the alphabet, vowels and consonants, words, sentences
  • Improve handwriting: Copy passages from a text
  • Students compose simple sentences to accompany pictures or drawings
  • Seat work activities: Match/Unscramble words, sentences, fill in blanks (words, letters)
  • Spelling/Dictation: children write simple words from weekly lesson on chalk board


  • Review the alphabet
  • Distinguish between vowels, consonants
  • Begin parts of speech: Articles ο, η, το Nouns: Singular-plural: ένα, πολλά
  • Adjectives: Agreement with nouns (ο μικρός σκύλος, η μικρή γάτα, το μικρό παιδί)
  • Verbs: Auxiliary verbs: είμαι, έχω (used in sentences), negatives using δεν
  • Punctuation: using the period, comma, the stress mark


  • Developing fine motor skills and coordination
  • Following instructions
  • Participating in sequential activities

Culture / History

  • Review how we celebrate name days, October 28, Christmas, March 25, Easter
  • Learn Lord’s prayer in Greek, Greek National anthem
  • Role play family celebrations and traditions
  • Aesop’s fables: What makes fables unique stories? What is the moral of each?
  • History and Religion based activities


  • Kalamatianos
  • Koftos
  • Podaraki
  • Tsamikos
  • Karagouna
  • Hasaposervikos
  • Syrtos
  • Kouza

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"