Grade Two Program

Grade Two Program Release to Begin April 2025

The Enki Program for Grades One to Three are in the pipeline for distribution and we plan to release one grade level at a time each year, over the next three years. These will run on the  the Enki Program Subscription Model.

Since the Grades One, Two, and Three Programs are currently going through the shift to our new digital subscription model, so we can share the specifics with you and provide a chance to look into the future! Have a look below.

Each program is very thorough and is designed to support the teacher, whether at home or in the classroom,  in bringing an enriched, arts-integrated, global studies curriculum to a wide range of children.

If your child has a significant special need, you may need program contents adjusted or expanded. We have had many children with significant challenges thrive in Enki and we encourage you to read the website section on our approach to meeting special needs, and if it seems like a good fit,  to make a pre-purchase appointment to see what is possible within the Enki program.

Second Grade Materials

The second grader becomes acutely aware of the wonders of social life and is all too ready to play a trick or turn any situation into a game; his focus turns to the interplay of chaos and order. Therefore, the theme for this grade is the movement between chaos and order. To this end, our materials include an extensive collection of global stories of sages and tricksters, written for the second grader. The focus on the playfulness of the social world  is also the central theme in our math and science stories and activities. More on Grade Two here.

Foundation Guides Books I

In this book the underlying worldview and outlook that lies at the core of Enki are explored. The overview offered here lays the foundation for all that will come throughout Enki and we offer descriptions of how this manifests in the day to day experience of the children..

Book I Sample Pages:
Table of Contents (pdf)
Form and Freedom (pdf)

Available on our membership site:
Video: The Enki Approach: Developmental Immersion Mastery
Video: Enki RedShelf digital book guidance

Foundation Guides Books II & III

In this book we delve into the underlying worldview and outlook that were introduced in Book I.  Each topic is taken up at deeper and deeper levels so that readers can explore at whatever level serves their needs. The deepening understanding offered here gives the teachers – whether at home or in the classroom – a keel to steady their course and keep focused on serving the child(ren)’s wellbeing as they adapt plans and materials to best meet their unique situation.

Books II & III Sample Pages:
Table of Contents (pdf)
Child Development: an overview (pdf)
Neuro-sensory Integration (pdf)

Teacher’s Workbook

This is a short, printable pdf for you to work with to find how best to apply the insights and materials Enki offers to serve YOUR unique situation. Because Enki works deeply with the patterns natural to living and learning, the principles explored can - and must be - be applied different ways in different situations. In this booklet, we guide you through the process of adapting the materials methods so that you have a program that will serve your world and yet still draws on the wisdom and coherence of Enki.


Grade Two Teaching Guides

This book offers an in-depth look at the Enki philosophy and how that unfolds in the daily life of the second grader. This covers the rhythms, environment, and activities of each day, and an overview of each subject area.

Available on our membership site:
Video: Road Map to Enki – Grades 2 and 3

Enki Grade Two Starting up booklet

A short but detailed step-by-step plan to get you started and get your footing over the first month.

Available on our membership site:
Music:  audio of the recommended songs included in the Start Up Booklet Movements

Movement: video demonstrations of the recommended activities included in the Start Up Booklet

    Grade Two Learning through Movement Seasons and Skills

    This collection of over 60 activities, includes many ways to explore and celebrate the seasons and to build academic skills. The verses, games, and activities for introducing and practicing academic concepts, provide an active way to deepen understanding and strengthen memory. This library includes many wonderful songs, activities, and games that are suitable for both the homeschool and classroom – directions for using them in both homeschool and classroom are included.

    Available on our membership site:
    Music:  audio of the seasonal songs

    Movement: video demonstrations of the movements used in all seasonal and skill activities

    Grade Two Humanities: Sages and Tricksters Book I (with cultural music, dance, arts and crafts)

    The Second Grader is simultaneously full of curiosity and mischief, and eager to see human greatness. To meet these longings, we offer this first of two books, each with short chapter book stories of 7 sages and 50 Trickster Tales . This series presents the child with a mirror of his boisterous nature, and a chance to see that very curiosity and liveliness transformed into the compassionate action of a sage. To help the child experience his unlimited potential, we have chosen sages who span time, culture, and social activity – from social/political issues, to religion, to the sciences, to the arts.

    Available on our membership site:
    Music:  audio of cultural songs to go with the sages in this collection

    Movement: video demonstrations of the cultural dance to go with the sages in this collection


    Grade Two Humanities: Sages and Tricksters Book II (with cultural music, dance, arts and crafts)

    This is the second installment of stories of sages and tricksters from more cultures. Included are crafts, traditional songs and dances from each culture. 

    Available on our membership site:
    Music:  audio of cultural songs to go with the sages in this collection

    Movement: video demonstrations of the cultural dance to go with the sages in this collection

    Grade Two Arts: Language Arts Skills, Music, Visual Arts, Sculptural Arts

    The book focuses on our arts-based method for further developing the skills needed for reading and writing, the visual and sculptural arts, and music – including recorder playing.  All teaching begins with story so both stories and instructions for teaching each area are included.

    Available on our membership site:
    printable language arts games and activities (pdf)

    worksheets for handwriting practice activities (pdf)
    Printable Grade One Reading materials for those needing this support
    Video: including demonstrations of storytelling, reawakening story, phonics through movement and teaching poetry
    Video: including demonstrations for teaching painting, drawing, and recorder.


    Grade Two Math

    In Grade Two we continue to focus on the world of relationships so central to mathematical thinking – and to the child at this age. We begin with a new set of stories and activities designed to firm up the learning begun in Grade One. This forms a strong base for the core undertaking of Grade Two: an exploration of place value (ones, tens, hundreds, etc.). Place value underlies our entire mathematical system and – although it is second nature to adults – this is a complex concept. This collection of stories and activities brings both the review work and the study of place value to life. Together these bring the child through a rich immersion in the living nature of mathematics, on to an ease with the nuts and bolts of simple calculation.

    Available on our membership site:
    printable worksheets to go with the stories and activities (pdf)

    Rose is even further ahead in math than my older child, Carl. While Carl was right with the Enki curriculum, and this has resulted in him now  skipping two public school math grades, Rose is farther along already. The Enki curriculum has given us a developmentally correct approach that feels wonderful. Enki has created a foundation for both kids that allows them to excel as they are now. Regarding math, your curriculum is at least a year ahead of the Boulder Valley Public School District. In Carl’s case, the knowledge also became integrated enough that he seems not to need a year of review, which is why they invited him to go ahead to 9th grade math as a 7th grader. I think this is because of the careful foundation work of Enki, and the arts-based approach. Just so you know, I brag about how great this curriculum is to people who ask!

    Parent in Colorado

    Grade Two Science (including Nature Stories and Crafts)

    The Second Grader is ready to take up science in a more focused manner, but still within a life filled ecosystem. This collection includes many stories that have been written specifically to bring scientific phenomena to life in just this context. Whether flying with the Monarch on her long pilgrimage to Mexico and back, or exploring the powerful cycles of destruction and rebirth in nature’s wilder phenomenon (tornado, wild fire,, blizzard, etc.) the second grader is reassured to find her own strong impulses expressed in nature. Strengthening this “living and personal sense” of scientific phenomena in the early years creates a strong foundation for later intellectual exploration.

    To strengthen the experience of the cyclic processes of nature, we encourage teachers to choose some core seasonal stories and repeat them yearly; therefore, the Kindergarten and Grade One collections are used as part of the Grades Two curriculum.

    The experience of each phenomenon studied is deepened through related crafts activities, and experiments.  


    Developmental Immersion-Mastery: the Enki Approach

    is a video tour of the Enki program at work in homeschools and classrooms. You will hear about the underlying outlook from Beth Sutton, Developer and Director of Enki Education, and about the Enki experience from parents, teachers, and the students themselves.

    Cover of Enki Kindergarten Story Book

    Enki Audio-Visual Support includes:

    • Road Map to Enki (a more detailed look at working with Enki, with demonstrations of approaches to storytelling and art work)
    • 30 minutes of demonstration videos, showing the basic movements, their terminology, and samples of children doing the activities
    • Audio for 67 songs to help ease the teacher’s preparation.  
    Cover of Enki Kindergarten Story Book

    Enki Guidance Calls

    This is a chance to meet with a senior faculty member and others working with Enki to explore the philosophy and pedagogy and, most importantly to receive and give support for the lively process of adapting Enki methods to meet your child(ren) and the realities of your life. Included are:

    • 4 LIVE Q and A calls over the course of the year. These are for you to discuss you particular questions and challenges with others working with Enki and with a senior faculty member, and for you to share your insights and creativity with others. Details on Membership page.

    If your child has a need that is not readily met by the program and materials, you may need program contents adjusted or expanded. If so, we encourage you to begin by  reading the website section on our approach to meeting special needs and then, if that view is in alignment with your outlook,  please make an appointment to see what is possible within the Enki program.

    Grade Two Program Release to Begin April 2025

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    Enki was developed because of our commitment to social justice, including seeing that all who want Enki, are able to have it. To that end, we operate on a sliding scale basis, starting at the top market tuition and offering needs-based reductions from there.

    As well, Enki is committed to contributing to the cause of human and environmental justice. Historically we have donated a portion of profits to diverse nonprofits committed to these causes. However, at this time we are joining efforts to dismantle systemic racism and so, we will donate a total of $50 from each subscription sold to a combination of Color of Change and Indigenous American Justice groups.

    Return policy

    You have a grace period to decide if Enki is a good fit for your family. If you let us know that you wish to return the Enki program within 30 days from purchase you are refunded the subscription fee minus a $125 administrative and intro materials fee. You may keep the Starting Up Booklet and small selection of audio files—feel free to share or pass along.

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