Welcome to Second Grade! We always look forward to an exciting year, filled with learning and academic growth. Through an inviting and positive classroom environment, students are motivated to learn and be kind to others. This year, students will experience the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion to grow stronger in their faith and closer to God. From learning how to write in cursive to doing double-digit addition problems, students will learn so much throughout the school year. Be sure to check out the “Curriculum” tab to learn more!
Math: We are excited to continue with our math program, GoMath. Students will master basic addition and subtraction facts through 20, learn two- and three-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping, and focus on place value to compare numbers. We will also work with money, time, graphs, measurement, and geometry. Students will also have Simple Solutions, another math program that reviews various math areas throughout the year.
Religion: Students will have a wonderful opportunity to learn so much of the Catholic faith this year! We will discuss how Jesus is always with us, especially in the sacraments. We will do an entire unit dedicated to Reconciliation, and another unit on the celebration of the Eucharist. We will have conversations on how we can live our faith every day. Prior to receiving the sacraments, parent meetings will be held by Mr. Larry Manetti, the Director of Religious Education/Faith Formation to provide you with further information.
Handwriting: Handwriting will be practiced each day, whether with a specific worksheet or in writing answers, stories, etc. We begin with printing and move to cursive in the winter.
Science: Students will learn how to work like a scientist. They will also learn about technology, animals, plants, environments for living things, Earth’s resources, and weather.
Social Studies: Students will study basic geography skills, where we live, our country’s past, the working world, and government. We will also learn about various people and places in history.
Reading: We will be reading stories throughout the year and discussing various story elements, such as setting, plot, conclusion, etc. Students will learn how to identify the main idea and details within a text. We will also learn several reading skills and strategies to build comprehension and fluency in both fiction and nonfiction texts.
Writing: Students will effectively use the writing process to write informative, opinion, and narrative pieces throughout the year. We will also journal periodically.
Phonics: We will cover various sounds, from short and long vowel sounds to consonant blends, to diphthongs and digraphs. Students will also learn contractions, prefixes, suffixes, and more.
Grammar: Students will learn to use correct punctuation and capitalization, while writing in complete sentences. We will also learn various parts of speech (i.e., nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.)
Spelling: Most every week, students will have a list of twelve words to learn. We are excited to have a new Reading series that incorporates spelling, as well as Phonics and Grammar, and the series includes a workbook to help children practice spelling words.
• Monday: Spanish
• Tuesday: P.E.
• Wednesday: Music & Art
• Thursday: P.E.
• Friday: TLC
Rule 1 – Listen carefully.
Rule 2 – Follow directions.
Rule 3 – Work quietly. Do not disturb others who are working.
Rule 4 – Respect others. Be kind with your words and actions.
Rule 5 – Respect school and personal property.
Rule 6 – Work and play safely, fairly, and honestly.