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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. Students will also take part in a service project to develop empathy for others and make a positive impact in the lives of others; we visit a senior living community several times throughout the school year to read, play games, and sing with the elderly.

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!

What will your child be learning?

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 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 Mrs. Barb Campbell, the Director of Religious Education 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 will begin teaching cursive after Christmas Break.

Science: Students will learn how to work like a scientist and use the design process. 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.

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, and suffixes.

Shurley English: Students will learn to use correct punctuation and capitalization, while writing in complete sentences. We will also learn to classify sentences with various parts of speech (i.e. nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions).

Spelling: Each week, students will have a list of ten words to learn. The first two words on the list can be spelled phonetically, the next six words follow a spelling pattern, and the last two words are “challenge” words. Tests will be on the last day of the week.

Some Extra Information

Math Facts and Reading: Students are encouraged to practice addition and subtraction facts (0-20) and read at home daily. Both of these activities will help them in the classroom!
Spelling: Students are encouraged to practice their weekly spelling words at home using SpellingCity, a fun website with games and activities to practice our spelling lists. The link is: http://www.spellingcity.com/mccartney109.

2nd Grade

  • Monday – Spanish
  • Tuesday – Spanish
  • Wednesday – P.E.
  • 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.

Check out events we think you might be interested in:

Second-2-None: Week of 10-19

Next week we begin to look at Reconciliation very closely, spending most of the next few weeks on this Sacrament and preparing for it. We began by learning what the Bible is and why it is so important. I will be handing out the Ten Commandments to the class in the coming weeks, and all...
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Second-2-None: Events

It is Red Ribbon Week next week. Below are the activities we will be doing to promote it. Monday – Homerooms will decorate their doors. We’re decorating our door with owls and the saying “Owl never do drugs!” (regular uniform day) Tuesday – Crazy Sock Day (regular uniform with crazy socks) Wednesday – Hat Day...
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Second-2-None: Week of 10/12

In Religion, we learned that there is a Church Year, with different seasons. We talked about each season of the Church Year and how there are different colors to represent them. We took a very close look at the season of Ordinary Time. In Language, we introduced article adjectives. So now the class can classify...
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Second-2-None: Week of 10-5

This week in religion class, we finished talking about Confirmation. Next week, we will discuss the Church Year and Ordinary Time. After that, we begin our months long preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In Language, we introduced adjectives. So now the class can classify the subject noun, verb, adverbs, and adjectives, with article adjectives...
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Second-2-None: Week of 9-28

In Religion, we’ve taken a closer look at Baptism and spoke about what happens during this sacrament. We also began to look at the Sacrament of Confirmation, discussing how it fully fills us with the gift of the Holy Spirit. In Language, we’ve been classifying sentences with a subject noun, verb, and adverbs. The children...
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Second-2-None: Week of 9/21

Week of 9/21 This week in Religion, we began a Sacraments craft project and began talking about Baptism. We looked at what Baptism is, discussed Original Sin and talked about receiving God’s grace. In Language, we’ve been classifying sentences with a subject noun and verb. Starting next week, we will add adverbs and adjectives into...
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Second-2-None: Week of 9-14

In Religion this week, we spoke about Pentecost some more and the Sacraments briefly, learning they were special signs given to us by Jesus. Next, we will look at each Sacrament more closely, starting with Baptism. Please talk to your child about his/her Baptism. You can even share some photos of the special day. In...
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Second-2-None: Week of 9/7/2020

We are getting into the swing of things rather well. The class has learned the rules, expectations and routines. They also worked very hard this week on the iReady diagnostics. What troopers!! This week, we spoke about what is a disciple and listed ways that we can all be a disciple of Jesus. We distinguished...
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Second-2-None: Week of August 31

The class is adjusting to second grade well. We are learning our routines and following them. We’ve gotten down to business! In religion, we talked about the three persons in one God, using a book about an apple to help understand. We’ve talked about how Jesus was human AND divine. On Fridays, we will usually...
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