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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 May 24

Though we are close to the end, our second graders continue to work hard. In Religion, we continue our last unit which focuses on the Church and how we serve others. Next week, we will have the chance to learn about some Saints, starting with the Queen of Saints, Mary. In Grammar, we have classified...
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Second-2-None: Events

Believe it or not, next week is the last week of school. Wow … the time flew by! We will continue to be learning Monday through Wednesday. However, no homework will be assigned. Thursday is our Field Day. Information will be emailed home sometime on Friday, May 28th. Keep an eye out for it. Our...
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Second-2-None: Week of May 10

In Religion, we are finishing up talking about the Church. We’ve looked at the role of bishops and the Pope. We’ve also talked about how there are Catholics all over the world, celebrating the same beliefs. We’ve had so much fun learning about pioneer days with the last two stories. We’ve finished “Going West” which...
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Second-2-None: Week of 5-3

Even though we are only 19 days away from the end of second grade, we are still working so hard! In Religion, we have been talking about the way different people serve in the church. We focused on priests, nuns, and laity. We’ll continue to talk about serving others next week. We have begun reading...
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Second-2-None: Week of 4-26

This past week, the class has talked about loving God and others. We’ve also continued to practice receiving Communion and had our second lesson in Growing with God. They are doing quite well getting the grasp of data and graphs. This chapter is complete, with the exception of the review and test, which are next week....
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Second-2-None: Week of April 19

We have been practicing quite a bit for First Communion, and they are ready to receive Jesus. We will continue to practice next week for those receiving on May 1st. During this time we will also talk about ways to serve God and others. We’ve finished up measurement with our chapter test this past week....
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Second-2-None: Week of April 12

We are in the final stretch of second grade. Can you believe it?!? We’ve begun to practice for First Holy Communion during Religion class and have finished looking closely at the Mass. We will review it some more over the next few weeks. After that, we will talk about service to God and others. In...
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Second-2-None: Week of March 22

In Religion we continued to talk about Mass, looking more closely at the Liturgy of the Eucharist. We will be talking about the Triduum next week and Easter, as we approach the final days of lent this year. The class has finished Chapter 8 in Math with the test today and will continue with measurement...
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Second-2-None: Week of March 15, 2021

This week we welcomed Mrs. Van Wyck to our class. The class is so excited to have her with us. She has already begun to teach Math! We’ve begun to talk about the Liturgy of the Eucharist in Religion. We keep reviewing the various parts already learned to keep them fresh in our head. If...
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