2nd Grade


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!

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 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.

Second-2-None: Week of 9/11

We are getting into the swing of things rather well. The class has learned the rules, expectations and most routines. We’ve been working hard on iReady too. What troopers!!  In Religion, we’ve continued to talk about the Blessed Trinity and read a wonderful book to help understand the Trinity. We took time this past week...
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Second-2-None: September 1

I am so looking forward to teaching your children this year.  It’ll be so exciting to work with each child and watch as they grow academically, spiritually and socially. The first few weeks of school are an adjustment. So, we spend quite a bit of time on learning/practicing routines, working together in our workbooks, on...
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Second-2-None: Week of 5/23

During Religion this past week, we learned about the structure of the church. We discussed how the Pope is the leader, cardinals, bishops, and pastors. We learned how pastor run a parish and bishops take care of a diocese. We also spent time discovering that though Catholics may have different traditions or ways of doing...
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Second-2-None: Week of 5/8

The last two weeks have been very busy for our second graders. We prepared fully for first Holy Communion reviewing the Mass, practicing how to receive Jesus, and talking about what will happen on First Communion Day. We also spent time practicing for May Crowning Mass, in which the second-grade class has an important role. That...
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Second-2-None: Week of 4/24

We have quite a bit going on in Religion. We’ve been practicing how to receive Holy Communion. We continue to talk about how to go out and serve one another as Jesus did. This coming week, we will also begin practicing for May Crowning. A letter about this Mass went home earlier this week. Please...
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Second-2-None: Week of 4/17

In Religion, we’re wrapping up our study of the Mass. We’ll be reviewing the Mass, practicing how to receive Communion, and learning a special song in the two weeks leading up to Communion. Soon, we will begin to practice for our May Crowning Mass. This Mass is on Monday, May 8, and our Communicants will...
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Second-2-None: Week of 3/27

This week in religion, we learned about anger management in our Second Step program. We practiced some calming techniques, breathing skills, and discussed other ways to calm down. We also continued to look at the second main part of Mass, which is the Liturgy of the Eucharist. We will spend quite a bit of time...
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Second-2-None: Week of 3/20

We will be finishing up our chapter on the first main part of Mass, which is the Liturgy of the Word. We talked about the different parts which make up the Liturgy of the Word. Next week, we’ll begin to talk about the second main part called the Liturgy of the Eucharist.   In Grammar,...
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Second-2-None: Week of 3/13

During Religion this week, we really focused on the Introductory Rites of the Mass. We learned what happens during this time. For the next couple of weeks, we will focus much more closely on the first main part of Mass, the Liturgy of the Word.   We continue to classify sentences in Shurley English, while...
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