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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 Dec. 7, 2020

We finished up our unit on Reconciliation. When we get back together remotely on the 6th, we’ll move on in our Religion book. However, I will review everything that they need to know for Reconciliation the before their big day. Remember … keep studying the Act of Contrition and Ten Commandments. They will be tested...
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Second-2-None: Events

We do have school on Monday and Tuesday of next week. I will not be giving any homework, and there will not be a spelling test. (Happy Christmas to my class!) Monday, 12/21, will be a Pajama day. Please have your child wear gym shoes. Tuesday, 12/22, is a Christmas dress up day. Wear your...
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Second-2-None: Week of 12-7

In Religion, we continue to learn more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, as we prepare for their first one. They are very excited, as their special day approaches quickly. Next week, we will focus on Advent and Christmas. In Language Arts, we continue to classify sentences with the various parts of speech. In Phonics, we’ve...
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Second-2-None: Week of Nov. 30

In Religion this week, we we looked very closely at the start of the new Church year. We discussed what happens during Advent, which began this past Sunday, and the class thought about what they can each do during this most special time. In Grammar, we continue to look at how to classify sentences and...
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Second-2-None: Week of 11-16

In Religion class, we looked at the Act of Contrition more closely, breaking it down into the 3 main parts. Many of the children already know it, as we say it daily for our dismissal prayer. How are the Ten Commandments coming along? Some know those so well already. Keep practicing both. For the Ten...
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Second-2-None: Week of 11-9

This week in Religion, we continued to get ready for Reconciliation by discussing sin is intentional, not accidental. We also listened to 2 wonderful stories from the Bible which spoke to the Sacrament. We heard about the Prodigal Son, looking closely at the Father’s constant love and forgiveness. We also heard about the Shepard looking...
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Second-2-None: Week of 11-2

We’ve been continuing our preparation for Reconciliation by speaking more about what sin is, in addition to the different kinds of sin. We’ve discussed the difference between sin and an accident, as well as how God gave us the gift of free will. We’ve read a story entitles “A Chair for My Mother.” It’s a...
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Second-2-None: Week of 10-26

In Religion, we learned about the Great Commandment. It was pretty awesome that the Gospel Reading last week was the story of Jesus talking about it. From there, we looked at each Commandment more closely, talking about what they mean. You should’ve received an email of Father Bob’s video from the Parent Reconciliation Meeting this...
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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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