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 work on mastering basic addition and subtraction facts through 20, learn two- and three-digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping, and focus on place value to compare numbers. We will also work with time, money, graphs, measurement, and geometry. Students will also have Simple Solutions, a 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 seven sacraments. We will do an entire unit dedicated to Reconciliation, and another unit on the celebration of the Eucharist. We will discuss how we can live our faith every day. Prior to the children receiving the sacraments, parent meetings will be held by the Director of Religious Education to provide you with further information. If your child will not receiving these sacraments this year, please let me know ASAP.

Handwriting: This will be practiced each day, whether with a specific worksheet or 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 and use the design process. They will also learn about plants, technology, animals, the 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 about our 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 various 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, just to name a few.

Shurley English/Grammar: 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: Most weeks, 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 considered “challenge” words. Tests will be on the last day of the week.

SPECIALS Room 111:

  • Monday : Spanish
  • Tuesday: TLC
  • Wednesday: Music & Art
  • Thursday: PE
  • Friday: PE

SPECIALS Room 112:

  • Monday : PE
  • Tuesday: Music & Art
  • Wednesday: PE
  • Thursday: TLC
  • Friday: Spanish

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 1/23

This week in Religion, we focused on getting ready for Catholic Schools Week by thinking about for whom we can and should pray. We also talked about what makes Catholic schools special. The class learned that the church follows a special calendar of its own, with its own seasons.  Within Phonics, we are identifying what...
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Second-2-None: Week of 1/16

This week we finished learning about Confirmation. We will talk about the Church Year, looking at each season, which will lead into our next season, Lent. Next week, we will focus on some special activities in preparation for our celebration of Catholic Schools’ Week. In Phonics, we continue to read and write words with special...
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Second-2-None: Week of 1/9

We’ve had a great start to the new calendar year and second half of 2nd grade.   We discussed Confirmation and how it fully fills us with the gift of the Holy Spirit during Religion. We will finish up with Confirmation next week and move on to the Church Year before turning our focus onto the...
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Second-2-None: Week of 12/12

We’ve been doing some fun Advent activities in Religion, from creating Nativity scenes to working on a project for the Center of Independence. Next week, we will use the projects created at all grade levels to decorate the Center’s learning area into a Winter Wonderland.  This week, we began our next story in reading, which...
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Second-2-None: Week of 11/28

In Religion this week, we looked very closely at the start of the new Church year, which begins with the Advent Season. 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. They have been practicing for the Christmas...
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In Religion class, we looked at the Act of Contrition more closely, breaking it down into the 3 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 Commandments,...
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Second-2-None: Week of 11/7

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 10/31

We are learning so much while preparing for Reconciliation. Our discussions have included talking about a special gift from God called free will. We’ve had a great discussion about what is a sin and how that’s different than an accident. We’ve also talked about the difference between mortal and venial sins. We’ll be preparing for...
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Second-2-None: Week of October 24

In Religion, we learned about the Great Commandment. We’ve also looked closely at what each of the Ten Commandments means and discussed how the Ten Commandments relate to the Great Commandment. A copy of the Commandments has been sent home. Please start helping your child memorize all ten. They will be tested on the Ten...
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