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: Weeks of 5/6 & 5/13

Communion and May Crowning were beautiful. What a wonderful couple of days, receiving Jesus for the first time and honoring His mother. For the remaining weeks of school, we will spend our religion time wrapping up Second Step and learning how to love and serve God. In Math, we took our test on Data. We...
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Second-2-None: Weeks of 4/22 – 4/29

We finished talking about the Mass, as part of our preparation for First Holy Communion. We spent the most recent week practicing for Communion and May Crowning, which we will lead along with eighth grade. A note was sent home about Communion and May Crowning. Please be sure to read it for some important reminders....
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Second-2-None: Weeks of April 8 & April 15

In Religion, we’ve wrapped up our study of the Mass. We’ll be reviewing the Mass, practicing how to receive Communion, and practicing 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 6, at 9:30 AM, and...
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Second-2-None: Weeks of 2/26 – 3/11

In religion, we have finished talking about the first main part of Mass, which is the Liturgy of the Word. We’ve broken it down into its parts and will review it over the next few weeks, multiple times. We have moved on to the Liturgy of the Eucharist, having just begun discussing what it is....
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Second-2-None: Weeks of 2/12 & 2/19

In Religion, we continued to delve into the Mass. We looked at who is involved in the Mass and their roles. We also talked about the Introductory Rites, the beginning of Mass. Our next step is to look at the first main part of Mass: The Liturgy of the Word.  In Math, we wrapped up...
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Second-2-None: Weeks of 1/29 & 2/5

In Religion, we have officially started to prepare for First Holy Communion by learning about the Last Supper and how it relates to the Mass. The children learned that Mass is both a meal and a sacrifice. We spoke at length about what happened during the Last Supper. We also continue our Second Step discussions,...
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Second-2-None: Weeks of 1/8 & 1/15

We’ve had a great start to the new calendar year and second half of 2nd grade.  These last two weeks, we learned about Confirmation, specifically looking at how the Holy Spirit helps us. We will talk about the Church Year next week, looking at each season and its significance. Next week, we will also focus...
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Second-2-None: Weeks of 11/27 & 12/4

We’ve been doing some fun Advent activities in Religion, from creating Nativity scenes to working on an Advent Wreath and a winter scene. Next week, we will focus heavily on our Second Step program, along with some other Advent activities. After Christmas break, we begin our study of the Mass in preparation for Communion. We...
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Second-2-None: Weeks of 10/30 & 11/6

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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