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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: Events

On Friday, April 16 and April 23, we will have our Auction T-shirt dress down day. It is ONLY a dress down for those who have purchased THIS YEAR’S auction t-shirt, and your child must wear the auction t-shirt. Thank you so much to Mrs. Malham who worked very hard on giving our school a...
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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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Second-2-None: Week of March 1

We have finished our first look at the Liturgy of the Word. Next we will move on to the Liturgy of the Eucharist. We will go back and review both parts after our in depth look at Liturgy of the Eucharist. However, next week will strictly focus on reviewing and preparing for First Reconciliation, as...
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Second-2-None: Week of February 22

The Liturgy of the Word is the first main part of Mass. We’ve started talking about the parts of it in sequential order. We’ll work on this for a couple of weeks. Then we’ll move on the the second main part, The Liturgy of the Eucharist. The week of Reconciliation will be used as a...
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Second-2-None: Week of February 15

For a shorter week, we certainly worked hard. During Religion class, we learned about Lent and talked about the first part of Mass, Liturgy of the Word. We will look very closely at the 2 main parts of the Mass. As we get closer to First Reconciliation, I will be reviewing the words and actions...
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Second-2-None: Week of 2-1

This week in Religion, we spent much of our time participating in Catholic Schools’ Week activities. We talked about vocations and made Valentine’s Day cards for Bethlehem Woods residents. We continued to talk about Mass as well. In Grammar, the class is cruising along classifying so many parts of speech, including whole prepositional phrases. We...
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Second-2-None: Week of 1-25

This week in Religion, we finished up talking about what Mass is in general. We will be starting to look at it more closely, as we prepare for First Communion. Each Monday, we continue to work on our Second Step program, which helps us with our social-emotional learning. In Grammar, we are practicing classifying sentences...
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Second-2-None: Week of 1-18-21

We’ve begun to look at what Mass is. In our preparation for First Holy Communion, we will look quite closely at each step of the Mass, in order. Right now, we talked about how Jesus gave us everlasting life. We also talked about the Last Supper, and its importance. We will continue to talk about...
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