2nd Grade

Curriculum

Religion- Children build a relationship with God through prayer, service and study. Second graders focus on their spiritual growth and maturity as they prepare for First Reconciliation and First Communion. All students attend a weekly Mass at 8:15 am on Thursdays, as well as Holy Days. Parents are invited to attend these student led Masses and enjoy our Junior High Choir. Students also participate in Adoration and Reconciliation services throughout the year.

Language Arts- The 2nd grade curriculum integrates the study of writing, phonics, guided reading and self selected reading. Enrichment vocabulary, the reading, reciting, and memorizing of weekly poems, and report research and writing (penguins, dinosaurs) are a few samples from the Language Arts Block, which often spans the curriculum. Students use a 6+1 Writing Traits curriculum and participate in Junior Great Books discussions.

Math- Is studied using a combination of problem solving and computation. Memorization of facts is practiced at home and school, with daily practice in the classroom. The students also use hands-on manipulatives for concrete learning.

Science and Social Studies- Through the study of Science and Social Studies the students learn about how their daily life connects to the world around them. Hands-on experiences are emphasized in order to enhance the curriculum.