Second Grade

Religion

Second grade students prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. Opportunities to participate in the Eucharistic Celebrations:

  • Weekly Mass celebrations with entire student body
  • Prayer Services
  • Catholic beliefs and values
  • The Mass
  • The Sacraments Daily Prayer
  • The Rosary
  • The Stations of the Cross
  • The Bible
  • The Holy Trinity
  • The Ten Commandments

Math

  • Activities designed to meet the individual needs of all learners through differentiated instruction, strategic intervention, concrete presentation, diagnostic re-teaching, and learning modalities (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile learners).
  • Step-by-step instruction that leads to conceptual understanding
  • Frequent, sequenced practice that develops fluency with skills
  • Support for the development of higher-order thinking skills
  • Strong development of problem-solving competence
  • In-depth questioning that fosters strategic thinking
  • Use of manipulatives for extensive practice to gain proficiency with each mathematical skill
  • Addition and Subtraction Facts
  • Place Value to 100
  • Place Value to 1000
  • Data and Graphs: Using Operations
  • Addition: Two-Digit Numbers
  • Subtraction: Two-Digit Numbers
  • Geometry
  • Money and Time
  • Addition and Subtraction: Three-Digit Numbers
  • Fractions and Probability
  • Measurement
  • Multiplication and Division

Language Arts

  • Priority Skills: Comprehension, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling, and Writing
  • Leveled text for small group differentiated instruction as well as an Online Leveled Reader Database for students to access from home
  • Reading Street provides a daily plan for whole group instruction and for meeting with small groups to differentiate instruction.
  • Literacy Centers
  • Development of research and study skills
  • Weekly and Unit Assessments
  • Grammar Maintenance for practice and review of skills
  • Handwriting: Students in second grade review manuscript before learning to write in cursive.

Science

  • Space
  • Energy and Light
  • Magnetism
  • Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  • Plants
  • Habitats
  • Historical Figures
  • Scientific Method
  • Ethical and Moral Perspectives

Social Studies

  • American History
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Native Americans
  • Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities
  • Maps: title, legend, compass rose
  • Location of continents, oceans, and rivers
  • Famous Americans and Symbols
  • Civics and Economics

Students also participate in the following Specials:
Art, Computer, Library, Music, PE, and Spanish

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