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2nd Grade

In second grade we continue to build on the skills introduced in first grade. Most importantly, it is a year of great spiritual growth. The children become aware of the loving compassion of Jesus as they prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. They continue that spiritual journey as they prepare to make their First Communion in the spring. This is the beginning of a life-long relationship with the Lord Jesus present in the Eucharist.

Our reading program is phonetically based and introduces children to all genres of literature employing various strategies for reading comprehension. Reading and writing skills, as well as keyboarding, are enhanced through our computer programs. In math we solidify addition and subtraction skills. The children will demonstrate mastery of basic addition and subtraction facts through a supplemental program called “Simple Solutions.” We also work with time, money, measurement and introduce fractions. Social Studies explores varied subjects including map and globe skills, ancestors so that the children get a sense of their own personal history, a brief look at history by comparing life long ago with life today, people who have made a difference in our world, and our country with an introduction to government. In science we investigate concepts in physical, earth and life sciences. Butterfly metamorphosis has become a second grade tradition.