Grade 2




May 2019 News

Religion - Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes, Sacrament of Reconciliation,

Reading - story vocabulary, comprehension strategies: main idea/details, compare/contrast, characters, summarize, draw conclusions, problem/solution, sequence, text structure , analyze a poem, use concept maps to retell stories

Phonics/Spelling – long i, long o words, vowel pairs ui, ue, ou, oo, ew, r controlled vowel ar

Language – synonyms, fictional narrative writing, descriptive writing , writing sentences, paragraphs, use the writing process, cursive handwriting

Math - addition/subtraction 2, and 3 digit numbers, problem solving, practice basic addition and subtraction facts, money, time, geometry

Social Studies – U.S. symbols, geography, maps, Memorial Day

Science – matter

Jelina 29th

May the Month of Mary

Apparitions of Mary:
Fatima, Portugal 1916
Knock, Ireland 1879
Lourdes, France 1858
Guadalupe, Mexico 1531

Blessed Mother pray
for us.

Happy Mother's Day



The Second Grade academic program focuses on basic skills, critical thinking and problem solving based on the New York State Common Core Standards.

The Language Arts Program incorporates a basic reading program, good literature, and skill instruction in written and oral expression. Reading instruction is designed to produce life-long readers. Students analyze fiction and nonfiction texts which in turn enables skill building in speaking, writing and critical thinking.

The Mathematics Program emphasizes instruction in mathematical concepts, computation and problem solving. The use of manipulatives across the program helps the students understand concepts.

The Social Studies Program explores kinds of communities including economics, geography, citizenship and holidays.

In the Science/Health Program, the students investigate topics from the earth, health, physical and life sciences through observation and hands on activities.

The Religious Studies Program focuses on exploring and deepening the student’s relationship with Christ, His Church, and His message. The students are taught doctrine, experience liturgy and the sacraments, discuss values and deepen their prayer life.

*The entire 2nd grade curriculum can be found at





- Grade 2