Grade 2

 

 

I am pleased to have your child in my class this year. I'm anxious to work with the children, to try new ideas and to

meet with parents. Your ideas are most welcomed and your questions are encouraged.

February Curriculum:

Religion – ten commandments, great commandment, Saint Valentine, Saint Blaise, Lent

Reading - vocabulary; comprehension strategies: main idea/details, character motivations, plot, problem/solution, use text evidence to answer comprehension questions, use concept maps to retell stories

Phonics/Spelling – consonants ff, ll, ss, dd, schwa sound a, en, on, long a, long e words

Language - adjectives, adverbs, writing sentences and paragraphs; summarize stories, use the writing process, cursive handwriting

Math – regrouping in addition, problem solving, measurement, practice basic addition and subtraction facts

Social Studies – needs/wants, goods/services, Presidents' Day

Science/Health – matter

  

February Feast Days and Saint Celebrations

Presentation of Jesus - February 2nd
Saint Blaise - February 3rd
Saint Valentine - February 14th

****Happy Valentine's Day**** 

 Ms. Christine Lowe - Grade 2      clowe@cawb.org      

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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 www.buffalodiocese.org

 

  

 

                                                    

- Grade 2
clowe@cawb.org