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.

December Curriculum:

Religion - Advent, Saint Nicholas, Christmas

Reading - story vocabulary, comprehension skills/strategies: main idea/details,  sequence, characters, plot, summarize,
cause and effect, compare/contrast, theme, draw conclusions,  use concept maps to comprehend and retell stories

Phonics/Spelling -     vowel diphthongs, oi, oy, ou, ow, vowel digraphs oo, ew, ue,  soft c, g

Language - adjectives,  write sentences, paragraphs, summarize stories, use the writing process,

Math –  number patterns, graphing,  practice basic addition and subtraction facts to 18, problem solving, measurement

Social Studies – how communities change, time line

Science/Health -  human body systems



During Advent we prepare to remember the birth of Jesus. 
We get ready to celebrate his coming into our lives.
We prepare our hearts for Jesus by being more loving and caring.
There are four Sundays in the season of Advent. 
This season ends with the celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas.


Birthdays, Announcements, etc.

Christmas  Blessings


Best Wishes for the New Year


Ms. Christine Lowe - Grade 2      


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