Grade 2




January 2019 News

Religion – Epiphany, Bible

Reading - story vocabulary; comprehension strategies/skills:  compare/contrast, summarize, sequence, cause and effect, main idea/details use concept maps and write paragraphs to retell stories

Phonics/Spelling –  silent consonants kn, wr, words with long i and long o; compound words, suffixes tion, ture

Language -  write sentences, paragraphs; synonyms, antonyms, homonyms , intro to cursive handwriting

Math – graphing, regrouping in addition, place value, problem solving, practice basic facts to 18, measurement,  time

Social Studies – how communities change, timeline, needs and wants Martin Luther King Jr.

Science/Health - matter

New Year’s Prayer

God, thank you for a new year.  May everyone in our family be willing to begin anew with a clean slate. We know
that you are always ready to forgive us. Help us to be willing to forgive ourselves and to forgive one another. 

As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest values and our deepest desires. Help us to live in the goodness that comes from doing what
you want us to do. Help us to put aside anxiety about the future and the past, so that we might live in peace with you now, one day at a time.

Birthdays, Announcements, etc.

Olivia   21st
Stacey  21st        

              ***Happy New Year***


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


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.

Alex B. 14th
Joshua 21st

Christmas Blessings
Best Wishes for the New Year




- Grade 2