First/Second Grade

Please enjoy this video from our first and second grade teacher, Christina Rodeghier, as she gives an overview of our first and second grade programs. 

Please note that we will have separate first and second grade classrooms in the 2020-21 school year.


Curriculum Overview

These are the main skills your second grade student will learn:

  • Reading

    • Author Studies/Themes

    • Narrative Retelling

      • Character

      • Setting

      • Beginning, Middle, End

    • Comparing two different versions of stories

    • Informational Texts

      • Main Idea

      • Supporting Details

    • Text Features

    • Reading groups

      • Based on reading levels determined by assessments​

  • Phonics

    • Consonant sounds

    • Vowels (short, long, teams)

    • Digraphs and Letter Blends

    • Word families

    • Blending/Segmenting words

    • Basic grammar

  • Writing

    • Mechanics

    • Explanatory/Informational writing

    • Narrative writing

    • Opinion pieces

    • Poetry

    • Prayer

    • Research paper

    • Daily Journal Writing

  • Math

    • Shapes

    • Time

    • Money

    • Graphing

    • Numbers 1-120

    • Addition/Subtraction (fluency to 20)

    • Place value up to a 100

    • Fractions

  • Science

    • Structure and Properties of Matter

    • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

    • Earth’s Systems

      • Processes that Shape the Earth​

    • Engineering Design

  • Social Studies

    • Living and Working Together in Families and Schools

    • The World in Spatial Terms

    • Places and Regions

    • Purposes of Government

    • Values and Principles of American Democracy

    • Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy

    • Market Economy

    • Identifying and Analyzing Public Issues

  • Religion

    • Parts of the Mass

    • Stories from the Bible

    • Teachings of Jesus

    • Beginning Catechism of the Catholic Church

    • Weekly Mass Attendance

Distance Learning

Mrs. Rodeghier sent daily lesson plans to her students every morning via email and ClassDojo. Lessons included plans for all subjects and provided various activities for students to complete. Students practiced skills using worksheets and websites for individualized practice such as IXL and Reading A-Z. Mrs. Rodeghier met with her students twice a week in whole-class and small-group virtual Zoom meetings.

16231 Charlevoix      Grosse Pointe Park, MI      48230                (313) 647-5100

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