Second Grade

Please enjoy this video from last year's second grade teacher, Christina Rodeghier, as she gives an overview of our second grade program. Please check back soon for a video from our new second grade teacher, Jacqueline Martin.

We are now accepting applications for the 21-22 school year. Spots are limited and will be filled according to the order in which applications are received.

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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) up to 3 digits

    • Place value up to 1000

    • Fractions and Probability

    • Measurement

    • Multiplication and Division beginning stages

  • 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

Classroom Information

Mrs. Rodeghier’s 2nd grade class is social distance-friendly. Each student has a crate next to their desk that converts into a whiteboard and lap desk. It also contains any supplies that cannot fit in their desks, such as Kleenex, wipes, headphones, extra writing paper, and pencil bags. Their  classroom mailbox is under their chair. Therefore, everything is within their own reach, leading to less movement in the classroom. Additionally, each student has their own set of textbooks. The desks are in 4 straight rows and spaced out appropriately. Each student has a Chromebook that is stored in the classroom for daily use.

During distance learning, the 2nd graders were able to take their Chromebooks home for virtual learning and used the Google Classroom program to submit work that was completed for the day. The students would sign into Zoom class and learn from home.

See our class in action!