Second Grade Curriculum

Holy Spirit students in Second
 Grade will be able to: 

  • Articulate their understanding of the sacraments of the Catholic faith 
  • Participate in the sacraments of Reconciliation and celebrate their first Eucharist 
  • Explain the different parts of the mass 
  • Learn about the lives of the saints  
  • Express their love of God and others through prayer and action
  • Add and subtract 2- and 3-digit numbers with and without regrouping 
  • Understand place value 
  • Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes 
  • Count money and solve word problems involving various dollar and cent amounts 
  • Break down and solve multi-step word problems 
  • Collect, read, and graph data  
  • Measure and estimate lengths in standard units 
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes 
  • Ask and answer questions - who, what, where, when, why, and how - to demonstrate understanding of key details in various texts 
  • Identify the main idea and theme of a multi-paragraph text or story 
  • Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story 
  • Practice various phonics and analysis skills to help decode words when reading and speaking 
  • Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges 
  • Write a paragraph with at least 5 detailed and descriptive sentences, a strong introduction, and a concluding sentence 
  • Write narratives in which they recount events in order and include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feeling 
  • Write informative texts where using facts and definitions to develop points in support of their topic 
  • Write opinion pieces stating their opinion and supply reasons and examples to support their opinion 
  • Learn about goods and services in class and on a field trip to Gizdich Ranch where they learn how apples go from tree to juice bottles in the grocery store 
  • Develop an understanding of sense of family and community, particularly on a field trip to Campbell Historical Museum where they compare and contrast the lives of people that lived before us 
  • Utilize world maps and identify the 7 continents and 5 oceans  
  • Develop a basic understanding of government institutions and practices  
  • Learn about heroes and the lives of people that made a difference in America
  • Review the note values, notes on the staff and music symbols they learned in 1st grade
  • Learn new music symbols as well as the rests in music
  • Play music games such as music bingo and more to help students learn and recognize the notes, symbols and rhythms
  • Be encouraged to enjoy singing, expanding their range and confidence to sing in front of others
  • Perform in the Advent Program and Spring Sing musical program
  • Music class meets once per week for 40 minutes.