2nd Grade Curriculum

Religion:

  • Focus on sacrament preparation:
    o Sacrament of Reconciliation
    o Eucharist
  • Thorough study of the Mass
  • Seasonal units
    o Mary and the Saints
    o Advent/Christmas
    o Lent/Easter

Language Arts:

  • Includes:  Reading, Creative Writing, Spelling, and Handwriting
  • Growth toward:
    o Fluency and expression in oral reading
    o More subtle comprehension skills,
    o More involved compositions that develop setting, plot, and character

Math:

  • Addition and subtraction teen facts
  • Two-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping
  • Problem solving strategies for applied math
  • Shorter units of study on:
    o Time
    o Money
    o Fractions
    o Measurement
    o Geometry

Science:

  • Hands-on experiences for a series of units of study:
    o simple machines
    o animal and plant habitats
    o magnets
    o matter and energy (heat, light and sound)
    o dinosaurs
    o astronomy
    o rocks
    o environment, water and air

Social Studies:

  • Early years in the United States:
    o Native Americans
    o Colonial Times
    o Westward expansion
    o American Revolution
  • Famous Americans
  • Shorter units of study on:
    o needs/wants
    o good/services
    o purchasers/consumers
    o citizenship
    o national symbols
    o geography
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