Religion in the second grade gives an introduction to the sacraments, especially the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. The children study and prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. The students are introduced to the Mass and its main parts, the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Seasonal lessons include Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.
Students will continue with the beginning concepts of mathematics building a stronger foundation in addition, subtraction, and mathematical terminology. In addition, they will begin new concepts such as geometry, fractions, probability, multiplication, and division.
The Reading Street series combines the critical elements of reading including: phonemic awareness, phonics fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension using a wide variety of reading genres and different forms of integration throughout all subjects.
Handwriting in the second grade is divided into four units. This includes: lower case D’Nealian letters, upper case D’Nealian letters, lower case cursive letters and upper case cursive letters. Proper handwriting positions are presented as well as lessons on letter size and form, letter slant, letter and word spacing. Students will learn about the aspects of handwriting that aid legibility.
Students will continue with basic sound concepts found in Phonics. Phonics helps students see the phonics/reading/spelling/ writing connection which in turn help to build a better foundation for reading across the curriculum.
Science in the second grade promotes gaining skills to extend learning in the four main types of science: Life science, Physical Science, Earth Science, and The Human Body through the use of the scientific method and hands-on learning.