St. Michael's Academy

Inspired Minds

Faith-Filled Hearts

Tomorrow's Leaders


Overview of the 2nd Grade Curriculum


Religion:


Second grade is the year in which we focus on the sacraments of First Penance and First Eucharist. In addition to preparing for these sacraments, units include:

  • We Gather As Believers

  • We Ask God’s Forgiveness

  • We Celebrate the Word of God

  • We Celebrate the Gift of the Eucharist

  • We Go in Peace


Students also learn about feasts and seasons of the Church, our Catholic heritage, and Family Life. We participate in prayer services and school liturgies monthly.



Language Arts:


  • phonics

  • reading and phonemic comprehension

  • writing

  • grammar

  • study skills


In addition to journaling and regular writing assignments, children complete monthly book reports and/or research projects.


Math:


Topics include:

  • building upon addition and subtraction skills

  • two and three digit addition and subtraction (with and without regrouping)

  • place value

  • counting money

  • geometry

  • fractions

  • measurement

  • time and temperature

  • graphs and probability

  • numbers and patterns to 1000

  • an introduction to multiplication and division


Science:


Throughout the year, we study Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Matter, Space, and Technology. Units include:

  • plants and animals

  • weather and seasons

  • fossils and dinosaurs

  • matter and energy

  • sound and motion


Social Studies:


Units and topics include:

  • Where We Live

    • living in communities and neighborhoods

    • our Commonwealth/State and our Country

  • Our Earth

    • how and where people live

    • caring for our resources

  • Working Together

    • goods and services

    • needs and wants

    • trading and moving goods

    • bartering goods and services

  • Our Country Long Ago

    • first Americans

    • European colonists

    • westward ho! - our country grows

  • People and Places in History

    • family history

    • celebrations and holidays



Extended Programs:

  • Physical Education

  • Health

  • Computer Skills

  • Music

  • Art

  • Spanish