Mrs. Susan McGready, Teacher


RELIGION: Second grade introduces some of the basic teachings about the sacramental life of the Catholic Church. The children discover what it means to belong to the Christian community. The students work most of the year in preparation for the sacraments of first Reconciliation and Eucharist. Prayer is integrated throughout the day and the school children participate in the weekly school liturgy.

LANGUAGE ARTS: The children are introduced to the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics of the English language. Writing skills are further developed through journal writing, creative writing, and writing in the content areas. The “Six Traits of Writing” are emphasized.

READING: Journeys utilizes a thematic approach to reading and includes a practice book, theme books, and enrichment activities which provide skill building experiences in vocabulary, decoding, comprehension, and study skills. Phonics and spelling are integrated into the teaching of reading and writing.

MATH: Sadlier Math topics include addition and subtraction up to three digit numbers, place value to 1000, foundations of multiplication, data and graphical displays, money, time, equal shares, and geometry.

SOCIAL STUDIES: The children are introduced to various cultures, geography, economics, history, and citizenship through the textbook’s theme, Neighborhoods.

SCIENCE: The science series is based on the Harcourt Science Program. Life science focuses on units that cover animals, plants, and the human body. Earth science explores units on space and weather. The physical science component concentrates on matter.

Class Notes

Our Epic Reading class code: NXS9861

Class Schedule

Our Daily Schedule consists of Religion and Language Arts are in the morning, Math and Social Studies or Science are taught in the afternoon.

Our Weekly Specials

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Music, Spanish, PE

Wednesday: Spanish, Art

Thursday: PE

Friday: Library

On Fridays we attend an All School Mass at 8:15.