Grade Two

Overview

Second Grade marks several special occasions in our Religious program including the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Prayer begins our day in Second Grade; we practice various prayers and add our own daily petitions.

We also partner with the fourth grade for activities such as making gingerbread houses, pretzels, playing games, and reading together.

We read “Flat Stanley” and make “Flat Me’s” to send to a friend or relative. This gives us an unique opportunity to learn more about the places in which our families and friends live. It also gives us a chance to illustrate how we view ourselves.

Second Grade students participate in Junior Achievement as well as the D.A.R.E. program provided by Officer Pat Geiken.

Focus on Curriculum

Reading: Second Grade reading is exciting as students develop competencies of proficiency. We incorporate phonetic skills and comprehension strategies in our daily reading. These skills are applied to whole group reading, support for guided reading, and use of leveled readers. Tools for effective genre exposure are provided throughout the year as six different units are explored. Our classroom library is extensive and categorized for interest.

Spelling: Spelling patterns or rules are introduced and assessed on a weekly basis. Differentiation is offered as a pretest determines an individual list for the week.

Language: Students are exposed to grammar and writing skills. Students at this level learn to write a sentence with details. They practice these skills by writing various paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting details. The “Traits of Writing” are used as a tool for achieving great writing. Daily Oral Language is used to review correct grammar and spelling usage.

Religion: We learn about the Sacraments and the order of Mass. Each chapter focuses on what Catholics believe, how they worship, how they live, and how they pray. We read many scripture stories and introduce many biblical characters.

Math: We learn to regroup in addition and subtraction up to the hundreds. We introduce multiplication and division. Students discover plane shapes, solid shapes, and fractions. We work on data, graphing, and probability.

Science: We have four sections including Life Science (plants, animals, and fossils), Physical Science (matter, sound, heat, light, force, magnets, and electricity), Earth Science (weather, seasons, the Earth, and solar system), and Human Body (how it works, nutrition, and keeping healthy).

Social Studies: We introduce parts of the Government, cultures, geography, economics, history, and citizenship.

Health: We learn about the parts of our ears and eyes and how to care for them. We also discuss nutrition, exercise, and taking care of our bodies. At the end of the year, we dissect cow eyes.

Positive Action: Students learn about having a positive self-concept and treating others the way in which Jesus would treat you.

Handwriting: We work on manuscript writing and focus on writing in complete sentences.

Special Events

Each year we take a class trip.  Past trips have included a visit to the Minnesota Zoo, Children’s Museum, Science Museum, fire safety trailer, and a play at the Martin Luther College in New Ulm.

Service / Mission Projects

  • We collect food for the food shelf.
  • The Giving Tree project at Christmas time.
  • Catholic Schools Week Philanthropy Projects.

TEACHER: MRS. EVENSON

Mrs. Linda Evenson

Phone: (320) 587-2490

Email: grade2@stanastasia.net

Bio:

  • Graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a degree in Elementary Education K-6 and a Minor in Music.
  • Have taught at St. Anastasia Catholic School since 1984.
  • I have four children.
  • I enjoy spending time with my family.
  • I spend most of my time as a taxi service running my children to various activities.
  • I enjoy aerobics and playing volleyball.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

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SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

School Supplies List 2017-2018

Please note the school will be purchasing the products such as kleenex, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, baggies, etc.  These items will be purchased as needed throughout the school year.  There will be a $13.00 fee per student which will be collected after school begins..