Second Grade Math presents topics fundamental to mathematical literacy and mathematical power for primary level students. An integral part of the learning process is the review of earlier concepts and procedures in which students use previously learned skills to develop proficiency with more advanced concepts. Problem solving, mathematical communication, and mathematical reasoning extend students’ learning.
The Second Grade Reading Curriculum implements the national reading standards within the context of Kentucky and Diocesan reading criteria. The basis for this curriculum is vocabulary, word attack, comprehension, literary concepts, literary appreciation, and oral communication.
The Second Grade Religionprogram focuses on the beliefs of the Catholic Church and the teachings of Jesus with a strong emphasis on the Sacraments and the Mass. The students learn about the Benedictine Values and how to use them in their daily lives. Students learn about and prepare to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Students are individually instructed to meet the guidelines within their home parishes. We then come together as a class to share the Eucharist after everyone has received at their parish. The Second Grade Sciencecurriculum uses the Diocesan guidelines as well as state and national standards. The major teaching strategy is science as inquiry. The students use inquiry to discover life, physical, earth and space sciences. The students learn through hands-on experiences, text and internet sites to relate science to their own lives.
The Second Grade Social Studies program for the primary grades includes essential content from six areas of social studies: government and civics, culture and society, economics, historical perspective, geography and reference skills. Although the social studies program for the primary grades is divided into six areas, each area is designed to interact with the others in an integrated fashion. Because of this integration, students develop broad concepts of social studies. This style of learning reflects the developmental nature of children.
The Second Grade WritingCurriculum implements the national writing standards within the context of Kentucky and Diocesan Writing criteria. The basis for this curriculum is writing mechanics, the writing process, and various types of writing.