Our main focus in "God's Time" is preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion. Our themes are We Believe, We Worship, We Live, We Pray, and We Celebrate.
Also, once a week we join the Third Grade to celebrate God's Time. We use the book "Celebrate the Lectionary" to learn about the Sunday readings through activities and lessons.
In second grade Mathematics, we really focus on memorizing our addition and subtraction facts to 18. We then work on money, adding and subtracting 2 and 3-digit numbers, and begin an exploration of multiplication and division.
Reading and Language Arts
The second graders read an assortment of stories through the year. Reading themes from our anthologies are My Family, Friends and Neighbors; Nature at your Door; Stretch Your Imagination; Life Long Ago; A Gift of Tales; and Sharing our Lives.
We also participate in the Accelerated Reader program, and we practice our Daily Oral Language.
Pen pals from St. Mary Magdalen School in Everett provide us with an opportunity to write letters monthly. If all goes well, we meet our new friends in the spring. Other writing opportunities come during our Writer's Workshop.
In science, we conduct many experiments with our FOSS kits on Insects and Air and Weather. In addition, we research dinosaurs and prepare written and oral reports.
Our year in Social Studies will revolve around "My Community" which includes studies about our government, living in a community, past and present, and people at work. A look at the world community comes through our participation in the Passport Club here at school. In class we take a closer look at Japan, South America, and Europe.
Our specialist classes include P.E. and music twice a week for the school year, a weekly trip to the library for story time, library skills and book check-out, and Technology Skills in the computer lab once a week.