Second grade is an eventful year. Along with exploring core subjects as math, religion, social studies, and art with Mrs. Nienaber and Mrs. Thomas, the students also have computer technology, science, music, Spanish, physical education, and weekly library visits with specialist teachers.
In December, the second graders will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, God heals, strengthens and forgives us. This sacrament cleanses us and prepares us to receive our first Holy Communion in May. First Holy Communion is the sacrament in which we approach the table of the Lord to receive the gift of the Body of Christ. This gift promises us the fullness of life with God forever.
Second grade is a year of tremendous growth and development for students. The reading program helps to develop their comprehension, fluency and enjoyment of reading.spelling,punctuation, capitalization and grammar usage is improved by daily grammar and writing activities. In Math this year, second graders begin with reinforcement of basic number concepts, addition, subtraction, time and money. As the year progresses, fractions, regrouping and measurement skills are developed. The new Houghton Mifflin Math program emphasizes problem solving and thinking in each lesson. The social studies program focuses on being good citizens, understanding rules and laws and working together within the school, the parish and the greater community.
There are also several exciting field trips, special assemblies and fun activities with their school buddies, the sixth graders. This will be a memorable, exciting and momentous year for the second graders of St. Isabella's School!